Wereldwijs, our pedagogical program

At Kindergarden we think of everything, and this naturally includes our pedagogical program. After all, every child needs attention and guidance in order to reach their full potential. In our Wereldwijs program, we explain how we provide that attention and guidance, and the reasons for our method. Because we have taken such a careful and comprehensive approach to the program, Wereldwijs is the ideal method for our pedagogical employees.

Development areas

Wereldwijs features six development areas that are full of rich and positive learning experiences. Each development area corresponds to an aspect of a child’s development, as follows:
  • Step by step

    Sensory moter learning

  • Language works

    Language and speech development

  • Science rocks

    Cognitive development

  • Art smart

    Imaginative and creative development

  • Well aware

    Character development

  • Our world

    Social development

At the core of all of the development areas is an abiding respect for the freedom of the child to make independent decisions. Children receive all the space they need to independently and extensively explore, imitate and learn. We also promote a healthy lifestyle with fixed routines and plenty of time for exercising and playing outside.

The inspiration for Wereldwijs

Our Wereldwijs program is based on insights and principles provided by Pikler, Montessori, Steiner, Reggio Emilia and Riksen-Walraven. All of these sources focus on children feeling physically, mentally and socially well and satisfied; in other words, on their development. The principle behind it is about providing a good balance between rest and activity. A clear daily structure is very important for achieving this balance. In short: we provide a rich learning environment that is completely attuned to the child’s experiences, as well as a clear daily rhythm and effective group structure. 

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