Protestant daycare centre “Arche Kunterbunt”
Period: 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2017
Deadline: 17 April 2016
“Every child is precious. Each is a creature of God. “(Mother Teresa)
According to this principle of our educational work we see each child as a unique and distinctive individual who is endowed with special gifts, abilities, but also weaknesses.
In our Protestant daycare centre children learn that God accompanies them in their life and that he wants to bring them to a full development of their capabilities.
Therefore we work with the situational approach, according to which each child is an actor of his or her own development.
We want the children to learn to form their everyday life and get involved in the community.
A child needs the skills to be able to act in different situations in life.
In our educational work we always have in view the four skills children need to master their future life well.
– social skills
– personal skills
– professional skills
– learning skills
Our daycare center is the oldest one in the city of Weißwasser and was extensively renovated in recent years. Since 1930 it has been located in the part of the town which is called “Old Village” (“Altes Dorf”).
Currently 6 pre-school and kindergarten teachers take care of 44 children in 3 groups aged between 1 and 6. They work in close contact with the families.
After a preparatory phase, the volunteers will first work in all age groups. After that he or she will be involved in the preparation of specific projects. These projects are based on the church year, the feasts in the parish and also on the seasons and societal highlights.
There is a children’s service on fridays, which is organized by the teachers and the minister.
Project work in all fields of education is very important to us. By going for walks outside, the children experience the change in seasons, life in our environment and in the city. We attach great importance to children spending time outdoors. Physical activities, constructive science education, the development of appreciation and respect for nature, as well as the creative confrontation with the environment have a high priority.
This is supported with activities such as:
– Sensory experiences on an hands on nature path
– ecological gardening
– use of magnifying glasses
– observation of nature / experimentation
In principle volunteers work under the supervision and instruction of trained staff. Tasks of the volunteers are: to look after the children during various project works, to supervise them and to support them in case of problems.
Volunteers assist the group teachers in their daily routine.
To apply, send a motivation letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org