Parents with young children will be faced with the decision of choosing a kindergarten for children. Parents are in the best position for selecting a learning environment that matches their child’s needs so that the child will thrive and develop a positive attitude for learning. In making this decision, it’s essential to consider kindergarten schools that provide an atmosphere that is conducive to the development of your child’s potential and confidence.

For children aged 4-6 years old, a curriculum that includes the use of creativity, play and imagination not only will influence their love of learning; it also prepares the child to manage their emotions and social interactions. A curriculum, combined with qualified staff creates a friendly, warm, caring classroom atmosphere, will enhance your child’s development.

Listed are five kindergarten schools to assist parents in their initial search for selecting a school. Site visits are encouraged for the parents and children at any school under your consideration.

1. BJP Elite Academy

BJP is a private school located just off Soi Siam Country Club in Pattaya. BJP Academy is accredited by the Thai Ministry of Education and offers English Cambridge curriculum and French curriculum. The school provides classes that are intentionally kept small and places emphasis on educating their students in a multicultural learning environment. BJP encourages the development of the unique talents and abilities of each child with the goal of students’ attaining their full potential.

2. The International School of Chonburi

ISC is close to the Burapha and Laem Chabang Golf Courses which as around a 20-minute drive from Pattaya. ISC is a small school that began in 2009 and places a priority on students receiving a well-rounded education. The school encourages children to embrace the challenges of learning by utilising active and creative opportunities for learning. The curriculum focuses on mathematics, science and English as well as structured play during the day. ISC also has a variety of after school activities and provides supervised transportation to and from school.

3. Phoenix Wittaya School Pattaya

Phoenix is located just off Sukhumvit Road in the Nongprue area of Pattaya. Phoenix School’s curriculum offers a balanced curriculum to develop their student’s self-discipline and self-reliance. Phoenix gives strong consideration to building a positive first-time student’s learning experience. The classrooms are built around a kindergarten learning centre, creating a hands-on and interactive learning approach. The curriculum design uses a creative and imaginative environment so that international learners can reach their full potential

4. Regents Little Lions (Regents International School)

Regents Little Lions is in the Pong area of Pattaya. Regents Little Lions offers the English National Curriculum for its global and domestic students. The school teaches five different languages, has performing/creative arts activities and sports and strives to provide a nurturing learning environment where students experience a sense of belonging and pride. Regents School retains highly qualified teachers and teaching assistant that diligently work to ensure an academic, social and personal success for its diverse population of students.

5. Tara Pattana International School

Tara Pattana is located in East Pattaya. This international school prides itself on an atmosphere of respect and understanding for their diverse population of students and is accredited by the Education Development Trust. Tara Pattana’s curriculum for kindergartners incorporates children’s natural inquisitiveness and curiosity for learning. The classroom work, taught by a subject specialist, gradually becomes more focused yet lessons plans remain interesting and engaging for the children. Tara Pattana School has high expectations to inspire students to achieve their full potential.