IPC® Curriculum

Nationally Aligned. Internationally Acceptable.

Based on Academic Research

Developed by an academic team consisting of doctorate holders in Education, the IPC is among the most researched international programs for early childhood education available today.

Rigorous and Fun

The IPC Student Profile encompasses a wide range of intellectual developmental areas with an aim of harnessing a well rounded student that is fully prepared for further educational endeavors.

We meet the standards of:

We are aligned with:

The International Preschool Curriculum® was developed to raise international ECE standards by adopting and implementing proven research, much of which has only recently become available. The IPC believes that due to the progressive nature of education, the best forms of education continue to evolve. Therefore, in order to recognize the latest advancements in brain research, pedagogy, motor development, nutrition, and psychology the IPC seeks to incorporate these elements wherever possible.

The IPC Timeline of Influences

  • 1704 – John Locke
  • 1771 – Robert Owen
  • 1870 – Maria Montessori
  • 1896 – Jean Piaget
  • 1902 – Erik Erikson
  • 1963 – Howard Gardner
  • 2000 – Student Centered Education

Key Characteristics of The IPC:


Objective Based

The curriculum has clearly defined objectives which are designed to facilitate assessment and highlight areas of student progress or concern

Inquiry Based

Limited aspects of inquiry based education designed to spark and maintain interest levels

Play Based

By making learning fun, children are exposed to a learning environment that is second nature

Developmentally Appropriate

The IPC believes that all children develop at varying paces not necessarily defined by age

Family Involvement

The IPC believes that families should be at the center of their child’s education

Content Learning Areas

6 content learning areas and approximately 20 subjects ranging from agriculture to mechanics

Updated Regularly

As a living document, the IPC regularly edits and refines its curricula materials. New units to strengthen core skills are added annually

Peer Reviewed

All materials are reviewed by academic peers to ensure rigor


As a curriculum that was designed with an international audience in mind, the IPC has a special focus on internationalism, multilingualism and diversity

The IPC Student Profile

Independent Thinkers

They are capable of developing independent thoughts, Independent ideas and opinions and appreciate when collective Thinkers thinking and sharing is required to achieve a desirable or beneficial outcome.

Team Workers

They work as a team and can lead as well as accept a Team Workers leader in group activities. They understand that teamwork is sometimes required in order to achieve some tasks.


Through inquiry or instruction, they can appreciate and reflect on newly obtained knowledge.


They are capable of predicting an outcome for specific Predictors actions and explore the “what ifs?” They can make connections and correlations.


They are capable of communicating their ideas, needs Communicators and wants in an effective manner and understand when such communication is acceptable or necessary.

Social Carers

They strive to accommodate the social needs of others Social Carers and share compassion, knowledge, and friendship. They understand the boundaries of socially acceptable.

From Common Core To S.T.E.M.

6 Content Learning Areas 38 Subjects 57 Thematic Units

The IPC student is expected to achieve a minimum standard in each of the six content learning areas. The IPC believes that children will develop at varying paces and therefore structures its learning objectives into three distinct levels.

We have two curriculums developed
for two specific age groups

Both the Infant and Toddler and Preschool Curriculums were developed by a team of Academics in the Early Childhood Education field, and follow the IPC’s Six Content Learning Areas.

The curriculums are divided into Thematic Units that are specially developed to capture and engage growing young minds.

Infant & Toddler Curriculum

Developed specifically for children ages 6 to 36 months

Covers 36 Different Thematic Units from Healthy Eating to Outer Space and Beyond!

Developed in a weekly structure


Developed for Children Ages 3-6 years old

20 Different Thematic Units from the Olympics to Dinosaurs Assessment Indicators to better help assess your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Parent Newsletters and Family Curriculum materials to keep you informed and activities to reinforce classroom learning at home.

What is The IPC?

  • The IPC, or International Preschool Curriculum, is the largest Early Childhood Education Organization in the world.
  • From Armenia to Zimbabwe the IPC has almost 200 locations on 6 continents.
  • Sets a high standard for all of its locations.
  • Founded to strengthen and harmonize Early Childhood Education Standards Education for the World.

What is an IPC school?

An IPC School is a school that has met the rigorous accreditation standards of the IPC. The school’s teachers have completed the IPC training course, through the College of Teaching. The school also has access to a library of resources to better enhance your child’s learning experience. It is safety oriented and follows the IPC Code of Conduct.

IPC School Locations

There are almost 200 schools across the globe that proudly follow the IPC. The IPC is currently located across 6 continents and in 62 countries.