A Meaningful and Engaging Curriculum

To make learning meaningful and engaging, children at Amiguitos study a broad array of themes and delve into cross-curricular activities and projects.

Though teachers decide of some of the themes, many are driven by the children’s interests, lives and outdoor discoveries.

Project Based, Drama Based, Story based, Nature Based and Inquiry Based education are at the core of our pedagogy. They enables to meet each student at his/her level of development and interest while making learning meaningful and relevant.

Aside from also being immersed in a new language and gaining socio-emotional skills, each child develops, at his/her own pace:

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Oral language and analysis
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Gardening and environmental awareness
  • Social studies (geography, history, helping in our community)
  • Movement (P.E., yoga, dance, gymnastics, soccer, etc.)
  • Music
  • Art

At Amiguitos, the low teacher-student ratio ensures greater bonds are created and children are given more individualized attention, enabling for greater socio-emotional, academic, linguistic, and community development.

Kinder- 2nd grade: Building a strong foundation

By expanding and offering to serve children ages 5-7 (K-2nd grade), Los Amiguitos strives to provide a strong foundation in Spanish (French optional), academic and socio-emotional skills, as well as nature and community participation. Kinder through 2nd graders benefit from specific small group mentoring periods throughout the day, insuring they will be ready to transition successfully to 3rd grade, while also participating in core projects with the rest of the school community that will provide them with skills necessary for the development of the whole child. The philosophy and pedagogy applied insure learning is interesting, relevant and engaging and focuses on the Whole Child, Nature and different levels of Community (school, home, city, country, world).
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Sample Daily Schedule

9:00 – 9:25Welcome, outside play
9:30 - 9:50Snack time/story based learning
9:50 – 10:40Outside play/exploration/gardening
10:45 - 11:20Morning lesson and activity*
11:25- 11:40 Lunch time/story based learning
11:45- 12:15Outside exploration/play
12:15  - 1:45  Nap time/quiet reading time/small leveled group activities/learning centers
(depending on the child's needs)
1:45-2:00Closing circle time   
2:00- 2:15Snack time/story based learning
2:15 - 2:30Pick up

Prek 3-4: Building a strong foundation

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00 – 9:25Welcome, outside play
9:30 - 9:50Snack time/story based learning
9:50 – 10:40Outside play/exploration/gardening
10:45 - 11:20Morning lesson and activity*
11:25- 11:40 Lunch time/story based learning
11:45- 12:15Outside exploration/play
12:15  - 1:45  Nap time/quiet reading time/small leveled group activities/learning centers
(depending on the child's needs)
1:45-2:00Closing circle time   
2:00- 2:15Snack time/story based learning
2:15 - 2:30Pick up

*Activities vary based on theme studied and day of the week. They encompass: art, gardening, drama based activities, projects, movement activities (yoga, sports, dancing,etc), cooking, and integrate science, math, literacy.

Notes: Our schedule is flexible in order to best follow children’s needs and interests as well as the weather. Unless the weather is extreme, we are outside for our snacks, meals, some circle times and activities.

Summer Camps

Summer camps.

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