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International Daycare & Kindergarten in Phnom Penh
We are excited to announce the launch of our upcoming Primary 1 program, commencing September 2016 for ages 6-7. Please drop by our office for more information.
The DK Schoolhouse teaching team is comprised of an international group of qualified, early childhood educators.
Selecting certified, long-term teachers is a crucial aspect of ensuring your child’s continued growth and development at school.
To ensure your child is receiving the very best care we have to offer, DK Schoolhouse provides it’s teachers with:
First Aid training and certification. Specialized pedagogical training.
Ongoing professional development. Interactive “training days” with the principal in class.
DK Schoolhouse is a European-style preschool and kindergarten from Denmark for children aged 18 months to 6 years old. Our wonderful schoolhouse is located in the heart of Phnom Penh’s embassy district with convenient parking and secured drop-off zones. All classes are conducted in English by our international team of teachers.
With learning methods developed by long-time residents of the Kingdom, DK Schoolhouse adapts Western modules of learning and presents them in a culturally appropriate manner.
We hold to the belief that:
“EVERY child, no matter age, ability or social strata, deserves equal opportunity for a quality education. “
DK Schoolhouse cares deeply about this principle. Our founding principle, which help guide us in all aspects of child caring and early learning.
DK Schoolhouse actively promotes Cambodian culture study and awareness of the community and local environment. Through play-based experiences, children learn compassion, how to identify with the feelings of others and be concerned for the world around them.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
At our schoolhouse we provide children with an assortment of materials, which promote problem solving skills. Hands-on activities introduce children to foundational concepts of measurement, shapes and quantities. Routine activities are used to reinforce math concepts introduced throughout study period.
Communication and Literacy
We encourage children to ask questions and express themselves verbally. Children are supported in vocabulary building and foundation writing through daily class discussion and guided drawing periods. Class discussions help children learn to listen to others and articulate their own thoughts and feelings.
Sensory Corners: Children encounter materials used for developing fine (small) and large (gross) motor skills throughout school. The use of “Sensory Baskets” introduces children to a variety of cognitive activities and include materials for sorting, matching, feeling, pouring, building, tasting and smelling.
Creative Play Corner: Various props and materials are provided to stimulate the imagination during play periods. Children enjoy expanding our creative play corner by providing special toys, personal items and keepsakes from home.
Story Corners: DK Schoolhouse is committed to instilling a love of literacy in children from a very young age. Picture and story books are placed around school and used during dramatic play and story time. This method helps children learn to connect stories with their personal experiences, put occurrences in sequence and predict events.
Water and Sand: DK Schoolhouse has a huge swimming pool and many flotation and water play devices for safe water play. Our sandbox spans over 7 meters with sand imported directly from the coast of Kampot.
Every child, no matter how young, has the potential to develop into an equal and successful citizen of the world. Every experience can be turned into an opportunity for learning. Every person is capable of making an imprinted connection in a child’s life.
Each child is unique and deserves the opportunity to learn in an environment conducive to their individual needs. In addition to our award-winning curriculum, DK Schoolhouse promotes focused learning through hands on, play based experiences. Our Nursery through Grade 1 programs give children the freedom to grow at their own pace and to be supported in an environment which nurtures discovery, creativity, imagination and independence.
DK Schoolhouse is proud to be a member of the internationally accredited, award-winning early learning system BrillKids. BrillKids Little Reader and Little Math curriculums are incorporated in classrooms from Nursery through Kindergarten.
What is BrillKids?
BrillKids is an interactive computer-based curriculum teaching core literacy, math and music concepts. BrillKids Little Reader and Little Math was developed by parents seeking to kick-start their child’s learning development.
BrillKids curriculum has won numerous awards in the field of education. BrillKids has rapidly gained a global ranking for being one of the best early literacy programs and is being implemented on an international scale including countries such as the United States, Canada, UK, Singapore, China, Japan and Russia!
What Does BrillKids Little Reader Include?
* Over 3000 vocabulary words in more than 180 different categories.
* Hundreds of interactive games following each lesson.
* 365 day lesson planning book for teachers and parents
* 25 sight-reading story books custom designed for lessons.
* Phonics flip chart for easy spelling practice.
* Flap Cards (words combined with pictures) for multistory word review.
What Does BrillKids Little Math Include?
* Teaches quantities by showing any given amount of objects.
* Short, high-speed lessons designed to stimulate right-brain learning.
* Changeable content with dozens of variations for each lesson.
* Customizable for teacher or parent voice-overs and personal pictures.
* Available online download library for expanding lessons.
BrillKids lessons must include active teacher participation. At DK Schoolhouse, Brillkids lessons are conducted on an individual basis for 5 – 10 minutes a day. Teachers sit children on their lap or close by and engage in discussion with each word or quantity. BrillKids is strictly a ‘choice’ curriculum. Should a child loose interest during a lesson, teachers may change the activity and continue the lesson when the child has regained interest.
In Pre-Kindergarten, children build their social skills and understanding through thematic units such as “My Five Senses”, “Colors & Shapes” and “Under the Sea”. Pre-K introduces children to the concepts of community, awareness of others, emotions and problem solving. We foster an environment in which students are able to explore themselves and their growing interests. As part of DK Schoolhouse’s desire to promote early literacy, children are acquainted with the alphabet and given the opportunity to nurture burgeoning reading skills through library time, story-telling and sequential patterns (Before – now – after).
