We are all born with certain potential. That the capabilities are developed to a greater or lesser extent depends, above all, on the stimuli which the child receives, both from adults and from the environment. As adults we learn things, we learn new skills, but we learn them using neuronal connections that were established in infancy. This explanation enables us to understand better the positive effects of infant stimulation on the development of the child's brain and our mission. Infant Education must be based on precise stimulation to adequately shape the nervous system of their small brains, which possess great neuroplasticity. Child development in the first years is characterised by the progressive acquisition of such important functions as postural control, autonomy of movement, communication, verbal language and social interaction.
The early years of life, from birth to 6-7 years of age, set the foundations for healthy and harmonious growth. It is a period marked by fast growth and by changes that are influenced by the environment. These influences may be positive or negative, determining, to a large extent, how the future adult, future generations and society will be. The care and education of young children, through appropriate comprehensive action, is our passion and the aim of our work.
Starting at the age of 3 we use English as the working language for 9 hours a week, assisted by a teacher with the highest qualification, Proficiency (C2). The remaining class time and throughout Infant Education, the language of communication in the classroom is Basque.
Our methodology revolves around our own Early Stimulation programmes, focusing on each and every one of the areas of learning. Our staff steer the learning of the students towards the full development of their capabilities in an affective and enjoyable environment. We encourage the cognitive development of the children through Chess, Robotics (Lego) and iPad devices.
Our results reveal children who are more secure, more curious and alert, more intelligent and, in short, children who are happier.