Welcome to the MAGIC WORLD
International Kindergarten Zagreb
Why Magic world Kindergarten
Magic world kindergarten, or “Čarobni svijet” was founded in 2015.
Our English program is verified and approved by the Croatian Ministry
Our curriculum starts from the child’s needs and interests. Pleasant and family atmosphere makes every child feel safe, inspired, and empowered.
The approach that we use is learning through play and the holistic development of every child. Our teachers are qualified and have experience in Early Childhood Education and teaching English as a second language.
Our groups and programs
We have two groups: Caterpillars (children age 1-3) who after the age of three turn into colorful Butterflies and fly to the upper floor of the kindergarten.
The children in our groups are from different countries, cultures, religions, and races. Therefore, our kindergarten nurtures diversity and multiculturalism, from an early age.
The main language is English, which is best learned through everyday use.
Proof to this is the children who come to us without prior knowledge of English, and after a few months, they understand quite a lot and begin to use simple communication. To produce natural spoken language, children need to be exposed to authentic language input.
Caterpillars - nursery for 1-3 years
Extra curricular activities
Activities in our kindergarten start from the interests of children, their age, and needs. They can be a free choice and guided activities (teachers perform activities according to the plan and program).
In free activities, children can choose in which center they will play (e.g. (building center, dramatic play, art and music, science center, etc.)
Guided activities begin with the “Circle time”, where we talk about different topics, sing, read stories and play various games.
We continue with the follow-up activities, where the children use all their senses. In these activities, we encourage the development of all areas: language, cognitive development, creativity, physical and socio-emotional development.
Throughout the kindergarten year, children and teachers realize various projects in which children learn new things.
Some projects last for a month, some for few months, and some projects last since the kindergarten was established, until today (e.g. “Children help children”).
Some of the projects that we realized by now are: “Medieval times”, “Around the world”, “We are all different, and yet the same”, “Pets”, “Healthy food” etc.
One project that has been active since the very beginning is: “Children help children”. Children can learn early on that helping others is the responsible and right thing to do.
Throughout the year, we listen to the needs of the children around us, but also all over the world, and we help with various humanitarian actions. We also have our longtime friend Jalvirah from Uganda, to whom we have been school sponsors for five years.
It is very important for us to establish and maintain a partnership with parents. This requires open communication, feedback, and cooperation in all aspects.
There are various ways to achieve this: individual conversations, parent meetings, educational workshops for parents, social media, monthly reports and plans, field trips, garden exhibitions, children’s presentations, and many others.
Parents are always welcome in the kindergarten to present: their country, culture, custom, their profession, or simply spend a day with us (project “One day in kindergarten”).
Children’s health and safety are our important tasks. We achieved a healthy diet by carefully choosing types of meat, whole grains, legumes, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and dairy products. We offer food to the children in four meals: breakfast, fruit/vegetable snack, lunch, and afternoon snack.
Kindergarten has its own garden, where children plant vegetables and later harvest and eat them. This positively affects their awareness of healthy eating and encourages working habits.
We also took care of a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise, physical activities, walks to the forest, and a sports program.
Our nurse takes care of the protection and health of children.
Your children’s education and welfare are our main priorities
The Kindergarten area covers a total of 180 m2 of indoor space and 1345 m2 of outdoor space. The interior space consists of two floors, which are identical in layouts, contain a playroom, classroom, hall with the dressing room, and bathroom. We often go to a nearby forest to play there and explore it througout the year.
Caterpillars are accommodated on the ground floor, and Butterflies on the upper floor of the kindergarten. Playrooms and classrooms are modernly designed and equipped, and adjusted to children’s age, interests and needs. They have activity centers, where children learn through play, such as science center, pretend play, building center, art and music, pre-reading and math center, etc.
Small groups and only two groups in the whole kindergarten provide closer relationships, pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.