And for this reason, in designing our curricula, we take into account the individuality, the interests, but mainly, the child’s need to acquire Knowledge, Skills and Values, i.e., the necessary supplies for its progress and development.
…at a glance
At our Preschool and Kindergarten, children begin their school journey with steady steps. They come into contact with social life and the world of learning in a safe and family environment, acquiring knowledge in a fun way, through games and experiential activities, and creatively developing all the abilities and skills of their age according to their own pace and needs.
According to the Learning Charter of our Educational Model, the Curriculum and the Interdisciplinary Unified Curriculum Framework, the learning objectives for Kindergarten are determined based on the developmental stages of children of this age and aiming at their readiness for school and their socio-emotional maturity.
We use pioneering methodologies, which are based on active, experiential, collaborative and exploratory learning. We emphasize on Interdisciplinarity, choosing a topic for discussion and elaboration from rich thematic sources and analyzing it in the light of many different cognitive objects (language, mathematics, English, music, art, physical education etc.).
The child’s socialization, creativity and expression are enhanced through play, as a tool for acquiring knowledge, in conjunction with the exploration, the experimentation and the interaction that it offers.
In Language, we enhance, through experiential activities, oral communication, reading and written expression, aiming at the phonological awareness, while in Mathematics, we help children to apply testing and control experientially, transliterating their experiences into mathematical concepts.
English is taught daily. Through a bilingual program, children simultaneously cultivate their language and communication skills, become familiar with both language codes and enhance understanding and perception skills.
In the framework of the "Life Skills" program, through cross-level actions, we plan and implement activities aimed at raising awareness of Values, related to the development of social and emotional skills, ecology, volunteerism, culture, healthy nutrition & Internet safety. At the same time, we empower children by teaching them how to manage emotions such as anger, frustration, rejection, failure etc., through special actions that enhance their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Children develop their music and music kinetic skills to get a significant sensory-moving experience. The course is given by a specialized music teacher and includes songs, musical themes and introduction to the ORFF orchestra percussion instruments.
Free expression, development of creativity and free imagination are cultivated through visual and artistic activities that promote Art as a means of communication.
Children learn to experiment, to transform themselves, to express their thoughts and feelings, even to find solutions to their everyday problems: They take on roles and responsibilities, make decisions, collaborate and create.
As a complementary tool of education, Technology is supportively integrated into our Kindergarten curriculum using Beebot, iPads, computers and robotics.
Our students experiment with a variety of materials, use laboratory equipment, form hypotheses and, through observation, draw conclusions as young scientists.
Children participate in the following clubs, cultivating their inclinations and interests: Cooking, Theater, Board Games, STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), Robotics, Reggio Inspired (Playing with Nature), Messy and Sensory Play.
We help children to love movement and to develop basic motor skills through appropriate developmental games, to cultivate creativity, imagination and a spirit of cooperation. At the same time, we implement the program of Motor Coordination Assessment "On the Move", in collaboration with an experienced scientific team, in order to monitor children in terms of coordination of their movements, timely detect any motor difficulties and properly treat them.
The swimming lesson takes place in the indoors heated Swimming Pool of our Dais Sports Center with the aim of improving aerobic capacity, muscular strength and teaching basic techniques.
The program of Motor Coordination Assessment "On the Move", in collaboration with an experienced scientific team, monitors children in terms of coordination of their movements, timely detect any motor difficulties and properly treat them.
The Healthy Nutrition and Exercise Program "Healthy Body" that we implement at all levels of our School, aims to raise awareness in children on issues of healthy nutrition, wellness and exercise through specific activities for our Kindergarten students (newsletters, performances, attending special programs, sports activities, etc.).
The Lending Library operates in all our departments with the aim of cultivating love for reading from an early age.
Every year extracurricular excursions, educational visits, recreational excursions are organized in direct relation to the interests of the children and the topics that are elaborated in the classroom. During the visit, children engage in specific experiential activities, while on their return to school, they summarize their impressions and experiences.
Every child celebrates his/her SPECIAL Day, which is dedicated to everything that he/she likes and to those he/she loves. In this way we strengthen the child’s uniqueness, self-confidence, self-esteem and the bonds of the class.
The children plant flowers, vegetables and herbs and monitor their development. They also gather the necessary elements for composting and make their own fertilizer.
Children often organize and present celebrations and anniversary events to their classmates and parents, enhancing knowledge and skills such as collaboration, imagination, expression and interaction.
Every year, parents spend a whole day in our Kindergarten, with their child, attending and participating in the class.
In our Kindergarten, the Psychologist and Special Educator is at the disposal of the parents on a daily basis to support the children in areas such as phonology, articulation control and graphokinetic control.
Every day, after the end of our Core Program and until 4:00 p.m. Multiple-activities After School Programs are held.
Sport Activities, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Music, Spirit of Rhythm Workshop (in English), Art Workshop in English, Creative Activities.
As part of the After School program we offer lunch, which we prepare daily at our school using pure ingredients and according to the instructions of our nutritionist.