Early Stimulation Program (Reggio Emilia approach/Nido 1)
AEBS provides an opportunity for each infant to develop positive and nurturing relationships with peers, adults, and their environment. Interaction and relationships are one of the most important areas of a child’s early development. All infants need productive and safe relationships. A child cannot learn and grow if he is constantly scared, hungry, thirsty or otherwise stressed. Hugs, kisses, touch and holding as much as possible in the early developmental stages is critical to healthy emotional development. This will deepen the bond between the child and the adult but will also make the child feel safe and content, allowing his/her mind to focus on learning and growing in other areas.
AEBS provides an environment that fosters growth in gross and fine motor development at developmentally appropriate levels for each infant.
AEBS provides an environment that fosters growth in language, critical thinking, exploration, concentration and sensorial skills at developmentally appropriate levels for each infant.
AEBS provides an opportunity for each infant to develop expressive and receptive language with other infants and caregivers.
The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby’s development. A newborn’s brain is about 25 percent of its approximate adult weight. But by age 3, it has grown dramatically by producing billions of cells and hundreds of trillions of connections, or synapses, between these cells. While we know that the development of a young child’s brain takes years to complete, we also know there are many things parents and caregivers can do to help children get off to a good start and establish healthy patterns for life-long learning. Austin Eco Bilingual School has created an early stimulation program that dedicates individual time to each baby. Babies are exercised in all sensory areas which helps build neuronal connections.
We strongly believe that Early Stimulation is crucial to a child’s healthy development.
There is important new scientific evidence that suggests the first three years of life are much more important in the Long-term development of young children than previously believed. Researchers now confirm that the way parents interact with their young children and the experiences they provide them have a big impact on their youngster’s emotional development, learning skills, and how they function later in life. Touching, holding, rocking, talking, listening and reading, or just playing with a child dramatically influences the young child’s brain development.
Our Early Stimulation Program is in alignment with the sensorimotor stage of Jean Piaget who called the first two years of this stage of life the most important. During this time, an infant’s cognitive development is mainly focused on coordinating sensory information with motor experiences. The cells of the brain are in place, but synapses or connections between neurons will continue to form. Piaget called this the Simple Reflexes phase. Stimulating all five senses can help the child adjust to her own body as it grows and changes and prepare her to face new experiences as she gets older. Our Infant Program follows the latest research in infant development and applies this knowledge in a complete Spanish immersion environment with native speakers of the Spanish language.