NIDO (from the Latin nidus: nest)
Designed for babies, 6 months and older, full time or one period. Nido is a special, well structured space, where babies can be comfortable, well cared for, protected, and stimulated. Our goal is to offer parents tranquility and security and for our students a pleasant routine in a welcoming environment of mutual respect. The Nido team is composed of teachers that follow and provide students with important sensory and meaningful learning experiences.
EXPLORING OBJECTS AND GAMES
Symbolic and make-believe games improve the child’s imagination and participation in culture and society, learning to live together a little more everyday.
PHYSICAL CHALLENGES AND AUTONOMY
Nido helps the discovery of the space and freedom to move around, measure strength and limits, which is one of the first student’s steps towards autonomy and identity formation.
Caters to the need of exploring, to their curiosity, observation, and questioning. Small children learn to understand how and why of natural world and society’s phenomena, realizing that they exist, independently from their actions.
Singing nursery rhymes and sing-alongs are important tools to language acquisition.
Kindergarten’s approach is organized according to the children’s developmental stages to facilitate social, physical, and cognitive development. To some of the children, it is their first opportunity to interact in a larger social environment than the family, and therefore, their chance to be able to build notions of how the world works and their role in it.
Students in Kindergarten have daily classes since NIDO II, where activities are created according to age, in contextualized and meaningful situations, essential to the process of foreign language acquisition.
ARTS & CRAFTS
These classes provide an engaging and dynamic learning experience with cultural repertoire besides forming more creative, interested, and questioning students.
Classes happen twice a week, in spaces specially designed for the practice of sports and motor stimulation. These activities help create a corporal consciousness and emphasize mutual respect.
The weekly classes with a specialized teacher are fundamental to develop a reader’s behavior from an early age. Besides stories and projects, students take books home, and have the opportunity to become more responsible and share with the family a rich moment of learning.
MIND LAB – from Jardim I on
Mind Lab is the development of intelligence through games of reasoning, where students search for the best solution for situations and problems. These classes happen twice a month to enrich our content.
Music allows the child to know him or herself better, helps with the body and communication development since it is a cognitive, social, motor, and affective language exercise.
Our garden brings the beauty and color of the plants to the child’s world, besides providing an opportunity for learning about nature preservation and growing food.