Pre-School

Early Childhood Education

Our Pre-School curriculum is based on the school's guidelines and objectives. In our segment, we structure the basic principles of the school's philosophy according to their age and abilities. The developmental stages of the child are observed by the teacher on a daily basis, through activities and interaction.

 

Our activities are planned based on the children’s stage of development. This is done by observing and creating a stimulating and learning environment, through the use of age-appropriate tools and materials, so that each child can develop at their own pace.

 

Starting at Pre-Nursery (1st year of Preschool) through Senior Kinder (last year of Preschool), our curriculum has a continuity and it expands each year to fit the children’s development stages.  

 

The Preschool program provides:

  • Child development in all aspects - social, emotional and cognitive (language, math, logical skills, time/space orientation, motor skills, and notions of science and social studies).

  • Effective interpersonal relationship. The basic principles of collaboration, cooperation and respect for others are reinforced at all times, when listening to, helping out and loving our friends.

  • A welcoming environment, which gives our students the opportunity to develop in all areas, through educational, age-appropriate games and activities.

  • Learning center activities, which allow the children to learn at their own pace, according to their level of ability, learning style and stage of development. During that period, the teacher has the opportunity to observe by working in small groups or individually, in order to fulfill the needs of the child and respect his/her developmental stage.

  • Literature, which is implemented in our classes in order for the children to understand that reading and writing are important, as is the association between the written and verbal language.

 

  • “Special Classes,” like Physical Education, Music, Arts and Drama are an important part of our curriculum. Involving the children in such activities, will help develop their motor skills, creativity, imagination and high self-esteem, among other areas.    

 

  • Introduction to Religion. This program, which is based on the archdiocese’s religious content, is an important part of our curriculum, and it’s taught through music, stories and fun games.

Ms. Jaidir Barbosa

Pre-School Principal

The Pre-School program provides:

  • Child development in all aspects – social, emotional, spiritual, physical and cognitive (language, math, logical skills, time/space orientation, motor skills, and notions of science and social studies);
     

  • Effective interpersonal relationships that happen daily. The basic principles of collaboration, cooperation and respect for others are reinforced and lived at all times, when listening to, helping out and loving our friends.
     

  • Manipulative material and different activities in a democratic environment, where the teacher interacts with the child, and where the child participates fully in the process of  "building " his/her knowledge;
     

  • Ludic activities and manipulative materials which give our students the opportunity to experience and live situations in which all developmental areas are stimulated while meeting the child's needs;
     

  • Activities in the learning centers, which allow us to meet the children's' needs according to their different levels of ability, learning styles, and stages of development. During that period, the teacher has the opportunity to work in small groups or work individually, in order to fulfill the needs of the child and respect his/her stages of knowledge.
     

  • Literature in all classes in order to understand that reading and writing are important, as well as the association between the written and oral language on an everyday basis;

  • Development of large and small muscle skills and free expression during activities in class or in the playground area;
     

  • Specials activities like Religion, Physical Education, Music, Body in Space, Drama, Art and Creativity are offered to the children several times a week;
     

  • Small muscle skills are enhanced during activities such as: drawing, playing and modeling with dough , finger painting, easel painting, cutting, tearing, folding, scrunching paper, manipulating the computer mouse and, playing games that provide specific small muscle skills such as: making pressure, threading, pinching, assembling, incising, stringing and tweezing.
     

  • Opportunities for aesthetic expression, especially during dramatization activities, puppets manipulation and art exhibitions.
     

  • Music appreciation which happens throughout the day. We learn and sing songs, listen to classical music, learn about classical composers, interpret their daily routine musically, and nursery lullabies. These music classes and musical activities help broaden their musical knowledge as well as refine their auditory skills.

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Faculty and Staff

Jaidir Barbosa

Pre-School Principal

Renata Freitas

Wellness of Pre-School

Melissa Fernandes

Pre-School Secretary & Substitute

Gisele Costa

Pre-Nursery A Teacher

Pamina Pinhão 

Pre-Nursery A Assistant Teacher

Lucineide do Nascimento

Pre-Nursery A Teacher Support

Marcia Vidal

Pre-Nursery B Teacher

Paula Rodrigues

Pre-Nursery B Assistant Teacher

Valeria Luna

Pre-Nursery B Teacher Support

Fernanda Bessa

Nursery A Teacher

Thais Cannavezes

Nursery A Assistant Teacher

Janaina

Nursery A Teacher Support

Ana Carolina Benchimol

Nursery B Teacher

Déborah Passeri

Nursery B Assistant Teacher

Jailma

Nursery B Teacher Support

Isabelle Medina

Nursery C Teacher

Ana Maria Braga

Nursery C Assistant Teacher

Alba Valéria

Nursery C Teacher Support

Adriana Lourenço

Junior Kinder A Teacher

Helaine Aguiar

Junior Kinder A Assistant Teacher

Renata Menezes

Junior Kinder B Teacher

Aline Negrão

Junior Kinder B Assistant Teacher

Ana Lúcia Ramos

Senior Kinder A Teacher

Renata Aragão

Senior Kinder A Assistant Teacher

Flavia Malouk

Senior Kinder B Teacher

Camila Teixeira

Senior Kinder B Assistant Teacher

Jéssica Vieira

Special Needs

Aline Izecksohn

Music Teacher

Luciana Prado

Religion Teacher

Walmir de Souza

PE Teacher

Mônica Merchak

Drama Teacher (SKA & SKB)

Hérika Sodré

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Our Lady of Mercy School

R. Visconde de Caravelas, 48 Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil - CEP: 22271-022

Tel.: +55 (21) 2266-8250

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