Who we are inspired by:
Focusing on the pupil's psychology, and not on that of the teacher, has a historical precedent in active pedagogy. Some of our references are illustrious models of education: Maria Montessori, Loris Malaguzzi, John Dewey, John Heinrich Pestalozzi. We apply to our educational method the Reggio Emilia Approach and also the Bruno Munari method to encourage creative development.
In addition to being a bilingual school, we are also a music school: we strongly believe in the impact that music, used as a language, has on the child's mind and cognitive development.
It is with a touch of pride that we always define ourselves up to date as regards education, so much that we have also hosted the trainees of Primary Education Sciences of the University of Bergamo, from which we were contacted to start this path together.
Our concept of "school":
While inspired by renowned educational luminaries, our teachers do not limit themselves to applying a method. Over the years, in addition to keeping ourselves constantly updated, we have experimented with multiple approaches depending on the child who receives our attention.
We think of school as a dress: it has to adapt to the child, not the other way around. For this reason, we like to say that all of our children's notebooks are different: each of them has different attitudes and interests, which must be encouraged and not dampened, in the name of play and creative stimulation. All this, always while immersed in a bilingual context.
Our environments and activities:
With these assumptions, Alice Parco dei Bimbi can count on a safe, stimulating and welcoming school environment, a cohesive, enthusiastic staff, loving children and attentive to each of them.
Once the children have been separated in the 2-3 and 4-5 years classes, each teaching activity will be carried out in even smaller groups, of 5 or 6 children, to allow the teachers present to devote their full attention to each student.
Working with few children allows teachers to better observe them in their discoveries, encouraging their autonomous learning, leaving them free to "do".
For this purpose, in the school there are specially equipped classrooms for creative, manual, graphic-pictorial laboratories, corners dedicated to play, spaces for psychomotor activities, but also sections for different types of linguistic, logical-mathematical, scientific, musical activities, even a space to practice climbing and a classroom for active learning of the English language.
Children are encouraged to explore also through outings in the area: we are, in fact, the only school that offers "mini holidays" lasting several days.
Knowledge of the world outside the school, also to be explored under the attentive and loving guidance of the educators, allows children to deepen, systematize and internalize what they have learned in the classroom.
Although they may be aesthetically beautiful to look at, you won't see us making pasta necklaces with children; the attention to food as a resource, to the concept of "not wasting", food education, are part of a broader context of sustainability that the school pursues with conviction.
We consider ourselves a green school, attentive to waste and the good use of the resources at our disposal and available to children, in order to teach them, the citizens of tomorrow, how to love and respect our planet.