The Early Childhood Program at the International School of Florence is taught through the IB Primary Years Programme. It is based on a child-centered, developmental approach to the young learner. Children experience a nurturing and stimulating environment where their curiosity is placed at the center of their growth. Social and emotional skills are developed to support their emerging independence. The school day offers a range of opportunities for exploration and collaborative learning, as well as Physical Education, Music class, Art class and Library visits. Students’ English language skills are reinforced daily through purposeful modelling and contextual interactions, with Italian language extension offered once a week during the Early Years I(ages 3/4) and Early Years 2 (ages 4/5), and every day in the Foundation year (ages 5/6).