6th November 15
The main aim in the Department of Early Childhood Education is to make the daily lives of our students as fun and exciting as possible.
What is our secret?
Our way of teaching is globalized in what we call “Topics”. Each topic is divided into five weeks for 3, 4 and 5 year olds and one month for 1 and 2 year olds. In each topic, students work on the various different forms of intelligence. That’s to say, on linguistic intelligence, logical-mathematical intelligence, spatial intelligence, physical-kinesthetic intelligence, inter- and intra personal Intelligence, musical intelligence and naturalist intelligence.
Some of the activities carried out in these topics are:
At 1 and 2 years old, children have experiences with leaves. Touching them and throwing them into the air as if they were the wind ..
3 year old children learn about the home and doing housework … washing clothes, doing the dishes, hanging out the washing, ironing, sweeping. Although it may seem strange that they enjoy it.
At 4 years old they discover the world of dinosaurs. There are stories about dinosaurs, we talk about their size and length, how they used to live and eat. The children will develop a prehistoric world in 3D and they even get to make a dinosaur egg. With the topic of Bears, they bring their teddy bear from home and have “a teddy bears picnic,” as well as learning a well-known song in English. We will talk about our teddy bears, which will be measured and weighed. They will also talk about real bears, their habitats, and their abilities and senses.
At 5 years old, one of the favourite Topics is “The Park”. We are fortunate to have a beautiful public park opposite the school and we will go there to see the swings, where we will speak about strength and speed (along with having some fun, of course). We will study the flora in the park, as well as the types of trees and flowers that there are there. We will also have a conversation about the types of animals that may be in the park, even if they are only dogs and birds.
English is the language of instruction for all students. They learn to use English naturally, both verbally and in writing, in their day to day life, through all the experiences the we propose.