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Key to Learning 2023

Early Years Curriculum With Galina Dolya

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ISMILE invited Galina Dolya, the Curriculum Director of Key to Learning International for a three days training for our educators on September 2023. Galina has developed an innovative Vygotskian approach to early childhood education. This curriculum has been proven to unlocking children’s “learning abilities” resulting in exceptional academic, social, and personal success. 
Our team believes that Vygotsky is one of the most influential theorists in Early Childhood Education. Like Vygotsky, we also agree that culture is significant in learning, connecting with language that is the root of culture and that individuals develop their role in the community.

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Participating in a 2-day advanced training program on the Key To Learning, a Vygotskian Theory curriculum, in Singapore was an exceptional opportunity. The training, led by Galina Dolya, the founder of the Key To Learning Curriculum, was truly enlightening. We were not just observing leaders from leading preschools presenting their experiences, but we also had the opportunity to engage in a series of informative discussions and hands-on sessions based on the Key To Learning modules. This experience has left us feeling inspired and motivated to enthusiastically introduce and implement this curriculum within our own facilities, including ISMILE and our sister schools, IShine and Alam Atelier.

Nafas To Install Clean Air Zones in 7 iSmile Pre-School Campuses in Indonesia

As pollution in Jakarta and many other Indonesian cities continues to get worse, Nafas has been appointed as the air quality partner for iSmile Family of Schools in Indonesia and is tasked with bringing healthy air quality to 7 campuses in Permata Hijau, Menteng, Kelapa Gading, Pantai Indah Kapuk, P. Antasari (for Alam Atelier & BazGym) and Bandung. As part of the partnership, Nafas will be providing healthy air quality management, analytics & reporting as well as leading educational programs for parents across iSmile, iShine, Alam Atelier and BazGym  to continue to raise awareness about air pollution and public health.

Over 800 students attend iSmile Family of Schools, one of the top pre-schools in Jakarta, Bandung and Bali. The dedication of iSmile administration to providing the optimal learning environment for its students extends to ensuring that healthy indoor air quality levels are always maintained. 

For their schools that already have a Clean Air Zone, Nafas successfully reduced indoor air pollution by over 80% in classrooms at the Kelapa Gading campus in April 2024.  Unhealthy indoor air quality in schools provides a sub-optimal learning environment for children and long term exposure to PM2.5 reduces concentration, focus and can impair cognitive development. Nafas even published an article about this – The Smog Effect: How Air Quality Could Be Affecting Test Scores.

Clean Air Zones by Nafas are a subscription based B2B service which provides companies with air quality diagnostics, healthy air management, data analytics and real-time reporting of indoor pollution levels. The end to end service is the first of its kind in Indonesia, and already serves over 100 clients in offices, schools, small businesses and residential locations.

Interested to learn more about turning your business into a Clean Air Zone – click here.