st. Krupskaya, 1
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Curriculum 

Learning and communication in our kindergarten

is held in two languages: English and Russian. Children work with two teams of teachers in two equivalent programs. All of our teachers are experienced certified teachers: head teacher – is a native speaker, from the UK or Canada; senior assistant teacher – is a bilingual specialist, teacher of the Russian program mastered the full course of

study under the program of «Intelligence». 

Curriculum, which Discovery offers

Testing
The purpose of testing is to determine the level of additional support that is needed by your baby for comfortable infusion at Discovery, as well as expanding programs according to individual needs. The testing process is designed to answer the educational and individual needs of all children in the kindergarten.
Manual Discovery International School reserves the right to refuse to accept a child. We will contact you to clarify the possible reasons of this decision.


Admission
You need to reserve a place in the group after your child has passed the testing phase. You must complete an application for admission to kindergarten and to pay the entry fee. The majority of pupils join Discovery in September, but we are ready to support you in taking your child to kindergarten during the year.

Age groups

Age categories


The child needs to communicate with their peers for a successful and harmonious development. Discovery offers four age groups: Nursery (3-4 years), Reception (4-5 years), Year 1 (5-6 years), and Year 2 (6-7 years).

Nursery (3-4 years)

The child's need for cognitive communication with adults begin to emerge at the age of 3-4; there is a transition to a new relationship with peers and the objective world. Knowledge of the world and awareness of self is realized through play. The child learns the rules of interaction with peers, learning to try and fail, to take the initiative and be inquisitive in the game. And the task of teachers is to create favorable conditions for natural immersion of the child in a bilingual environment.

Reception (4-5 years)

The child has a growing interest towards the world, the need for new knowledge and discoveries at the age of 4-5 years; the active phase contains the development of imagination, the importance of creativity and expression. Cognitive interest of the child is swallowed up not only in an entertaining game and an exciting conversation but also during organized classes in the world, language development, mathematics, and creativity. English and Russian programs overlap and complement each other.

Year 1 (5-6 years)

This is the age of active development of physical and cognitive abilities of the child, communication with peers and the desire for greater autonomy. In this period, it is important to give the child the ability to self-solving tasks and focus it on finding multiple solutions to one problem, to support the initiative and creativity, to learn to feel a sense of joy and pride from successful independent action.

Year 2 (6-7 years)

The senior preschool age is a period of intellectual, psychological and physical fitness to the next, a completely new phase in a child's life — school. The ability to interact with peers and adults by this age have already been mastered, and the children are ready to accept new rules, change activity and to the new requirements. It is important to organize the gradual involvement of the child in the educational life through the system of a variety of classes: classes for language arts and literacy, mathematics, knowledge and understanding of the surrounding world, creative and sporting activities.

Nursery (3-4 years)

The child's need for cognitive communication with adults begin to emerge at the age of 3-4; there is a transition to a new relationship with peers and the objective world. Knowledge of the world and awareness of self is realized through play. The child learns the rules of interaction with peers, learning to try and fail, to take the initiative and be inquisitive in the game. And the task of teachers is to create favorable conditions for natural immersion of the child in a bilingual environment.

Schedule:

8:00 - 8:20

Arrival

8:20 - 8:45

Morning stretching

8:45 - 9:15

Breakfast

9:15 - 9:40

Morning greeting

9:40 - 10:10

English program

10:10 - 10:40

Music / psychology / games

10:40 - 11:00

Fruit snack

11:00 - 12:15

Playing outdoors

12:15 - 12:30

Time for reading

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

13:15 - 14:50

Nap time

14:50 - 15:20

Sport games

15:20 - 15:40

Snack

15:40 - 16:00

Russian program

16:00 - 16:45

Leisure time/Playing outdoors

16:45 - 17:15

Dinner

17:00 - 17:30

Departure

17:15 - 18:00

Individual Studios

Reception (4-5 years)

The child has a growing interest towards the world, the need for new knowledge and discoveries at the age of 4-5 years; the active phase contains the development of imagination, the importance of creativity and expression. Cognitive interest of the child is swallowed up not only in an entertaining game and an exciting conversation but also during organized classes in the world, language development, mathematics, and creativity. English and Russian programs overlap and complement each other.

