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Our work at Stella Kindergarten is based on Christian values. Even our non-Christian parents appreciate these values, which is why Stella is open to families of all denominations. We feel that imparting a practiced Catholic faith is an important part of a well-balanced personality. The foundations of a personal and positive relationship with God are laid in the kindergarten years.
A living faith characterizes everyday life in our groups, and is above all supported by joyful and loving togetherness. Common prayer, in which the children can bring their concerns, plays an important role. Religious feast days are celebrated at Stella by discovering with the children their deeper meaning. Bible stories, songs, and role-playing (such as the visit of the Magi at the crèche) help children learn about their faith in a playful way. For example, we celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas by having our children fill Christmas stockings for those in need, and in turn Nicholas provides a snack for them. Children thereby experience how good it makes them feel to serve others positively, just as St. Nicholas did.
For the weeks before Christmas and Easter, we have prepared an elaborate and lovingly designed program, which leads the children to these important feast days. Accompanied by appropriate passages from the Bible, our children prepare carefully for the deeper meaning of these feasts by suitable handicrafts, role-playing their way to the crèche, and experiencing the city of Jerusalem through stories.
The pastoral care of Stella Kindergarten is entrusted to priests of Opus Dei. Opus Dei is a personal prelature of the Catholic Church.