The pedagogical work at the “Socke” orients itself on the “Bremer Rahmenplan für Bildung und Erziehung im Elementar-Bereich” (The Bremen frame work for Elementary Education) which views the following bullet points as necessary for a holistic approach concerning children’s education and fostering:
-Rhythmics and music
-Body and movement
-Play and fantasy
-Verbal and non-verbal communication
-social learning, culture and society
-building and creating
-nature, environment and engineering
Some good reasons for the parents participating: We care very much about the emotional development of the children in our care and therefore a close cooperation of the parents and our team which is visible to the children is immensely important to us.
The parents noticeably take over responsibilities:Read more
They are in charge of providing lunch in a rotating system, they plan many things together with our team, they take over other tasks such as grocery shopping, small repairs and are thereby strengthening their children’s trust in their new educational facility. Together, everyone of us is creating a familiar atmosphere, in which the children feel snug and secure (which is essential for their successful educational process). For all important topics concerning the care of under 3 year old children, which are often highly emotional for all participants, the frame concept of “Kleine Kitas/Oldenburg” has always been very helpful while developing our concept.
Discovering the world
The „Socke“ shares Janusz Korczak’s view of education: From an answer, which has just been found, arises a new question. Humans are born explorers, they start developing their personality and their skills from their first moment and continue evolving throughout their whole life.Read more
In a nursery like the “Socke” children find the space and opportunities to discover themselves and their world.
And the adults which allow the children co-determination (including those children who don’t have access to a lot of words) help them to experience their feeling of self-efficacy. Along the lines of “Learning by doing.”
The aforementioned point of view is also shared by Reggio pedagogigs which has influenced modern pedagogical perspectives (education as self-education). It incorporates the children’s environment. The cooperation with parents is immensely important. We share that view and live by it.
Since the children are of an age which doesn’t allow them to tell detailed stories about their experiences, the exchange with the educators plays an important part. We make sure that there is time and room for this exchange.
To ensure a stable foundation for the relationship between everyone involved in the child’s care, the familiarisation are being organised according to the “Berliner Modell”. This means that both children and parents have enough time to develop trust in the new relations and to slowly separate step by step.