Mission Statement

Welcome to Play Learn Grown, International Preschool Belgrade, the place where your children can grow, learn and play in an environment that is both safe and structured.

Our school’s mission is to offer your child the most comprehensive learning experience possible in a safe and warm learning environment.

Children learn best when they have positive and caring relationships with adults and other children; when they receive carefully planned, intentional guidance and assistance; and when they can safely encounter and explore many interesting things in their environment. At Play Learn Grow, we ensure all of the above, providing your child with a safe, sound and warm learning environment.

Children enter preschool with different strengths. One child might love picture books and already know lots of letters but have trouble with social interaction. A classmate may find it easy to initiate play and share toys yet have almost no experience with books and reading. We at Play Learn Grow, follow your child’s individual needs and interests in order to comprehensively foster his or her development.

Good preschool teachers maintain appropriate expectations, providing each child with the right mix of challenge, support, sensitivity, and stimulation. With their knowledge, skill, and training, teachers—in collaboration with families—can ensure that programs promote and enhance every child’s learning.  Our staff at Play Learn Grow is supremely confident that due to our teaching method combined with our teaching staff’s extensive work experience, your child will not only grow into knowledgeable children but also into warm and caring, respectful adults.

(Inspired by the National Association for the Education of Young Children – NAEYC)

Knowing about child development and learning.

Knowing what is typical at each age and stage of early development is crucial. This knowledge, based on research, helps us decide which experiences are best for children’s learning and development.

Knowing what is individually appropriate.

What we learn about specific children helps us teach and care for each child as an individual. By continually observing children’s play and interaction with the physical environment and others, we learn about each child’s interests, abilities, and developmental progress.

Knowing what is culturally important.

Play Learn Grow is an IPC authorized school. As a professional association that directly serves schools, learners, parents and governments, the IPC offers a unique set of products and services that promote active learning and effective practices in teaching.

Headquartered in the United States, the IPC’s objective and research based curriculum meets the standards set by state departments and accreditation organizations. The IPC is internationally recognized and works closely with governments to amend curricula materials if required to ensure local compliance.

Founder and Director

ana-policAna Polic has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University. Her extensive experience in guiding children’s growth on three continents: America, Asia and Europe, has polished the Play, Learn, Grow into the premier educational institution that it is. She created a cutting edge curriculum for schools of young children incorporating the best traditional education paradigms as well as the latest innovations in neuroscience and brain development research. At Play Learn Grow, Ana incorporates her extensive knowledge and experience with the NAEYC standards and IPC’s research-based curriculum. As a result, children experience accelerated learning and growth while having lots of fun in a safe, nurturing, playful environment that permeates all of the interactions at the school.