Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-school is a registered ECD Independent School offering Grade R.
As an Art Powered preschool we are passionate about the power of art education in all its forms. Our key focus areas are music, dance, drama and visual art. We believe that art is a powerful means of learning, and thus our premise can be described as ‘arts powered learning.’
It is known that various forms of art have the capacity to affect brain and body and act as means to power cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills in young children.
At Carpriccio, we believe that children naturally appreciate the arts and have a deep desire to express themselves through art, (which we need to cultivate and fulfill in order for them to progress and foster healthy self-esteem.
We believe that education within the arts education is and essential and profound method to develop healthy communities. Carpriccio Art’s Powered Preschool is a Montessori inspired school, focused on following the child and recognising his or her ability to learn in a supportive environment. We encourage our children to develop at their own pace and following their own natural rhythm.
Of course, the traditional Montessori areas of learning are integrated in our methodology and we offer a loving, homely environment, keeping with Maria Montessori’s concept of “Casa dei Bambini.”
Elements of Reggio Emiliaand Waldorf education are also integrated into our approach. We recognise the pre-schooler’s multiple languages of learning and his/her potential to be stimulated and nurtured through creative play and imitation.
A daily structure of ritual and rhythm are followed which awaken the children’s inner wonderment and curiosity. Our teachers are warm, caring individuals who endeavour to foster healthy interpersonal relationships and a sense of community within the children. All teachers take specal care to expose the children to that which is truthful, good and beautiful.
Sport and technology are never left behind at Carpriccio Arts Powered Preschool. We encourage an early interest in technology for all our students. We also develop our children physically through sport.
Our preschool is situated in Milnerton, Cape Town, within a friendly home environment, boasting a beautifully appointed open plan classroom, complete with discovery table, book corner, house area and computer counter. Areas are further enhanced by our special music studio which is fitted with quality sound equipment and instruments. We also have a dance/creative movement studio with fantasy dress-up cornerandart shed. Our garden style outdoor environment is home to the children’s all-time favourite jungle-gym and evergreen sandpit.