At Mainada, we integrate traditional methodologies with the latest knowledge and new contributions on child development: Maria Montessori, Piaget, Vigostky, Bruner, Reggio Emilia's creativity, early learning with Glenn Doman, Howard Gardner and multiple intelligence and emotional intelligence.
Growing up in an environment of love and respect towards oneself and towards others.
We empower the child to experience and get to know the world that surrounds him/her from experiences and sensations.
Habits and routines help children achieve a good level of autonomy and self-confidence.
Culture of thought
We follow a new pedagogical model based on the culture of thought. We use thinking as a pedagogical strategy and thinking routines to promote understanding and learning.
We promote the use of visible thinking from Harvard University, as well as other methodologies to encourage analytical, critical and creative thinking.
Learning does not reach children only through the transmission of information, real learning occurs when children use that information.
Visual, auditory and motor stimulation from the bits, musical hearing and the physical programme, are carried out daily in our center.
The greatest period of brain growth occurs between 0 and 6 years.
A suitable environment and stimuli will help to start the project that each child has at birth.
Part of the task of the early years center is to help develop the enormous potential that each child has within them.
We understand learning in a globalized way: concepts, music and art are as important as emotional skills.
Each of the learning areas is worked on globally and jointly.
Love and affection are the learning engine.
Motivation, interest, wanting to overcome new challenges, tolerate negative ones, accept oneself... are key elements that will allow the child to progress in the knowledge of the environment and of his/her own person.
Comprehensive training of children capable of feeling, living, being and doing.
Relationship with families
We understand that the collaboration and participation of families is key in the educational task.
The daily contact of the family with the tutor of each child is important, in order to work together and, thus, promote a harmonious and comprehensive development of the child.
At Mainada we speak Catalan, Spanish and English on a daily basis.
For teaching English, we use the TET (ToTal English Teaching) method.
Phonetics, vocabulary and some expressions are learned spontaneously from games and songs (ToTal English Teaching).
Boys and girls have the innate ability to learn any language naturally and spontaneously during the first months of life.