Basic competencies as goals for teaching and childcare

  • Basic competencies as goals for teaching and childcare


 

The basic competencies that form the basis for the teaching and childcare plan serve as the basis for our teaching efforts, together with the educational theories of Montessori, Erikson, Gardener und Piaget. These basic competencies are capabilities that help the children to cope with the most diverse life situations. It is our task to support the child in acquiring these basic competencies. Because the children continually investigate their surroundings, they recognize in the process their own abilities and capabilities.

The basic competencies include:

  • Learning methods competencies:

We discuss with the children what they have learned and how, thereby developing their own awareness of conscious learning.

  • Personal competencies

Self-awareness: the children have the possibility of being proud of their origins, culture, achievements and capabilities—here we always emphasize that there is not only a “right” or “wrong”.

  • Cognitive competencies

We assist the children’s memory and thought processes using challenging games.

  • Physical competencies

In order to satisfy the children’s desire to be active, we provide many such opportunities in our own gymnastics room and on the playground outside. The more possibilities there are for the children to be active, the easier they learn.

  • Motivational competencies

Children are open to new things, but want to decide themselves, when and how they do something. Because our children are allowed to help determine the daily schedule, we foster their natural curiosity and thereby their desire to learn.

  • Competencies for dealing with social situations

By being continually confronted with all of the children in the kindergarten and the daily routines, the children all find friends quickly, learn to be considerate of others and to solve may different conflicts. The teachers are their models, persons of respect, and confidantes.

  • Development of values and orientation competencies

It is our task to teach our children fundamental knowledge of their own and other cultures, so that they can orient themselves to values and traditions.

  • Ability and willingness to take responsibility

The children learn to accept responsibility for themselves and others and to feel responsible for their actions.

  • Ability and willingness to participate democratically

Our children learn to accept the opinions of others, to develop their own opinion and to express it.

  • Competence in dealing with changes and stress

The daily routine in kindergarten is the best preparation for learning how to deal with changes and stress.

Our most important teaching methods

Teaching our children holistically is our top priority, because experiencing the world at play is the child’s way to learn.

Our efforts are situation-oriented. This means that we orient ourselves exclusives to the needs, interests and desires of our children. The basis is the systematic observation of their developmental processes.

We apply the current topic of teaching to furnishing our rooms with a large variety of materials.

  • Free play

Here the children select the room, the game they want to play and their play partners. They also set up their own rules. Free play takes place both inside and outside.

Scheduled teaching activities:

Morning discussion and game circle

Seasonal projects and projects of interest to the children

Sports activities

Music activities

Experiments

Excursions

Mathematics activities

Literacy: the children are made familiar in various ways with books and writing

Celebrations corresponding to the times of the year

All of the teaching goals included in the Bavarian Educational and Childcare Plan are carried out in a fun and engaging manner.

Inquisitive and investigative children

natural sciences, the environment, technology, math

Artistic children

Music and art

Language and media competent children

media competency, communications technology, information technology, language, literacy

Active children

Sports, dance, rhythm, moving games, health education

Value-oriented and responsible children

showing emotions, social relationships, solving conflicts, value-orientation