The program

Intercultural Bilingual Early Childhood Education

The program

In strategic partnership with the Ministry of Education, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola trains teachers for intercultural bilingual early childhood education. The curriculum is based on local knowledge and ways of learning and producing knowledge in diverse sociocultural contexts, respecting the particularities and interests of indigenous cultures and developing pedagogical processes in two languages with an intercultural approach.

The Intercultural Bilingual Early Childhood Education program at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola emphasizes learning different languages such as Spanish, an indigenous language and English, in addition to developing skills in dance, music, drawing, painting, sports and educational research.


Profile of the Intercultural Bilingual Early Childhood Education program

By the end of the Intercultural Bilingual Early Childhood Education program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the cultural and linguistic characteristics of children from 0 to 5 years of age to be considered in educational processes.
  • Identify the developmental stages of children from 0 to 3 years of age (early childhood) in order to build their skills.
  • Know the characteristics of children from 3 to 6 years of age that foster their full educational development.
  • Apply teaching techniques adapted to the socioeconomic situation and culture of the area in which they are to be used.
  • Develop teaching techniques that foster children’s all-round development in line with the intercultural bilingual curriculum.
  • Design and promote the application of intercultural bilingual education programs that develop social responsibility, entrepreneurship and environmental awareness in children, strengthening intercultural identity and teamwork.
  • Plan and design activities that include people in the field of education and members of the community in order to draw attention to diversity and social inclusion, based on cultural and linguistic criteria. 
  • Value the native language and culture, giving them the same importance as other languages and cultures.
  • Develop reading and writing readiness skills that foster learning of your native language and Spanish, developing skills for transferring knowledge between one language and the other.
  • Apply knowledge and learning experiences in new situations and participate interestedly and responsibly in educational projects that benefit your community.
  • Develop skills for research and systematization of learning experiences in the school and the community, in order to address local and regional socio-educational problems.
  • Assume an ethnic and cultural identity, recognizing universal values with a forward-looking approach, rejecting dogmatic and ethnocentric attitudes.