Infant and Toddler Nursery School

Jessica Palma

Jessica Palma, Deputy Head of School and Nursery School Director.

Our nursery school is the newest addition to the IST programme. The infant programme revolves around the individual schedule and needs of each baby. The environment is designed to help the baby grow and develop in a caring, nurturing environment. The toddler programme promotes learning through language development, personal skills training, social interaction, creative thinking opportunities, and center-based cooperative activities.

The main focus of the nursery school will be on the development of each baby and toddler individually. At the International School of Tucson, we believe that children require developmentally appropriate programmes to meet their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs. The classrooms are designed to allow the children to explore, play, and learn to make choices.

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The Infant Programme will revolve around the individual schedule and needs of the baby. The environment will be designed to help the baby grow and develop in a caring, nurturing environment.

The Toddler Programme will promote learning through language development, personal skills training, social interaction, creative thinking opportunities, and center-based cooperative activities.

Language

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A key component to the nursery school will be language acquisition. English will be the main language spoken by each teacher. However, each child may have the opportunity to be exposed to Spanish, Chinese, French and German. For example, a German lullaby may be sung to an infant and a book in Spanish about different animals may be read to the toddlers. The purpose of this language exposure is to help the child become accustomed to the sounds of the different languages helping them to ease into the IST preschool programme.