Bilingual kindergarten for children aged 3 to 5 years
There are 3 classes: 3 years, 4 years and 5 years, differentiated not only according to the activities carried out, but also to the quota-time of the teaching in English.
The 3 and 4 year project in fact provides for a co-presence of 50% of the Italian language and English language, while the last year (children of 5 years) the ratio grows and becomes 70% in English and 30% in Italian. In the 5-year-old class, Reception, there is also support for a course linked to fine motor skills, spontaneous reading and writing, pregraphies and mathematics with the aim of achieving the prerequisites for primary school.
In the bilingual context, characterized by the presence of a mother tongue teacher in each class, are encouraged activities related to "doing", discovery, knowledge and social exchange in respect of individual cognitive styles and family and social experiences of children. The knowledge of nature and its rhythmic cycles functional to the balance and harmonious development of the child plays a fundamental role.
The approach to English is proposed through the phonical method (phonics) carried out by playful and attractive activities for children. Every day the English mother tongue educator assists the Italian educator by exposing the children to the two language codes in a natural way as happens in family bilingualism. In this way the phonemes of both languages enrich the child's vocabulary. The different approach of the educators guarantees the multicultural identity through festive moments linked to the culture of origin.
Music, Art and Coding
Integrate the curriculum, music education on a weekly basis and the artistic workshop organised by the Munari Association.
The school also has a garden for outdoor games.
Starting from the academic year 2017-2018, MILE Kids has started the Coding workshops for children aged 4 and 5 years and held by the ICT teacher, which offer children the opportunity to apply cognitive reasoning and logical abstractions.
During the meetings, concepts such as storytelling, problem solving and algorithmic thinking are widely used. All activities include a moment of description/story and a moment in which the children actively seek solutions to the challenges presented.
Like at home
Nutrition in MILE plays an important role. The school collaborates with So.Vite SpA to offer balanced and healthy meals every day, and allows us to better manage any children’s intolerances or allergies, or food choices of an ethical or religious nature.
MILE Kids Kindergarten is open Monday through Friday,
from 8:00 a.m. (with flexible admission until 9:30 a.m.) to 4:00 p.m.
and also until 6.30 p.m. to meet the needs of families.