Kampala Community International Preschool is a progressive early child development center that emphasizes the importance of learning through a play-based and child-centered curriculum. Our programs acknowledge each child as a unique individual. The diverse community at KCIP allows children to gain a sense of international awareness. Our philosophy at KCIP is that children learn best in an enviornment that is nurturing, secure and establishes mutual understanding and respect. Our teachers make it their mission to provide children with quality education that is enabling and encouraging. The curriculum at KCIP is based on the core values, principles and learning objectives of both the English National Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stages and the Early Learning Standards in the US, with influences of Reggio Emilia and Montessori. We are confident that when our Early Learners graduate from KCIP they will be well-equipped to make a smooth transition and succeed in any curriculum.
KCIP accepts children ages 6 months-5 years. Our programs acknowledge each child as a unique individual. Each program is influenced by our belief that a play-based and child-centered approach to learning is essential for children to reach their full potential. Our philosophy at KCIP is that children learn best in an environment that is nurturing, secure and establishes mutual understanding and respect. Within each program, teachers adhere to this philosophy and work hard to cater to each child’s individual developmental needs.
We value a balance between classroom time and exploration time. During class time, children engage in more focused and teacher-led activities with peers of their same age. These activities emphasize the development of language and cognition skills. When children work in small groups, they are able to develop confidence through cooperating and negotiating with others to achieve accomplishments. Exploration time allows children to discover the environment and independently choose their own learning experiences. Teachers work together to build on the children's discoveries and interests to plan relevant classroom lessons.