Dec 22, 2018

Pedagogical Experience: Promoting the Autonomy and Identity

Pedagogical experience: Promoting the autonomy

 

In this month we promote the autonomy with the biggest ones. They showed us their development skills eating by themselves and dominating the glass to drink alone. In addition, through the sensory massages, textures, sounds and aromas, promoting problem solving skills through experiences with simple problems.

The children of the Maternity Room worked different recovered materials, promoting the necessary visual-motor coordination for the development of the graphic production. In addition, they developed a series of mental records about the characteristics of objects, through sensory exploration.

We have successfully completed our "identity" project, through which the children learned about their personal identity, the identity of the material, as well as the identity of the children's center. Together with the children and their families we build a "sensory path", which will be part of the outdoor space of the children's center and which will help to enhance the development of sensorimotor skills in each of the children.


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Oct 29, 2018

HABIBOTS Project: Developing skills through Robotics

The Habibots project began on September 24th at the San Juan Children's Center, where children over two years old are developing their skills through Robotics. The methodology approach is LEGO's Learning by Doing, where its activities promote critical thinking and motor skills, as well as life skills like teamwork, creativity, effective problem solving, communication and flexibility of gender roles which promote an environment of respect and camaraderie.

Habibots is a pilot that is being evaluated by children and families, educators and our atelier to make sure their incorporation into the quality service offered by the DEHVI Foundation, as long as it is consistent and adaptable to our pedagogical inspiration.

From the first day the girls and boys were enthusiastic to let their imagination fly and to build their dreams with LEGO, sharing in their homes the fantastic adventure that Mondays live in classes. Families, educators and the community will also have the opportunity to approach technologies through workshops and exhibitions, breaking technological barriers and fostering interest in science and technology in children.

Sep 25, 2018

Encuentro de Aliados

Last Saturday we celebrated our annual “Encuentro de Aliados” (Allies Encounter) at our Hatillo 2 child center. Every year we like to thank our monthly donors because it is because of them that Fundación DEHVI is able to keep benefitting hundreds of boys and girls by providing access to a quality education and a well-balanced nutrition. Therefore, this year we decided to have a party and celebrate with the children and our Allies!

Early in the morning, the teachers began receiving their students as the Sustainability department began receiving Fundación DEHVI’s Allies and some volunteers as well. When all the children had arrived and most of our Allies that confirmed assistance were at the child center, we began with the fun activities!

First of all, the “Aliados por la Infancia” Coordinator welcomed everyone to the “Encuentro de Aliados” and thanked the donors for their constant support. Then, the Atelierista (which is a very important figure in the Reggio Emilia philosophy – she is a combination of a teacher and artist and helps develop projects with our project based learning methodology) invited everyone to participate in fun games to break the ice. The Atelierista believes that dancing is a way humans can express their feelings, emotion and affection; therefore, we made a “ronda” where the children, teachers, allies, and volunteers were all dancing, singing, and having fun.

It seemed as if it was about to rain; therefore, after we finished with the “ronda”, we took the children to the inflatable castle and slide! Of course the children loved jumping and playing in the inflatables and the Allies and volunteers were playing together with the children.

After they played in the inflatables, we had snack time! Everyone had a chance to eat some delicious fruit and confectionary cakes; but most importantly, everyone had the chance to share. The Allies had the opportunity to get to know closely the children they are helping month after month with their generous donations.

Then, all children went to their classrooms with their teachers because all the groups prepared a small presentation of the projects they are working on. Therefore, the Allies and volunteers were given a tour of the child center, room by room, where they were able to understand how these children are developing 21st century skills (soft skills) through project based learning. When the tour finished, the 5 year-old children gave the Allies a thank you gift they created by themselves.

Lastly, the children went back to play in the inflatable caste and slide because we had one last surprise for the children: bubbles! As the children kept playing, the Allies began to leave and the parents came back to pick up their children.

Without a doubt it was a very special day; especially, because our Allies (monthly donors) were able to get to know the children they support with their donations and because they got to see with their own eyes the positive impact that project based learning and a well-balanced diet have in these boys and girls that live in vulnerable conditions.

Therefore, we invite you to become monthly donors as well so we can impact more and more children together! And so you can experience another magical day like this with the children someday.

 

 
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