We prepare the children so as to seamlessly enter Primary School.
We implement a planned approach to reading and writing so that the information be effortlessly and smoothly absorbed.
At the same time, we familiarize the children with natural sciences and mathematical concepts that sometimes “scare” their parents. It is our belief that it is possible for every child to get such knowledge. Our Kindergarten is licensed by the Ministry of Education.
Preparation for primary school
At kindergarten, the children learn writing, reading, and mathematical concepts (adding and subtracting, as well as equal sharing in the form of a game), all necessarily skills for their transition to the “bigger” school.
Music & play education
The children participate in both free and guided games that help them be integrated into a group by getting to know their body, their friends, and the space in which they are moving. Some of the stimuli the children receive are musical instruments, psychomotor instruments (e.g. hoops, ribbons), and traditional dances and songs.
The children express themselves and develop their creativity by exploring elements of the dramatic art (role-play, movement, speech, space, time, symbols). The activity is simplified for the younger children, who simply imitate the teachers.
The children get to know and recognize various works of art, as well as experiment themselves, using their imagination and creativity. Younger children become acquainted with materials and apply various techniques to their works, freely or through guidance.
Intended for older children, its purpose is to introduce them to our country’s culture and history, as well as other cultures, through games, art, language, and technology.
The children’s fine motor skills, group spirit, and enjoyment of creativity and imagination are developed. The children come into contact with very simple materials and, in collaboration with their teachers, make tasty little treats which they enjoy with their parents at home.
Every week, the children choose their favorite story, read it at home with their parents, and come to school and share that story with their friends. They thus develop their language skills, as well as their imagination.
Plays - Puppet plays - Shadow plays
Our school diligently organizes plays, puppet plays, or shadow plays, with the children’s participation being a necessary condition.
Information abd communication technologies
According to the Kindergarten’s New Curriculum, the children get to know and familiarize themselves with the basic functions of digital devices, with the help of our specialized staff. Our purpose is to provide them with experiences related to their interests and daily life. Of course, the importance of play remains the main factor for a smooth development.
The children are encouraged to observe the natural environment, experiment, and discover the world around them. They add to their knowledge by conducting experiments, playing games, and making visits (e.g. to neighborhood parks, the planetarium, etc.).
Through experiential playing, role-playing, songs, stories, etc., the children are educated on the importance of protecting the Environment. They learn little “eco-secrets” to use at home, in the classroom, in their neighborhood, and the world at large.
Twice a week, the children have their first experience with the English language through play.
Visits - Events
Every year, various visits are organized, depending on the thematic unit of each kindergarten and pre-kindergarten class. There are also planned school events – Start of the school year, National holidays, Christmas, Carnival, End of the school year/Summer – which involve games, songs, storytelling, reciting poems, sketches, plays, music & play activities, clowns, performers on stilts, etc.