Reggio Emilia inspired Ambassador Kindergarten inaugurated in Heart of Dubai
- United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, September 26 - 2012 at 17:08
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Ambassador Kindergarten has become Dubai's first purpose built Kindergarten to offer affordable Reggio Emilia inspired programme. The state of the art 21st century school campus situated in Mankhool, Dubai was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman and Director General of Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority 'KHDA', His Excellency Mr. Giovanni Favilli, Consul General of Italy in Dubai and members of the Reggio children organization.
As a first step towards this association, Ambassador Kindergarten has organized a series of roundtable discussions and professional development sessions with key executives of Reggio Children who visited Dubai for this special occasion.
These included Ms. Claudia Giudici, President of Preschools and Infant toddler centres of Reggio Emilia and Member Board of Directors Reggio Children and Ms. Amelia Gambetti, Co -Chair, International Network, Reggio Children.
Ambassador Kindergarten that has been established by Ambassador Education is housed in specially designed premises with child safe interiors and amenities that include smart boards and cctv monitoring in every classroom.
Ensuring a robust staff student ratio of 1:8, Ambassador Kindergarten offers internationally experienced professional staff that is committed to give personalized attention to young learners.
Commenting on the launch of Ambassador Kindergarten, His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman and Director General of Dubai's Knowledge & Human Development Authority 'KHDA' said, "Dubai's private education sector supports students from a variety of backgrounds and ages, offering them innovative, world class education. Early childhood education is experiencing great growth in Dubai, and we welcome new schools which can nurture Dubai's youngest learners and provide parents with greater choice."
Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of Ambassador Kindergarten, Mr. Hukumat Kalwani, Founder and Chairman Ambassador Education said, "At Ambassador Education, we are committed to the pursuit of excellence and leadership in education services. The curriculum in our school is based upon leading pedagogical models from around the world and has been designed with the understanding that every child matters."
He further added, "Within few months of inception, we have enrolled over 500 children and have received overwhelming response from parents. We take pride in offering a Reggio Emilia inspired programme at a state of the art campus in the heart of Dubai with an affordable fee structure."
The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. The creation of this programme is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children.
Sharing her thoughts on the occasion, Ms. Claudia Giudici, President of Preschools and Infant toddler centres of Reggio Emilia and Member Board of Directors Reggio Children said, "Dubai has in a very short span of time achieved progress in introducing high quality educational institutions with world class curriculums and infrastructure. At Reggio Children, it gives us immense pleasure in witnessing the incorporation of our principles at Ambassador Kindergarten and we look forward to undertaking a long term dialogue with the school's management and teaching staff."
Reggio Emilia, an educational philosophy named after the northern Italian town of the same name, and the home of the approach, has been hailed by many educators as being among the best pre-school learning systems in the world attracting global attention from education authorities, researchers and just about everyone interested in early childhood education best practices.
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