EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Curriculum from Early Childhood Education

The Portuguese and English language instructions are accompanied by new trends that are updated dynamically to drive the child to integrate into the culture and achieve fluency in both languages.

The proposal is to put the student in touch with the language through various educational activities, such as the use of the library, various excursions, activities in the computer lab, among others.

The child of the preschool is in the “early childhood” sensitive period for learning language. The intensive preparation to assimilate it already occurs in the first year, when the child learns to pronounce the sounds and begin to learn and speak the first words.

The curriculum is developed in English, but from C4 on classes in Portuguese are introduced in order to start the literacy process.

The curriculum is taught through interdisciplinary projects prepared in accordance with the interests and requests of the students, while bringing the official curriculum.

Specific goals of Early Childhood Education:

  • Develop motor skills, language perception, temporal and spatial orientation, laterality and the concept of body schema required for reading and writing learning;
  • Facilitate the understanding and use of the environment surrounding the student to develop concrete operational thinking;
  • Provide appropriate situations that prepare for the practices regarding health and hygiene.

 

The assignments are always carried out respecting the age of the students.

The educational philosophy of the school and its methodology aim to develop the student so that he/she is able to face the future consciously and critically. It includes the organization of stimulating elements of the multiple Intelligences, awakening in the student creativity and giving opportunity for him/her to expand the areas of expertise. In addition, there is a priority to make possible the integration of all children with:

  • the other children;
  • a school environment that has rules;
  • the different languages, emphasizing the Portuguese and English languages;
  • the educators as mediators in the teaching / learning process;
  • the themes of the world;
  • the ideas and the various concepts (past and present);
  • the teaching material;
  • the families;
  • the nature and animals;
  • the past, the present, and the future;
  • the health and hygiene;
  • the protection of the environment;
  • all curriculum divisions;
  • the games.

 

Extracurricular activities

The musical, artistic, and physical diversity is transmitted through classes of Arts, Music, Drama, and Physical Education, held once a week. The English language is present in all activities in a natural and fun way.

 

Arts

Children perform artistic activities using the resources provided by the school. Crafts are conducted and each class using the art room, where they can try different types of materials and explore their varied sensations (sight, hearing, touch, and smell).

 

Music

Children sing and interpret songs in English with a professional who specializes in music lessons. The content is related to each class and the school routine.

 

Drama

The drama classes are taught by a specialist, who offers activities for children that emphasize the development of creativity, interpretation, and dramatization. These activities are conducted in an atmosphere of magic, fun, and distraction. The costumes and ornaments reinforce the construction of the stories, the games, and the presentations.

 

Physical Education

Children perform a series of exercises and games in which the main objective is the development of the motor coordination.

 

Library

A complete and modern material makes up our library. The aim is to stimulate the contact of children with different types of reading, such as fables, rhymes, stories, etc. Through playful strategies, the child is encouraged to develop a taste for reading and good use of the books.

 

Video Library

Children watch videos in English as a supplement to the projects and interpretation activities.

 

Gardening

Environmental awareness is developed from the contact with nature, the garden, the orchard, and the vivarium. Each week a class is responsible for watering and taking care of the orchard and garden, as well as feeding and giving water to the animals. The garden is also explored during cooking classes.

 

Culinary

Children prepare their snacks with different ingredients and experience them. They observe how food is prepared and the physical changes that occur during this process. They feel the taste, the smell, the texture, and let us know whether they liked it or not.

 

Computers

The idea is to teach children how to use the computer properly and introduce them to the basic concepts of computer science, in a well-dosed and fun manner. The activities are interspersed between computer use and crafts. Thus, children will make a connection with the real world and use their volitional impulses.

 

Ages for registration

Early Childhood Education/ 1st grade of Elementary School
Age
Notes to registration in accordance with the resolution CEE 73/08
C1
1 year
Children who complete this age up to 06/30
the current year.
C2
2 years
Children who complete this age up to 06/30
the current year.
C3
3 years
Children who complete this age up to 06/30
the current year.
C4
4 years
Children who complete this age up to 06/30
the current year.
C5
5 years
Children who complete this age up to 06/30
the current year.
Year 1
6 years
Children who complete this age up to 06/30
the current year.