“The more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings.”
EcoKids was established in 2010 as an alternative preschool and kindergarten inspired by the philosophies of Rudolf Steiner, Reggio Emilia and life. Located in Amman, Jordan, our school is a growing community of teachers and parents who are looking to support an unhurried childhood and holistic education. EcoKids was built with intention… It is a magical space where teachers and children grow physically, mentally and spiritually. Our hope is to build the capacity of a new generation of free thinking, responsible, empathetic and emotionally-intelligent individuals.
EcoKids is a brainchild of the beautiful energy of life and childhood, and of the reality that children speak in ONE HUNDRED LANGUAGES of wonder, discovery and creativity.
EcoKids preschool was founded in 2010 for children ages 2-4 years. The inspiration behind the preschool stemmed from a deep-rooted belief that children are vast spirits of light, wisdom and freedom…imprints of the universe. Our driving force was to build a learning space that fosters a sense of wonder in our children, expands their imagination, and provide a peaceful, loving environment where they can think, observe, create, work, and play.
Our Kindergarten opened its doors in 2015 to continue the journey of an unhurried childhood education with the children. The Kindergarten was inspired by the teachings of Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf philosophy) and Loris Malaguzzi (Reggio-Emilia philosophy), with a profound understanding of human development that addresses the needs of the growing child with “age-appropriate” content that follows the natural flow of physical, mental, and spiritual growth.
The philosophy is based on the belief that learning in the early years (1-7 years) does not come from traditional instructional methods, but centers around the unconscious imitation of the child’s environment and experiences absorbed through all of his or her senses. Increasing bodies of research have shown that early emphasis on intellectual (cognitive-analytical) work robs energy needed for physical growth and development, a vital process inherent to early childhood.
As a non-academic program, our environment nurtures imaginative play, social connections, and an appreciation for nature and its aesthetics. This approach empowers children with a strong sense of self by building sound logical reasoning, mental capabilities, and passion for life, giving them a platform for success in their future academic paths.