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. We work in three groups for children aged three to six years. There are no more than 25 children to a group. They 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. Here, the children receive the ideal preparation for attending SIS's bilingual Primary School.
 

Areas of Focus

Our work in the preschool at SIS Ingolstadt is based on the state kindergarten curriculum, as well as on the concept developed by SIS, which includes six areas of learning. Imparting early reading and writing skills, playfully encouraging mathematical thinking and hands-on learning through projects are all important aspects of our work with the children. The Penguins and the Turtles, as our two groups are called, go on field trips in the area or explore nature right at our doorstep in our own garden on a regular basis. Our programme is rounded out by play, sports and movement, both indoors and out.
 

Rooms and Facilities

Our preschool's well-lit and pleasant rooms are located in their own section of our school building. From their group rooms, the children have direct access to the outdoor area, which has been set up with an age-appropriate design.
 

Smiling kindergarten girl at SIS Swiss International School
Schaukel
SIS Kindergarten group
Girl with backpack in the coat rack at SIS Swiss International School