Welcome to the day care center at UdK (Universität der Künste/University of the Arts) and TU (Technische Universität/Technical University Berlin)! Up to 60 children from the ages of eight weeks up to school entrance visit our day care center. We have 24 small children in nursery care and 36 children attending the primary care from 3 years onwards.
We work on the basis of the Berlin Education Program ("Berliner Bildungsprogramm") and enable children to receive a holistic education with a broad focus on art and aesthetics. In our day care center, different aspects of aesthetic experiences - painting, drawing, pottery, constructing, inventing, dancing, and singing - have found a permanent space. Every child receives support from a confidental caregiver at all times. The day care center also has stimulating rooms and materials. The nursery area and the elementary area each have a children's art studio.
At the "Small House", our room concept creates a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and provides room for 24 kids from 8 weeks to approximately 2,5 years.
Open space for experimental, self-determined learning – the children will find stimulating corners for their first steps into independence as well as sheltered, accessible spaces that provide them with security and freedom. At the “Small House” we have an art studio next to the sheltered play areas.
Individual, integral support – we accompany and support each individual child in their development, based on their needs, tendencies, and developmental necessities. For that reason, we value the close and open collaboration with the parents and other attachment figures from the start.
We prepare the transition into the open space of the “Big House” together with the parents. It happens between 2.5 and three years, always depending on the individual developmental stage of the child.
In the Big House, approximately 36 children between the ages of 2.5 years up to school entry spend common play and learning time.
Creating explorative spaces – The open room design enables the children to play and learn independently. Apart from specifically designed areas and quiet spaces for retreating, there is a large art studio which invites to explore, experiment and being creative.
The children love our outdoor space. It is located far away from the street in quiet surroundings and provides the children with nature. Trees, hedges, and bushes, but also hill elements, slides and tubes encourage the children to move around and to play. They also have a stage for role plays there. During the summer months, the children love to play with the water pump.
With our activities, such as walks through the Tiergarten and the surrounding area as well as the use of Berlin’s cultural offers, we excite the children regularly and expand their experiences. The forest days from March to October are particularly important to us.
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 us a break in our everyday routines, are fun and leave us with beautiful memories. For our preschool children there is an annual children's festival in the "Freiraum" - the event hall of the culture department of studierendenWERK.
Our summer party is one of the highlights of the day care year. Every year, many families take part in the preparations. With music and theatre, the festival gives parents the opportunity to exchange ideas in our garden during the cosy get-together.
Since September 2019, this daycare center is a partner of TUKI (German Theater & Kita). TUKI is a partnership program between daycare centers and theatres, which has set itself the task of strengthening early childhood cultural education in Berlin in the long term. More information can be found here www.tuki-berlin.de.
Closing times 2023
22.12. - 29.12.
Closing times 2024
06. - 07.03.
29.07. - 16.08.
19. - 20.09.
23. - 31.12.