Alianza Eco International School adheres to the Reggio Emilia program which is innovative and inspired by early childhood education.
We consider children to be strong, capable and resilient, rich with wonder and knowledge. Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential and this innate curiosity drives their interest to understand and learn more.
It is our job to examine what, where and how children should learn in order to thrive in a dynamic world. Our children create an understanding of themselves and their place in the world through interactions with others.
There is a strong emphasis on social collaboration and group work where each child is an equal participant. Their thoughts and ideas are taken into account. Adults do not impart knowledge. Children find knowledge though their own investigations.
Children are communicators
We understand communication as a process, a way of discovering things, asking questions, using language as play. Playing with sounds and rhythm our children are encouraged to use language to investigate and explore, to reflect on their experiences. They are listened to with respect, believing that their questions and observations are an opportunity to learn and search together. It is a process of continual collaboration where, rather than the child asking a question and the adult providing the answer, the search is done together.
The environment is the third teacher
The environment is recognized for its potential to inspire children. An environment filled with natural light, order and beauty. Open spaces free from clutter, where every material has a purpose, every corner is designed to encourage children to delve deeper into their interests. The space encourages collaboration, communication and exploration.
Our Teachers are mentors and guide
The role of our teachers is to observe our children, listen to their stories and questions, find what interests them and then provide them with opportunities to explore these interests further. The teacher listens to the child. The child is allowed to take the initiative and is guided in a productive way.
Our teachers are mediators between uncertainty and knowledge, They are a vital part in the educational process and have to be constantly reflecting about their role.They create general goals and predict how children will respond to those activities and projects, setting the environment. Eventually, the children take over and the curriculum emerges.
Projects can be generated by children or by teachers. Sometimes an event or a problem derives into a project. Projects are intensive and can vary in length from a few days to a few months. We focus on the centrality of the hundred languages belonging to every human being. In the atelier spaces, young children are offered daily opportunities to encounter many types of materials, many expressive languages and many points of view. They can work actively with hands, minds, and emotions, in a context that values the expressiveness and creativity of each child.
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