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Vrtec Tržič

KINDERGARTEN ORGANISATION

Vrtec Tržič is a public kindergarten, established by the City of Tržič.
Administration headquarters address: C. Ste Marie aux Mines 28, 4290 Tržič
Headmistress of the kindergarten: Tatjana Blaži
Administration telephone number: +386 4 59 71 600
E-mail: info@vrtec-trzic.si

 

Our kindergarten consist of 3 individual units and 4 other classes:

  • Unit Palček is the main unit of the kindergarten, situated at Bistrica pri Trižiču. The unit manager here is Mrs. Lavra Stritih.
  • Unit Križe is located at Križe. The unit manager is Mrs. Andreja Ahačič.
  • Unit Deteljica is located at Bistrica pri Tržiču. The unit manager is Mrs. Ana Peharc.

At Unit Palček, there are capacities for 7 groups of children, ranging from 1 to 6 years of age. This is the largest kindergarten in the area. Alongside playrooms we also have many cosy nooks for children to play there, a dressing room that can be used for play and a terrace, where children can even have a meal or lunch during the day. The kidnergarten has a large gym that is often used also for various performances organised by our children for visiting kindergartens and schools.

Unit Križe is situated in newly renovated premises and comprises 8 groups of children, ranging from 1 to 6 years of age. It is located on the brinks of the village Križe in the midst of the surrouding fields and meadows. Next to the kindergarten there is also the Križe primary school and a large fenced playground. The area provides a healthy and safe environment for various outside activities. A part of the playground is also roofed for the children to be able to remain outside in the case of bad weather. In the surrounding area, there is also a hill, where children can sledge and build snowmen in winter. In the south and east tall trees provide a shade for play in case of hot summer days.

Unit Deteljica is located in the centre of Bistrica pri Tržiču and comprises 9 groups of children, ranging from 1 to 6 years of age. Deteljica has a large playground next to it, that is due to renovation and modernization in the near future. It has been partly renovated at its 30 years. The playground comprises a large grassy area with trees, several sandboxes, toboggans and roofed areas for outside activities during bad weather. The unit has a terrace that is easily accessible from an inside playroom.

There are also four groups of children residing in the premises of the three primary schools in this area: OŠ Tržič, OŠ Bistrica pri Tržiču and OŠ Lom.

PROJECTS AT TRŽIČ KINDERGARTEN

PROJECTS AT TRŽIČ KINDERGARTEN

  • ERASMUS+ PROJECT THROUGH DEMOCRACY TO LITERACY

The project lasted for 2 years – from 2015 to 2017, and still offers the website where you can find all the information and also didactic materials of the project: https://throughdemocracytoliteracy.wordpress.com/

The intelectual result of the project is a publication, accessible also on-line: https://wordpress.com/view/democracyliteracy.wordpress.com

  • PROJECT STEP BY STEP
  • PROJECT RECONCEPTUALIZING – REST AND MEALS
  • PROJECT REGGIO EMIGLIA

Reggio Emilia is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. The beginnings reach into 1963 with the main interest being given to it after 1983. It is based on the belief that a child has enormous creative potential and energy for discovering the surrounding world. It is a modern approach to education with the aim to educate and raise children to become critical thinkers and democracy trustees. Its basis and focus are on children’s and human rights, democracy, rule of law, the plurality of knowledge and conceptual integration of science.

There are five kindergarten teachers working on the project at our kindergarten.

  • PROJECT “REFLEKTIRANJE OTROKOVEGA RAZVOJA IN RAZVOJA VZGOJITELJICE”

Project has been running for four years in co-operation with Educational Foundation of Slovenia. Basic idea of the project is that systematical observation is inevitable for teacher’s and children’s progress. The project comprises a collection of children’s pictures, drawings, anecdotes and thoughts. All these materials serve as foundation for teacher’s evaluation and planning of suitable activities for children.

