At Oonrak Koh Samui School we offer both daycare and pre-kindergarten. These are designed to encourage a balance of child initiated and teacher facilitated activities. It offers children a range of choices provided within a carefully prepared indoor and outdoor environment. Emphasis is on learning by doing in an environment planned to encourage discovery, independence, and social interaction.
In order to develop self-esteem and social competence, children are encouraged to help themselves, take initiative, and become increasingly independent. The environment includes art, unit blocks, calculating, language arts, books, music, water, and sand play, building of large structures, gardening, running, climbing, animal care, and a variety of large and small motor development activities. Our goal is to encourage each child’s natural curiosity and interest in learning. We feel it is important for children to actively participate in the learning process, and therefore provide many opportunities through learning by doing, for both indirect and direct acquisition of new knowledge and skills.
As children develop our aim is to integrate them into a classroom based environment in preparation for kindergarten.