Please read this section carefully. ICCC takes the health of all our children very seriously and we strictly enforce these policies and procedures.

We have special COVID-19 policy and procedures for periods when emergency government measures are imposed.Families are asked to read and follow the measures strictly. 

1. Before the start of each school year in September all children should present the following medical records:

    • ‘Zdravno profilactichna karta’ from your GP or pediatrician with all vaccination records. Vaccination records are provided separately if they are not listed in detail in the ZPK statement.
    • Note from GP or pediatrician for lack of contact with infected persons

For new children only:

    • The above and lab tests for starting school (details are described in the Welocme Letter for new children)

ICCC has a qualified medical nurse in charge of medical records, health measures and procedures. The school nurse performs regular general health checks.

2. Sickness Protocol:

2.1. А child with fever above 37.3C or flu like symptoms will not be admitted to school. We will be on the alert for signs of illness such as runny nose, flushed cheeks, coughing, rapid or difficulty breathing, fatigue, extreme fussiness, stomach pain or diarrhea/vomiting, skin rash of unknown origin. If a child appears to be unwell or sick when dropped off, a member of staff can request that the child is seen by a doctor before attending school for the day.

2.2. If a child becomes unwell during school hours, we will call parents immediately to ask for the child to be picked up from school. The child will be isolated in an area specially designated for that purpose and the school nurse or a member of staff will wait with them.

2.3. Parents are requested to phone/email the school between 8:30am and 9:30am if a child is unwell and/or will be staying away from school, especially if an infectious disease is suspected.

2.4. Please safeguard your child and others by keeping him/her home if they exhibit signs of illness. Children MUST be kept home for the following reasons:

    • Runny nose is often a symptom of viral or bacteria infection. In this case we recommend either a visit to your doctor, or keeping the child at home for 3 days to see if other symptoms like temperature or coughing will appear. If there is think yellow/green mucus the child should be tested for bacteria and treated, if necessary. This measure helps to keep other kids in the class safe.
    • A fever within the last 24 hours. Please keep children home for a minimum of 24 hours following a return to normal temperature.
    • Vomiting the day before or in the morning before coming to ICCC.
    • A rash of unknown origin.
    • Flu symptoms, extreme runny nose, coughing with a temperature, sore throat.
    • Diarrhea.
    • Extreme tiredness or irritability of an unexplained nature.
    • Children with a strep infection should be kept home and return with the doctor’s permission (certified with a note).
    • Children having communicable diseases may not return to ICCC until their doctor gives them permission.
    • Children contracting chicken pox are contagious a few days before the actual lesions erupt. Children are contagious as long as the lesions are forming and are open. They are no longer considered contagious when there are no new lesions and all the old lesions are crusted and dry. Children may return to ICCC after this period and present a certificate from their doctor that they can return to school.
    • Children with scarlet fever should return to school after permission from the doctor and a negative strep A test result. They should present a doctor’s certificate upon their return.
    • Children having head lice should be kept away from school until they have been treated to eradicate the problem. If a teacher finds head lice, ICCC will send the child home. We will also check all other children and inform parents via email.

3. Accidents

Although staff members are constantly monitoring children and doing their best to prevent accidents, injuries can happen. We have a protocol in place which involves documenting injuries and notifying parents.

In the event of illness or serious injury at ICCC, staff will:

    • Contact the parent(s) who will collect the child as quickly as possible.
    • Decide whether to summon medical assistance (some staff have been trained in CPR and we have emergency numbers for local hospitals).

4. Medication

ICCC staff are prohibited by law to give medication to children.

5. Absence for family reasons

If a child will be absent for family reasons parents are asked to send a note/email prior to the absence. 

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What We Learn


Our program is based on the International  Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) covering all essential knowledge and skill areas in early childhood development;

With children aged 4+ we use Jolly Phonics, a child centered program for teaching literacy, reading and writing and specialized math resources like Abacus Evolve;

We build strong personal and social skill with the IEYC personal goals and  Kelso’s Choice.

