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Early Years


Teachers at IC specialize in working with the students’ natural curiosity and creativity, fostering responsibility and organization from a young age.


The School offers a comprehensive curriculum in which the physical, emotional and social aspects, as well as the ethical and aesthetic, are developed in a holistic way. The curriculum sets the foundations for inquiry and understanding to take place, strengthens self-esteem, and improves language skills both in Spanish and English. Students are immersed in Jolly Phonics, a fun child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics and multisensory activities.


In Psychomotricity and Body Expression classes we work to promote early emotional and intellectual development. The objective is to encourage progress in motor skills and language, to support the harmonious growth of the student’s personality. Physical Education (PE) begins at age three with an Early Education Project (PET). By the age of five, children are introduced to sports in disciplines such as Hockey, Football and Rugby, among others.


Subjects such as Green Skills foster environmental awareness and contact with nature, whilst Chess and Robotics favour strategic thinking and coding.


Early Years Staff

Paula gomezPaula Gomez
Directora de Inicial y Primaria

Paula Gómez Guadagna has been a part of IC since it opened in 2017. She is a Primary Education Teacher, graduated in Uruguay at the Instituto de Formación Docente de Maldonado.

She has been a teacher in Early Years and Primary. In 2022 she will take on the role of Directora de Inicial y Primaria. Paula is currently studying a Master's Degree in "Leadership and Educational Management" at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay.

The areas in which Paula continues to investigate are: teacher training, student support and curriculum development.
Paula is a teacher who is constantly looking for professional challenges.

In her free time she enjoys going to the beach and playing board games with friends and family.

Lucia RodiguezMartina Cernadascía Rodríguez
Early Years Coordinator

Martina is a University Professor at the Early Years Level who graduated from the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires. She has a long career as a teacher in the Kindergarten sector, and has been appointed to share her experience as a Coordinator of Spanish and English in Early Years.

She is passionate to discover the talent in every child, guiding them in their personal, social and academic growth.

Mother of four children, she strongly believes that the basis of any learning, both personally and academically, starts from a loving, empathetic and trusting view of the child.

She is a dedicated team builder and believes that communication is essential in any school setting.

During her free time she enjoys going to the beach with her family and playing hockey or surfing. She is passionate about music; she plays the piano, the guitar and one of her greatest hobbies is singing.