Pre School (K1º-K5º) is a continuation of home and, in relationship with home, creates a double link to collectively construct the emotional and affective framework within each child as the most important condition in being human as well as to develop the child’s potentialities and talents.
Our model is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, a pedagogy that transforms educational approach in order to develop children’s potentialities and their multiple means of being and expressing. Reggio Emilia is recommended by the European Union and Harvard University and recognized by UNESCO as the best pre-school pedagogy in the world.
Reggio Emilia is a system of contemporary education for girls and boys from infancy to six years old. It is based on a profound respect for human beings and uses a participative style of work in which students, educators, and families are involved in transforming education.
Reggio Emilia es un sistema educativo contemporáneo para niños y niñas de 0 a 6 años, que parte de un profundo respeto por el ser humano, utilizando una modalidad de trabajo participativo, en el cual se involucran niños, educadores y familia, transformando el sentido de la educación.
What is Reggio Emilia?
Reggio Emilia is a theory that sees children as their own resources for learning and their parents as means of obtaining new ways of thinking and sharing education with their children. Teachers are seen as investigators and institutions as learning communities.
It is a philosophy of life because it promotes values, emotions, attitudes and abilities such as respect, love, commitment, happiness, interest, amazement, listening, sharing, observation, analysis, reflection, creativity, synthesis, critical thinking, team work, decision making, problem solving, symbolic representation in learning activities, among many others.
Boys and girls are beings rich in potential, curiosity, and vital energy; they use what the environment offers them in their social interactions to construct meaning at their rhythm of learning and to experiment the joy of discovery.
Teachers play a fundamental role in the lives of children. Their human qualities and professional preparation as well as their interest in investigating their practice are vital to their impact in the development of children.
As the people who most love their children, parents actively participate in the development of the Jardin for both the opportunity to grow in their role as parents and to promote the emotional well-being of their children.
Love, respect, tolerance, friendship, sharing, listening, happiness, commitment, dialogue, and responsibility are values that are planted in the heart of a child and sprout in the construction of their interpersonal relationships.
Play is a means of learning, the expression of feelings, emotions, and thoughts. It is part of the formation of habits and values, creativity, and social skills. It is a means of exploring talents and the maximum experience in terms of forming a person in relation to others.
The learning environment, in the midst of nature, is designed to influence cognitive structure with an open, warm, and stimulating view. This space generates a sense of security, well-being and social interaction that allows for the development of multiple dimensions of learning.
Working on projects helps children become profoundly aware of the different phenomena that occur in the environment and to experience them while expanding their talents.
The levels are distributed in the following manner:
- kínder I – Walkers: 1 to 2 years old
- kínder II – Explorers: 2 to 3 years old
- kínder III – Flyers: 3 to 4 years old
- Full time: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Includes Snack and Lunch)
- Part time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Includes Snack)
Early Stimulation Program
Drawing on Reggio Emilia philosophy, our Jardin Infantil promotes autonomy and creativity in our children as well as the exploration of their environment and the construction of their own language.
The Early Stimulation Program is coherent with this philosophy in which children happily discover and develop their talents through play, art, music, and socialization.
The Early Stimulation Program connects children and their families with the Reggio Emilia environment and gives them the opportunity to interact in different spaces in the Jardin, such as the atelier, the plaza, the kitchen, the library, and other workshop spaces.
Families and children may also participate in all the activities organized in the Jardin: Children’s Day, Halloween, Family Day, the Granadino Festival, and educational workshops among others.
Granadino´s Early Stimulation Program
- The child receives multisensory stimulation that not only helps neurological maturity but also allows for better affective ties to his or her family and the surrounding environment.
- Beneficial for affective ties
- Makes children happy
- Supports adequate development
The Early Stimulation Program is directed toward:
- Children between the ages of 3 to 24 months. Babies must have their vaccination cards updated.
- Adult caretakers such as mother, father, grandparents, aunts and uncles, nannies, or nurses.
The one who accompanies the child to Early Stimulation becomes an active participant, as he or she follows the expert’s orientation and then tries to implement the ideas at home.