Early Childhood

At Colégio Santa Amália Maple Bear, children are immersed in an environment where English is the most used language for communication 90% of the time. Themed activities, playing, reading and conversation circles, music and math challenges, among other things, stimulate reasoning and communication between the children and the teacher.

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Portuguese is used in PE and Brazilian Culture classes, where the child shares classic games, stories, myths and songs. All students have music lessons and PE with specialized teachers.

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Through Learning Centers, the classrooms are designed to tend to every need and interest of the students, according to age.

  • Math Center
  • Reading Center
  • Sand and Water Center
  • Science and Experiment Center
  • Writing Center
  • Art Center
  • Building Center
  • Make Believe Center
  • Game Center

To express yourself verbally in a second language, like English, is essential for the success of future education, and promotes:

  • More creativity and the ability to analyze and compare concepts
  • Consistent and coordinated verbal constructions
  • Ease for deducting rules
  • Perception of and experience with different cultures
  • The ability to perform mathematical and logical operations
  • Our students are alphabetized at around the age of 6 in their first language, Portuguese. English alphabetization happens immediately after

Classes:

Age to be reached until June 30th.

  • Toddler – 2 years old
  • Nursery – 3 years old
  • Junior – 4 years old
  • Intermediate – 5 years old

Hours:

Regular: 7:45AM to 12:15PM / 1:15PM to 5:45PM

Full Time: 7AM to 7PM

Semi Full Time: 7:45AM to 3:10PM / 10:30AM to 5:45PM

Coordinator:

Eugenia de Oliveira Zago

Principal:

Andréia Aguirre Silva

At Colégio Santa Amália Maple Bear, your child will have:

  • Teachers who are fluent in English and have certified experience in Early Childhood Education, with training from Canadian and Brazilian professionals
  • Individual care and attention
  • A welcoming learning environment, immersed in the English language
  • Spacious, welcoming and confortable classrooms, which are organized in Learning Centers
  • A playground designed for the student’s age group
  • Learning resources such as Brazilian and imported books, toys and materials for exploring and discovery
  • Full Time option
  • Computer in every classroom
  • Bilingual Early Childhood Education