IMAGINE is the bilingual preschool of Academia Cotopaxi and we offer an innovative model of Early Childhood Education.
We are inspired by Reggio Emilia pedagogy and other philosophies that contribute to appropriate Early Childhood Education practices. We provide ample multisensory opportunities and invitations to play and learning to develop the cognitive connections and sensory integration that children need to build the foundation for learning in all areas of development.
At IMAGINE, children are the principal authors of their story. We work collaboratively to make them independent and autonomous. Children have the opportunity to explore, investigate, discover, know, and create, and so they learn how to learn. We provide them with a solid foundation in all areas of development: social-emotional, cognitive, sensory, language and motor skills. We achieve this through play, multi-sensory learning and constant inspiration accompanied by observation and documentation that allow us to enrich their learning process. Our children develop in a happy and safe way: this way we can optimize the development of their skills and talents in all areas.
At IMAGINE, we embrace, celebrate, and learn from all aspects of diversity within our learning community. We value the differences among us; they make our world more interesting and enrich learning experiences throughout our community.
IMAGINE cares for our environment, we help our children learn to appreciate our resources and use them wisely. We teach our children about our responsibility to each other and to the world we share.
At IMAGINE, we care for the well-being of all who are part of our learning community: children, families, and teachers. We take care and support each other and celebrate our achievements. Our entire program is built around invitations - opportunities presented to our children to follow their curiosities, learn from each together, and develop their identities as learners, friends, and unique individuals.
We help our children build confidence and learn to trust themselves and those who care for them. Together, we help all members of our community to value and learn from the important moments in their life (facing challenges, taking responsibility, overcoming obstacles, and discovering the best in themselves...). Our care and appreciation for each other facilitate individual and collective transformation.