Goals of the project:

  • connecting theory and practice
  • active learning of all the parties involved (children, parents, teachers)
  • noticing differences between children
  • individualisation of teacher’s approach
  • discovering child’s potentials
  • developing child’s self-esteem

Teachers involved in the project: Mojca Lužnik, Vesna Žitnik, Olga Češka, Diana Donoša, Vanja Šumič, Ksenja Jeram, Majda Donoša, Tatjana Majeršič, Elma Beganovič, Nataša Brzin in Nataša Durjava.

Co-ordinator of the project: Mojca Lužnik.

 

 

EVERY-DAY ACTIVITIES AT THE KINDERGARTEN

EVERY-DAY ACTIVITIES AT THE KINDERGARTEN

Daily programme provides safe and healthy activities, which stimulate children’s potentials. Emphasis is also put on creating emotionally warm environment, so that children feel happy and loved in the kindergarten.

  • Welcoming children in the morning – First daily contact of child and pre-school teacher is important. This is also a possibility for communication between parents and the pre-school teacher about events of the previous day, child’s behaviour at home, his health and others.
  • Educational activities – Day in kindergarten is filled with spontaneous play and structured activities. Pre-school teachers prepare the play-room, materials and conditions with consideration of children’s needs, developmental level and their own initiative.

This enhances children’s creativity, exploration and imagination. Areas of activities in kindergarten are: movement, language, art, social sciences, science and mathematics.

Activities take place in the kindergarten or outside.

  • Nutrition and food – We offer children 3 meals daily: breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack and fruit is offered between breakfast and lunch. Diet meals are also provided if necessary. All meals that our kitchen offers are healthy and provide 70 % of daily value of child’s food intake.

From the educational point of view we try to introduce habits of cultural food-consuming.

  • Resting in kindergarten – Sleeping in kindergarten is not obligatory, but it is offered to all children. According to child’s needs and parents’ wishes we offer peaceful activities to those children, who do not sleep in the kindergarten (play in the nooks of the play-room, books, drawing, listening to the music …).

 

PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATIONAL WORK IN THE KINDERGARTEN

PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATIONAL WORK IN THE KINDERGARTEN

  • Respecting children’s individuality and privacy.

  • Allowing children to choose between activities according to their wishes, needs and capabilities

  • Children’s active participation in decision-making and accepting responsibilities.

    Encouraging positive social and emotional experiences.

  • Trusting in the active nature of children: stimulating their own strategies of understanding and expressing, which are typical of certain developmental stage.

Areas of activities in the kindergarten: movement, language, art, society, science and mathematics.

In educational practice we put emphasis on:

  • child-centred approach and balance between all the activities,
  • choosing adequate activities regarding stage of child’s development (based on child observation),
  • offering capacities for experimenting, gaining new experience and challenges,
  • the principle of democracy,
  • regular planning and evaluation of educational practice.

Parents are acquainted with activities in the kindergarten through personal contact with the staff, through written communications on the notice-board and through parents’ meetings. Individual child’s development is discussed in individual meetings with parents.

 

COUNSELLING SERVICE AT TRŽIČ KINDERGARTEN

COUNSELLING SERVICE AT TRŽIČ KINDERGARTEN

Counselling service consists of a full time counsellor (a social pedagogue) and regular co-operation with mobile speech therapist and teacher for children with special needs.

Main mission of counselling service is supporting and helping pre-school teachers, their assistants and parents. In that way we try to provide best conditions for children’s development. Counsellor’s work is oriented in prevention. We help adults to understand children better and to respond to their needs.

Co-operation with parents is of major importance. We are offering support and help to parents in cases of:

  • problems in child’s introductory period in kindergarten
  • problems in child’s integration in the kindergarten group
  • problems in transition from kindergarten to school
  • children with special needs
  • inclusion of gifted children

Counsellor’s goal is to understand child’s developmental and emotional problems and his responses to critical situations at home and in kindergarten.
With parents’ approval counsellor contacts with other professional institutions if necessary. Councelling is based on the principle of parents’ free will, mutual agreement and confidentiality.
Meetings take place of workshops and lectures or individual meetings and counselling.
Counselling service is located at Palček unit. Appointments can be arranged via telephone number: Nataša Brzin +386 4 59 71 607 or by e-mail: natasa.brzin@vrtec-trzic.si

