Early Learning School (1-5 Years)
According to scientific research, children develop their intelligence in the early years. For this reason, at PaRK IS we have created a programme that enables the child to explore and maximize their individual skills, so that they feel ready for the challenges that lie ahead.
Children explore the world through the five senses – touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight. Throughout this process children discover new interests, meanings, concepts and realities. The child is an active participant in this process: with play at the centre of the programme the child has an active role in choosing the activities that interest him/her the most. Children are guided as they gain awareness of their skills and capacities and challenge their comfort zones. We place a great importance on individual pace, in order to ensure that we are promoting individual self-esteem at the same time. From early childhood we provide them with challenges they can understand and relate to while teaching them that their attitude is crucial to their success. The atmosphere and routines are carefully planned and prepared to respond to all developmental stages.
Classrooms are organised by areas of interest (corners), with different resources and materials at their fingertips. The objectives and nature of each area dictate the type of activities that can be performed there. To better organise the space, it is necessary to select the fundamental areas: role-playing (big house, garage, small house and farmhouse), visual arts, reading and writing, mathematics, science and group meetings and daily routines (attendance tables, guardians of the day, word, number and “I know!” challenges, calendars – month, day and weather -, and enrolment sheets in each of the corners).