All children are different and each child needs their own rhythm of time or attention to help them grow. At ABC we do follow a personal guiding and timetable for each one of the children. We strongly believe that self-esteem is very important in this early stage, and each moment is chosen individually to develop this. A child who believes in himself will feel good about himself and will reach the goals easily and with confidence. Through the year the children can move upwards, it all depends on their needs.
Luna: The smallest of the school are in the “Luna” (Moon)-room; a cosy and warm place with 8 cots and a big 7 square meter play box. Playing in the box, enjoying music instruments, discovering their bodies or new movements and nice art sessions are, even for the smallest, a daily routine.
Nube: Is the second group and here we start to walk more and learn the finesse of body coordination. A soft but firm floor is used in this class to develop a proper body position for the backbones and hips, also it eases the tumbles for the moments when gravity is stronger than your child. In this group we also start with English in the morning and we continue with the Spanish language during the day. Crafts, movement and coordination exercises, songs and games are a major part of the day and we try to listen to our teacher.
Sol: The third group knows perfectly how to walk and to run around. We continue with movement exercises but also we start to use chairs and tables even if it´s only for 5 minutes. Apart from English and Spanish we introduce German language in this group.
Tierra: In this group we start to prepare the basic curriculum the children start from the age of 3 English and Spanish. Crafts, Montessori and also the first letter (vowels) and alphabet sounds. We start counting our numbers, but we learn through play so it´s all about having fun. The German language doesn’t have a curriculum until the age of six so we enjoy in German different skills like; yoga and relaxing exercises or Tibetan bowls and of course we sing and dance.
Volcan: Up from the age of 3 we start to work the curriculum daily in English and Spanish, at ABC Playschool we continuously look for funny and imaginative ways of teaching. Each day all children are able to enjoy crafts, Montessori inspired activities and the in citation of letters, small words and numbers up to 30. The Montessori activities offer life skills for the children such as sharing, closing and opening buttons, zippers etc. All of these are necessary for the child’s development and his abilities for the near future.
Ocean: The big group at ABC. Here we learn to read short sentences, building up our numbers to 100 and we start to add and take away the numbers, often helped by the Montessori system with activities designed for each skill level. During each class we change all activities, so your child will “work” the writing, reading and maths on a daily base but also crafts, games and other activities are in the daily program. We try to start the mornings with a yoga or relaxation session in German, followed by another activity in German. The English and Spanish curriculum are preparing your child to go to primary, but at the same time we assure your child has the opportunity to be an infant and to enjoy this period to the maximum!