(2 to 3 years old)
(3 to 4 years old)
(4 to 5 years old)
(5 to 6 years old)
The foundations of learning are established here, in the most important educational stage.
Aware of the importance of brain plasticity in the first years of life, we base our educational system on providing children with a rich and stimulating environment for their learning that respects their characteristics and needs. This favours their integral development by providing special attention to their physical and emotional well-being. From early childhood, sensitivity and respect for people, nature and the environment are enhanced.
Experimentation and play are fundamental learning strategies through which children’s creativity develops and responds to their curiosity and desire to learn. They are the protagonists of their learning, which they build guided and accompanied by the teaching staff in collaboration with the families.
This educational action is aimed at building the capacities established by the curriculum of the preschool education stage, developed in a specific linguistic and cultural framework. At this stage the learning language is German, so children acquire this language and learn through it. In turn, they are also in contact with the Spanish and Catalan present in the introductory activities for the written language and for psychomotricity. Given the uniqueness of the linguistic project, the class groups are small, favouring communicative interaction and personal attention.
Children are fully involved in the preparation and celebration of German cultural festivals and traditions (Sankt Martin, Nikolaus, Advent, Osterhase, etc.) and those of this country (Castañada, Tió, SantJordi, Carnival, etc.), growing up in a varied linguistic and cultural context that allows them to forge the basis for living in a changing and diverse world. In this way we follow the recommendations of UNESCO for 21st century education, known as the 4 essential pillars: promoting learning TO BE, TO KNOW, TO DO, and TO LIVE TOGETHER.
The foundations of learning established at this stage of education are therefore of the utmost importance. We work throughout the year in four-month terms according to the objectives established in the programme, of which families are periodically informed through the “Didactic Objectives” communications.
All subjects are taught in German, except for reading and writing, psychomotricity and swimming, which are taught in Spanish and Catalan. All subjects follow a methodology designed to foster the children’s innate potential.
In the preschool stage, education is centred on the 4 pillars of learning set out in the UNESCO Report of the International Commission on Education in the 21st Century:
- Learning to know
- Learning to do
- Learning to live together
- Learning to be
All this will help to foster the holistic development of our pupils and will be communicated to you in detail in the information and briefing meetings.
For ages from KleinesZürich (2 years old) to EI4 there is a free reception service from 8.00 a.m. In the afternoon pick-up must be between 4.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. Please be very punctual.
The pupils of EI5 (Pearson Ave.) will be able to use the waiting classroom between 8.00 and 8.35 a.m. and between 4.35 and 6 p.m. without additional cost.