Tchou Tchou daycare, kindergarten, and primary school welcome children since 1991 in a greenery and quietude environment.
The nursery greets children aged from 15 months to 3 years old for awakening activities, games and creation activities. Divided into several age groups, children come to accomplish their first steps to autonomy. They also learn about respect by discovering community life.
Starting from 3 years old, children enter in French speaking kindergarten class, or bilingual class French/English. Schoolteachers and their assistants teach courses according to French National Education program within classes of 20 students maximum.
In their 6th year, kids begin primary school. Certified teachers help them for reading and writing learning of French language.
English classes are proposed to children, 3 afternoons per week.
For kindergarten Khmer speaking children, Khmer language classes are proposed. They work mainly on spoken and oral language.
For primary school children, learning of Khmer language writing and reading is also proposed.
We know that every persons are important in our school, the maid who cleans and takes care of flowers, the smiling guardian who welcomes your child in the morning, greeting him by his name and helping him to cross the road, nursery animators who take care of the youngest children, taking them in their arms to make the separation not too hard.
This is why within Tchou Tchou team we care about offering to our employees the best work conditions.
Tchou Tchou is particularly sensitive regarding work conditions of its employees, receiving a work contract giving them a minimum of 5 weeks of paid leave, a 4 months maternity leave fully paid, wages upper than Cambodian ones, a thirteenth month of salary and a health insurance.
Children of the staff are accepted free of charge at school benefiting of Tchou Tchou teaching and perfect mastery of French as second language, even English as third language.
We also offer French language courses to employees to permit them to improve themselves permanently.
Some of our employees are working with us since Tchou Tchou creation in 1991, which is a pledge of trust for us.
We are collaborating with PSE NGO since 2003, welcoming trainees in early childhood animation.
Some of our employees come from PSE.
Since June 2009, with the support of ORPHO association, Tchou Tchou receives groups of 20 children, 2 afternoons per week, coming from nurseries located around the main garbage dump of Phnom Penh.
Those children, supported by PSE, come to Tchou Tchou for play and participate to various activities.
The school project is the result from the thinking of the whole pedagogic team, and the common desire to give sense to our action in the school by the discovery of the world, arts practice and exchanges within the school.
The school project 2014/2015, which will probably be repeated as it is very wide and diversified, is:
Teachers intervene in their usual class and also in 4 other classes, on Wednesday morning from 9:30am to 11:45am.
1st period: we begin with one continent, each teacher chooses an artistic topic among the 5, and the teacher in charge of corporal expression/dance/theatre is the director with his class, other teachers work on a different artistic topic, and so forth on 5 periods.
Those exchanges lead to the creation of a spectacle for the end of the year (end of May) by the kindergarten group, and a production related to this spectacle.
Since September 2010 we propose two options in all kindergarten levels:
In September 2013, we set up two options in primary school classes:
In September 2014, we started Khmer lessons for kindergarten classes, 2 afternoons per week (4hours).
For the 2015 back-to-school time, we want to propose to Khmer speaking kids of primary school, to learn Khmer language reading and writing, in option.
Key persons such as teachers, the person in charge of daycare and administration are always available to listen to you and give you information about children. Their phone numbers and e-mail addresses will be given to you in order to contact them easily.
Children’s evaluations are on January and June for the kindergarten, on December, March and June for the primary school. Then meetings are proposed to parents in order to discuss about the evolution of their child in learning process and within the class group.