The International Preschool Curriculum Expands To Pakistan
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/Asianet-Pakistan/ — International Preschool Curriculum (IPC), the world’s leading international early childhood education organization, has signed an exclusive license agreement with AIM Middle East for Pakistan. AIM Middle East also has the exclusive franchising rights for the UAE (excluding Abu Dhabi) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
With plans to open IPC franchises in Pakistan, schools who adapt to the IPC will receive an abundance of benefits. Students will be taught IPC’s curriculum which includes 20 thematic units developed for 3-6 year olds and 36 thematic units developed for infants and toddlers. Furthermore, the IPC curriculum is constantly researched and peer reviewed to maintain the highest standards. The curriculum covers the 6 core learning areas and follows an objective based learning methodology.
Additional benefits include teacher training devised by an ex teaching fellow of Harvard University which will provide educators from all academic backgrounds with a web-based professional development program.
“We are delighted to work with AIM Middle East in Pakistan, the third country in which the IPC and AIM Middle East have joined forces. AIM Middle East have a level of local knowledge and expertise that the IPC recognizes as being invaluable in developing the interests for both organizations in the country,” states Peter de Beer, executive director of the IPC.
According to UNESCO, “In the case of early childhood learning, the definition and scope of early childhood education (ECE) is generally limited to the concept of katchi (pre-primary) class in the formal school environment. The concept of ECE in Pakistan is slowly being extended to and tested in settings outside the katchi and early primary classes. Because of the emerging and experimental nature of ECE interventions in Pakistan, there is much room for helping shape the definition and scope of the ECE sector in Pakistan.”
Maliha Ahad, Director for AIM Middle East has over 20 years of marketing experience in Pakistan and the Middle East. While commenting on the partnership between AIM Middle East and IPC in Pakistan, she said, “We are very excited about this venture and are aware of the need for higher standards in preschool education. With IPC’s entry into Pakistan we look forward to providing schools here with the opportunity to receive internationally recognized curriculum and teacher training, that reflects the latest research in early childhood education.”
Contact: Amanda Cazacu, Marketing & Public Relations Director, IPC