Game is the most important learning tool for children. It helps them to explore their environment and allows them to express their feelings and thoughts. It is also the natural time when their skills develop.
In ALKEV Kindergarten, the game takes an important place at the basis of education.
An educational program is implemented, which allows children to develop emotional bonds with their teachers and friends, and that allows them to develop their social, emotional, cognitive, language and self-care skills. Our educational program is supported by modern educational methods.
Thinking Skills Training Model, which aims to support individual differences by developing, is applied in our education planning.
German Language Acquisition Program
Since 2016-2017 academic year, there is a strong education with cultural and social activities in groups where only two German-speaking teachers are involved.
While acquiring the language, they also have the opportunity to get acquainted with and participate in the culture and cultural activities of this language.
The program is an expert in its field in 3 age groups; It is carried out under the guidance of two teachers who speak Turkish and German at mother tongue level. In the 4-year-old and Preparatory groups, two classroom teachers, both speaking German, carry out their training activities. The all-day German language acquisition program is implemented to allow children to learn by having fun, experimenting, exploring and supporting individual differences.
Social Cultural Activities
- Educational activities suitable for age groups;
- Physical education
- Music Education with Orff approach
- Theatrical events, trips, projects once a month
- Turkish and German Cultural activities
Educational activities are planned to explore the interests and abilities of children and implemented under the supervision of the teachers experts in their fields.
MINDLAB method for thinking skills is also applied in addition to our main courses that encourage positive behaviours and attitudes instead of reward and punishment method and/or competition among students.
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT EDUCATION: We plan our music lessons with approaches of Orff-Schulwerk and Elementary Music and Movement Education.
“Elementary Music and Movement Education with Orff-Schulwerk”; aims to enable children, young people and adults seeking a way of getting into music, to acquire a variety of basic experiences in music and dance.
Within this framework, with the music education in our school, we aim to create an environment that encourages our students to experience making music instinctively and to reveal their creativity to pave the way for them to get into music and to grow up as individuals who have music in their very own lives.
MINDLAB: The MindLab Method is a unique approach that ensures the education and development of the thinking skills and the basic life skills that depend on them. Thinking games are not only contributing the development of the cognitive skills but supporting raising awareness about thinking processes and in the meantime the development of active coping ability in different emotional and social situations. The process in the centre of the program, the “Playing Games” experience is a fun, exciting and riveting process which awakens the motivation and attention that are essential to deep learning process in children.
In our school, the MindLab Method is applied by our trained teachers in such a way that fulfils the needs of the students from varying age groups and respects each student’s way of learning and personal skills.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Physical education which has a significance as big as cognitive education in the preschool period, targets the development of children’s physical health and skills. For this purpose, lessons are applied in accordance with age groups. Primarily, in the lessons, it is aimed to develop natural movements such as running, climbing, and jumping by teachers who are experts in their fields. At the same time basic physical education lessons teach team sports such as basketball, volleyball, football etc.
VISUAL ARTS: Children’s nature has a strong impulse to express themselves. The visual arts class aims to help students express their imagination and creative energies through artistic activities. Activities are conducted to ensure the mental development of students, hand-eye-brain coordination, planning, implementation, and conclusion of their thoughts. By supporting students to produce in line with their individual characteristics, abilities and interests, the works produced with the inspiration of national and international artists are analysed. It contributes to the motor, intellectual and emotional development of the student who works on a wide range of materials from various paints, paper, and cardboard to ceramic clay.