KIS Early Years

Our KIS preschoolers and Reception class enjoy their own Early Years campus—the KIS Early Years Campus at Edelweiss.

From our beginning, KIS has been highly regarded for offering the best preschool program in the city—child-centered, inquiry-based learning. That KIS tradition continues, as we now offer an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program.

As our KIS early years students complete their preschool years, they have developed a strong sense of self, are confident in mastering projects on their own, and are well-prepared for ongoing exploration in education as independent learners.

Parent Information Booklet 2017 PreKinder

Parent Information Booklet 2017 Kindergarten

Parent Information Booklet 2017 Reception


Set within Edelweiss Ashel Residence, a gated community, our KIS Edelweiss Early Years Campus, is located above Al Farabi, at the south end of Zhamakayeva Street, right next door to Almaty’s growing financial district.

Main Phone: + 7 776 487 00 00

  • An English-Medium International Baccalaureate Programme A recognized worldwide academic program
  • As an authorized IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), children construct knowledge by engaging in meaningful learning experiences that are connected to the world around them.
  • Early Years classes broken into 3 classes:
  • 3-year-olds
  • 4-year-olds
  • 5-year-olds

We help children become independent, self-confident, and curious learners who work well with others. We teach children how to learn, not only in preschool, but all through their lives. We do this by providing lessons that help children grow in all four areas of development:

  • Social/Emotional
  • Physical
  • Cognitive
  • Language

What will my child experience at KIS Early Years?

  • Experienced, internationally trained Early Childhood teachers
  • Brand-new facilities
  • Gated community
  • 24-hour security
  • Clean mountain air
  • Dedicated Playground
  • Small class sizes
  • Full-time nurse
  • Freshly prepared healthy meals every day
  • Naps per parent’s request
  • Strong communication between home and school

What does the typical day at KIS Early Years include?

A strong academic program in reading, writing, and math Arts and Crafts

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Modeling with Play Dough
  • Finger Paints
  • Rhymes
  • Music Classes
  • Songs
  • Drama
  • Morning Exercises
  • Outdoor Games


Edelweiss Early Years Staff

  • Natalya Aygistova, Pre-K Teacher
  • Karlygash Mukhanbedenova, Teacher Assistant
  • Katrin Kuleshov, Kindergarten Teacher
  • Zhamila Mussaeva, Kindergarten Teacher
  • Bota Sarmanbetova, Teaching Assistant
  • Inese Grike, ReceptionTeacher
  • Erin MacDonald, ReceptionTeacher
  • Aida Kondakova, Teaching Assistant
  • Tatyana Bharti, Registrar