We encourage the children’s creativity by offering a wide range of methods and equipment to support inquiry-based learning.
We allow children to represent the world as he or she experiences it so that the child is the author of his or her own creations. There are no stencils or colouring worksheets for example.
Parent involvement is extremely valued at The International Kindergarten. It is an open place where parents are always welcome and it is also possible for them to join in with activities.
SPECIAL NEEDS FOR YOUR CHILDREN
Children with special educational needs are welcomed and we uphold values such as kindness, patience, teamwork ,respect and acceptance.
Children with special educational needs are encouraged to develop their independence as well as new social and interpersonal skills. Extra psycho-social support can be provided if necessary.
La traduction directe implique que c’est seulement les enfants a besoins speciaux… Je dirais plus ‘All children are encouraged to develop their independence as well as new social and interpersonal skills. Extra psycho-social support can be provided for children with special educational needs if necessary.’
Intercultural and sensory learning play a large role at The International Kindergarten. Each child’s cultural identity is valued through projects such as ‘Kanner aller Lanner/ Children from around the world’, which looks at the children’s origins.
Our Family Wall, which introduces each child’s family makes cultural diversity clear and also creates a link between home and the kindergarten.
Sensory exploration is a fundamental element of a child’s intellectual development and the discovery of his or own body within the environment.
This is encouraged at The International Kindergarten through simple activities with play dough, clay, finger painting, singing, stories, but also in our kitchen with games such as ‘touch and taste‘ and water games or in our own psychomotricity room.
Thanks to the ‘Waldkindergarten’ (School in the Forest) project, we go regularly to the forest. Here, the children have the freedom to move as they wish and all their five senses are used.
We organise outings to the theatre and museums so that all children have access to cultural experiences.