INIC’s year-round curriculum of Spanish immersion education is challenging, fun, and customized to every little scholar’s strengths and weaknesses. We believe that balancing free play and exploration with a solid academic foundation will create a lifelong love of learning.
Our highly qualified teachers participate in ongoing training throughout the year, and we encourage our families to be active in their children's school experience through Open Class days, parent teacher conferences, and our amazing PTA.
Our educational Model
INIC uses an exclusive educational model, the M.T. Aldrete System, that is based on neuropsychological research with an emphasis on early childhood stimulation to accelerate the development of neuromotor, audiomotor, and writing skills.
Our school director and co-founder, Marytere Ciccone, helped pioneer the methodology and co-author the curriculum, which has been used by more than 120 educational institutions in seven countries over the past 25 years. In addition to helping your child achieve school readiness, our educational culture and environment are interwoven with values that cultivate good citizens and leaders.
Furthermore, our model:
- Establishes the building blocks for developing motor skills, sensory awareness, language, critical thinking, and social/emotional intelligence, resulting in greater neurological maturity and a higher IQ
- Enables reading and writing skills
- Cultivates emotional and social maturity
- Fosters an atmosphere of joy, motivation, and self-esteem in a fun learning environment
- Provides proven methodologies that enable early learning skills that go beyond a typical curriculum for early childhood education, including music, mathematics, and science
- Builds the foundation for a lifetime love of learning
Early Stimulation (4 months - 2 years)
Our early stimulation curriculum uses interaction, specially-targeted mobility activities, flash cards, songs, and other age-appropriate activities to develop body potential, linguistics, sensorial integration, and neurological maturity.
- Vision, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting
- Perceptual and gross/fine motor skills
- Linguistic and cognitive skills
- Comprehension of instructions
Audiomotor Development (2 - 6 years)
Our audiomotor activities integrate dance, art, music, and metaphors to help students learn to recognize auditory, visual, and spatial movement patterns while also developing their:
- Attention span and ability to follow instructions
- Creative thinking abilities
- Body self-control and emotional self-control
Writing Skills (2 -6 years)
We introduce writing skills through a combination of manual and pre-writing activities that are tailored to each child's level of motor development and that grow increasingly complex as her/his skills progress. Focus areas include:
- Eye-hand coordination
- Perception of space, time, and rhythm
- Fine motor skills and dexterity
Neuromotor Development (2 - 6 years)
Students learn to concentrate, follow instructions, and achieve self-control by combining body awareness with muscle memory. These skills establish a strong foundation for future physical and intellectual activities.
- Basic movement patterns
- Force, equilibrium, and balance
- Segmentation and dissociation
Reading Skills (1 - 5 years)
We take a holistic, context-rich approach to reading by teaching our students to recognize audio-visual-vocal patterns in stories, rhymes, music, flashcards, and workbooks. Focus areas include:
- Visual tracking and peripheral vision
- Visual perception exercises
- Speed reading techniques
Math & Science Skills (1 - 5 years)
Our math and science program teaches abstraction and reasoning using a child's everyday experiences and situations. Students are taught patterns and abstractions that become increasingly complex. Focus areas include:
- Numbers, shapes, and colors
- Spatial reasoning and time-telling
- Addition, subtraction, and problem-solving