Early Childhood

Bilingual Program

Bambujaya Early Childhood Program

Learning social, language and practical skills through cooperation, imitation, play and daily routine.

Throughout the early years, children carefully watch and imitate, so it is the optimal time to teach good habits and values that will last a lifetime. Children are interested in what adults are doing and want to have purposeful work themselves – they also need plenty of time to safely explore the world and develop a rich imagination.

In later years, children combine their curiosity and compassion to better understand the world and offer solutions to problems.

“Where is the book in which the teacher can read about what teaching is? The children themselves are this book. We should not learn to teach out of any book other than the one lying open before us and consisting of the children themselves.”

Rudolf Steiner

Bambujaya Playing Outside

Understanding how to educate the hands, heart and head, we at Bambujaya allow children enough time to develop skills, feelings and knowledge in age appropriate ways. In our Early Childhood Program, we encourage wonder and joy in the young child through the warmth and beauty of the classrooms, toys, the Arts, outdoor environment and our natural setting.

Bambujaya Classroom Activities

Our environment is welcoming and caring; our daily and weekly routines include baking, cooking, painting, handwork crafts, water play and discovery, games, outdoor play and housekeeping chores. All of this promotes the healthy growth of the child’s body, spirit and mind. Through bilingual circle activities and stories, children learn a variety of language, numeracy, social and practical skills.

Language Skills

  • Listen to and follow simple 2 step instructions
  • Listen to others and wait to speak
  • Learn and practice vocabulary through daily activity
  • Identify familiar letter sounds through listening and speaking
  • Imitate proper pronunciation of common English and Khmer words
  • Form appropriate sentence structure
  • Recite poems, sing songs and participate in accompanying movements
  • Communicate basic needs and ideas

Numeracy Skills

  • Understand the concept of numbers and their importance in daily life
  • Count to carry out practical activities
  • Sort various objects
  • Recognise written numbers
  • Sequence and plan steps for simple tasks

Social / Emotional Skills

  • Show respect, empathy and care for others
  • Show independence in daily habits
  • Cooperate with others to achieve tasks
  • Understand and use good manners
  • Practise self-control
  • Show self-confidence and competence in simple tasks
  • Show gratitude for, and take care of, the classroom environment

Practical Life / Physical Skills

  • Follow the daily rhythm, including setup and cleanup
  • Practise good hygiene
  • Help with snack preparation
  • Assist with daily chores
  • Develop gross motor skills, coordination and balance, through various outdoor play, e.g. climbing, running, digging and swinging
  • Develop fine motor skills through handwork and detailed crafts (hand eye coordination)