The mind of a child is most able to assimilate new knowledge between 0-5 years.
The British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) recognises this and is therefore more rigorous than other international Early Years programmes. Accordingly, EYFS students at the British School of Ulaanbaatar are well adapted to school routine and are physically, socially and academically capable to perform once they join Year 1.
The British School of Ulaanbaatar offers two year groups in the EYFS: Pre-School and Reception. Pre-School is a vibrant environment where children develop their social behaviours, such as sharing or emotional control; fine manipulative skills; communication skills. Children access a second language far better once a first language is embedded deeply, and so, Pre-School is taught in Mongolian.
Reception acts as the key stone between the play-based learning of Pre-School and the formal education of Year 1. Consequently, children begin to develop their concept of number, and emerge as readers during this year. The EYFS offers children a chance to learn about themselves and the world, with a constant element of fun mixed in.