Early Years (Ages 2 to 5)
The natural curiosity of children is a motivating source for learning. Play that is associated with academic learning is an act of ‘inquiry’. At Rome International School, we believe inquiry connotes critical and reflective thinking that promotes the attainment of the intellectual capacity of every child.
Our Early Years department - with the exception of Nursery - follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
Inquiry through play stimulates children to think, to learn through problem solving and exploration. Creatively, play helps children to discover their talents and express themselves in a variety of ways, allowing them to follow their imagination, instincts and ideas.
As educators, it is essential that we allow children to play in order to allow them to learn in a manner that is natural and fun to them. The power of play as the engine of learning is a vital force for young children’s physical, social and emotional development.