The development of children at our childcare center focuses on two key concepts:
- Selected topics such as animals, colors, seasons, festivals, movement, etc. accompany us for 5 - 6 weeks and are integrated into the daily routine.
-We encourage the children - depending on their age and step by step - to take on everyday tasks independently, such as put on and take off your shoes, put away your plate after lunch, wash your hands, tidy up toys, brush your teeth and many other little things. Small successes in becoming independent make children proud and promote their self-confidence, and self-determination.
We perform movement and outdoor activities every day
Children want and should be allowed to move. That's why we go out into the fresh air with them at least once a day. Our children love to go on excursions to the playground, but also include a varied outdoor day program such as: for example a walk along the banks of the Rhine, a visit to the library or a nearby play and leisure center.
But longer excursions are also an integral part of our weekly program: sometimes we take the Rhy ferry or go on excursions to the animal park/ playground "Lange Erle", to the Basel Zolli (Basel Zoo), to museums or to the airport.
We foster the physical development
We consider it very important that children can develop a good physicality and their gross motor skills. This occurs through singing, playing music and dancing, by climbing, running and playing football and by sliding and swinging
We encourage children to playfully discover the world
Self-motivation leads to brain-friendly learning. Due to the child's urge to play, both brain halves are addressed equally during the game. The learning process that takes place alongside is rewarded with excessive success: what has been learned is transported to long-term memory much faster and is thus permanently saved. We promote brain-friendly learning, among other things through deliberately planned time for free play, but also through child-friendly, planned group activities and excursions.
We understand that healthy nutrition is the base for healthy children
Your children need proper nutrients to stay healthy and strong, and grow up healthy and strong. Nutrition for children can also help establish a foundation for healthy eating habits and nutritional knowledge that your child can apply throughout life.
Our 6 week menu plan was developed with help f from the College of Higher Education in Bern (Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics)