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Immersed in a purposeful play space, Yüme Children are actively encouraged to explore, be curious, appreciate culture, scientific inquiry and find interest in new themes through hands-on activities and cross-curricular Learning Units and Skills programmes.
We promote early learning through holistic experiences that integrate cognitive, socio-emotional and physical development.
“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
We engage children in new themes and ideas, focusing on both what we and them want to know about. How? By tackling skills and concepts linked to traditional areas of learning such as Maths, Literacy, Science and Social Studies, in cross-curricular projects and surprising them with innovative activities and resources on a weekly basis.
To learn more about our Curriculum Programme, please contact us.
We must allow children to understand that we are all different, with our own opinions, interests, skills and challenges. We must promote and develop self-awareness and confidence, celebrating our achievements and reflecting on our struggles. This is promoted constructively and consistently throughout the Yüme day.
There’s no better tool to develop children’s physical development and communication and language skills than through music: singing, clapping to the beat of a song, allows us to work both on our fine and gross motor skills (that’s our from our toes to moving our whole body) while performing and having fun with our friends.
Language is an essential tool in this fast growing, globalised world. Research shows that the best way to learn languages is when it is accessible all the time, in your direct environment.
At Yüme, we have native speaking Educators that immerse children in our core languages: English & Spanish. On top of that, we offer Third Language sessions that vary according to the setting's needs.
Our Physical Development program offers children the chance to delve
into new sports and disciplines on a termly basis. This way, they can
continue developing their fine & gross motor skills (from the tip of
their toes to their whole body) while engaging with team and
individual disciplines like football, ballet, chess, archery, and
Using creativity, imaginative play and highly stimulating art spaces, children are engaged with culture, craft arts and language. Starting from understanding and developing simple concepts like choosing and fostering an interest for painting, children get to evolve and improve their skills in more complex, creative ways.
In the last term of their learning journey with us, Yüme Preschoolers
focus on reinforcing essential skills needed for their transition into
school. These include but are not limited to literacy and phonics,
elementary maths, and social, emotional and personal wellbeing support and general life skills.
Children learn best when they are engaged in play. This pedagogy embraces both free and structured play, as they provide children with the opportunity to understand their (place in the) world, make friendships, and test and risk-assess ideas through engaging activities.
Another alternative to memorisation and traditional teaching methods, Conceptual Learning promotes versatile thinking based on understanding and making connections between concepts, focusing on the process and not simply on the end result(s).
This system allows teachers and educators to identify, classify and articulate learning into cognitive (knowledge-based), affective (emotion-based) and sensory (body-in-action based) activities.
Much like we do, children work (learn) best when they do it together with their peers. This helps them develop a better sense of themselves, their self-confidence and their collective problem solving skills..
Reversing the role of the teacher and student, IBL allows for the knowledge to come from the children’s own questions and problems: it’s not simply the educator that imparts knowledge. We challenge ourselves with real or imaginary scenarios, that allow children to develop their own learning experiences.
The renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) pedagogy inspires our concept and curriculum at Yüme.
Along with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the IB underpins the foundation of Yüme’s curriculum.
The IB Primary Years Programme enables young children to become active and passionate learners. An inquiry-based, cross-curricular framework invites students to ask themselves: What do you want to learn? What do you feel about this topic? What would you like to be able to do? These are crucial questions that allow us to articulate a personalized learning journey, based on our Learning Units and programmes.
The EYFS framework sets the standards for our children’s learning, development and care at Yüme. We consider the assessment of seven areas of learning (including Communication & Language, Personal, Social & Emotional Development, etc); the celebration of children’s uniqueness, positive relationships, and the setup of nurturing environments that enable them to develop to their fullest potential.