Your child’s first English enrichment experience begins at age 2 to 3 in the Junior Group. The group assists your child’s development of understanding of English, as the teachers immerse children by educating and responding only in English.
Children continue from the Junior group or start fresh in the Senior group usually at age 4 to 5. In the Senior group we provide a safe, secure and welcoming learning environment for children to grow as individuals and responsible members of our community .
This full-day preschool group provides educational activities for preschool children in an English speaking environment. The education is considered equivalent to preschool education in a public Finnish preschool. We recommend children who join this group have some English skills before enrolling.
The After-School group provides care and activities for preschoolers in an English speaking environment. Preschoolers come from Tiirismaa’s English classes but we also receive a few children from Onnelantie’s pre-school. Our full-day preschool group also participates in the activities with the after-school program.
Children are placed in groups by age. Each group has scheduled daily and weekly activities, planned by our professional teachers. Some of the activities are done in small groups (8-10 children), to enable support for each child.