We call how we work and how we look at children our vision. There are several educational movements based on which one can work. However, for us there is not one movement that completely corresponds with our vision. But we have come to the conclusion that several components of these movements together do correspond with our vision.
Based on this basic idea, we look at and act towards children as follows: the children are the focus of our attention rather than the parents or we ourselves.
We stimulate the children’s development by always challenging them to take the next step in their development. We do so by playing, while the teacher always pays attention to what a child needs help with and what a child can already do itself.
When we work with the youngest children we focus on the targets:
Boosting the basic characteristics necessary to learn: self-confidence, curiosity, “being emotionally free” (daring to show how you feel: for instance being afraid of something or being very happy).
Stimulating the development in the area of communication and language, playing together and working together, being active and taking initiatives.
Offering specific knowledge and skills: motor skills, observing and organizing.