Early Childhood Center

As a Reggio Emilia inspired school, our Early Childhood Center is designed towards student exploration, teacher care, creative spaces and the relationships formed within them.

Inspired Learners

Imagine a place where children have
the ability to express themselves in many ways.
The founder of the Reggio Approach, Loris Malaguzzi,
outlines the “infinite ways that children can express, explore, and connect
their thoughts, feelings and imaginings.”

The Hundred Languages of Children, which is the base to this educational approach, is a metaphor to the endless potentials in children to express, create, think and learn. The belief in the potential of a child’s ability to wonder.

Our young learners are empowered by choice through probing and
exchanges with teachers, peers, parents and the environment they are in.



Children have three meals a day at the school: a morning snack, lunch and, an afternoon snack.

ISC lunch is provided by It's Cool, a company that develops healthy and balanced menus, that provide our students with all the nutrients they need for their everyday activities.



The ECC is divided into 5 grade levels according to the age of the students.

ECC 1: 2 - 3 years old

ECC 2: 3 - 4 years old

ECC 3: 4 - 5 years old

Kindergarten: 5 - 6 years old.

Our Early Childhood Center encompasses children from 24 months, completed by August 31, up to 5 years old. The school uniform is mandatory.

School Hours

School Hours

Class schedule (mondays): 8:50 am – 3:20 pm

Class schedule (tuesdays - fridays): 8:15 am – 3:20 pm

Snack: Two snacks are served. One in the morning and another one in the afternoon;

Lunch: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Nap time (ECC 1 and ECC 2): Occurs after lunch for approximately one and a half hours.

ISC Academy (after-school activities): 3:30pm – 4:15pm

Meet the ECC Principal

Mari has been an educator for the past 30 years. Most of this time was dedicated to the Early Childhood Center at ISC. She introduced the Learning Centers and Project approaches to education, and during the past three years has been consolidating the Reggio Emilia approach to the Early Years. Understanding the learning process as a journey in which the protagonists are the students, the teachers and the environment, she has been engaged in transforming the learning spaces into a place where creativity and collaboration are promoted and encouraged.


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