The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) was introduced in 2016 after new research and feedback from member schools demonstrated that early years settings needed their own curriculum to meet the needs of children at such a crucial stage of development.
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:
In the IEYC, children and teachers collaborate to co-create meaningful experiences that build upon and make links ato previous learning and development.
All 18 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.
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.