The Canadian International School of Phnom Penh opens its newest preschool in Olympia City!

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CIS’ Olympia City Preschool campus is now open and accepting registrations for the current and 2019-2020 school year with tuition discounts! CIS preschools emphasise the importance of offering world-recognised curriculum to children in Phnom Penh as early as 18 months old and focuses on developing the ‘whole child’ socially, emotionally and physically—attributing to the development of their soft skills at a young age.

Children obtain literacy and communication skills through play-based learning and are encouraged to think logically and critically while playing and learning.

CIS preschools follow a Canadian curriculum using the Alberta (Canadian) document, “Play, Participation and Possibilities: An Early Learning Framework for Alberta”. It is widely used in many schools that feed into an inquiry-based IB school.

This document was written for the education of young children in one of the most prestigious provinces in Canada and is based on thorough, current, educational and scientific brain research on how young children learn best.

For students at this age, play is the key means of early learning as it encourages children’s curiosity and eagerness to learn. The goals and outcomes are clearly defined, but the pathway to reach those goals may vary for each and every child.

CIS preschools are Reggio Emilia inspired and require teachers to understand the approach and framework of the Reggio Emilia philosophy, while ensuring it fits within the Cambodian setting. Reggio Emilia is a philosophy with an inspiring approach to early childhood education as it values and respects a child as a strong, resilient, independent learner, capable of creating their own knowledge and understanding.

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Children are encouraged to investigate, discover and explore in a supportive and rich environment, where the curriculum emerges while following the children’s interests and curiosity.

The well-trained and western-educated teachers at CIS design classrooms and activities to facilitate free and structured play.

All of their teachers have degrees or diplomas, and experience in Early Childhood Education.

The activities taught in class provide children with useful vocabulary needed for everyday interactions, learning, exploring, and self-expression. Business leaders are now saying the future successes of our children lie in the ‘soft skills’ learned from a very young age.

This beautiful new campus features: 10 classrooms, open, modern and purposeful learning spaces, certified and qualified teaching staff, a swimming pool, outdoor play areas, an art studio, library, dramatic play corners makerspace and much more!
All of this feeds into the ongoing success of students as they continue their schooling on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

The Koh Pich campus is currently undergoing an expansion as the second and third phases are being built to include a high school, soccer pitches, a black box theatre and shared community facilities which will include a sports complex and swimming pool!

Register for the current or next school year at CIS Olympia City to receive 50 per cent off the enrollment fee and 25 per cent off tuition fees!

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Visit us at:
Olympia City, Building S3/C4, floor 5 & 5A, St. 182
Sangkat Veal Vong, Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh

Admissions, Enrolment & School Tours
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 023 901 933