A Fenix preschool is a place where we break the routines, we reorganize the groups according to the projects and we work colaborative, reinventing the spaces outside the classroom.
I. Miminho Preschool, Portugal
Our kindergarten Miminho is located in a town in the north of Portugal called Póvoa de Varzim. The preschool in Portugal is optional. In preschool, the child performs several activities throughout the day, with his / her group, peers and educators. These activities are oriented, free or semi-directed. The activities are based on the curricular guidelines.
The Fenix project is an innovative project in Portugal. It has been implemented in more than a hundred schools across the country. Miminho is the first and only kindergarten that is implementing this project and is adapting the strategies used for the same age group.
The starting point of the Fenix project is a motivational activity carried out by all educators for all children. Then, in each room, the educator explores the experiences lived by children, about that theme, including “what they know” and “what they want to know”, planning the following project activities. The multiage groups are formed and activities are carried out in the Fenix spaces, with di…