Kindergarten








CURRICULUM

Insan Cendekia Madani Kindergarten Program uses Madani Curriculum that integrated with Islamic, National and Global curriculum to deliver dynamic, appropriate and academic experiences. Active learning is the methodology used in Insan Cendekia Madani KindergartenProgram. The teaching and learning program develop enduring understanding of comprehensive concepts, placing individual children as the center of the process. Planning, teaching and assessing focus on the long-term education goals, with continuous reflection and communication between school, children and parents being the essential part of our program.

 

The Kindergarten Program develops 6 (six) learning development aspects as follows:

1. Islamic values & Qur’anic

  • Introducing, encouraging and applying age appropriate Islamic adab in daily school activities based on Qur’an and Hadiths
  • Building the Quran loving personality by daily recitation
  • Understanding Qur’an through thematic and age appropriate discussion

2. Social and emotional Development

  • Managing feeling and behavior
  • Making relationship
  • Self confidence and awareness

3. Language and Literacy

  • Receptive and Expressive
  • Emergent reading and writing
  • Phonics

4. Cognitive Development

  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Discovery

5. Expressive Arts

  • Exploring and using media and materials

6. Physical and Well Being

  • Physical well being (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)
  • Health and Self Care

 

EXTRACURRICULAR

The objectives of extracurricular activities:

  • Children are able to develop their knowledge and skills.
  • Children are able to integrate the different activities into one big ev

 

Extracurricular will be held every Friday during school hours. The duration for each activity is about 60 minutes.

List of possible extracurricular activities:

  1. Takhassus
  2. Futsal
  3. Science Club
  4. English Club
  5. Art and Craft Club
  6. Dancing
  7. Cooking Class
  8. Traditional Games

CLASSROOM SYSTEM

Insan Cendekia Madani Kindergarten Program provides a teacher-student ratio of 2 teachers to 20 children (ratio of 1:10). Below is an example of its daily schedule:

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

08.00-08.30

Circle Time

Physical Education (Girls)

Circle Time

Circle Time

Circle Time

08.30-09.00

Qur’anic

Journal

Music

Journal

09.00-09.30

Outside Play

Physical Education (Boys)

Outside Play

Outside Play

Free Play

09.30-10.00

Snack Time

Snack Time

Snack Time

Snack Time

10.00-10.30

Learning Areas

Learning Areas

Learning Areas

Learning Areas

10.15-11.15

Excul Time

10.30-11.00

11.00-11.30

Dismissal

Dismissal

Dismissal

Dismissal

Lunch

11.30-12.00

Shalat Practice

12.00-12.30

Dismissal


The children’ learning is conducted through thematic approach applied in active learning methodology. During one academic year, children will develop themselves through four main themes in four terms. The chosen themes are designed to accommodate the school’s mission and vision. Teacher is given the liberty to design proper programs and activities based on the children’s abilities and needs within her classroom, especially in Learning Areas. This also aligns with our view to put forward every child’s strength and uniqueness, while also keeping an eye open on developmental milestones and profiles as our foothold in assessing the children all throughout the academic year.

 

Learning Areas provided by the school are:

  1. Dramatic Play Area
  2. Arts and Craft Area
  3. Mathematical and Manipulative Area
  4. Reading and Writing Area
  5. Life Skills Area
  6. Discovery Area
  7. Islamic Area

TEACHER'S OBSERVATION

Teacher and children are responsible for the on-going-assessment of children’ progress and development.

 

International and national benchmarks are used by Insan Cendekia Madani school to ensure the school is meeting acceptable standards in all areas of learning.

 

In Kindergarten program, teachers give on-going observation in order to gather specific information about each child’s development on daily basis.


REPORTING TO PARENTS

The children report abides by Insan Cendekia Madani Curriculum. Based on government policy, ICM has the privilege to make its own report card based on each student’s development.

 

These are the ways Student’s Progress Report Information shared:

  1. The Student’s Progress Report is held four times in a year at the end of each term
  2. The Student’s Progress Report is a descriptive report, that describes children’s learning dynamic during school time
  3. The Student’s Progress Report will be supported by portfolio that contains evidence of children’s learning journey

LANGUAGE

A diverse language environment empowers our children to achieve the highest levels of literacy possible. Children are further enriched through the development of other languages which includes the learning of cultures and literature. Insan Cendekia Madani implements a Dual Language program. This program provides opportunities for children to use both English and Indonesian in academic and social situations. We respect and continue the development of the first language. A high level of proficiency in two languages is the goal of dual language education.


LIBRARY TIME

Reading literature is one way to allow us to understand ourselves, others and the world around us. Children read for enjoyment, instruction and information so children are given the opportunities to do so through exposure to wide range of selected fiction and non-fiction texts. During this library time, children listen to a story told by a teacher, explore books, choose a book to be borrowed and for kindergarten children there will be a short session when they can share their favorite story.


PHONICS PROGRAM

At Insan Cendekia Madani Kindergarten Program, a phonics program has been established to encourage children to learn sound and symbols through fun and engaging activities. It has also been designed specifically for the needs of our children, to develop their phonetic awareness, and finally they will enjoy variety of texts according to their level of understandings.

 

The program consists of:

  • Letter sound recognition with fun methods through chants and songs
  • leveled books, for sequential learning
  • worksheets for letters and leveled books review

SCHOOL EVENTS AND FIELD TRIP

As part of the learning strategies school events and field trips provide the students with opportunities to apply academic, interpersonal, and intra personal skills in real life settings.


School events

Throughout the school year, we varied events to support student’s learning experience. These events accommodate and complete the topics which are learned by the children,

  • Independence Day
  • Manasik Haji (Eid ul Adha)
  • Muharram Event
  • Thematic Events
  • Performance Day
  • Tahfiz Qur’an Celebration
  • Ramadhan Event

Field trip

The Kindergarten Program holds field trips to make learning more meaningful. For each field trip:

  • Should be related to the learning content students have received in the classes.
  • Bridges the theory given in the school learning activities with the real-life application.
  • Provides ways for students to exercise their observing and analytical skills.
  • Each student is expected to show her/his best behavior while participating on field trips, as s/he is the Ambassadors of Insan Cendekia Madani.

 


ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The ICM Academic Calendar is divided into four terms, each term consists of about ten weeks. At the end of each term, the children have a holiday and a four-week holiday at the end of the academic year. The parents are given the academic calendar at the beginning of each school year. The calendar will indicate holidays, special events, and conferences, etc. If there are any necessary changes in the school calendar, the changes will be announced through special notices.


QUALITY ASSURANCE

Teachers must love working with students, be able to communicate with students and parents, possess minimum of bachelor degree, and be able to speak and write fluently in Indonesian and English. To monitor, maintain teachers’ quality and performance, Quality Assurance provides training, professional development, and sharing session. The teachers are trained in the Insan Cendekia Madani approach. Teachers participate in various of professional development activities to enhance their practices and improve students’ learning. During the implementation, teachers are given opportunities to refresh their knowledge through sharing session programs. Teachers are also being observed and given feedback regularly.

The success of children education is determined by school, parent, and community. Parents of Sekolah Insan Cendekia Madani must attend parents’ workshops organized by Quality Assurance.

Parents and school as main part must work with a harmony to make education processes running well. School facilitates many activities and opportunities for parents to engage the education processes in school as well as houses through various parents’ workshops.

The activities are:

  • Seminar, Workshop, Counseling about education and child
  • Volunteer, Guest speaker, or sponsorship for school

Parents as a part of community has the role in educating their   children.  The experiences, insight and knowledge that they get from this program can be sustainable and implemented in community.