The first steps into the unknown world
Apart from the nursery in the second building, this is the class of our youngest ♥
At this age, children have been spending time mainly with their parents, siblings and several friends, so coming to kindergarten with so many people is a big deal for them. Our task is to make it a beautiful experience – to leave them with memories that will positively affect them for life.
The most important thing is to evoke a feeling of security and love so that they can play without fear and missing their parents. Therefore, we pay increased attention to them and assign several teachers to this class: two experienced teachers and a nanny.
We fill our time not only by playing but also by gradually learning basic hygiene habits and social rules. Like a nice greeting 🙂 Just so you know: the children in this class are incredibly cute and docile. We are always proud of how much progress they are making every month. They are our little sunshines!
You can find the dossiers of our teachers on this page, so let’s just summarize the most important points:
- we always choose teachers with long experience for this class, usually young grandmothers, who can quickly gain trust of such small children
- like all other classes, they have a bilingual assistant – thus the Czech children come into contact with English and children from other countries with Czech, which prepares them well for moving to the following preschool
- the teachers have a nanny at hand. They oversee safety and, thanks to better perspective as they do not have to concentrate on managing the programme, they can recognize in time that some of the children need to be soothed and encouraged right now!
WHO IS WHO
Each class is led by two experienced graduate teachers who are tasked with preparing the children for the first grade in the form of games and even more challenging tasks. They develop childrens’ emotional aspects, motor and social skills. They are extremely friendly to the children but at the same time they show them the rules they will be encountering for the rest of their life.
In the upper classes, teachers have an assistant at hand who helps children with common tasks and ensures that they are not left behind in case of minor issues. There are two nannies in this class with a very similar job description but in addition they focus on the emotional aspect – children at this age experience many new feelings and often need encouragement, an embrace and to feel safe.
Our whole preschool has many children children with a different mother tongue who speak Czech to various degrees or even not at all. That’s why we created the role of a bilingual assistant who helps the child avoid feeling lonely or disoriented. They speak the child’s naive language or make sure that the child understands in another form – for example using flashcards.
And of course daily programme
The daily programme looks very similar for all classes but of course the levels of complexity of each game and exercise differ.
08:00 – 08:50
Arrival of children, free play, individual activities for child development, didactic games, graphomotor skills, development of sensory perception, fine and gross motor skills, prosocial behaviour, expression, vocabulary, songs and poems, perception of rhythmics, practice of memory and logical thinking, cognition of colours, gripping abilities and coordination of movement
9:00 – 09:30
Keeping hydrated, physical activity, community circle, logopedic, voice and breathing warm-up
9:30 – 10:00
Morning snack, hygiene
10:00 – 10:30
Educational activities focused on preschool preparation
10:30 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:00
13:00 – 13:30
Departure of children
13:00 – 14:45
14:45 – 15:15
Afternoon snack, hygiene
15:15 – 16:00
Scheduled afternoon programme
16:00 – 18:00
Free play, departure of children