Our Kindergarten makes the childhood period full of fantastic experiences. Our children learn in a friendly, family atmosphere how to function in a group of peers so that they feel important and appreciated. We support their mental, psychomotor, emotional and social development. Our staff, teachers, instructors and specialists take care of it, for whom every child is important and unique.
Central to your child's school experience is the underlying curriculum taught in the classroom. "Curriculum" refers to both what is taught and how it's taught. When considering the different curricula outlined in the next few pages, keep in mind that few schools fall neatly into one category or another. Most schools' curricula comprise a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. Having said that, most schools do have a general overall curriculum type. These are identified for each school on OurKids.net.
Primary Curriculum: Progressive
Progressive (sometimes called "inquiry based" or "discovery based") curricula use students' interests and their natural curiosity as the driver for instruction. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources necessary for students to investigate a topic or issue. Students are then encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers, solutions, and insights.
Secondary Curriculum: Play-based
What Przedszkole Włochy says: We based our education on the theory of multiple intelligences prof. Howard Gardner, who assumes that every person is capable and unique and has their own unique intelligence profile that can develop throughout their lives.
As a kindergarten, we set ourselves the goal of finding and developing their greatest talents in children
Preschool/K Curriculum approach at Przedszkole Włochy : Play-based
Przedszkole Włochy has a Play-based approach to Preschool/K Curriculum (as opposed to Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Academic approach).
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Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. "Pre-academic" skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different "stations" set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.
What Przedszkole Włochy says: Play is a natural way for a child to explore the world and gather experience. The child's environment must be arranged so as to provide interesting cognitive suggestions appropriate for the child's stage of development. In our kindergarten, every element on the shelf, every element of the room's decor is there only in response to the needs of the child and serves its comprehensive development.
Academic Culture approach at Przedszkole Włochy : Supportive
Przedszkole Włochy has a Supportive approach to Academic Culture (as opposed to Rigorous approach).
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A school with a "supportive" academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, that the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a "rigorous" academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.
What Przedszkole Włochy says: We base the educational program on such educational aspects as relationships and a sense of security. We respect the right of children to be treated with the same respect as adults. We do not do for the child what it can do by itself. We provide preschoolers with as many opportunities as possible to practice new skills and learn from mistakes.
Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.
Secondary Developmental Priority: Social
Socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better.
What Przedszkole Włochy says: Our goal is for our graduates to:
- speak English freely
- be well prepared for school / Polish and English /
- have high self-esteem
- be open to changes and curious about the world
- know the values of a healthy lifestyle and ecology
Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD:
Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
Formal adjustments are made to the delivery of lessons to help mitigate the learning difficulty or exceptionality. The underlying content and expectations remain unchanged with accommodations, however. (Example: allowing a student to write tests in a quieter room).
The underlying content and expectations are modified and/or simplified for the sake of the student. (Examples: allowing student to use a calculator on a test when other students can’t; allowing students to bring word-banks or “cheat sheets” into certain tests, etc)
Research-based therapeutic measures that target and ameliorate the underlying weakness.
Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)
Curriculum delivery: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)
What Przedszkole Włochy says about their tuition: The kindergarten provides services 12 months a year. The monthly fee includes tuition and additional classes. The tuition fee covers the costs associated with the child's stay in kindergarten during the opening hours of the institution, including full board, teacher remuneration, specialist care, preventive medical care, insurance, and costs of plastic and hygienic materials.
My kindergarten is a place where children feel like at home, where they march every day with a big smile on their faces. For me and my teachers, every child is important. We approach each preschooler individually, trying to discover his potential, develop his talents and abilities. We are aware that the preschool period is crucial in the development of a child to shape his personality, affects further functioning in the surrounding world. That is why we place great emphasis not only on intellectual development, but above all on the development of the emotional and social sphere of our preschoolers. We believe that we will raise our children to be wise, sensitive, confident and self-confident people.