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Reggio Emilia Approach for Early Years (Nursery-KG2)

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge.

Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential and this innate curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it.


About the Program

Why EIS applies the Reggio Emilia Approach:
Learning Through Play, Transforming Little Minds

The value of quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood education cannot be overstated. Children who receive high-quality education in their early years reap benefits in their cognitive and social development, and in the development of their language skills and thinking skills in both the short-term and long term.

Play is at the heart of programs that produce such exceptional results for children in their earliest years.

In learning, there is no divide between work and play. In the early years, play is the work of the child. It is through play that the child learns. For the child, play is so much more than entertainment. Play is complex; it is experimentation; it is scientific. It is how the child learns about the world around him or her and develops cognitively and socially. Through play, the child constructs hypotheses about the physical world, about the social world, tests these hypotheses, and develops theories, always testing, always revising based on what happens during play.
At Eastwood, we value play as the child's work and believe it is the most developmentally appropriate, joyful, and natural way to learn.
You need only watch a child in the process of learning and discovery to see that learning is an inherently joyous endeavor. Imagine the laughter and smiles of an infant learning that your face, when it disappears behind your hands in a game of peek-a-boo, will reappear, that it hasn’t really gone! Imagine the child who crouches transfixed over an insect in the garden, or who peers through the window of an oven as cookies rise, or who creates a structure with blocks, standing proudly with their hands on their hips to admire their work.

Learning experiences in the early years begin with the interests of the child; we trust that children are interested in things that truly matter as they work to discover and learn about the world around them.

We offer children learning contexts that are many, varied, and above all, inspire joy and a love of learning and challenge. Welcome to the Early Years at Eastwood International School.
Learning experiences in the early years begin with the interests of the child; we trust that children are interested in things that truly matter as they work to discover and learn about the world around them.
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Did you know we offer the PYP in French?

Eastwood offers the PYP in French due to the significance of the French language to Lebanon’s history, culture, and present day affairs, and due to the rise and growth of French on the global stage. Speaking one of the leading languages of business, education, science, technology, commerce and trade is a form of power and access to greater opportunity, and we aim to provide that power and opportunity to students.

Out of lunch ideas? Or too pressed for time? We've got healthy options for everyone.

Eastwood offers affordably priced, flexible meal plan packages to suit your family's needs throughout the academic year. We also have a cafeteria where students can purchase affordably priced simple sandwiches, healthy snacks, fruit juices, iced tea, and bottled water.

Coding + Tech Program: Integrated into our curriculum

Educational programs world-wide have been integrating computer programming in all levels of school curricula, but only a few schools offer a fully integrated Design and Technology program that not only teaches computer programming skills but also the entirety of the design cycle of a brand and product.

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