At ICCC children start at the age of two and leave at the end of the school year when they turn 6 years old. Children are divided into four age groups. Movement between the groups is possible during the school year depending on the individual child’s development and place availability.

LITTLE LADYBIRDS

Little Ladybirds are children aged 20 months – 3 years. They learn to play and share, do basic crafts, develop their fine and gross motor skills, and solidify toilet training. They learn to talk about their body, their family, their house, nature, the weather, the seasons, animals, and colors. They learn to count from 1 to 10.

BIG BUSY BEES

Big Busy Bees are children aged 3-4 years. They develop gross and fine motor skills. They begin to develop problem solving skills, reasoning and numeracy in a broad range of contexts. They build a positive sense of themselves and of others, respect for others, social skills and a positive disposition to learn.

CHEEKY CHICKENS

Cheeky Chickens are children aged 4-5 years. They develop their social and emotional skills through play and games, through reading stories, through music and drama. They start learning to write Latin letters and begin basic phonics skills. They start to distinguish initial sounds of words and to learn which letters represent some sounds. They recognize numerals and understand early concepts like size, quantity, measurement. They continue to expand their knowledge about the world around them and learn to appreciate nature and the environment.

CLEVER KITTENS

Clever Kittens are children aged 5-6 years. They strike a balance between playing and more structured learning. They learn reading skills using the UK-designed reading program Jolly Phonics. They learn operations with numbers, measurement, size and shape, and use everyday language related to time and position. They continue to develop a positive self image, personal skills such as resilience and adaptability, and social skills such as sharing, cooperation, morality, respect. They use books, magazines, charts, video clips, field trips, etc. to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world and the environment.