At Up! Kids School – Escuela Infantil® we believe that holistic education by its very nature contains a multitude of complex elements that must be discovered, developed and strengthened in children, taking into account the different particularities that each one brings with them. With this in mind, we have drawn on various different pedagogical and philosophical theories as an inspiration for our actions, programs and other educational strategies and we have grouped them together and adapted them into the following modules, which form the backbone of our Up! Kids Circuit®.
Daily classes aimed to become moments of creation based on the interaction between the children and amongst them, the children and both the adult and the context around monthly thematic projects. Children actively participate in their learning process incorporating their personal experience. Project Time integrate the development of logical-mathematical thinking and literacy in English and Spanish.
These modules, as well as all the other components of daily life, will be carried out in English so that its learning is natural as a second language (native) and not only as bilinguals (foreign language).
Early stimulation module focused on the psychomotor area, sensory integration and the proprioceptive system as the basis for the development of brain areas later related to the acquisition of knowledge. It also facilitates aspects related to the development of self-esteem and self-image.
Sensory integration is worked in this module through the stimulation of the senses, as a fundamental basis for learning, as it develops skills related to attention, motivation and relaxation. In this class, children explore, discover and enjoy various sensory experiences that lay the foundations for more complex neural connections in the following years.
Module designed for creating and constructing in a quest to integrate knowledge and solve problems using technology, and learning the basic principles of robotics, mathematics and science. All this is achieved through materials such as LEGO, iPad tablets, robotics models, blocks, etc.
Daily moment in which children work, both individually and in groups, through an inquiry process in which they explore different options for materials, ideas and learning experiences. The teacher deepens the thought processes through questions and suggestions.
Auditory stimulation is facilitated using different types of sounds, instruments and musical styles, thus laying the foundations for numerous neuropsychological processes such as language acquisition, sensory discrimination, attention span and memory, among others. It focuses on the exploration of musical instruments, rhythm, singing and movement.
Activities such as reading stories, borrowing and sharing books, visiting the school library and others, and other family activities are an integral part of the development of language, imagination, creativity, abstract play and subsequent love for reading.
Class focused on the expression of feelings, emotions and ideas and the development of body awareness and the understanding of the relationship between the body and psycho-emotional aspects through theater, yoga, games, among others.