In our crèche we care for children between the ages of 15 months and 3 years. The basic prerequisite is that the children can walk. Mobility is a crucial stage of development. As soon as they have achieved this it is possible for the children to see their world from a whole new perspective.
In the crèche, the various development areas are supported – this is made possible by specific offers, for example. Alongside motor skills, cognitive, creative-aesthetic, linguistic and social-emotional development areas are also supported. In addition to that, it is particularly important in the first year of a child’s life to promote and encourage independence. This includes eating food with cutlery, getting dressed or even the transition from wearing nappies to going to the toilet. During the crèche-age, the first social contacts and relationships outside of the family are created. It is for this reason that the way in which children deal with other children and adults is important. Another important goal for the crèche is to prepare the child for Kindergarten and to build a foundation for later everyday life.
In the Kindergarten, the knowledge previously learned in the crèche, among other things, is deepened. Motor skills are refined, the languages are more precisely learned, and cognitive skills are expanded. Alongside these, new territories are explored and introduced: specific thematic areas, social manners, or even a new type of game in the form of a roleplay, for instance. During this time more social relationships are built, and already existing relationships are reinforced.
The oldest children of the Kindergarten (5 – 6 years) are in the preschool group. There, the children are prepared for primary school, while the various areas of development with the necessary basic knowledge are elaborated. The languages are strengthened through rhyming words, picture books and stories. In terms of literacy, the children learn to clap syllables, the alphabet and sound games. Besides that, mathematical skills are expanded upon in the form of counting or activities involving various geometric shapes. Nevertheless, the children always learn in a playful manner. Becoming familiar with further thematic areas such as nature, the seasons, the universe and dinosaurs etc. is a part of everyday life for the children. To compliment these themes, many trips take place – they occur at least twice a month.