AEBS strongly believes that the environment must communicate its values and interest so that children feel at home.
Our schools have been carefully designed by professionals, taking into account criteria such as, autonomy, physical challenges, light, amplitude, transparency, exchange, relationship with nature, teamwork, game, intellectual challenges, high cognitive demand, small group work, beauty as an activator for learning, good habits, developmental stages of each age group, safety and care.
At AEBS, we pay thoughtful attention to creating an environment that enables our students to develop strong relationships with the world around them, themselves and each other.
The Reggio Emilia approach is known for regarding the environment as the third teacher. AEBS embraces this concept because it fosters autonomy and social-personal skills, while nurturing creativity, by creating the appropriate environment. Our materials are easily accessible, uncluttered and inviting. Every resource is carefully selected and considered for its purpose and for its potential to enhance learning and discovery.
“Space has to be a sort of aquarium that mirrors the ideas, values, attitudes, and culture of the people who live within it.”
– Loris Malaguzzi
– Loris Malaguzzi
AEBS is a place that welcomes those who enter, a place that welcomes people to live with joy and discovery.
At AEBS, you will find many different settings including:
Our Reggio inspired classrooms aim to create a welcoming, nurturing, home like environment. They are designed with areas of interest by inviting and cultivating a child’s curiosity, wonder and imagination. We have real tools, real materials, reading stations, games of practical life, light tables, and so much more!
We have a beautiful art room with the support of mini workshops that encourage our students to explore and celebrate their unique sense of creativity. They have many opportunities to be expressive in 100 languages such as painting, clay, watercolors, collage, and more.
This is a space where students creatively collect objects to be transformed into new objects.
Our materials are selected to respond to our children’s interests, to stimulate thinking, to encourage exploration and the discovery of their 5 senses, to ignite curiosity, touch, feel, see, think, and to try new things. This enables our students to better understand their deep-rooted connection with nature and the world.
This is where teachers prepare the panels and audio-visual materials to be published and shared with parents and children.
This space was created to accommodate families who require a private meeting.
We have a meeting place for our community that plugs in natural materials for an infinite number of possibilities. We hope this area conveys a sense of calmness and tranquility for our students and teachers.
We have playgrounds for each age group. Every place is designed to stimulate our students’ imagination, creativity, exploration and discovery.
This place is dedicated to our students. They need to be given opportunities to fall in love with nature. This special place supports our nature based learning through inquiry. Our learning experiences awaken our student’s senses, minds and hearts and help them express their feelings ideas, thoughts and impulses.
This is a place of free game, where students are moving, riding and experimenting with cards, water, sand and blocks.
A peg-board makes cooking utensils easily accessible to the students. Here they can mix materials, use a faucet and experiment.