Rediscover preschool: the foundation of good education

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Programme summary

An essential course for all those who are working with preschool children (1-6 years) as well as to all those wishing to refresh/enhance their knowledge. The course covers a variety of topics which are useful for successfully working with preschool children. Moreover, the course deals with effective training practices and procedures and emphasizes on the importance of preschool education. It is ideal not only for those who want to improve their training skills but also those wishing to know the essentials of preschool education in Slovenia and other European countries.


In today’s demanding and challenging working environment, it is vital that professionals involved in preschool education have the rights skills and attributes and be capable to understand, at an early stage, the needs and requirements of their children and parents. This course equips the participants with in depth knowledge of the preschool education as well as with the different skills and ideas for working with preschoolers. It is ideal for those responsible with the drafting of a preschool programme as well as for all those actually working with kids in their organization or institution. Preschool is a fundation course will provide also valuable knowledge and tools to preschool teachers involved in any type of formal and non-formal education, since part of the training is dedicated on visiting the kindergardens in Celje. Finally, the course will benefit the participants’ organisations since the attendees will gain valuable knowledge on different ideas and good practice.

Benefits of Preschool is a fundation to participants:

Enhance the skills and improve the knowledge of preschool education
Enhance skills and competences in structuring and delivering a preschool education
Exchange the good practice between participants
Benefits to participant‘s organisation

Improve human capital through enhancement of staff competency levels
Train new and existing staff and build helpful relationships with and among colleagues
Enhance the image by improving skills related to public speaking and exposure to any type of audience

Programme day-by-day

Hotel Celeia: welcome, icebreaker, participants’ presentations
Introduction to Slovenian education system at
Gimnazija Celje – Center
Organisation of kindergartens, primary and secondary schools up to university, detailed introduction to the kindergartens in Slovenia and Gimnazija Celje – Center (vocational program for kindergarten assistants)
Visit to 2 structured classes (children at play and science for children)
Presentation of 2 interdisciplinary classes for 2nd and 3rd year pupils of the vocational program
Visit to the Tree House in the Celje City Park & short guided visit of the city centre
The tree house of Celje in an experimental open space for nature pedagogy
Visit to kindergartens in Celje
Job shadowing
Discussion with the management of the kindergarten and kindergarten teachers
Visit to Herman’s Den the Children’s Museum of Celje
Guided visit to the collections of the museum and a workshop “Mathematics for Children”
Discussion after the workshop
Study visit to the Faculty of Pedagogy (University of Ljubljana) and sightseeing of the Slovenian capitol
Visit to the department for preschool education, afterwards short sightseeing tour of Ljubljana, the capitol of Slovenia and some free time
Visit to kindergartens in Celje
Job shadowing
Discussion with the management of the kindergarten and kindergarten teachers
Visit to the “Peoples University of Celje”
Centre for adult education with a qualifying program for kindergarten assistants
Workshops at Gimnazija Celje – Center
Participation in two interdisciplinary programs – sport for children and social sciences for children with elements of 1/1 pedagogy and sandbox presentation
Discussion with teachers and pupils
Concert dinner with pupils of Gimnazija Celje – Center
Evaluation & feedback, conclusion, farewell

Course organiser
Primera Group
Celje, Slovenia

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Upcoming sessions

03.04.2022 > 09.04.2022 (ID: 175161)
Register before 15.03.2022
31.07.2022 > 06.08.2022 (ID: 175160)
Register before 15.05.2022

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