Competence for Children

PRINCIPLE OF HOLISTIC LEARNING

“Body, Spirit and Soul” Friedrich Fröbel

We view early childhood education as active, social, physical and emotional processes that aim to acquaint children with the world. We design the children’s daily activities in a way that they can discover and develop their individual abilities. We believe in the uniqueness of each child’s capacity and potential and advocate active educational partnerships with the parents by building a partnership of care.

PRINCIPLE OF BEING ACTIVE AND OF PLAY-BASED LEARNING

We encourage children to be self-active, self-educating individuals and believe that an early childhood professional should provide the conditions for growth without intervening too much in the learning process. We recognise the importance of play as a central integrating element in each child’s development and learning.

PRINCIPLE OF BONDING

We value open and trusting communication between our educators and your child. Strong bonds with their carers and teachers are essential in order to make children feel welcome, comfortable and secure and to give them social orientation.

PRINCIPLE OF MUTUAL APPRECIATION AND PARTICIPATION

In our relationships with you as a parent or guardian, and also with children and colleagues, we respect every person and their individual personality and background. We consider each child to be an equal member of our community, taking part in the decision making at our centres and playing an active, age-appropriate democratic role.

"The game at this age is not just playing, it is the highest level of child development; it is very serious and has deep meaning. Cultivate and nourish it. Protect and look after it." Friedrich Fröbel