We as educational professionals see children as inquisitive, competent and independent people with individual needs, interests and rhythms of development.
For this reason, we see ourselves as supporting, observing and striving for the children's autonomy education and development mentors
. Therefore, we also attach great importance to involving the children in decision-making processes (e.g. when preparing a menu or before purchasing new gymnastic/play equipment). Our children contribute to the children's conference according to their age, with their own concerns and wishes. Gender-sensitive education
for us means that we do not prescribe stereotypical roles for the sexes and that we give every child access to all play materials, regardless of their gender. We support the testing of male and female behaviour and the development of an individual gender identity. Above all, however, we promote equal rights for girls and boys.
Due to our international profile, cultural diversity is part of everyday life in the day care centre. On our "family walls", where the children present their families, both children and parents show their origins and their particularities. Diversity
is a quality concept for us. Together with the children, we explore differences and similarities of different cultures. Our children's library therefore also includes foreign language books, which is why we also like to encourage parents to read to us in their language on occasion. We attach great importance to depictions of people showing all skin and hair colours as well as gender or age groups as far as possible. Features such as glasses, wheelchairs or prostheses etc. are also taken into account.
We also accept children with special needs. This offers us as educational professionals, but also the children and their parents, the opportunity to experience inclusion
and to learn to understand it as normality and also to grow in dealing with people with special needs. Resilience
, the understanding of people to master crisis situations and stress with the help of individual or mediated resources, is promoted in our facilities. In a society increasingly based on pressure to perform, this is an important key qualification. A secure bond, the feeling of self-efficacy, but also good self-esteem are the foundation for socially competent and strong children.
It is the endeavour of our educational professionals to create an environment that supports the children's development in the best possible way.
In the context of the Orientation plan for education
for the day care centres in Baden-Württemberg, we encourage and stimulate the children in the areas of
- Language, writing and communication,
- Personal and social development, as well as education in values and religious education,
- Mathematics, science, (information) technology,
- Musical education,
- Fine arts,
- use of media,
- Health awareness,
- Body experience and movement,
- Nature and environment,
- Cultural environment.