Providing good nutrition and a balanced diet are crucial to maintaining our students health, physical and mental energy, and overall well-being. Students are actively involved in selecting meal choices and preparing snacks. We create student recipes and encourage parents to try these recipes at home. Each week, a new snack & lunch menu is posted including several DIY food choices.
Allowing children to participate in meal prep is a wonderful way of teaching the values of good nutrition. It gives them a sense of accomplishment and teaches the importance of hygiene and kitchen safety.
DK Schoolhouse provides a 100% organic snack & lunch menu. All meals are prepared on campus by our school cook and are selected to appeal to both Asian and Western meal preferences.
Lunch is served daily from 11:30 – 12:00pm
School snack is served twice daily; mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Parents are free to provide personalized snacks/lunches for their child, provided food options are in accordance with our school’s health food policies.
Please see the tuition fees for full details on snack and lunch costs.
Get up and get moving! Soccer club is hosted 3/x per week by our friends from Elite Soccer Asia, a UK-based sports development group. Soccer club is available for children aged 3 – 7 years old, 3 times a week. Soccer Clubs are taught by Coach Andy who has over 10 years of experience in early childhood sports and education. What are the benefits of soccer club? . movement and agility activities are designed to help children develop skill in gross motor control, cognitive thinking, agility, balance and teamwork.
– Devlepes balance and agility.
– Improves fine and gross motor control.
– Challenges cognitive thinking skills.
– Promotes team-work & critical thinking skills.
Soccer club is about much more than just ‘soccer’. Coach introduces obstacle courses, group games, balance practice & activities that promote problem solving and teamwork.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday (3x per week)
Month pass: $30.00USD
Separating from parents when first starting school can be tough, but it needn’t become a dramatic event. Our experienced teachers work closely with parents in Pre-K1 & 2 to help ease separation anxiety and ensure for a smooth transition to school.
DK Schoolhouse’s Parent Policy:
Parents play an important role at DK Schoolhouse in helping children adjust to school routines. Active parental involvement helps to limit the stress and anxiety that young children typically face upon first beginning school.
Parents in Pre-K1 may accompany and stay with their child during morning outdoor playtime before class. This may be continued for as long as necessary until the child has become more settled and adjusted to aspects of school.
Parents in Pre-K2 may accompany their child upstairs to the door of class for the first few days of school.
Our teachers are prepared to take over when parents feel ready to leave, however we will not interfere or force separation without parents full cooperation. Parents can help make the transition as smooth as possible by:
– Encouraging your child to participate in teacher-directed activities.
– Showing your child the areas for independent play at school.
– Consistently following the same goodbye pattern each day.
– Clearly explaining new developments to your child. (For example: where is their class, who is the teacher, what do mommy/daddy do outside school, when will they come back, etc.)
We encourage parents to partner with us in becoming a part of the school community through getting to know teachers and by providing us with comments, questions or feedback on how to better facilitate learning.
We provide parents of DK Schoolhouse with:
– Regular feedback and progress updates on students
– Scheduled meetings and workshops.
– Opportunities to observe lessons and interact with their child.
– Tailor-made homework and subject focus for learning support at home.
Thank you DK Schoolhouse for making learning so fun and for helping my boy. He comes home from school each day happy and never forgets to do his homework. We really appreciate your school and have nothing but positive things to say about the DK Schoolhouse team. Thank you to all for making school something my child looks forward to attend.Ms. Bo, Mother of B, age 6.
My daughter really enjoys her time in school and has improved her speaking so much since beginning DK Schoolhouse. Before she started she had trouble being shy and speaking with volume but since she’s been in school she has begun to speak a lot and has many friends. She loves to talk about what she learned from her class and even reminds my wife and I to help her practice the responsibilities she has learned in school. I’m happy with all the events that DK Schoolhouse has that my daughter can join. It’s a really good school.Ms. Lassy, Mother of Y, age 3 ½.
The staff and the team at DK Schoolhouse have been an inspiration to my kids and have helped them learn so much. I think I have never felt so much close attention from the staff than I have at DK Schoolhouse. The teachers are experienced and spend a lot of time helping the children become happy at school and are very friendly with everyone. My kids love going to school, especially to swim and for show and tell days. Whenever we have a holiday they always ask to go to school!Mr. Sokkul– Father of K. age 5 and J. age 2.
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Our tuition & enrollment fees go directly towards covering the cost of school resources, learning equipment, staff and facilities.
All fees must be settled 48 hours in advance of your child starting school.
We send invoices two weeks prior to their due date in your child’s backpack. We ask parents to please respect the payment deadlines listed on the calendar. A penalty fee will be charged after the first late payment and continual late payments may lead to enrollment being suspended.
Tuition and registration fees are non-refundable. We consider all refund requests and will help refund your annual payment provided 1 term notice is given in advance.
The school reserves the right to terminate an enrollment if a child or childs family member is in direct violation of school policies and/or is deemed a threat to students and staff. Immediate termination of enrollment is non-refundable.
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