Description of the kindergarten
The IQ Academy kindergarten was established on the foundations of the “Grandma’s Land” institution, which has existed for 10 years.
Our guiding principle is “Learning through play” and the goal is the comprehensive development of the child.
Teachers implement the core curriculum based on the Polish and English education system. Our pupils develop their interests in small, maximum 15-person groups. Each of the preschoolers during their stay in our institution, uses a wide range of services offered by the kindergarten. As part of the time spent in kindergarten, the pupils are guaranteed:
- constant presence of a native speaker (during everyday activities, as well as group didactic activities);
- continuous support of a psychologist presents each day – both for children and parents;
- the possibility of using the services of physiotherapists who participate in the life of the group
- active participation of a team of speech therapists who care about the proper development of the speech of our pupils;
In addition to the listed specialists, each preschool group is led by qualified teachers and teachers’ aid.
Education in our institution is not only the implementation of the core curriculum. The teaching staff tries to ensure that preschoolers can develop in various fields. As part of the child’s stay in the facility, we offer classes with:
- programming and mathematical education based on the method of Prof. Edyta Gruszczyk – Kolczyńska, which assumes supporting the mental development of children along with mathematical education implemented to ensure their success in learning. Development support is based primarily on the child’s personal experience, which is the building material from which the child creates concepts and skills.
- Logo-rhythmics, the main assumption of which is multi-sensory support for the development of the child, based on three main senses: sight, hearing and touch (instrument, movement, speech therapy – as speech development). Exercises performed during logo-rhythmic classes develop the child’s speech through several properly selected techniques and exercises. The proposed games are closely related and attuned to movement, rhythm, accent, and word.
- literature combined with learning to read using the global methodology based on the five-stage concept of Glenn Doman, whose main assumption is to optimally stimulate the innate potential of the brain from an early age. The method is divided into five stages, which systematically implemented allow the child to master reading skills.
- gymnastic classes, conducted by physiotherapists, combining elements of strength, equivalent and general development exercises.
- dog-therapy, which is gaining more and more popularity every year. The dog, through unconditional acceptance, satisfies the need for closeness, relieves the feeling of loneliness, rejection, and fear. Contact with a pet helps to cope with difficult emotions. Dog therapy is divided into three main departments. In our facility, the form of AAE (Animal Assisted Education) is used; that is, education with a dog. The purpose of this form of classes is to motivate learning through the active participation of the dog in classes.
Offer of cyclical classes
- classes with a native speaker;
- participation in cyclical classes “Live Theatre”, during which children can learn the most beautiful fairy tales in a modern version;
- the opportunity to participate in music concerts;
- music therapy;
Classes additionally payable
- robotics classes;
- “Kindergarten” program – weekly movement classes with the use of elements of football, volleyball, handball and basketball, the idea of “fair play” is promoted. Trainers conducting classes with special attention, take care for the comprehensive physical development of their pupils.
Principal of the facility: Agnieszka Cichocka, MSc
Vice-Principal of the Kindergarten, oligophrenopedagogue: Joanna Hendel, MSc
Vice-Principal for Methodological Affairs: Anna Cieśla
Native Speaker from Great Britain, Specialist in bilingual teaching: mgr Angelica Jaz-Bienek
Groups and Educators
GRUPA DELFINKI (2,5-3 LATKI)
Teacher: Jolanta Górny
Teacher’s Aid: Klaudia Lis
BIEDRONKA GROUP ( 3 YEAR OLDS)
Teacher: Magdalena Goździkowska
Teacher’s Aid: Sabina Swendrowska
GRUPA MISIE (4 YEARS OLD)
Teacher: Jolanta Krupa
Teacher’s Aid: Weronika Ławniczak
BEE GROUP (5 YEAR OLDS)
Teacher: Gabriela Dzidowska- Grzesik
Teacher’s Assistant: Marta Herman
GRUPA REKINKI (5 I 6 YEAR OLDS)
Teacher: Anna Klimczak
Teacher’s Aid: Beata Komander
Katarzyna Powroźnik: Logodeda
Karolina Łasut: Psychologist
Barbara Waśkiewicz: Physiotherapist
Marta Herman: Teacher’s Assistant
Plan of the Day of the youngest group
6:30 – 7:00 am – children come to preschool
7:00 – 8:00 am – curriculum classes
8:00 – 8:30 am – classes with a native speaker for all groups
8:30 – 9:00am -breakfast
9:00 – 11:30am – didactic classes in accordance with the applicable core curriculum, including optional classes
11:30am – 12:00pm – lunch
12:00pm – 2:30pm – Afternoon relaxation
2:30 – 3:00pm – snack time
3:00 – 5:30pm – curriculum activities, table games, free play
Day Plan of the middle and oldest group
6:30 – 7:00am – children come to preschool
7:00 – 8:00am – curriculum classes
8:00 – 8:30am – classes with a native speaker for all groups
8:30 – 9:00am -breakfast
9:00 – 9:30am – hygienic and cleaning activities
9:30am – 1:00pm – didactic classes in accordance with the applicable core curriculum, including optional
1:00 – 1:30pm –lunch
1:30 – 2:30pm– afternoon relaxation
2:30 – 3:00pm – afternoon snack
3:00 – 5:30pm – curriculum classes, table games, free play
To make it easier for children to enter the world of kindergarten and provide them with the best possible adaptation conditions, we ask that each preschooler has a layette prepared, which will include:
- slippers on a white rubber sole, so that the child can put them on his own;
- in a signed bag, two alternate sets of clothes adequate to the season (panties, socks / tights, trousers, T-shirt);
- pampers and wet wipes (if the child uses them);
- outfit for gymnastic exercises.
The rest of the necessary things (m.in toothbrush, toothpaste) are provided by the kindergarten.
As education workers, we are aware of how important toys brought by children to kindergarten are in the adaptation process, but we also know how often they can be destroyed or lost by preschoolers, so we ask that toys be brought on a predetermined day of the week, i.e., Friday. For the sake of children’s safety, we ask that the toys are not too small and do not contain small elements.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 6:30am-5:30pm
ul. Rzepakowa 2
Phone: 733 370 025
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