"The world is facing very important and dramatic changes. We cannot continue teaching our youngsters as if we were living in the industrial age of the 19th century."
Edu1st VESS Curriculum was carefully design combining the best traditional and contemporary styles of teaching.
Influenced by the National curriculum of England and Wales, The Australian guideline of education and the Primary Years Program (PYP) from the IB World schools, a program that is followed by two of the international sibling schools Education First has in Colombia. Inspired by Reggio schools' approach and philosophy.
Leaders in Thinking Based Education.
The Edu1st VESS Curriculum incorporates and follows the Visible Thinking approach of teaching from Project Zero at Harvard University as well as concept maps, the use of the language of thinking and the exercise of the philosophy for children approach, are among other thinking tools.
Every child is provided with experiences of success and self-esteem which is essential in the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.
The Edu1st VESS Curriculum teaches specific concepts and encourages the development of a variety of skills among which thinking skills are of great importance so that children can become protagonists on the construction of their own learning making connections and becoming intellectually autonomous to be successful in whatever they decide to do in life.
The ultimate goal is to promote intellectual, social and moral autonomy in the children.
It promotes a clear set of values that will lead children throughout their lives knowing what is right from wrong. It encourages children to become tolerant, honest, independent, creative, passionate, inquirers, collaborative, have a sense of gratitude, be dedicated and have compassion for others, all attitudes that will direct them to become socially autonomous
Education First Inc. is a company that owns and operates schools in Florida and internationally. In Florida it has nationally accredited preschool programs serving families with children twelve months to five years of age. Internationally it co-owns IB World accredited schools that serve children from preschool to high school ages.
Edu1st VESS is a bilingual curriculum approved for Florida’s School Readiness Programs.
The Edu1st VESS curriculum is an eclectic holistic approach to learning. Our curriculum takes into account and integrates the academic, social and emotional development of the child so that they may reach maturity in all these areas. VESS’ main objective is fostering in each child the thinking and life skills necessary to lead a Meaningful Life with Balance and Wisdom.
This curriculum combines all the fundamentals that children need during the most crucial neurological stage of their lives in order to endow each child with the necessary habits of mind and thinking and life skills to lead a good and productive live.
The VESS Curriculum responds to the needs of early childhood in a global society that faces a plethora of change, as well as social and environmental challenges.