International Kindergarten program (3-6+ years)
International Kindergarten program (3-6+ years)
Our full-time Pingu’s English International Kindergarten program is the latest addition to our highly respected Pingu’s English curricula, which has been written in collaboration with Kingston University London.
Pingu’s English offers a brand new, three-year full-time international kindergarten curriculum for young children of 3 – 6 years old. Developed in partnership with Kingston University London, leaders in early childhood development and teacher training. With over 3,500 hours of teaching content.
Pingu’s English offers a unique combination of a fun and solid learning experience for children, delivered in an engaging, safe and vibrant learning environment. Our innovative program engages children right from the start with highly stimulating play-based methodology, helping each child find the learning style that suits them best.
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PinguTM was chosen as the basis for this program for the show’s universal appeal, neutral language and setting, strong family values and timeless quality. Although they have their own language, the characters can be easily understood through gestures and the rhythm of their voice.
Pingu’s English is leading the way in the profitable International Kindergarten market, combining an immediately recognizable unique brand with advanced teaching to create an irresistible combination for parents and investors alike.
Our curriculum has been influenced by the very best early years methodologies out there – from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and Montessori, to Reggio Emilia, Singapore Nurture Learners and Forest School theories of learning. We’ve combined this with the newest research and trends into early years development, and all the experience of Kingston University London, specialists in early years education and teacher training.
Early Years Foundation Stage and Pingu’s English
The demand for high quality education is growing globally. More and more parents worldwide are demanding a first-class international kindergarten curriculum which will give their children the head start in life that they need, and deserve.
Pingu’s English International Kindergarten, is consistent with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYSF) andoffers:
- 6 learning hours of activities per day, which can be flexed with snack, lunch and rest times to meet the needs of any country.
- 5 learning days with a week.
- 3 weeks per topic thread.
- 3 years of teaching and student content.
The program offers 36 weeks of teaching per year for three years.
Pingu’s English International Kindergarten is a full-time, international kindergarten curriculum for children aged between 3 and 6 years.
The core aims are to prepare children to start formal schooling and to develop early bilingualism in English; essential skills for success in education and life.
Children will develop fundamental creative and learning skills in reading, writing, speaking and understanding in English, alongside academic skills such as maths, and broader skills such as team work and communication to prepare them for formal education.
As well as English, our full and varied curriculum also includes Maths, Art, Literacy and STEM. They’ll also develop skills in storytelling, role play, as well as building critical confidence and social skills too.
Our first-class English Language program and Pingu’s English Logical Phonics system is imbedded within our unique International Kindergarten curriculum. All which will ensure that the International Kindergarten curriculum we are delivering to the global marketplace is truly industry-leading, engaging for children, and delivering tangible outcomes.
Pingu's English International Curriculum
Pingu’s English and Kingston University London have identified six core curricula ‘strands’ which form the basis of the curriculum and through which children will learn, all in a fully English speaking environment. These curriculum skills are:
- Communication, Language, Literacy, Reading, Writing and Spelling
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social, Emotional, Health and Well Being, and Cultural Diversity
- Numeracy, Shape, Space, and Measurement
- The World and Us
- Expressive and Creative Arts
Pingu’s English has also created 12 topic ‘threads’ which provide the framework for the curriculum: Custom, Family and friends, Belongings, Food, Home life, Number, Actions, Reactions and Consequences, Colors and shapes and many others.
As a key goal of the program is to develop early bilingualism, our tried, tested and trusted International Kindergarten curriculum is designed to be primarily delivered through the medium of the English language,
However, we appreciate that children in this age-group will still be developing communication skills in their mother-tongue, so it is natural and expected that some non-English support will be provided by our qualified kindergarten staff.
There is also flexibility within our International Kindergarten program to add in any market-specific requirements required, such as local language instruction or religious education for instance, that may be required by the Ministry of Education in a given market.
Alongside comprehensive and engaging guidance for teachers to deliver inspiring lessons, our International Kindergarten curriculum offers premium-quality learning resources for every child to use in class and at home.
- 3 LEVELS OF PINGU’S ENGLISH STUDENT PACK (including 36 Thread books/Activity Books).
- 3 LEVELS OF our PINGU’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE PACK (including a Student Pack of our English enrichment program).
- AUDIOVISUAL RESOURCES (songs, videos and stories).
- ONLINE LEARNING ZONE with activities, games and tests.
- PINGU’S ENGLISH LOGICAL PHONICS & SUPPORTING PHONICS CARDS
Pingu’s English offers a revolutionary new approach to phonics, which unites the strongest elements of analytical, episodic and synthetic teaching from around the world.
Our approach has had proven success on a global scale by exposing children to full words and phrases, building communication skills in English from their very first lesson in a Pingu’s English school.
Through play, practice and repetition both in school and at home, children quickly develop familiarity and confidence with all English sounds.
Every minute of every day has been meticulously planned to ensure that our globally successful Pingu’s English curriculum is delivered consistently and achieves guaranteed results!
Our day-by-day lesson plans are built on key milestones in our students’ social and academic development.
Teachers are provided with a fully-comprehensive suite of resources to employ in our interactive, bilingual classrooms including:
- 12 Teacher Manuals per year – 36 Teacher’s Manual in total
- A comprehensive Kindergarten Operations Manual and Teacher’s Guide for the entire course.
- Book lists to help develop your own English library to support your students.
- Online templates provided through our partners exclusive online portal.
- Quarterly Webinars for update on the teaching program, tips, education trends and teachers training.
- Ongoing in-country visits and teacher training
Assessment and Learning Outcomes
A central principle of Pingu’s English programs is the delivery of tangible, speedy and meaningful results for children in terms of English language skills and wider learning ability.
In conjunction with the team at Kingston University London, Pingu’s English explored curricula from around the world to create a truly unique and engaging International Kindergarten program, which combines the most innovative and effective elements from the world’s leading models.
The International Kindergarten guidance for teachers provides regular opportunities on a daily, weekly and monthly basis for assessment of a child’s progress.
All students who complete a level of Pingu’s English will receive a formal certificate from Pingu’s English.
Our qualified English Teachers in early years combine exceptional teaching ability with a caring, nurturing nature which will encourage children in their very first adult interactions away from their parents.
Pingu’s English International Kindergarten combines two key elements, English-language instruction and early years child development, so naturally our qualified staff are required to embody both components equally well.
Pingu’s English provides first-class training (in-country and virtual) to teachers to make sure they are fully assisted while delivering the Pingu’s English International Curriculum.
Authors and Industry Experts
Anne Rawlings, Associate Professor
Dr. Teresa Noguera, Early Years Research Associate
Marcus Bhargava, Head of School of Education
Andy Hudson, Associate Dean for Education Partnerships
Daryl Maisey, Associate Professor and School Director for Learning and Teaching
Jo Dallal, Head of Section, Counselling & Early Years – Kingston College
Founded in 1917, Kingston University became England’s very first training college for early years teachers. Today, Kingston University London remains one of the top universities in England for early years, special education needs, child-centered inter-professional and primary undergraduate teacher training; and also the UK’s largest provider of early years education, creating 650 new early years teachers every year.
Formal UK Certified Results
At the end of each level, Pingu’s English students will receive a certificate.
To recognise students efforts and celebrate their bright future, graduation days are held in our Pingu’s English international kindergartens, and are a further opportunity to show parents the amazing results they have achieved.
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