The IB knows that young learners are intelligent, resourceful and creative individuals who grow, develop and learn at different rates. They explore their environment and learn about their world through play and relationships with peers, teachers, family and community members. Early learning in the PYP is a holistic learning experience that integrates socio-emotional, physical and cognitive development. In the PYP classroom, it takes place
in dynamic environments that promote play, discovery and exploration. Parents whose children have experienced the PYP in an early years setting like how the programme acknowledges that each child is unique. One parent sees “an appreciation of the fact the children develop differently, so one-sizefits-all doesn’t apply with the kids and that’s quite key.