Early Childhood Curriculum

At ACS Doha we follow the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) for our Early Childhood curriculum, for Grades Pre-K-K (ages 3-6). The programme provides a planned curriculum with a focus on purposeful play, active learning, creativity, and critical thinking. We support students of diverse needs and abilities, and encourage our learners to actively explore their environment. Our goal is to create a community of passionate young people who have been provided with a strong educational foundation that can support them as they embark on lifetime learning journeys.

IB Primary Years Programme (IBPYP)

The IBPYP nurtures and develops our 3 to 6 year olds, experiences during the early years lay the foundation for all future learning.

The following features are central to learning in the IBPYP programme:

  • Play
  • Relationships
  • Learning spaces
  • Symbolic exploration
  • Expression

The learning community values the early years as a time in which play is the primary driver for inquiry.

Programme Model

In order to make the most of the diversity of background and experience of our students, the PYP synthesises the best from educational systems around the world.

the PYP synthesises the best from educational systems around the world.

The IBPYP Develops:

  • Sensitivity to the experiences of others through the curriculum
  • The characteristics listed in the student profile
  • The attitudes that are an explicit element of the programme
  • The expectation of socially responsible action as a result of the learning experience

Language Acquisition

Students in Early Childhood are offered the choice to study French, Spanish or Arabic.

How do students learn other languages?

  • Exploring them in a fun and interactive way
  • Appreciating the culture of the foreign language
  • Learning simple aspects of it through games, songs and meaningful and communicative activities.

Students start becoming aware of the importance of being part of a diverse and multicultural school.