Our curriculum benefits and highlights the abilities of every child by developing their different sensory perceptions, their mobility, and their intellectual skills. In order to do that, we combine traditional methodologies with the latest knowledge trends in education, such as: Maria Montessori, Glenn Doman, Howard Garner, Bernard Aucouturier, Loris Malaguzzi (Reggio Emilia).
Comprehensive education includes working on the many intelligences of the pupils, as stated by Howard Gardner. In addition, the intellectual abilities are to be complemented with the development of the children’s emotional intelligence.
The education does not just focus on intelligence as a compound of techniques and knowledge, but also as a development of principles and social resources.
During their very first years, babies and children have the greatest potential to learn. Strengthening that, it is fundamental for their future development.
We follow Glenn Doman’s methodology by incorporating auditory stimulation, visual stimulation and a program of physical activity (crawling, running, brachiation ladder) in our day to day activities, making learning a natural, enriching and joyful experience for the children.
VESS Certified School
VESS is a new pedagogical model based on the culture of thinking, a new way of learning based on making our boys and girls reason and question themselves. Through thinking routines, the children learn to understand how information is processed and applied on different situations.
In Magnolia we speak Catalan, Spanish and English every day.
For teaching English in the 0-3 stage, we use the TET (Total English Teaching) method, based on the introduction of English to children within a significant context. English is learned through songs, routines and diverse visual material, games and songs that allow the kids to easily pick up on some expressions and the phonetics of the language.
Learnig in english
The very first years of the children during the Early Stages of their development are essential for their neuronal, motor and emotional growth. At Magnòlia, we take all of this into account and, thus, we present them with the possibility of using their body to freely express themselves. Also, we provide them with the incentives to feel motivated during psychomotricity class.
The actions performed during this time take place in a comfortable and cozy environment that has been filled with different soft materials for the kids to balance, roll, jump, and hide (0-3).
All this is present in the psychomotricity sessions as a daily compliment to the program of physical exercise in Early Learnings.
At Magnòlia, we understand music as a language to awake and develop a kid’s abilities and growth. Children understand and welcome music as a means of communication and self-expression; as well as a fun element that brings comfort and enjoyment. Music also helps us develop our memory, concentration and coordination of the different parts of our bodies. The rhythm, psychomotricity, stimulation of the senses, the imagination and sensitivity, the ability to listen and move our bodies are awakened by music. Musical auditions, songs, instruments, dances and games, are a part of our everyday routine.
Magnolia works on raising awareness for the environment by including onto our curriculum activities such as recycling, saving water, taking care of trees and plants hand by hand with our surroundings and with the use of our urban garden.
This program is thought to facilitate the involvement of different school centers in a global project to imagine and build a better and sustainable world for the children’s future.
At Magnolia, we boost an environment where children feel loved and protected. We do so through personal motivation to overcome challenges and move forward in the understanding of their surroundings and themselves. That is how we achieve a solid and comprehensive education for a lifetime.
Relationship with Families
We understand that the collaboration and participation of families is key in the education of the children. That is why we favor the daily contact of families and teachers of each student due to the importance of working together. This is how we can guarantee a comprehensive and adequate development.
Every school year holds a different project with different and specific learning goals that create the unifying thread to all of the daily activities. This way, all of the actions taken inside and outside of the school by all of the school staff, follow the guidelines of this pedagogical line of education. This facilitates the diversity of content and achievements that gather the most updated techniques in education.
Yoga Teacher Training
Following the line of Magnolia to try to accompany the growth of the child in the most complete way and taking into account all areas of development of each of them, we have introduced children’s yoga to the school, led by Miss Lucia Beltrame, Yoga Teacher Training, the sessions will be conducted in English, following in our line of English language immersion in the school.
What will we achieve with the sessions?
– Body control.
– Improve self-esteem.
– Channel energy.
– Incorporation of healthy habits.
A Solidary School
Magnòlia takes part in different projects in collaboration with diverse entities to strengthen principles such as empathy and solidarity within our girls and boys.
Our most important collaborations are with GLOOR and their annual clothing collection campaign, with BANCO DE ALIMENTOS and their food collection, and for Sant Jordi, with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation. More over, during Christmas, we collaborate with the “QUE NO FALTI DE RES” campaign and participate on the gathering of toys for hospitalized boys and girls.