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The Exhibition our new kindergarten

   

Opened from July 2005

About us:

"Child's Friend" is a small private kindergarten founded and run by people engaged in Art: actors, writers, musicians, artists and of course wonderful preschool teachers.

Don't be mistaken by the colorful team we make. We are very serious about education. Our children learn and practice as many subjects as planned for all preschoolers, but we try to make their studies a greater  fun: more associative and easy to comprehend. We spend a lot of time preparing for every new lesson,   looking for books, toys and artistic illustrations on every theme. We try to make Language learning and Maths as much a game as Natural science and Geography.  We draw, sing, dance and play theatre during the lessons, involving arts in all subjects. But we also try to extract hints for science from arts like drawing, dancing, theatre and music.

What makes us different from the usual community kindergartens is that we work in smaller groups of  6-8 children.  That helps us pay more attention to their individual needs and characteristics. There is always time to hear them comment on the subject just studied and to answer most unexpected questions. I'm sure most colleagues could be as efficient as us, working with a few children around. The atmosphere is friendly and joyful, no boredom, distraction, and fatigue. We are a team of 7 artists and five teachers, working with 24 children, very  happy with the way we work and the results we get. But we are not to be envied for this possibility. Visiting us one of our project partners said: "It's a pleasure to work like that, but we can not afford it. It's very expensive." Yes, it could have been expensive, if our teachers and artists could be paid enough for their work. But each of them gets a little over   100 Euro monthly. And that refers to all teachers in our country. What motivates us is love for children and the feeling for personal responsibility for the future of Bulgarian children. Thanks to the Socrates Program of the EU, we work on Comenius projects since 2000. This is a great chance  for us to collaborate with wonderful partners and enrich each other with ideas and experiences. Strange as it may seem, but the money we get are an enormous relief to our feeble budget. It gives us the possibility to supply our lessons with quality consumatives. We even share some of them with other community schools when teachers ask us for help in the field of arts.

 

First day in school

  The NEW CHILDREN

    

 And their PARENTS

 

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Address:  "Krakra" 19; 1504 - Sofia ; BULGARIA ; Phone/ Fax: 00 359 2 944 2918

Contact:  Tzvetana Platikanova  e-mail: friend@mail.bol.bg  URL: www.eufriend.org

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Internet site: http://www.eufriend.org/Doc/index.htm

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