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Educational profile

Socio-Environmental Situation and Needs Analysis

The “Nathan Cassuto” Kindergarten is located in the historic center of Florence, in the premises adjacent to the Temple of via Farini. Nearby, there are easily accessible places on foot, such as the San Ambrogio Market, the D’Azeglio Garden, and Piazza SS Annunziata. It is located within the garden of the Jewish Community of Florence and utilizes the garden throughout the year.

It is a single section composed of a maximum of eighteen children ranging from three to five years old. The user base of our school exhibits a culturally heterogeneous situation; indeed, many children are not Italian native speakers and come from other countries. Consequently, in the needs analysis, consideration is given to cultural, linguistic, and religious diversities, as well as the expectations of families regarding:

  • The teaching of values of the Jewish religion.
  • The integration of foreign children.
  • The development of linguistic skills and abilities in communication, as well as understanding of other cultures.
  • The expansion of curiosity and cultural interests.
  • The development of affectivity, relationships, and interventions for a serene growth.
  • The opportunity for motivated and educational aggregation occasions.

The kindergarten pursues the comprehensive education of children aged 3 to 6, providing opportunities aimed at the development of communicative, expressive, logical, and operational skills. It also seeks to contribute to a balanced maturation of cognitive, emotional, social, and moral components of personality.


Given that the drafting of the Educational Offer Plan arises from the motivation that our actions cannot be separated from:

  • The analysis of the existing situation and the continuity of past experiences.
  • Considering the educational offer as a mediation between the school’s function and the requests coming from families.
  • Sharing choices and responsibilities in the commitment to a common project.

For the integral development of the child, the kindergarten sets specific goals:

-maturation of identities.

-achievement of autonomy.

-development of skills.

The objectives can therefore be summarized.

  • Enhancing human resources.
  • Educating to self-respect and democratic coexistence.
  • Promoting positive attitudes towards differences.
  • Providing opportunities for socialization.
  • Promoting personal autonomy.
  • Guiding and preparing for conscious choices
  • Motivating towards knowledge
  • Welcoming and promoting learning
Promoting the integration of each child with particular attention to forms of socio-cultural discomfort, through development projects, recovery, and integration respecting specific potentials

In relation to the socio-cultural context, needs analysis, and goals, our school aims to pursue the following objectives:

  • To learn to socialize and build appropriate interpersonal relationships
  • Understanding, accepting, and appreciating one’s own and others’ diversity
  • To promote relationships of solidarity with classmates
  • To develop self-control
  • To foster attitudes of autonomy, responsibility, and collaboration within the group
  • To promote the ability to communicate, including through non-verbal and creative forms
  • To understand reality and educate in respect for the environment
  • To understand the principles of Jewish culture and tradition

To this end, we aim to

  • Hospitality: To be recognized, find what we need, feel safe, and have one’s own place

Practical programming of the fields of experience : Formative proposals

The self and the other: construction of one’s own identity, discovery and appreciation of that of others, acceptance, and respect for the other.

The body and movement: psychomotricity, motor play, songs, and music.

Images, sounds, and colors: approach to verbal and non-verbal language, graphic-pictorial, mimetic, rhythmic-musical, theatrical.

Speech and words: using the Italian language, telling and sharing stories, engaging in conversation, symbolic play.

Understanding the world: space, order, and measurement (ordering, quantifying, classifying).

  • Field trips and educational visits in the local area. Viewing theatrical performances.
  • Learning to know, becoming passionate about life, growing up, communicating
  • Being together, understood as self-respect and respect for others, finding friends, gaining experiences, accepting rules
  • Self-awareness: being free, getting to know oneself, being able to choose, expressing original thoughts
  • Educational resources
  • Audiovisual material
  • Recycled material
  • Equipment and materials for expressive activities
  • Musical instruments and sound reproduction
  • Materials for recreational activities
  • Library
  • Creation of a vegetable garden
POF 2023-2024

*DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION for growing in harmony and respecting others.
“Music as a moment of art and unity in diversity”.
-Theater 3 outings
November 8th “The Four Seasons”
December 5th “Peter and the Wolf”
January 17th “Pinocchio”
– Visit to Piazza Santa Croce
Visit to Palazzo Vecchio
observation of the statues of David and Hercules (iconography).
– Archaeological Museum and Egyptian Museum