Preschool

Language acquisition that begins early and unfolds in a natural environment leads to life-long competence.

“The sooner, the better” – a proven fact when it comes to learning a language. It is precisely at the preschool stage that children are at an age when they are particularly receptive to language influences. This is why it is important not only to practise speaking both languages often, but also to use them naturally in daily life. As a result, the preschool years will prove to be a varied and exciting time for both children and parents.

Our private, bilingual Preschool is open all day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. We work in two groups for children aged three to six years. The children are supervised by German- and English-speaking educational staff, who use their native languages to communicate with the children. In this way, German and English are spoken in almost equal measure throughout the day at our Preschool, and the children naturally grow up bilingually. In our Preschool, they receive the ideal preparation for attending the bilingual SIS Primary School.
 

Areas of Focus

Our work in the preschool at SIS Friedrichshafen is based on the state kindergarten curriculum, as well as on the concept developed by SIS, which includes six areas of learning. The focus is on learning about appropriate topics through play and discovery.

One of our areas of focus is project work, which allows the children to dive deep into a topic and learn through hands-on experience.

Another objective of our work is teaching the children to be independent. We want to enable children to learn and act autonomously. They should gain a sense of achievement from being able to do things by themselves, thereby strengthening their self-confidence.
 

Rooms and Facilities

The preschool facilities are located in their own wing on the ground floor of our school building and have their own access to the outdoor area. Our youngest children feel very much at home in a variety of group rooms, play corners and a nap room. They especially enjoy our ball pool in the entry area.


 

Painting lesson at SIS Swiss International School
Smiling kindergarten girl at SIS Swiss International School