El Nido is our newest and youngest program. Children who are 18-30 months are invited to join a small classroom (12 students in total) for an intimate, exploratory, play-based program. Children remain in this program for 6-12 months, depending on their readiness to move on. They become eligible for Escuelita, our program for 2.5-4 year old children, after 30 months of age.
The Escuelita program has existed since 2007, and is a highly enriched experience for 2.5-4 year old children. The program is play-based, and centers around the child as an explorer and active learner. Classrooms are large for children to experience a variety of teachers, experts environments. Still, children continue to learn and play in intimate settings, with just one teacher or aide per subgroup.
Primaria is a play-based, pre-K and transitional kindergarten program for 4-6 year old children. It combines a Reggio-inspired approach with integrated study of reading, writing, numeracy, science, Spanish, and the arts. Primaria encourages development in both Spanish and English, an emergent understanding of science and the arts, and development of social-emotional skills.
The Pandas program reflects Peregrine's play-based, child-centered philosophies, while incorporating a focus on Chinese language and culture. Designed for 3-5 year old children, this immersion program adjusts the percentages of instruction in Mandarin, Spanish, and English according to the nature of activities, students' proficiency, and progress through the school year.