Through MUsic, Art and Nature
Our mission is to nurture the development of children’s autonomy in all areas so that constructive thought, activity, and creativity will flourish.
① We believe that from birth to three years of age, children have absorbent minds
This is when conscious learning has not yet emerged, and children will unconsciously soak up information from their surrounding environment; learning about it rapidly. At this stage, information and impressions made on the young minds are actually shaped and formed. Therefore, daily experiences are vitally important to a child’s development.
② We believe that from three to six, the child will have a conscious mind
This is the stage when a child’s mind is still absorbing, but now consciousness begins to appear. Children will eventually know what they want, and start to become more curious, creative and imaginative. They will be thirsty for knowledge, start to ask open-ended questions and do open-ended activities.
- To see
- To smell
- To taste
- To feel
- To hear
We encourage skills such as:
Ayla gives full attention and Individual Approach to each child to help them identify their learning styles:
- visual learner
- auditory learner
- physical learner
Building on the Creativity of Children
Ayla International School (AIS) was built under the vision of its founder, Puteri Zailan to foster a nurturing and stimulating environment for children of all nationalities.
Through her 27 years of experience as an early childhood educator, she felt that most of the curriculum for young children was too structured and not well guided and facilitated. The goal of Ayla’s approach is to educate the whole child in spirit, heart and mind.
Ms. Zailan believes that children are the voice of the future and should be given the opportunity to observe, investigate and experiment with things that interest them.
The programs are exclusively designed for parents who want their children to be independent, self-confident and flexible learners.
Ayla provides a friendly and homely environment that supports children to relax and focus on their current activities.
At Ayla, we want children to come to school to think and become curious, creative and diligent young learners. Children will start the day with a classroom discussion.
Each classroom is decorated with the children’s art masterpieces. Children are encouraged to use natural materials such as pine cones, seashells, twigs and more for their spontaneous creation during art or playtime. These materials are freely available to encourage exploration, expression and learning.
Our key method is to give the opportunity for each child to be expressive and excited about learning. We believe that if you turn them onto learning now, it will follow them for the rest of their lives.