Children’s house

CHILDREN'S HOUSE GRANT VELA SHOOL

We work in an environment of nature and materials Pikler, Reggio Emilia and Montessori with children from 3 to 6 years old.

“So, from three to six years of age, being able to approach their environment deliberately and consciously, a period of true constructiveness begins”, María Montessori.

The child

Children between the ages of birth and six have an “absorbent mind. The 3-6 year old is going through a process of self-construction.

We work in an environment of nature and caring materials, with Pikler and free movement, creative materials from Reggio Emilia and the Montessori materials base.

THE METHOD GRANT VELA SHOOL

We encourage sensory development, introduce mathematical and language concepts, and provide the right environment.

The method

The classrooms are filled with a variety of Montessori creative materials, nature and colorful, English phonetic materials that are presented with a learning objective. They are encouraged to move, play and explore. This carefully prepared environment stimulates and promotes the child’s development towards independence, concentration, sequential thinking and controlled physical movement.

 

We encourage sensory development, introduce mathematical and language concepts, and provide the appropriate environment to develop the practical skills they need in everyday life.

To be sure that your child has all the benefits of a hands-on learning experience, you need to keep your child in the classroom for three years.

The first year is an exploration and adaptation during which you will receive a large number of individual presentations and also learn how concentration, order, self-discipline and social interaction work. During your child’s second year of education, he or she is encouraged to explore his or her environment more independently. Your child has more self-confidence than the first year and can usually work for longer periods of time. During the third year, all experiences are synthesized. Your child solidifies and really understands all the knowledge he or she has been absorbing over the past two years. Your child becomes a role model for other children.

LEARNING AREAS GRANT VELA SHOOL

Children learn to respect each other's work and personal space.

Learning Areas

The Casa de los Niños classroom is designed to be a three-year program comprised of children ages three to six. In this context, children learn to respect each other’s work and personal space. They actively participate in the maintenance of their environment, which is divided into four major areas: practical life, sensory life, linguistic life, mathematical life and cultural life.

The curriculum is enriched with activities such as music, sports, yoga, gardening, ecology, cooking and art. Each activity responds to children’s critical need for movement, independence and language. Students are immersed in English as their first language throughout the day.