The day care center at the Humboldt-Universität "Die Lupe" has room for 88 children aged eight weeks up to school entry. It is located in a protected area in Berlin-Mitte and has an own playground .
AT THE MOMENT WE HAVE NO CAPACITY TO TAKE IN MORE CHILDREN.
Our day care center at a glance
We work on the basis of the Berlin Education Program (Berliner Bildungsprogramm). We follow a holistic educational concept and accompany the children according to their respective strengths. The open educational concept is used especially in the mixed-age area, which means that the children have confidant caregivers. The day care center has functional rooms in which the children can move around as they please and according to their interests. Every child is supported by a confidant caregiver here.
In the nursery area (0 - 3 yrs) we take care of the children in groups instead. The youngest children are cared for outside of their nuclear families for the first time and therefore need a protected educational room.
A holistic educational to us means that we include all educational areas equally in our program. The children experience music and culture, movement and art, discovery, building and exploring as well as language and maths on a daily basis.
We put a special emphasis on the socio-cultural environment. Every child is already influenced by their own family culture. The day care center, as a diverse environment, provides the children with common achievements and challenges that strengthen their self esteem and their sense of togetherness. We support the children in realizing their social stances and values, question their habits and getting to know other cultures.
The nursery area is located on the ground floor of the two-storey house and has room for 36 children with its 175m² of pedagogical room. The children are cared for in three groups with 12 children each. Apart from the group rooms we have a children’s art studio and a children’s restaurant.
The mixed-age area is located on the first floor and has room for 52 children. This area is designed according to an open concept. Therefore, you can find different functional rooms there: a learning workshop, an art space, a construction room, a role-play room, and a sensory room. The upper level also has a children’s restaurant. Apart from this, there is the big movement room for everyone.
Explore and Discover
Within our guided projects we animate the children to explore, construct, and to discover.
Sports and Exercise
In close cooperation with Humboldt University’s sports program we use the big university gym on the other side of the Spree river once a week in order to secure a diverse movement program.
Arts and Culture
The children’s artistic work often leads to bigger projects, for instance creating sceneries for theater plays. The children’s works are also exhibited within our facilities. Furthermore, we also use the city’s diverse cultural landscape: museums, theaters, and concerts.
When the weather allows it, we give the older children the opportunity to participate in a forest day once a week.
Festivals & Celebrations
In the course of a day care year, we have many opportunities to celebrate. They are important to us because they offer us a break in our everyday routines, are fun and enjoyable and leave us with beautiful memories. Festivals encourage connections and promote our “sense of togetherness”. Our annual summer party is another highlight within 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.
Closing times 2019
20.02. - 22.02.
02.03. & 12.03. - 16.03.
22.07. - 02.08. & 30.08.
18.09. - 20.09.
23.12. - 31.12.