International Curricula with Kindergarten Related Programs

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International Curricula with Kindergarten Related Programs by Mind Map: International Curricula with Kindergarten Related Programs

1. International Baccalaureate

1.1. What is it?

1.1.1. Primary Years Programme

1.1.1.1. "The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom," (IB).

2. Cambridge International Examinations

2.1. What is it?

2.1.1. "Cambridge Primary, typically for learners aged 5 to 11 years, gives schools a world-class curriculum to develop learner skills and understanding in English, mathematics and science. It enables teachers to assess children's learning as they progress with two optional assessments: Cambridge Primary Progression Tests and Cambridge Primary Checkpoint," (Cambridge International Examinations).

2.1.2. Prepares students to continue CIE curriculum to the next level.

2.1.2.1. "Cambridge Primary helps identify a learner's strengths and weaknesses and can be used to support learning and development. It prepares learners for a smooth transition to Cambridge Secondary 1 and beyond" (Cambridge International Examinations).

2.2. Largest of the four programs

3. International Primary

3.1. What is it?

3.1.1. "The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 5-12 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning," (Fieldwork Education).

4. Advanced Placement International

4.1. What is it?

4.1.1. Organization that provides college level curricula and examinations.

4.2. Kindergarten Relation

4.2.1. College Board and ADI focus on college readiness and development. Although, programs are in place for students starting in 6th grade (Springboard), I could not find anything related to my school age population.

5. 3/4 Programs offer curricula to a Kindergarten (or 5 year old) education.

5.1. With the exception of API, these programs start at the early ages (beginning) of formal education and create a progression in each program ending at graduation.

5.1.1. API is more involved with the latter half of education and getting students ready for higher education.