About Us

Aurora International Preschool Of The Arts is a preschool of the arts inspired by Reggio Emilia Approach from Italy in Ho Chi Minh City.

A school where joy, wonder, and imagination foster life-long learning in preschool-aged children.

The Reggio Emilia philosophy inspires our school’s mission to support self-discovery and creativity through a child-centered, responsive curriculum.

A beautiful campus, committed teachers, and a supportive learning community make Aurora a place where children bloom.

A participation of Reggio Children Foundation, Italy.

A member of Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange.

 

VISION

 

Aurora International Preschool  Of The Arts embraces childhood as a magical time.  The school is designed to feel like a resort for children feel relaxing and exploring.

A place where parents can feel confident that their children are receiving the very best care and education.

To strive for excellence in its approach to education which influences the daily life within the school. Of particular inspiration for the school are the experiences and underlying philosophies of the infant/toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

To provide children with a safe, loving, engaging, interesting, respectful and nurturing environment in which to grow and develop.

All who are involved with the school – families, children and educators – are responsible for creating and maintaining the school environment in a way that supports the mission of the school. The school nurtures the child physically, socially and intellectually by providing high-quality and nutritious meals, small group interactions, and an intriguing, interesting and clean environment in which to explore.

Orientation

The Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education is based on over forty years of experience in the Reggio Emilia Municipal Infant/toddler and Preschool Centers in Italy.

It places emphasis on children's symbolic languages in the context of a project- oriented curriculum.

Learning is viewed as a journey; and education as building relationships with people (both children and adults) and creating connections between ideas and the environment.

 

MAIN CONCEPT

1. Aesthetics – Educators’ aesthetic considerations are essential in creating beautiful, inviting, light‑filled, orderly spaces that articulate and apply an aesthetic lens to an early learning environment using an arts-infused framework to critique play-based space purposed for children’s exploration and inquiry.

2. Active Learning - This principle reflects the underlying value of respect for the child, particularly for the image of the child as competent and able to construct his/her learning either alone or with the support of others.

3. Collaboration - Collaboration is one of the strongest considerations when considering the influence the environment has as the third teacher.

4. Transparency - Transparency is made evident at many levels in the program. On the surface, transparency is seen in the importance that light plays in the environment.

5. Bringing the Outdoors In - Bringing the outdoors in, heightens children's awareness of the natural, physical, and social environments in which they live. This awareness helps to strengthen the children's sense of belonging in their world.

6. Flexibility - One of the joys of the Reggio Emilia approach is the spirit of creation that infuses all experiences.

7. Reciprocity and Relationships - The notion of the environment acting as a third teacher gives the classroom the qualities of a living being.

8. Collaboration - Educators in Reggio Emilia prefer using small groups because they provide a social context that fosters meaningful dialogue, collaborative problem solving and productive cognitive conflict (Malaguzzi, 1993c).

9. Multiple Languages - Echoing Howard Gardner's theory of  "multiple intelligences," Reggio inspired educators believe that children have the capacity for representing ideas in a wide variety of symbolic and graphic modes, what Malaguzzi called the "hundred languages of children"

10. The Role of Documentation - Children's conceptual development can be documented over time, creating a basis for evaluating and planning future activities

Our mission

Aurora Preschool Of The Arts upholds an image of the child as a powerful, competent, capable, and integral member of the community.

To envision each family as unique, deserving of respect, and the center of the child’s life.

To foster interpersonal relationships among children and adults in order to provide an educational experience of the highest quality built upon the belief that children have a natural disposition for learning and an innate curiosity that, when intentionally and carefully nurtured, blossoms into a life-long love of learning.