Schedule:

8:00 - 8:20

Arrival

8:20 - 8:45

Morning stretching

8:45 - 9:15

Breakfast

9:15 - 9:40

Morning greeting

9:40 - 10:10

Music / psychology / games

10:10 - 11:00

English program

11:00 - 11:15

Fruit snack

11:15 - 12:05

English program

12:05 - 13:20

Playing outdoors

13:20 - 13:50

Lunch

13:50 - 15:10

Nap time

15:10 - 15:20

Snack

15:20 - 15:50

Russian program

15:50 - 16:20

Sport games

16:20 - 16:50

Leisure time/Playing outdoors

16:50 - 17:15

Dinner

17:00 - 17:30

Departure

17:15 - 18:00

Individual Studios

Year 1 (5-6 years)

This is the age of active development of physical and cognitive abilities of the child, communication with peers and the desire for greater autonomy. In this period, it is important to give the child the ability to self-solving tasks and focus it on finding multiple solutions to one problem, to support the initiative and creativity, to learn to feel a sense of joy and pride from successful independent action.

Schedule

8:00 - 8:20

Arrival

8:20 - 8:45

Morning stretching

8:45 - 9:15

Breakfast

9:15 - 9:40

Morning greeting

9:40 - 10:30

English program

10:30 - 11:10

Music / psychology / art and craft

11:10 - 11:20

Fruit snack

11:25 - 12:10

English program

12:10 - 13:20

Playing outdoors

13:20 - 13:50

Lunch

13:50 - 15:00

Nap time/time for reading

15:00 - 15:40

Russian program

15:40 - 15:50

Snack

15:50 - 16:20

Russian program

16:20 - 17:00

Spot games

17:00 - 17:20

Dinner

17:00 - 17:30

Departure

17:15 - 18:00

Individual Studios

Year 2 (6-7 years)

The senior preschool age is a period of intellectual, psychological and physical fitness to the next, a completely new phase in a child's life — school. The ability to interact with peers and adults by this age have already been mastered, and the children are ready to accept new rules, change activity and to the new requirements. It is important to organize the gradual involvement of the child in the educational life through the system of a variety of classes: classes for language arts and literacy, mathematics, knowledge and understanding of the surrounding world, creative and sporting activities.

Schedule:

8:00 - 8:20

Arrival

8:20 - 8:45

Morning stretching

8:45 - 9:15

Breakfast

9:15 - 9:40

Morning greeting

9:40 - 10:50

English program

10:50 - 11:00

Fruit snack

11:00 - 12:00

Playing outdoors

12:00 - 12:40

Music / psychology / art and craft

12:40 - 13:20

English program

13:20 - 13:50

Lunch

13:50 - 14:20

Nap time/time for reading

14:20 - 15:00

Russian program

15:00 - 15:20

Snack

15:20 - 15:50

Sport games

15:50 - 16:20

Leisure time

16:20 - 17:00

Russian program

17:00 - 17:15

Dinner

17:00 - 17:30

Departure

17:15 - 18:00

Individual Studios

Music

Both hemispheres of the child’s brain are involved during the musical activities, which contributes to intensive intellectual development. The child develops a sense of rhythm, ear training, coordination, memory and voice on music lessons.

Hip-hop

Hip-hop is a contrast of tempo and dynamics, where the steps interchange with one another. Due to the dance children will have an opportunity to feel the movements, rythme and think at the same time. 

Little dancers will be able to express their thoughts and feelings. Dance lesson will definetely help your child to develop a sense self-confidence, open-mindedness and it will facilitate the perception of other people, and their sucess and failures in sports. 

Acrobatics

Skills such as running, lifting, jumping, throwing help to improve the body, strengthen the muscular system, the development of posture.

