Welcome to Little Amigos
We at little Amigos want to be part of your childs early years education. In our IPC franchised programs, we build a safe and fun environment for learning and growing in the many aspects of early years development.
Love is our secret ingredient.
Choosing a school for children is one of the most important concerns for parents, as this decision has a great impact on the children’s lives and their futures. Little Amigos Learning Academy and Preschool is the first IPC school in Sri Lanka and is a leader in early childhood education.
By choosing an IPC school, you have chosen a school and curriculum that has gone through extensive academic research in education and meets all national and international standards.
A Few Other Differences:
The IPC is a centralized organization that offers parents a level of quality assurance through its accreditation program. The IPC group accredits teachers and schools.
The IPC offers a global level of education for Sri Lanka's local market.
The IPC includes training for all teachers. We believe that high-quality teacher training is one of the most important aspects of choosing a school.
Expats, diplomats and multinational companies are more likely to look for schools that are affiliated with an international organization than those that are not.
The IPC draws on recent research, including some incorporation from Maria Montessori. The academic research is summarized on the IPC website.
We have included one of the IPC Preschool Curriculum units to serve as a sample. This unit is called At the Farm and is complete with the unit, parent newsletter, a selection of the many corresponding learning & teaching aids, as well as the List identifying every item in the unit. The "At the Farm" unit can be found here.
For your further information, we will also link to a sample of one of the Infant and Toddler Curriculum units, Domestic Animals, for your review. This curriculum will be used, when appropriate, in our two-year-old room.
We have also included the: IPC Teacher Training Syllabus, so that you may familiarize yourself with the teacher certification program.
The International Preschool Curriculum consists of 56 thematic units. All units encompass six trans-disciplinary content learning areas: (1) Language Arts; (2) Socio-Emotional Skills; (3) Numeracy; (4) Creative and Visual Arts; (5) Sciences; (6) Fine and Gross Motor Skills. The curriculum is based on proven and peer reviewed concepts that include play, inquiry and objective based learning styles.
There are five underlying themes and objectives of the IPC which are designed to cultivate critical thinking, raise self awareness, promote an understanding of other cultures and encourage internationalism and multilingualism.
The IPC takes the prevailing view that the first few years of a child's life provide a vital opportunity for development. The IPC involves family and parents wherever possible in understanding and facilitating the objectives of the organization.