 

NUTRITION AND HEALTH PROVISION

NUTRITION AND HEALTH PROVISION

Well balanced diet is one of main health factors. Nutritional normatives and recommendations are included in all diets that we provide.
Kindergarten’s kitchen provides well balanced, fresh, healthy meals, which include all main groups of food and follow principles of healthy diet. New dishes are constantly included. There is a lot of fruit, vegetables and whole-meal wheat products.
Diet meals are prepared for children, who for certain health-risks shouldn’t eat ordinary food.
3 or 4 meals for children are provided in the chorus of the day, according to age of children. Less sweet drinks are offered throughout the day (tea or water).
Health-prevention regime in the kindergarten is carried out in accordance with regulations for prevention of infectious diseases.
Our kindergarten is organized in a way that provides healthy, safe and interesting environment for children. We encourage children to learn, how to take care of their own health.

 

PROGRAMS AT OUR KINDERGARTEN WITH REGARD TO DURATION AND CHILDREN’S AGE

PROGRAMS AT OUR KINDERGARTEN WITH REGARD TO DURATION AND CHILDREN’S AGE

In all units of Vrtec Tržič we offer full-time programs, which last up to 9 hours and include children from the end of maternity leave, until they enter school.

Regarding children’s developmental characteristics there are two main groups:

  • children aged 1 to 3 years

 

  • children aged 3 to 5 years

 

Children can be grouped in homogeneous, heterogeneous or mixed age classes, depending on their needs and conditions in the kindergarten.

Homogeneous classes include children of the same age, within a span of one year.
Heterogeneous classes include children of the first or the second age group.
Mixed classes include children of the first and the second age group.
Groups can also include children with special needs. Professional help is offered to them by the mobile service and the counselling service in the kindergarten.

 

LECTURES FOR PARENTS (“SCHOOL FOR PARENTS”)

LECTURES FOR PARENTS (“SCHOOL FOR PARENTS”)

Lectures for parents, titled “School for parents”, are intended for all the parents of children who visit our kindergarten. Our wish is to offer parents advice and opportunity to find out more about developmental characteristics of children and efficient communication.

Every year we organise lectures and workshops for parents. Admission is free. Exact date and time of lectures will be known later.
We would kindly invite your to participate with your suggestions for titles and themes of meetings for the next year. Your wishes will be taken in consideration if you let us know.
Meetings for parents are organised on both locations of the kindergarten. Meetings are usually held after 16.00.

Suggestions of titles for the next school-year:

  • How to deal with child’s maladaptive behaviour
  • Problems of authority
  • How to stay calm
  • Reward and punishment
  • Arrival of sibling
  • Resting in kindergarten
  • How to set limits to the child
  • The manipulative child
  • Parents: how to improve your skills
  • Developmental characteristics of children
  • Explosive child

All other information can be provided by the counselling service of the kindergarten (tel. +386 4 59 71 615)

 

HOW TO REACH US:

HOW TO REACH US:

Headmistress:
Nataša Durjava
tel.: +386 4 59 71 601
GSM: +386 70 82 19 57

Palček unit manager:
Lavra Stritih
tel.: +386 4 59 71 600
GSM: +386 70 554 441

Križe unit manager:
Andreja Ahačič
tel.: +386 4 59 71 619
GSM: +386 70 554 446

Deteljica unit manager:
Ana Peharc
tel.: +386 4 59 71 616
GSM: +386 70 554 445

Lom unit manager:
Mira Lauseger
tel.: +386 4 59 71 618

Counsellor:
Nataša Brzin
tel.: +386 4 59 71 607
GSM: +386 70 554 440

Diet regime organisation:
Suzana Smolej
tel.: +386 4 59 71 600

Hygiene regime organisation:
Lavra Stritih, nadomešča jo Lea Stritih
tel.: +386 4 59 71 613

Accountants:
Metka Kočar
tel.: +386 4 59 71 602
Urška Jerman
tel.: +386 4 59 71 606