The day care center is located in Haus C of the Berlin School of Economics and Law - directly on the campus. It accommodates up to 45 children.
We work according to the Berlin Education Program (BBP) and support the children in all educational areas. In this way, we can meet the demand for a holistic education. Our pedagogical focus is on the educational area of "health".
Our daycare center has a spacious playground. Group rooms equipped with movement materials provide the children with a variety of incentives and opportunities for movement experiences. We regularly go out into the garden or explore the surrounding area in almost any weather. Together with the children, we go shopping, grow vegetables or herbs in the summer, and prepare breakfast or afternoon snacks. We pay attention to a balanced healthy diet.
In order for the children to experience a good mix of challenging and quiet phases in our calibration facility, we also offer children's yoga, readings and massages during nap time.
Another concern of our early childhood education is to prepare the children for a sustainable life and to enable them to participate in all aspects of their everyday life. Language is an important tool for exchanging thoughts, wishes and feelings. That is why we promote language development throughout the daycare center and connect many other educational areas with it.
The children are allowed to spend most part of the day by choosing what they want to play with and how. Playing is how children express their inner lives and how they acquire knowledge. It is oftentimes not enough for children to have things explained to them, they have to be able to grasp and to feel them. The children deal with the world that is surrounding them within their play and gain important learning experiences. Our task is to observe the children in their play and, when needed, to support them with impulses or help.
Our day care center is attended by children who do not come from all over Berlin. This is why it is important to us to take them to the surrounding area and to familiarize them with it. Depending on the current offers, we also visit Berlin theatres, cinemas, and museums with the children.
On our regular excursions to the forest the children enjoy this special living environment. They experience the cycles of nature and are able to observe diverse local animals and plants. Together we explore the special value nature has for us humans in order to develop an understanding and respect for the environment and other living beings.
“Olympia calls: Join in!”
Festivals and celebrations
In the course of a day care year, we have many opportunities to celebrate. Feasts are important to us because they offer a break in our everyday routines, are fun and leave us with beautiful memories. We celebrate traditional holidays from our intercultural calendar. Our annual summer festival is another highlight of the day care year. For our preschool children there is an annual children's festival in the "Freiraum" - the event hall of the culture department of studierendenWERK.
A special event in the day care year is the annual sleep-over in our facility. We organize this event together with the children. A night without their parents is a challenge the children enjoy to face as they can be with their friends and caregivers throughout this event. In our experience, the children keep this event in their memories for a long time. Participation is negotiated with the children and caregivers.
The day care center has large and bright rooms.For their individual needs we have created different areas in which they have the opportunity to rest, move around, use their creativity and to role-play.
These areas are divided into functional rooms or functional corners. Two higher levels expand the children’s play and movement area, which they like to use without being disturbed. There is a construction corner, a role-play area, an art studio area, a quiet room and a space for building caves. We use the big corridor with its climbing frame as a space for movement. Most of the toys and materials are accessible to the children so that they can decide what they want to play with.
It is important to us that the children move a lot and enjoy it. We usually go to our facility’s playground every day and in almost any weather condition. There the children can can romp, climb, swing, slide, dig, and explore nature. The playground has swings, climbing frames, a slide, learner bikes, big sandboxes, and a water connection for water fun in the summer months.
Closing times 2023
09.03. - 10.03.2023
24.07. - 11.08.2023
27.12. - 29.12.2023