Early Years Curriculum
The curriculum of the federal state of Berlin divides child development into five different categories:
- Personal and social development: : the children learn to respect their own needs and those of others, to unfold their own personalities and to develop confidence, trust and consideration in communicating with others.
- Communicative and linguistic development: we teach the children to use language as a form of communication and encourage their competences in speaking and forming sounds. Furthermore, we support them in speaking and understanding both German and English.
- Mathematical and scientific skill development: we give the children access to basic mathematical and scientific concepts that can be applied in the real world.
- Creative development: we provide the children with a wide range of different materials, projects, locations and impulses to enable them to develop their creativity.
- Physical development: Age-appropriate physical development is not only important for a child’s health but also serves as the basis for cognitive development. We therefore foster the children’s fine and gross motor skills and their ability to handle tools as well as develop their awareness for healthy living.