OBJECTIVES
SOCIAL COMPETENCE OBJECTIVES

In our establishment the children will be strengthened and challenged in their overall general development and also specifically their three basic competencies, namely self confidence, social competence and, last but not least, functional competence. 

They will be cared for and coached  in a warm and loving environment within a protected, established framework which allows them to develop in their own way their individual independence. In order to supprt this development the children have access to a broad array of activities for cognitive, creative, social, psychological and play related improvement. The children should  discover for themselves, be inquisitive, make their own experiences and research their existence in their own world environment. They should actively reach out in order to understand better.

This gives all children the possibility to orient themselves according to their needs, wishes, interests or ideas/vision /imagination /agenda. As a result/ Therefore we can support their curiosity and their natural enquiring mind in a variety of ways.

PROMOTION OF THE GENERAL DEVELOPMENT

SELF CONFIDENCE

SOCIAL CONFIDENCE

FUNCTIONAL CONFIDENCE

  • activities 

  • concentration

  • awareness and expression

  • success and failure

  • self-confidence

  • independence

  • etc

  • ability to empathize and be considerate

  • communication

  • responsibility in the community

  • dealing with conflict

  • relationship within a group, community

  • values

  • etc

  • understanding in both languages

  • foundation in reading and writing

  • fundamental mathematics

  • observation and ability to express themselves

  • process of nature and its natural laws

  • first steps in computer knowledge

  • etc

 
GOALS

We would like to make it possible that the children themselves develop into independent, self sufficient and confident individuals and that they will stimulate their appropriate stage of development.

A meaningful defined field of learning is a further integrated element which enables the child to collect specific concrete experiences. The childlike development is fullfilled especially well through the individual activities of each child.

THEME ORIENTED GOALS

Each theme has various/many subcategories. Therefore it is possible to work with the children in a goals oriented manner and to competently/effectively learn  various skills  and knowledge. We work in a project structured manner and pick up within the conducted activities the themes and interests of the children.

MATHEMATICS AND GEOMETRY

GENERELL KNOWLEDGE

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL AREA

GROSS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS

HANDICRAFT / CREATIVE AREA

MUSIC, RHYTHMIC, THEATRE

  • creativity is encouraged

  • expression of feelings in various ways

  • fun in playing different roles

  • learn to know various kinds of music and instruments

  • sing songs, free dance to music and practice dancing sequences

  • children create and realise their own ideas

  • children may experiment and express themselves with different materials and tools

  • free and guided handicrafts 

  • creativity in encouraged

  • Body control and coordination is supported and trained 

  • children get to know themselves and judge their abilities

  • regular gymnastic in the gymnastic hall

  • movement outside, every day at least for one hour (playground, walks or forest visits)

  • we offer various free play possibilities such as making necklaces, play dough, pin-pictures etc.

  • the children learn to express themselves in a comprehensive way

  • they playfully learn a foreign language

  • they experience their first association with literature and books

  • the fundamentals of reading and writing are introduced

  • learning easy laws

  • fundamental terms of mathematics, physics and chemistry

  • the opportunity to perform little experiments

  • they will be introduced to the following concepts: numbers, weights, speed, light, money, sizes etc.

  • the foundation for mathematics is laid

  • the child’s natural curiosity and desire for knowledge, is supported by a selected choice of themes

  • exploration of nature and the environment 

  • experiments are carried out and explanations are sought

  • get to know Swiss culture and its conventions (they may / must not all be Swiss)

  • experience other cultures with greater awareness

  • appreciation, understanding for difference in nature and temperament

  • dealing with conflicts

  • communication

  • dealing with success and failure

  • relationship within a group, community

  • responsibility in the community

  • ability to empathise and be considerate

  • awareness of feelings

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE

DAILY SCHEDULE

The nursery and kindergarten are open during 49 weeks of the year from Monday to Friday  from 07.00 to 18.00

Daily schedule of the nursery

 

07.00 bis 09.00    Arrival, breakfast and playtime

09.00 bis 09.30    Organized activities, morning get together

09.30 bis 10.00    Snack time, children’s hygiene

10.00 bis 11.00    Outside activities, playtime

11.00 bis 11.15    Tidy up time, children’s hygiene and setting the table for lunch

11.15 bis 12.00    Lunch

12.00 bis 14.00    Children’s hygiene, midday rest time

14.00 bis 15.15    Organized activities, playtime

15.15 bis 15.30    Tidy up time, snack preparation, children’s hygiene

15.30 bis 16.00    Snack time

16.00 bis 18.00    Play time  and pick up time

Daily schedule of the kindergarten

 

The daily schedule of the Kindergarten is similar to the nursery, varying a little in the times. In the Nursery  there is one organized activity every day. In the Kindergarten there are two organized activities every day.

The babies and younger children participate in the nursery at least two full days per week.

The Kindergarten children in the first kindergarten year at least 3 days and in the second Kindergarten year  3.5 days per week according to the Swiss school education law.

 

The nursery and the kindergarten are closed during the first two weeks of August, during the week between Christmas (25th December) and New Year (1st January) and on all federal and cantonal official holidays of the Kanton of Schwyz.