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As parents, we want our children to develop mature, responsible, balanced and loving personalities. This doesn’t happen on its own, but rather requires character formation. The early years of life are especially crucial toward this goal. During this time foundations are laid, without which the child will later experience more difficulty.
We therefore rely on communicating a targeted set of positive character traits. These are called “good habits”. Each month is dedicated to a particular good habit that is playfully conveyed to the children through stories, fairy tales, and role-playing (e.g., generosity: I gladly share; courtesy: Greetings with a smile). Our experienced teacher Maria Messirek creates picture cards, supplemented by matching rhymes, which illustrate child-friendly good habits especially made for our children. Parents are welcome to use these pictures also at home.
At the heart of personality development is, of course, kindergarten life, where friendliness, patience, listening to others, etc., can be practiced daily. Community meals also play an important part. Small tasks, which every child is assigned from the very beginning, strengthen a sense of responsibility and self-confidence in our children.
Children learn best through role models, our educators. All of our educators are aware of this responsibility and strive to live the same good habits in their everyday lives.