IEYC is structured in Units of Learning which each group explores in the course of 4 to 6 weeks. Parents are notified at the beginning of each unit what children will be learning. At the end of the week teachers prepare a newsletter covering activities and moments of children’s work and play at school. Where possible we supplement children’s learning with visits and field trips to museums, parks or the zoo.

Examples of IEYC units include:


In this unit the children find out about how are we the same and how are we different?; My family and me; My home, my street and my neighborhood; Houses and homes around the world, etc.


Superheroes are all around us, using their special super powers to help others in need. We’re going to become heroes too, by making our own costumes and imagining the amazing and incredible powers we will use to help ourselves and other people around us. Lots of exciting new adventures await us as we explore and learn about the world of Superheroes!

In this unit the children will be finding out about everyday heroes and people who help us; helping each other and working together as a team; learning about stories and storytelling; exploring what makes a superhero; exploring the emotions of a superhero character; planning and making superhero costumes, etc.


Look out of the window. What is the weather doing today? Will it be the same tomorrow or the day after that? Weather can change all the time. It can be raining, snowing, windy or sunny. There are lots of different types of weather and each one can make a big difference to what we can do, what we wear and even how we feel. Weather happens everywhere in the world and it’s what makes where we live special. As we become weather watchers and learn more about the weather, we will discover there’s lots of fun to be had, whatever the weather! In this unit we will learn about forecasting the weather, sunny and stormy weather, snow and ice.


This unit is dedicated to the theme of ‘storytelling’, and aims to foster a love and appreciation for sharing and enjoying different types of stories, songs and rhymes. In the Early Years, these experiences support the development of language and literacy skills and help create a positive and nurturing environment where children can develop both socially and emotionally.

When we hear the words ‘Once upon a time’, we know we are about to be taken on an exciting adventure. Everyone, no matter what their age, has a favourite story that they like to hear, and often we like to enjoy them over and over again. Now, we’re going to discover some new stories! By exploring these stories, we will be learning how to become better storytellers, and will create our own amazing worlds of make believe. Shall we begin? ‘Once upon a time…


With advancements in electronics, software and mobile devices, technology has become an almost indispensable part of our everyday lives. In the early years, it is important that we provide children with experiences to find out about and identify these uses of technology. In this unit, activities specifically target creative opportunities for children to explore and play with technology, offering structured use of ICT such as cameras, phones, recording devices, tablets and computers to provide a varied range of sensory and learning experiences.

We can use machines to do lots of things – wash our clothes, cook a meal, take a photograph, play a game, even talk to someone on the other side of the world! We are going to be meeting some very amazing machines and using them in all kinds of exciting ways.


An artist can be someone who likes to paint and draw, to imagine exciting adventures and fill their paper with colour and life. An artist can be someone who likes to build and make, to create models and sculptures that wow and amaze. An artist can be someone like you and me – we can all be artists, and make exciting things happen with our imagination and creativity.
This unit is about encouraging creativity in young children and the importance of celebrating all their creative ideas. Children will explore colours and shapes, learn about Rangoli patters, discover the art of artists like Tingatinga and Arcimboldo, and explore Nature’s wonders.


In the early years, children will have very limited knowledge and experience of space.
In this unit, children will be primarily focused on learning about stars, the moon and the
planets, about other objects in space such as comets and asteroids, and about what tools scientists use to discover about space. They will be gradually introduced to these concepts through the Moonbeams – a friendly family that have decided to visit Earth for a picnic.


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    ICCC Membership is annual and is paid in full for the school year in attendance (September – June). Attendance in July and August is optional. When a child joins after the start of the school year the fee is calculated proportionally. There is no discount for longer absences for holidays or other reasons.

    ICCC is open 12 months a year between the hours of 8.00a.m. to 18.00p.m.. While all care and attention will be given to safeguard the children during these hours, the Center will not be responsible for any injury caused beyond the control of staff. No responsibility will be taken outside working hours.

    ICCC admits children based on space availability and age. Priority is given to siblings, English native speakers and expat families.


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