Chess

Chess develops strategic thinking, the ability to act in the mind. Children learn to think several steps ahead to solve logic problems, to reason and to make decisions, to concentrate on a single task.

Jiu-jitsu

Classes JIU-Jitsu enhance immunity, harmonious development of the bone-muscular system and the prevention of flatfoot. In the classroom children will learn to maintain discipline, to respect each other, to work in team, honest to win and strive for new heights.

Mini Football

Mini football is the type of football. There are 5 players in each team (a goalkeeper and 4 outfield players). To play the game we need to put on soft shoes,for example gymnastic footwear. This will help us to make the game less traumatic. And what is more, it is not allowed to play without any shoes! During the game we will learn the technique of leading the ball with one leg, than the other. I will show a myriad of different exercises to acquire the "feeling of the ball", and of course to kick the goal! And also I will teach how to pass the ball  in the name of the victory and to see the whole field space. We will rejoice over victories and learn lessons from defeats. 

I am a Painter

At the club children will not only master the techniques of drawing and develop creative skills but also become more attentive to the surrounding world around them. The right hemisphere drawing technique helps to look in a new way at usual things of our everyday life.

Robotics

Robotics helps to develop constraction and programming skills as well as imagination and logic. At our lessons childrenn create their own toys and then program it on a computer. That is how they get a completely new toy made by themselves. It is scientifically proved that the more imagination is developed the faster children are able to learn at school. Robotics helps to develop motility,observation skills, concentration, independence, persistence and patience. 

Baby club

Children of this age are in special need of movement. They are happy to have any opportunity to jump or run. Physical development includes gymnastics for babies. Lovely and well prepared hall for exercises bright “rings”, sticks, balls, hoops excite children to learn this items, get skills of working with them. 

Speech with movement is necessary for child to develop mental and physical functions of body. Poetry and songs are the helpers for this kind of exercises.
Child is involved in game and makes all of the moves with interest, thanks to verses that form and improve sense of rhythm, creating favorable emotional background. Fairytales develops the ability of listening and understanding. Joint emotional experience will accelerate the process of child’s adoption of movements. 
Group exercises are directed to creative intellectual development of children.

Speech with movement is necessary for child to develop mental and physical functions of body. Poetry and songs are the helpers for this kind of exercises.
Child is involved in game and makes all of the moves with interest, thanks to verses that form and improve sense of rhythm, creating favorable emotional background. Fairytales develops the ability of listening and understanding. Joint emotional experience will accelerate the process of child’s adoption of movements. 
Group exercises are directed to creative intellectual development of children. While attracting children to fine arts you have to remind that the main idea on this stage is the interest and a joy of a child from this process, not the actual ability of drawing or sculpting. The teacher introduces children with fine arts material without compulsion. Children are allowed to paint not only with pencils, brushes, markers, but with fingers, pieces of sponge, “signets”. To maintain children’s interest billets, such as figures of cats, giraffe or tiger, are used and it is suggested to draw stripes, spots on them. Game and fairy plots encourage to painting of toys for cats, small fences for roosters in order to defend him from the fox, etc. 
Children learn methods of modeling during the activities with plastic materials (plasticine, clay, dough), they roll, flatten lumps, make grooves, pinch of pieces and cleave details. 
Activities with children are held in fairy form, where every material turns out live and helps child to create masterpieces. Creativity helps he child to understand the world with joy and delight and respect surrounding items. Early impressions enrich emotional area of a child with special experience, and are based at the heart of his aesthetic perception. Child gets wide possibilities to self-expression, disclosure and perfection of creativity during the process of artistic activities. 
Intellectual work includes game exercises directed to development of perception individual properties of items and facts such as form, color, value, space and also conversations, that develop and enrich child’s vocabulary and acquaint him with surrounding world. 
All of the activities are directed to development of finger motility, as development of hands is directly connected with development of child’s intellect. 
Activities are finished with calm games, exercises for relaxation. 

The one who learns nothing is always bored and whines. The one who is not eager to learn will snivel and suffer from boredom.