We instill in our children a strong sense of security and orientation through a structured daily program. However, within this structured routine we adopt a flexible approach. The children’s individual needs, ideas, questions and queries as well as their very own topics take priority and are of utmost importance in shaping the day.
Every morning begins with “Free play“, which is an important part of our everyday life. During this time, the children are free to choose the place, the activities, the time and their playmates autonomously. They may play with children of their own group and/or may also move to different rooms of the Kindergarten. During “free play” we provide:
- a stimulating, diverse learning environment
- a beautifully set breakfast table where the children eat their own breakfast they usually bring to Kindergarten. Once a month we offer a breakfast buffet together with the children
- language support in small groups
- educational programs and project work
- one hour of Pre-school activities daily for children in their final year of Kindergarten
Sports activities are held on Mondays in the gym of DSKL. All children are required to come to Kindergarten wearing their DSKL sports attire and sneakers; Pre-school children will proceed straight to the gym.
Activities in the garden form an equally important part of our day in Kindergarten. Every day we walk through our beautiful garden surrounding the Kindergarten. On Wednesdays the children can enjoy outdoor play with cool water in a paddling pool and tubs. After playing outside we provide a fruit snack from our fruit basket, filled with fruits brought to Kindergarten by the children everyday.
The heart of our educational work is our daily morning circle on chairs with many diverse activities offered to our children. Encouraging children’s shared experiences, both groups will meet every first Tuesday of the month for a joint circle together.
Once a month we enjoy a day out at Taman Aman Park. On large meadows and beautiful play grounds children have various opportunities to move and play.
Play is a crucial element of children’s development, thus we encourage our children to bring their own toy to Kindergarten on our special toy day, every first Thursday of the month.
To promote German language competency in children with non-native German background, we provide special language immersion sessions (Sprachbad) on certain days.
Every day at 12 o’clock the kids come together to have a warm lunch together.
For all kids we are offering afternoon care until 3.15pm. For those who do not wish an afternoon care, can pick up their kids at 1pm or may use the school bus shuttle for getting back home.