Early Years


Early Years – PYP Programme

Age: 2 to 5 years

At EtonHouse Nanjing International School, we offer an engaging, play-based environment for our youngest learners. Our Early Years programme adapts both an International Baccalaureate (IB) and Reggio Emilia approach to learning. We accept children from ages 2.5 to 6 years into the Early Years programme and have created an innovative curriculum that can be customized to meet the unique needs of the individual learner.

Our Principles

The Environment as the Third Teacher

Our classroom environment is viewed as a place that is welcoming, authentic, aesthetically pleasing, culturally representative of community, embraces nature and filled with purposeful materials. Our learning spaces promote communication, collaboration, creativity, problem solving skills, and open-ended play.


Image of the Child

Children are viewed as competent, powerful, knowledgeable, and capable of exploring complex and abstract ideas.


The Role of Educators

Educators as partners that listen, recognize, and uncover children’s thoughts and understanding. We both challenge and support children to extend and deepen their ideas.



This page was last edited on June 12, 2020