The Calicanto Square

The square is the place where school and family meet and communicate with each other

Discover the Calicanto Nursery & Preschool

Growing together for your child's
first six years

An innovative, worldwide acknowledged educational method

Learning by Languages is a method aimed at building and deepening key strategic skills for the future of children: the development of creative thinking, the knowledge of English, the use of technologies and internationality.

Creative thinking development

According to the pedagogist Loris Malaguzzi, children have one hundred languages. The atelier and the expressive activities promoted by the Learning by Languages method encourage the development of creativity along with the many forms of intelligence that belong to children.

Technological and digital innovation

The Learning by Languages method, consistently with the most innovative researches on the role of technologies for teaching, offers digital and multimedia devices that children can use in a simple and intuitive way. 
The computer is present in everyday life for experiments and creative uses; other tools (such as video and overhead projectors, tablets, interactive tables and boards) constitute a digital learning environment that increases the chances of exploring for children.

Who is the atelierista?

The atelierista play a strategic role within the Learning by Languages method: he/she supports teachers with distinctive skills in the arts and contemporary expressive techniques. In the atelier children play with materials and tools able to stimulate them using different expressive and symbolic languages.

International dialogue promotion

Our services promote dialogue and international exchange, welcoming children, families, practitioners from all over the world. We build the expressive and linguistic skills that will enable children to become citizens of the world.
For this reason, the daily activities are lead in English, with native speakers and highly qualified personnel. Children learn English through play and creative activities, following their own interests, applying a multisensory approach. Teachers create environments for children in order to nurture their enthusiasm and curiosity.


Our services promote the international dialogue and exchange, build language and expressive skills that will allow children to become citizens of the world.

Learning by languages is also the method used exclusively by Dragonfly, nursery and preschool.

Contacts & staff

The Calicanto Kindergarten School is in Bologna in Street Scalo 16.

It is open from monday to friday  from 7.30 am to 06.00 pm

You can write to
or call +39 051 6493592

The contact person, Valentina Poli, will be available available to answer any of your questions.

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