Welcome to a new year of Kindergarten! The Universal American School’s Early Childhood Department has been busily preparing for your children, our students, to either return or join us for the first time, in their ‘second home’. Kindergarten literally means ‘child’s garden’ which is so appropriate for in a garden seeds are nourished and exposed to all the elements needed for growth, just like children in school.
At UAS we know young children are inquisitive about the world around them and are natural explorers. Anyone who has spent time with a young child knows that their favorite question is, ‘Why?’ Our program is unique in that we aim to develop the whole child: socially-emotionally, cognitively and physically through developmentally appropriate expectations. We have many sensory activities to promote the student as the leader of their investigations and education. We are proud to be the only school in Kuwait offering Kindermusik™ as an extension of our specialized music program. Our teachers are trained to guide children along their journey, observe and assess without interrupting the student at work and to help all children achieve success.
Our staff are highly qualified professionals, some with over 20 years of experience working with UAS families, and many having taught multiple siblings! Our teachers are also life-long learners: 33% currently hold a Master’s of Education degree and two others are in the process of completing theirs, while others posses advanced training and certificates. You can feel confident that your children are in good hands at UAS.
Finally, we are your partners in your child’s education. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns we want to hear from you. We look forward to working closely with you, our doors are always open.
Best regards for an outstanding school year!
Mrs. Sarah Borisly
Vice Principal’s Message
As the KG Vice Principal, I would like to welcome you to Universal American School! The “first day of school” is a great milestone for your child and we understand that you and your child may have met this day with excitement or apprehension (or a little of both). We are thrilled to be teaching your son/daughter as they begin an exciting new school year. Kindergarten is a very important and exciting time in your child’s life and in your lives as well. On behalf of the kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Borsily and myself, we welcome you and want you to know that we will do everything we can to make your child’s kindergarten year the best that it can be.
Each year our kindergarten students enter school with a diverse range of experiences eagerly ready to absorb everything kindergarten has to offer. Our goal is for every student to reach his or her developmental educational potential by building a strong academic foundation. A student’s academic success is based on developmental readiness, a nurturing environment, and parental involvement.
We believe that teachers and parents should work together to provide challenging and engaging learning experiences. This partnership will build children’s confidence and encourage them to continue to see learning as both enjoyable, useful and provide a strong foundation for their future intellectual, physical and social development. Universal American School uses a play- based approach to education which allows children to become strong problem solvers and critical thinkers. A play-based approach supports young children’s cognitive development, taps into children’s individual interests and it also responds to their sense of inquiry and exploration of the world around them.
We look forward to a wonderful year ahead and hope to make your child’s experience at school welcoming, fun, and full of learning. Thank you in advance for your support and assistance. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school.
Ms. Cheryl L. Wells
KG Vice Principal