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The Butterflies kindergarten for children from 3 to 7 years 

“All I need to know, I learned in kindergarten.” R.Fulghum

… and for that reason, we made sure that every child gets that experience! Our proven recipe is: learning through play, creative and safe surroundings, plenty of love and attention, busy hands, and tons of fun!

All areas of the curriculum are performed in an integrated way, age-adjusted, and clearly presented.
Activities are guided by children’s individual preferences, which, through play, stimulate their overall development with ease.
Children adopt the right behavior patterns very early in their childhood. Teachers are the models, but also their play partners, who help to direct them.
Every child needs an individual approach and this makes us explorers of children’s magic and an unpredictable world to help children to develop complete, happy and satisfied human beings.

Friendly

Home-like environment, where children are comfortable and confident, feeling safe and secure to explore and learn. In our kindergarten, everyone knows everyone's name: from the individual child and teacher to parents and support staff.

Play Areas

The large, bright playroom includes a story area, building center, and dramatic play area, art and music center, seasonal center, science and sensory-motor, language and math center, and an assortment of age-appropriate toys and play materials.

Qualified

Our teachers are qualified and have experience in Early Childhood Education and teaching English as a second language. Each teacher has additional interests, knowledge, and talents in a particular field, such as music, art, sports, science, drama, practical-life activities, etc.

Projects

The project approach sees teaching as an interactive process. It lets children play a role in selecting a real-world topic to explore, which then naturally makes the children more invested in their own educational outcomes.

Experienced

Our team of teachers, with their knowledge and experience in education, lead children with ease, while taking care of their individual needs, differences, preferences, and capabilities. Only in this way, starting with the child’s needs, can strong emotional bonds be built.

Learning

“When I hear, I forget. When I see, I remember. When I do, I understand.” says the old Chinese proverb which shows the importance of the senses in the learning process. Our proven recipe is learning through play and a stimulating environment.

Language and literacy development are important domains of early childhood development. They involve the development of the skills used to communicate with others through languages (language development), as well as the ability to read and write (literacy development).

Examples of activities we do with children:

  • Reading/listening to stories, poems, and rhymes
  • Singing songs, chants, and nursery rhymes
  • Playing with puppets and making a puppet show
  • Conversation in a circle time
  • Matching letters and sounds
  • Word games (“I spy”, Bingo, Scategories, etc.)
  • Letter/words hunt
  • Writing letters with different media: crayons, shaving cream, sand/flour, watercolors, sticks, etc.
  • Recognizing and writing  own name and short word

Fine motor skills

Activities that reinforce fine motor skills encourage the development of fingers, hands, arms, and eye-hand coordination.

Examples of activities we do with children: playing with play dough, exploring sensory play materials, transporting small parts, threading beads, hands-on art projects, cutting and sticking, tearing and scrunching papers, drawing, painting, etc. All these exercises are the foundation for more complex activities, such as writing, cutting, tying shoelaces, etc.

Gross motor skills

Gross motor skills are those which require whole-body movement and which involve the large muscles of the body to perform everyday functions, such as standing and walking, running and jumping, etc. Those activities are practiced daily by children.

Early childhood is a period of tremendous cognitive growth. Children this age are undergoing a large amount of change very quickly and are learning to see the world in many new and interesting ways.
We also teach children STEM, which  stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Examples of cognitive activities:

  • Memory matching
  • Solving puzzles
  • Sorting and classifying (toys, beads, colors, and other objects)
  • Sequencing
  • Activities with shapes, numbers, quantity, sizes, etc.
  • Science projects
  • Exploring objects and natural phenomena
    
    

Arts & crafts

Preschoolers love to express themselves and their ideas using different materials and techniques, such as painting, drawing, collage, modelling, etc.
They enjoy experimenting with texture, space, and colours in pieces of art.

Music

There are many benefits of using music with preschoolers, and some of them are:  music and dance engages the brain, it helps cultivate communication skills, it allows children to express themselves, music and dance contribute to creativity and imagination

Creative play

Play is the most important children’s activity! It is a child’s way of engaging and making sense of the world. Children learn from experience: from what happens around them, from what they see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. To absorb those experiences and make sense of the world, they need to be engaged in imaginary or creative play.

A tremendous amount of social and emotional development takes place during early childhood. As children experience temper tantrums, mood swings, and an expanding social world, they must learn more about their emotions as well as those of other people.
Adults are here to help them, but the most important is their own experience, which they get in kindergarten.
Activities that we use are:
• Teaching problem-solving strategies
• Roleplays
• Listening games
• Board games and games with rules
• Talking about emotions, family, and friends
• Reading stories, watching videos, and playing with puppets

Practical Life activities are the activities of everyday life and they are involved in all aspects of life. Through practical life, the child learns about his culture and all about what it is to be human.
Examples that we do with children:
• Self-care – nose-blowing, washing hands, brushing teeth, etc.
• Dressing and undressing, tying shoes
• Table setting and self-service during meals
• Cooking and baking
• Recycling and composting
• Sweeping and mopping
• Tyding up the room
• Taking care of plants
• Growing a garden
• Repairing toys and other objects

ALL I really NEED TO KNOW, I learned in kindergarten
(Robert Fulghum)