In our kindergarten children learn through play, practical activities, storytelling and Puppet Theater as well as practical and artistic activities. Normally the children attend kindergarten for two years. The two-year kindergarten program is similar to a plant: during the first year, the seeds are seeded and nursed; During the second year, the plant flowers and thrives.
When children enter the first year of primary education and begin their scholastic journey, they have developed a visual, auditory and kinesthetic willingness to explore the world of letters, numbers, writing and arithmetic.
A mixed age group of 3-6 years old children offer the following possibilities:
- The relationship between the child, the kindergarten teacher, and the child’s parents deepens during these two years of collaboration, allowing for optimized support for each child on their very own development path.
- Give children time to develop the skills and abilities they need to succeed in school and later life. Older kindergartner children can spend longer time engaging in more challenging activities. In this phase, they are more self-motivated in their activities than imitative.
- The second year of kindergarten provides opportunities for older children to develop leadership and sense of responsibility by setting an example to the younger children in a family setting.
- Younger children are often inspired by the older ones, and the older ones have the opportunity to encourage and support them. This creates a more complex social environment.
The children develop the basis for creative thinking, self-confidence and social awareness, as well as the willingness and enthusiasm for school learning through their enjoyment of the activities in kindergarten.
A comprehensive assessment of the suitability for the transition to the first primary school class will be carried out in the spring of the second kindergarten year.