We use a full immersion approach in which exposure to the English language is exclusive and occurs both in routine moments and during project work.
We use a full immersion approach in which exposure to the English language occurs both in routine moments and during project work.
We provide an equipped outdoor area where children can play outdoors even after school hours, sharing pleasant convivial breaks with their peers and parents.
We give children the opportunity to continue to experience the school space together with their classmates and educators even during the summer months.
La Giocomotiva Canadian Island Preschool (ex La Fantina) offers a welcoming environment where children can grow with confidence while developing their skills and talents based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
Since 2021, we have been a part of the People&Baby group, which has found in La Giocomotiva a model to follow and to propose to all future Italian school joining the group.
For over twenty years, La Giocomotiva has believed in the importance of stimulating and observing children through linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, spatial, body-kinesthetic, intrapersonal, interpersonal, naturalistic, and existential intelligence.
La Giocomotiva Canadian Island Preschool (ex La Fantina) preschool is located at Via dell’Erta Canina 21, immersed in nature (olive groves) on one of the most beautiful hills of Florence, and just a stone’s throw from Piazzale Michelangelo. You can reach us:
The multiple intelligences of La Giocomotiva meets the English of Canadian Island in the reopening of the historic La Fantina school (with breathtaking views of Florence!) as a preschool for 2-6 year olds.
La Giocomotiva Canadian Island Preschool (ex La Fantina) has two different sections divided by age: an English section and an Italian-English section. In addition to sharing a daily routine, English takes place through playtime, songs, and reading. By stimulating verbal and sound constructions that are different different from the mother tongue children activate new connections, develop an open mind, flexibility, and adaptability to different contexts and cultures.
Our educational programme is based primarily on outdoor education: we aim to encourage personal development through various activities in nature.
We welcome children between the ages of 2 and 3 who are placed in our “spring section” and have priority access to our preschool.
La Giocomotiva Canadian Island Preschool (ex La Fantina) offers various afternoon activities for children who are not necessarily enrolled at our school. Motor skills, cooking, pastry, theater, English, activities with animals… and much more!
In the summer, La Giocomotiva Canadian Island Preschool (ex La Fantina) collaborates with Canadian Island to give children and teenagers from 3 to 16 years old the opportunity to develop autonomy, friendship, courage, and self-confidence during our summer camps. Our summer camps, in Tuscany, are an unforgettable experience and a unique opportunity to learn English by living it by alternating classroom lessons with outdoor activities.
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Every year, with the closure of nurseries, La Giocomotiva Canadian Island Preschool (ex La Fantina) and Canadian Island offer day camps as places where your children can learn English in a safe and fun environment. Art, music, and theater workshops, recreational and educational activities, as well as water games, offer children a day of fun in English.
Tuscany with its timeless landscapes and lush nature is the setting of our Canadian Island Overnight Camps. Teenagers will find a familiar and safe environment, where they are free to express themselves and move around while living the English 24 hours a day.
We are able to offer the following locations:
Fattoria La Capitana – Magliano In Tuscany
Il Poggio alle Ville – Mugello
Agriturismo La Torre – Garfagnana
Teens Week is a Canadian Island Summer Camp specifically designed for those that want to experience an exciting adventure. Immersed 24 hours a day in the English this unique location (Garfagnana – Pian di Fiume), offers and state-of-the-art services: common areas, pool, rafting, and many other activities!
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