Projects v. programs
At girotondo we do not follow a prescribed program but together with the children conceive projects based on their interests and imagination.
Once a project is decided among a small group of children and educator, the latter will start planning how to best carry out the project, which challenges may arise and which other topics might be included. Multiple languages and materials would then be included and applied to cover the project's multiple aspects
Projects could carry on for weeks or months and could lead to new projects or variations of the same, based on children's discoveries and new interests arising from the ongoing projects.