At Kinder Mundo, we believe that each child is a unique individual, and we work to create a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere. This allows for optimal physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth. As bilingual educators, we strive to help students achieve their fullest potential in these areas. We accomplish this by providing a safe environment where your child can confidently express his or her thoughts. We also encourage students to take risks and share ideas.
Three key elements are conducive to establishing such an environment. First, the teacher functions as a guide. This allows for the second, the child's natural curiosity directing his or her learning. Finally, the practice of showing love and respect for all people and things is essential. We help students develop this love and respect through open sharing of ideas and a judicious approach to discipline. When the voice of each student is heard, an environment evolves in which students feel free to express themselves.
Class meetings are a great way to encourage this kind of dialogue. Children often have greater respect for their teachers, their peers, and their lessons when they feel safe and sure of what is expected of them. By initially setting fair and consistent rules and stating the importance of every activity, the teachers show respect to the students for their presence and time. In turn the students learn to respect themselves, others, and their environment.