When only the best teachers will do.
All IPC teachers receive mandatory vocational training which includes professionalism, safety, and ECE methodology.
Learning The Fun Way
At the core of the IPC's values is that all thematic units must be designed with variety of play based activities. Play based learning has been proven through research to improve language, literacy, and social and emotional skills.
Many IPC activities are inquiry based exercises that involve facilitator supervision for guidance. The delivery of the actual activity and the corresponding objectives is often accomplished without any instructional teaching at all.
There are a few minimum requirements to teaching at an IPC school. These requirements have two objectives: (1) To ensure that the safety and wellbeing of your child is observed and enforced at all times; and (2) To ensure that teachers are adequately qualified, trained, and briefed on international best practices in early childhood education so that the IPC's curricula and rigorous academic program is applied accurately and consistency between schools.
The IPC requires teachers to undergo rudimentary training within 12 months of teaching at an IPC school. To see more about what is required of teachers, go to the Teacher Training Section above.
Facilitators of Lifelong Learning
Our facilitators do more than just teach, they facilitate the learning process so that children can evaluate what they learn and take an active role in determining what they learn. The IPC mixes an inquiry, play, thematic, and objective based model of learning which is important in helping children understand why its important to learn, what it is that they are learning and reflect on where they are in the learning process. Objective standards are important to accurately track progress and identify any weaknesses.
At the end of Level 3 of the IPC curriculum, children will have achieved the global outcomes demonstrated in the diagram.
IPC teachers are held accountable to parents, colleagues, and administrators. This is to ensure that open channels of communication are practiced and families are briefed weekly on accomplishments, incidents, and family involvement tips that can further the learning process at home. Teachers also owe a duty to their administrators to ensure that curriculum delivery plans are prepared, that adequate assessments are being conducted, and self evaluation procedures are in place to further professional development throughout the teacher's career.