‘Pre-registration’ advantage in kindergarten
Pre-registration for the next school year has started at Beyaz Köşk Kindergarten, which provides education within the body of Izmir University of Economics (IUE), where children aged 36-72 months are educated. Pre-registration will continue until June 23 in the kindergarten, where children learn Italian as well as English and have the opportunity to learn while having fun with the project-based preschool education program. Families, who want to take advantage of early registration, can contact Beyaz Köşk Kindergarten by calling 0232 488 82 22 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
The Beyaz Köşk Kindergarten, which is the first kindergarten owned by a foundation university in Izmir, includes a staff of 4 experienced preschool teachers with at least a bachelor's degree, 3 assistant teachers who graduated from the child development program, psychologists, nurses, security and service personnel. The kindergarten, serving in the old Izmir Mansion, located opposite IUE's campus in Balçova, offers its students an educational environment full of fun where they can grow up by eating healthy and engage in different fields such as art, science, sports, and foreign language through a game-based program. A total of 72 students will be admitted to Beyaz Köşk Kindergarten, which provides full-time education between the hours of 8.30-17.30 on weekdays, in the 2023-2024 school year.
EXPERIENCED TEACHING STAFF
Stating that the knowledge and habits that children will acquire at kindergarten age are of great importance for the healthy development of children, Ezgi Oral, Director of IUE Beyaz Köşk Kindergarten, said “We have an experienced and self-developed staff who have a bachelor's or master's degree in pre-school teaching. All the activities and educational contents implemented in the kindergarten are prepared in line with the opinions of the experts in the Izmir University of Economics Children's University Curriculum Commission. Classrooms are designed in accordance with the developmental characteristics of children. We have adjusted the classroom capacities to a maximum of 18 people. We benefit from the power and opportunities of the University in many areas. Children's menus are prepared under the supervision of IUE Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts. In addition, children can use the laboratories and workshops at the University for various activities.”
FOREIGN LANGUAGE EFFECT
Expressing that they offer English and Italian lessons to children in kindergarten, Oral said, “Foreign language education is very important for the development of children's self-confidence and learning abilities. We enable children to develop foreign language skills through various games and activities. In addition, our school also has a sandbox, playground and plant growing areas. Children spend time in the garden and nature every day. We also organize events in the grove of the University in addition to the garden of our kindergarten. IUE academics also attend some of the activities. The children also love the training provided by classroom teachers in the field of creative drama and coding. All these are very valuable for the development of children.”
PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS
Stating that they regularly follow the development processes of children, Oral said, “We have psychological support services for both families and children in our school. We are always with them through regular family meetings with a psychologist. In addition, the nurse working at Izmir University of Economics conducts routine health checks and follow-ups of children. The teachers share reports with families on a weekly and monthly basis. These reports include activities, psychologist's suggestions, announcements and child-specific information.”
THEY TRUSTED US
Stating that they determined a limited quota for pre-registration, Oral emphasized that everyone from all over Izmir can apply to kindergarten. Oral said, “We will continue to accept early registration applications until June 23. During the pre-registration period, we will also provide a certain discount to parents. Parents can visit the kindergarten or contact us and get information as they wish. Families, who registered last school year, registered for the next year as well. We are very happy to see this trust and satisfaction from the first year. We thank them very much for trusting us. We welcome families with children to our kindergarten.”