Preschool & Kinder Junior
Nido Verde Di Reggio Emilia enfaces the discovering of the image of the child as rich and competent. Fully of discovery with many opportunities to develop a creative mind. This means that our students will have many ways to realize themselves and express this when the appropriate
learning environment are provided. For example, one of our student’s choices to expresses himself/herself by painting and reveals his/her emotions while playing. Nido Verde Di Reggio Emilia support the child image in this approach, to make the necessary arrangement in the classroom and with the program for creating many ways of expression for children and to be sure that what is being done is appropriate with the environment and culture they are living in.
NVRE strongly believes that play is driven by the children’s interests, questions, and the world that they live in. The materials are selected and available for play add to the children’s play in meaningful ways. NVRE gives the opportunity for our students to create their own play and explorations, that will support their develop independence and creative thinking. As child guide their own play, social interactions take place and relationships are built. Language is developed, math and science is explored, creativity and art go hand in hand, nature finds its way into many play scenarios and explorations, and the culture of others in discovered in meaningful ways. Children are truly engaged in their play.
NVRE considersthat your child is part of our preschool family! We look forward to getting to know each child as we grow together this school year. Our preschool class will provide each child with a safe and loving learning environment. Each day will be filled with fun and exciting adventures to help your child develop spiritually, academically and socially. The class will be learning and exploring many concepts and thematic units throughout this year and we are excited to begin our journey together. To ensure that you and your child have a great preschool experience while at NVRE, it is always crucial to have an open communication with your child’s teacher.
Our teachers in this age promotes more than 100 language of explorations. They are trained to set up the classrooms with many provocations, after observation of our students, to encourage discussion, exploration, experimentation, interest, and thinking. Provocations may be based on a topic of interest that the children are studying. Once children initiate a study or project, teachers can add to the play and exploration on the topic by planning and preparing meaning set-ups in different areas of the classroom.
Provocations could be:
- A problem
- A concept map
- Nature items
- A question from the teacher
- Questions from the children
- Song lyrics
- An event
- A book
- An object
- An artefact
- An interest that a child or group of children have
- A requirement i.e. the school show
- A concept i.e. change
- A visible thinking routine
Preschool is a particularly important year in children’s education at NVRE. For most of the children it will be the first time they have attended school in any form and for many, the first time they spend time apart from their parents.
Each month you will receive a calendar and a newsletter updating you on our weekly themes, class activities, and important events in the classroom. We will also send all correspondences home in your child’s folder via his/her book bag, so please check it daily!
We look forward to watching your child learn, grow and flourish through the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for our youngest students in preschool and Junior Kinder.
In Preschool much learning takes place through play and the program followed is appropriate to the age of the children in terms of their development.
- Provide each child with a warm and safe environment for learning
- Environment is the 3rd teacher
- Allow children to settle into the routines of school life calmly and confidently
- Stimulate each individual child with a broad set of experiences beyond those they are already familiar with
- Promote independent learning and active involvement in the learning process
- Develop basic skills and knowledge in line with overall targets for children at NVRE
- Enable children to form good relationships with peers and adults
- Encourage an acceptance of all cultures
In broad terms the curriculum at NVRE consists of the following:
- Personal, social and physical education (PSPE)
- Social studies
- The Arts (dance, drama, music, visual art)
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This comes about mainly through play. Play contributes to the development of the child, cognitively, physically and emotionally.
Physical DevelopmentMovement, and learning to move helps children think and socialize and it supports their physical development. Physical development is about the change in size of the body, how various parts of the body work together and about strengthening the body and all its parts. It is about developing more control, coordination and balance and is about the refinement of gross and fine motor skills. The children learn to move to music, work on small and large apparatus’s and learn simple ball skills.
Creative and Aesthetic DevelopmentThis means offering opportunities to develop and express their fine and gross motor skills, together with their artistic, musical and kinesthetic abilities, encouraging different modes of expression, verbal, non-verbal and most importantly offering opportunities to make informed choices.
Language DevelopmentChildren’s learning and communication skills are fostered as they talk with adults and as they play with their peers. By using carefully chosen comments and open questions, adults can assist children in their thinking and help build their confidence in the use of language. Children have access to a wide variety of play activities and are encouraged to talk about their experiences, ideas, feelings and achievements to one another and to adults.
Early Mathematical ExperiencesThis is the foundation for mathematics. Children are encouraged to be active mathematicians, expressing mathematical ideas, making mathematical discoveries and solving practical problems. They are provided with a range of stimulating and interesting experiences.
Knowledge and Understanding of the WorldChildren are encouraged to explore materials and find out how it can change. We provide opportunities for children to explore and experiment, also allowing them to practice new skills developing an awareness and understanding of early science concepts. Children need opportunities to gather information and satisfy their curiosity, explore, discover and solve problems. This is encouraged by hands-on IT in daily experience and eventually the use of the computer.
1. Who We Are
An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
2. Where We Are in Place And TimeAn inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnections of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
3. How We Express OurselvesAn inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
4. How the World WorksAn inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
5. How We Organize OurselvesAn inquiry into the interconnections of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
6. Sharing the PlanetAn inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
NVRE will be implementing a new program that will develop good practices in terms of learning and service.
Teachers will focus on how to incorporate curriculum content and collaborative practices into a school project. To ensure success, NVRE will be collaborating with the programs. We will be working on 15 days of Caring TIPS to contribute to the growth of a fraternal and cooperative culture in Latin American through the development of service-learning projects.
These projects will equip each child with roots and wings to thrive in a global world. Our students grow roots through celebration of the diverse cultural and linguistic heritages and traditions at NVRE.