Kindergarten

Creation

Our Kindergarten combines ample space and unique objectives that conform to our E.G.B.: placing value on education itself, with its own identity and a hierarchical structure with roles, functions and institutional culture that goes along with Holy Trinity’s goals.

Core Ideas

We propose a model where compromise, participation, and responsibility form part of everyday reflection, and where the interests and expectations of families are placed in the context of a climate in which the child is the primary beneficiary.

Profile of the Kindergarten Student

Together with families, we hope to initiate the formation of people who act with characteristics such as:

• Autonomy
• Creativity
• Capacity to Exceed
• Action
• Participation
• Observation
• Curiosity
• Happiness
• Solidarity
• Respect
• Tolerance
• Inquisitiveness
• Assertiveness
• Critical Thought

English Institutional Education Project

The goal of this Project is that the children in kindergarten reach a level of comprehension and proficiency in the English language that will allow them to manage both inside and outside of the school environment. This will be accomplished through interacting with the language and creating situations in which the children should employ what they have learned in order to communicate.

Foundation

The methodology employed in creating this Project is based upon the “NATURAL APPROACH.” As its name indicates, this method consists of aquiring language skills naturally in the same way that the child has aquired his or her birth language. This is a progressive, natural, and dynamic method.

Justification

Due to advances in technology, globalization, and changes occuring within society, we believe that the English language is an indispensible tool for the future of our children. When children learn the language at a young age their comprehension and proficiency will be easier, broader, and more natural.
Also, we consider the aquisition of the English language of great importance in succeeding in the working world when it is time for them to finish their studies.

Objectives

That the child achieves:
• Manifestation of interest in the language
• Comprehension of an English-speaking teacher
• Use and production of simple sentences
• Application of structure and vocabulary learned in class to various situations
• Memorization of songs
• Use of the language in various contexts
• Goal

2nd and 3rd years: Language Comprehension
4th year: Beginning of proficiency and broadening of vocabulary
5th year: Employing structures and simple sentences in various situations

Activities and Chronology

• March: “Myself” and “The weather”
• April and May: “My family”
• May and June: “The parts of the body”
• July: “My school”
• August: “My house”
• September: “Clothing” and “Annual English Project”
• October: “Food”
• November: “Animals” and “Professions”