Social Constructive Method
Our methods utilize the Social-Constructive Philosophy where children learn in a variety of ways (listening, observing, touching, reading, participation and repetition.) Our methodology recognizes that all children learn and progress at different speeds, therefore, we must adapt to their individual learning pace. Our studies have shown that children learn best when they are taught through organized playful activities where the teacher establishes rapport with children at their level and stimulates their ability to learn.
Anything can be presented as a game. The game can change the atmosphere and capture the interest of the most reluctant child. They do not realize they are learning, they are enjoying the game and learning at the same time.
Based on the child’s age, the course becomes more structured. Incorporating age related activities stimulates their social as well as academic progress.
NVRE integrates Reggio Emilia as an internationally known approach for their innovative pedagogy. Researchers from The Harvard University Graduate School of Education have studied how children learn in groups with Reggio Emilia schools. Harvard Professor Howard Gardner says the research should do away with common preconceptions about early childhood education.
NVRE leads the students in building a strong academic background with a carefully designed IB curriculum. Strength of language, creativity and cultural awareness are core tenets of the program. Additionally, academic integrity and respect for diversity play key roles in developing well-rounded students.
Education based on Interrelationships
A network of communication exists between the children, parents, and teachers of Reggio Emilia. These three protagonists work together to create the spirit of cooperation, collaboration, and co-construction of knowledge. They work together, interacting toward a common purpose: the building of a culture which respects childhood as a time to explore, create and be joyful. Each of these three protagonists has rights within the school; those of the children were highlighted earlier.
Our students and teachers build together learning experiences, ensuring that our students can fully participate in the unit of study. Students retain information through whichever modality is most effective for them, whether it’s by using tactile, sensory, visual, or technology tools. According to IB standards, there is no right or wrong way to learn so long as they’re able to drive their individual learning experience. The teacher’s guide the students, but the students are empowered to use whichever tools they’re drawn to.
Why Spanish Immersion?
Having proficiency in more than one language has shown to enhance a child’s overall verbal development, heighten creativity, as well as improve cognitive performance in overall basic skills necessary for elementary school.
Most children have the ability to learn more than one language much easier than adults. Experts agree that the earlier a child is introduced to a second language, the greater the chances are that the child will become proficient in the language.
Many cities in the U.S. are increasingly being exposed to the Spanish language and culture. Through Spanish Immersion, children will have numerous advantages that transpire from becoming bilingual.
Strength of language, creativity, and cultural awareness are also core tenants of the IB curriculum. Respecting diversity while striving for academic integrity creates well-rounded students who are being groomed to become globally minded citizens later in life. They are encouraged daily to make choices that serve the planet while fostering healthy leadership skills amongst each other.
NVRE is accredited by NAEYC, only about 5% of schools in the U.S. are accredited.
We also we follow the International Baccalaureate School program.