The Primary Years Program (PYP) as part of the IB Continuum in an early childhood education environment


A solid foundation for future learning

What is the learning experience you remember the most from your early childhood? If you’re like most adults, you probably have dear memories of attending kindergarten. However, we now know that the education of children must begin before this stage. Those early years are fundamental. At that age, children take an active role in the learning process, and preschool education lays a solid foundation for future learning


The IB primary years program (PYP)

PYP according to Harvard

Research conducted by Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child also indicates that for children to reach their full potential they need to have stimulating and appropriate experiences in early childhood when the brain is optimally programmed to benefit from them.

The educational environment

For early childhood, the Primary Years Program (PYP) provides schools with a carefully designed method to give children aged three to five exactly what they need. The PYP was created 17 years ago by the International Baccalaureate (IB).

How to learn in PYP

We know that younger learners are smart, resourceful, and creative people who grow, develop, and learn at different pace. They explore their environment and learn about the world through the game and relationships with peers, teachers, family, and community members. Learning takes place in dynamic environments that promote play, discovery, and exploration.

Parents whose children have experienced the PYP early childhood education environment and the Learn to Live methodology like the way we at Gimnasio del Norte recognize that every child is unique. One parent highlights “an understanding of the fact that children develop in different ways, so one approach doesn’t work for everyone, and that’s key.”

* Con información tomada de la Organización del Bachillerato Internacional “1511-pyp-early-years-es” .