3 TO 6 YEARSINFANT EDUCATION
C/ Virgen de los Rosales 1 – 28023 – Madrid
At this stage, our students develop their identities and face their first contact with their classmates. A team of professionals supports and guides them at every part of this process.
An essential portion of our everyday work is done through projects. This methodology originates directly from the natural curiosity of our children, who are always eager to get involved. They enjoy great independence in their research of the proposed subjects, and become protagonists in the construction of their own learning experience.
Native teachers ensure a very early immersion in the English language. Apart from explicit lessons on this subject, other activities, such as Psychomotor, Arts and Crafts, and Music are also taught in English.
The educational resources used in the classroom are varied, dynamic, and attractive, thanks in part to the use of interactive whiteboards. These devices also help our students become more intimately familiar with Information and Communication Technology.
Moral character and empathy are exercised through symbolic play, in which students are accustomed to seeing things from the different perspectives of their classmates. They learn to understand other children’s feelings, and they reinforce their self-esteem. To make this possible, our playroom is well stocked with a collection of educational materials.
We believe it is of the utmost importance to make our students understand, value, look after, and respect Nature. During the school year, they work with recycled materials and become responsible for tending the vegetable garden. Each class is assigned its own patch, where they prepare the soil, sow, water, and harvest their own produce.
Drama classes begin at the age of three, with the purpose of developing verbal and nonverbal skills. Students participate in a number of theatre plays during the year, for which they learn and perform a variety of roles.
Reading and writing skills are supported by weekly visits to the library – a quiet and pleasant setting in which students enjoy and share stories and adventures.
We also think that fostering culture is especially important at this stage of a child’s development. The students go on frequent trips to museums and exhibitions covering sciences and humanities alike. The programme is adapted to their age, and structured to promote a natural approach to the arts.