A snapshot reflection on a preschool in Florence, Italy
Keywords:Cambridge International School, The Kindness Curriculum ISEF graduates orienteering psychomotricity
The author visited, observed and interviewed the director of 2-5-year-old classrooms in a school located in the city of Florence, Italy. Scuola dell’onfanzia is a Cambridge International . Cambridge International School has global standards for its programs. These standards are created by academic rigor and reflect the latest academic requirements. The Cambridge Pathway leads seamlessly from primary through secondary and pre-university years. The Cambridge schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn (https://www.cambridgeinternational.org).
This paper is reflecting on the Early Childhood practices that were observed in the school. The children were divided in the classrooms according to their age. The child to teacher ratio is 11 to 2. Further, in each classroom, there are two teachers, one who speaks English and the other who speaks Italian.
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