Principles of our Educational Project
Caring for all people.
Listening and respectful dialogue.
The importance and acceptance of diversity.
The training of the teaching staff as a personal and professional responsibility.
The quality of spaces and experiences.
centre as a place of coexistence and relational interchange between adults and children.
centre as a space for children, based on their perspective.
A good relationship with the environment and the community.
A participatory and democratic educational project. Committed to its people and that transforms conflicts into positive aspects for reflection.
Consensual decision making through listening and evaluation of the different beliefs.
How we work
Here you will find the general processes with children who are part of our Educational Project. Their main goal is to create the best experience possible for everyone.
When children come to the
centre, we welcome them individually. The arrival of children is flexible and enables an even more personalized and welcoming experience: greet them, individually, chat a little them... Families can stay at the
centre all the time they want.
The departure is flexible allowing the children to receive an individualized farewell by the teacher. Usually, your child may explain you some of the experiences or show you something he/she made today.
THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER
To us, the
centre is a place to support and respect the life processes of the children. We work to feel them recognized, accepted and loved so they can grow balanced and with a good self-esteem. In this process, the goal of the teachers is to empower them. Teachers are with them, observe and suggest to the children, but never judge or condition them. Teachers organize time and space for empowering the children, avoiding excessive intervention by the adult. This process allows each child to BE and
think independently instead of doing to find adult approval.
THE ROLE OF THE PARENTS & FAMILY
The involvement of families is one of the cornerstones of our Educational Project. We understand the
centre as a community where families and teachers accompany the children in their growth. For this reason, the
centre facilitates the participation and involvement of families devoting many moments in which parents can be in the
ENGLISH, A NATURAL PROCESS
English language is introduced from 0 years and in a natural setting. To accomplish this purpose, all the teachers always speak to the children in English.
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY
We believe that the growth of children happens in the
centre, the family and the community. Our
centre is involved and open to the community that way the children feel part of it.
GOING TO THE TOILET AND DRINKING WATER
We believe that going to the toilet and drinking water are independent physiological needs of each child and that they happen at different times for each child. Therefore, every child goes to the toilet and drinks water when he/she needs it, freely and usually not routinely.
BRIDGING THE CENTRE FOR FAMILIES
We want the child to adapt to the
centre quietly and smoothly. So we contemplate the possibility that families can be with their children at the
centre throughout the day, while the child adapts. Each child fits in the
centre in a different way and the duration of this process can vary greatly.
LIMITS: THE BASIS FOR FREEDOM
To differentiate between the concepts of "obedience" and "responsibility", for example, we make sure they are responsible, not obedient. We ensure accountability, avoiding attitudes of obedience after which there is only the desire to please the adult. The acquisition of responsibility it may be a slower process. But, in the long term, this process enables the child to think for himself or herself and acquire democratic attitudes and actions. The limits are introduced gradually as things happen: talking with children individually and remembering (quietly and to the child in particular) the appropriate limit in every situation.
ATTENTION TO DIVERSITY
In our day-to-day, attention to diversity is something very present in every moment. The children enjoy free environments that enable them to learn in the most natural way possible. We also do guided activities that are flexible and open to suggestions. We can serve the specific needs of students with challenges as well as gifted children.