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.
Our day care center at a glance
Our pedagogical concept is based on the Berliner Bildungsprogramm (Berlin Education Program). On the basis of this, we can secure a holistic education.
One of our aims is to prepare the children for a sustainable life and to enable them to participate in all aspects of their daily lives. Language is an important tool to exchange thoughts, wishes, and feelings. This is why we support the linguistic development and combine it with a lot of other educational areas. Or house is open to the ideas, creativity, and fantasy of the children. We provide the children with support and room for creativity. Apart from this, we offer the children diverse experiences in nature and their surroundings. The children also learn about causal relationships in nature, the environment, and technology.
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!”
Since April, our day care center is a member of the German program “Olympia ruft: Mach mit!” (“Olympia calls: Join in!”). The focus of this program is healthy living. The aim is to familiarize children, parents, and caregivers with health topics. They learn about healthy nutrition, learning through movement, fair play and relaxation. Parts of the project are workshops like back support gymnastics, movement games, team building workshops and workshops about stress management.
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 2019
23.12. - 31.12.
Closing times 2020
02.01. - 03.01.