The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) is a child-centred and research informed curriculum for 2-5+ year olds. The IEYC recognises best practice and the developmental needs of early years education and enables teachers/practitioners to embrace the interconnected nature of learning.
Emphasising playful, holistic and child-focused approaches to learning and development, it provides a contemporary perspective that empowers teachers as they help children learn effectively and with enjoyment.
Available to all nursery and early years settings and requires no formal pre-qualifications to be implemented
Flexible and works alongside your national curriculum whilst offering the structure required to suit all teachers
Designed around eight learning principles that we consider essential to children’s learning and development
Our unique process of learning shifts the focus from measuring outcomes to driving children’s learning and development
18+ learning units available based around exciting themes which capture children’s natural curiosity
Ideal for the transition phase between early and formal education and can be extended to include older children in settings and countries where early years’ education goes beyond the age of 5
The IEYC covers all the aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage provision, including learning goals and developmental stages
Assessment is done using observation and interactions by teachers, children and parents/carers to achieve a holistic view on a child’s development, recorded in learning journals
The IEYC is built around four Learning Strands that underpin all learning and development:
All 21 IEYC unit of learning has been carefully designed around a central theme, holistically linking all four Learning Strands to relevant and engaging activities that can be adapted and extended to meet individual needs.
Reflective Practices for Improving Learning consists of three key actions – Capturing, Interpreting and Responding. These enable IEYC practitioners to incrementally assess a child's progress.
Hear from the leaders and teachers at early years settings successfully implementing the IEYC.
Stand out with Accreditation
Accreditation of the IEYC is delivered by the International Curriculum Association (ICA), a body established by Fieldwork Education to drive forward our commitment to quality and improving learning.
The ICA champions quality of learning in schools implementing an international curriculum, supporting and guiding you to unlock the potential in your school.