First Cycle of Infant Education

Without doubt, the first cycle of Infant Education is a stage overflowing with tenderness, curiosity, inquisitiveness, and fantasy. The dedication shown every day by the teachers ensures that the basic needs, care, and comprehensive development of our pupils, aged 0-2 years old, is taken care of. The methodology during the first cycle of Infant Education is based on learning in which the teacher plays a fundamental role accompanying the pupils in outlining their own path, and providing different sensory and stimulating activities so that they can develop their psychosocial and cognitive abilities. Some of the many activities we do at Agora Patufet Infant School are psychomotor development activities, music, English, artistic expression, working with their hands, work with Bits, and the special dedication to working on habits.

At Agora Patufet Infant School we take into account the space of the facilities, and the ratio of pupils to teachers per classroom is extremely important in order to offer the personalised attention that the children need during the first cycle of Infant Education. The size of our infant school enables our pupils to have a comprehensive education, offering them personalised attention based on individual development, as we understand that each pupil learns at his or her own rate.

During the first cycle of Infant Education, the children at Agora Patufet learn to:

  • Start to have habits and routines, developing their independence according to their needs..
  • Become familiar with the English language, as well as their mother tongue.
  • Learn about the environment which surrounds them, understand it, and manage easily in it.
  • Facilitate learning through experimentation and working with their hands, coming to their own conclusions.
  • Broaden their circle of relationships, and integrate with others.
  • Create emotional links between children and adults.
  • Help and collaborate with others.
  • Gain confidence for their development and independence, dealing with social and emotional wellbeing and establishing personal values to shape themselves as people
  • Be autonomous and recognise themselves.

In the first cycle of Infant Education, our role is to stimulate intelligence through their skills and through play. At Agora Patufet Infant School we know that every child is special and unique, and that they don’t all learn in the same way. Each child has his or her own pace, for this reason we respect and encourage their personal development independently.

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