Our educational program focuses on the harmonious development of children by specifically targeting the development of their psychomotor, intellectual, linguistic, social and emotional abilities by using play as a mode of learning. The educational program embraces the values of the “Welcoming the Early Years" program.
The privileged values in our daycare service are:
– Confidence and self-esteem – Respect – Communication – Collaboration and mutual assistance – Patience – Tolerance – Compassion – Independence
The objectives of our educational childcare service are:
– Welcome children and meet their needs; – Ensure well-being, health and safety; – To promote equal opportunities; – To contribute to the socialization of children; – Provide support to parents;
Babies are individuals and this is an egocentric stage of life. At this stage, we provide a more customized program that addresses the infant’s needs as much as possible. They experience a variety of sensory-based activities within a structured routine of snacks, lunch and sleep time.
Babies will learn to
– Be in contact with other babies – Discover new activities that help to develop new skills – Develop new abilities; sit, crawl, walk, sleep alone, etc. – Discover new activities that help develop new skills – Develop their language skills by listening to stories
LEARNING WITH MUSIC
Music plays an important role in the development of children. Studies have shown that children exposed to music at an early age have a greater potential for learning.With our musical program children will benefit greatly with their neurological development.
Our Music Program offers
Dynamic and creative activities to sustain children’s attention and active participation
Activities inspired by the environment and nature, as well as values such as respect, tolerance, and teamwork
A fun experience that highlights the sense of belonging and the sense of community
A musical program constantly revised by our team and presented in an evolutionary way
Original songs composed to ensure effective learning of musical concepts
Design and staging of musical performances for special events
Here are some advantages music has on early childhood development
• Researchers at the university of Germany found that exposure to music rewires neural circuits in the brain. These are the same circuits that are used in Mathematics.
• The main characteristics of music – Pitch, Timbre, Intensity, Rhythm are all found in spoken language. For this reason musical experience can help a child listen to, remember, integrate and produce language sounds. Apart from music’s affects on language development, exposing children to musical activates or instructions can result in many other benefits including a higher IQ, enhanced abstract reasoning ability, improved auditory memory, increased creativity and better manual dexterity.
• Exposure to a variety of musical stimuli and developing listening skills in early years are important to a child’s early growth.
• Dr. Mark Tramo neuroscientist at Harvard Medical “ exposure to music rewires neural circuits” scans of children’s brains show that growth at age 33 months to 40 months is explosive. They absorb and organize new info at a rate much faster than adults.
• Children surrounded by music and words almost always become fluent by 3 years old children deprived of language experiences may struggle to master speech.
• Songs, movements and musical games are neurological exercises that help children learn speech patterns and motor skills.
• Musical experiences enhance the future ability to reason abstractly.
• Songs introduce babies to speech patterns and sensory motor skills. The more words they hear the more their brain develops.
• Babies enjoy music and rhythm, when they were in the womb they felt the rhythm of the heart beat and heard the sound of the blood moving.
• Connecting rhythm, movement, and bonding produces lots of brain activity this will help babies in their future development.Singing and dancing helps baby’s brain develop.
• Babies posses a natural response to music through their conditioning in the womb to rhythm, sound and movement.
• The combination of touch and sound encourages emotional expressions in babies; this in turn activates the brain to release chemicals that help memory.
• Babies just 4 days old can distinguish one language from another and soon pay attention to the sounds that matter.
• When children learn how to discover their own rhythm and how to synchronize it with musical rhythms that will improve their confidence, their overall development and their ability to succeed at school.
• Learning music as a full body experience allows them to develop the ability to be in tune with the rhythms of music and life. Furthermore, what they learn with the body, they will keep it forever.
• Music stimulates the development of phonological awareness and word recognition. It nurtures auditory perception, phonological memory and the development of listening.
• Listening and especially learning music have an impact on the development of memory. It has been shown that the region of the left temporal lobe, associated with verbal memory, is more developed in children and adults who engage in music on a regular basis.
• Music learning has significant impacts on sensory and motor skills. Young musicians have better planning and execution of movements.
• Several studies indicate that various components of music contribute to a better ability of the concepts of fractions. Abstract thinking can be improved with the study of music in early childhood.
• Sound listening associated to body movement nurtures attention because children know they have to pay attention in order to know what to do. Furthermore, when children are active and creatively participating in the learning process, their interest is captivated. At the end, children who can pay attention for a long period of time will learn more effectively in their scholar age.
• Movement is central to the Learning process and it nurtures memory. Learning through physical movement allows the body’s memory to help the brain learn and remember.
• The power of the body memory is far reaching and it’s central to a life learning experience
• The association of movement with music stimulates the kinesthetic sense. Rhythmic activities have positive impacts in body intelligence in the way it improves coordination, balance, tonus and spatial orientation.
• When the students learn how to express their emotions through movement and express the sounds they hear with their bodies, they become more self-confidents, allowing them to a greater freedom of expression. Being more expressive will stimulate their emotional intelligence and it facilitates the relation with their peers.
• Participate in a dynamic class, being aware of different kinds of rhythms and dynamics (intensity) having the opportunity to follow them with the body and mind, will enhance children’s ability to adjusts to other groups and situations.
• They are stimulated thanks to the awareness bring to the body as a unity body and mind, it nurtures connectivity and synchronization with the rhythms of life.
• The earlier music is incorporated into children’s learning, the better! It paves the way to developing countless other skills throughout life.