Kryštof English Preschool
EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE
For the most important people in the world there are our qualified native speakers, our curicculum with Montessori teaching elements and small groups of children (max 6).
WHAT MAKES US SPEACIAL
We have a unique offer of winter and spring camps. We ski, sledge, bike, run in a wood. We do sports in our sportground, we swim and skate.
WE WANT THE BEST FOR YOUR CHILD
The preschool building meets strict hygienic requirements. Healthy interior climate is achieved by comfortable system of filtered air circulation and heating.
- MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT WITH MONTESSORI TEACHING ELEMENTS
- PART- TIME and NON-STOP CAMPs TRADITION
- TRUST AND QUALITY GAINED BY 21 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
- OFFERING MOTIVATING, POSITIVE AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT
- CONTINUING CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS´ DISCOVERY VOYAGES
- MAGIC SCHOOL AND A CHANCE FOR YOUR CHILDREN – QUALITY PREPARATION FOR FLAWLESS ENTRY TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS INCL. BILINGUAL CZECH-ENGLISH AND INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
- GUARANTEE OF CONTINUITY IN THE TEACHING PROGRAMME AT KRYŠTOF CLUB JUNIOR
WHY KRYŠTOF ENGLISH PRESCHOOL?
It is neither important nor decisive what is the child´s mother tongue when it starts going to school. The teachers communicate with the children in English from the beginning and our big children communicate among each other only in English. This happens within the frame of teaching units where this rule was set by themselves. We know from our experience that all children are able to understand and use English very quickly, they can easily join a lesson and games.
Our English preschool makes language learning easier also for the future because the language becomes a natural part of children´s life. At this age, it gets to them in a natural form without stress and „without learning“. Today and in our culture, the knowledge of a mother tongue and at least one world´s language , mostly English, becomes a necessity. That is why we think it is essential to prepare our children for the future in this sense. Moreover, bilingual children show higher ability of independent decision making and also higher social intelligence.
The time in which a child attends our preschool is a time when the child is naturally programmed to learn foreign languages. It begins with its birth and finishes at about the age of 6. The child learns its mother tongue easily and other languages as well. For a child, it is not only simple but also very useful in its further development. The results of modern neurological research show that learning another foreign language builds a number of brain connections which strengthen the intellectual capacity of a child.
We communicate with the parents of our children, the communication is based on partnership and it is mutual. Parents have updated information about the time and location of preschool activites. We offer consultations. Parents and grandparents are invited to participate in activities together with their children. We also organize seminars focusing on child´s upbringing and education. We are proud to say that we were given the certificate “Parents welcome“.
Get ready! We are looking forward to sailing with you!
KRYŠTOF ENGLISH PRESCHOOL is designed for children of all nationalities including those without any knowledge of English aged 2,5 years to 7 years. KRYŠTOF provides a unique programme for small groups of children (max. 6) led by English native speakers. The programme is based on learning mother language and is thus understandable with or without previous knowledge of English.
English with KRYŠTOF is fun, joyful and playful. KRYŠTOF motivates children to ask, discover and use the language immediately. Important activities include games, songs and rhymes. The teaching programme is based on the British curriculum – Primary English Curriculum Framework (PEFC) – adapted for preschool children´s needs together with MONTESSORI teaching elements. The acquired knowledge are basis for natural and successful entry to primary school, including bilingual Czech-English and international schools.
PEFC includes the following areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication, Language and Literacy
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Math Development
- Physical Development
- Creative Development
KRYŠTOF´S programme is based on the principle of long-term projects (topics) on which children work over a period of one or two weeks. We choose fiction, songs, rhymes and additional activities including games in accordance with the topics.
Example of such projects are TRANSPORT, MY TOWN, OCCUPATION, SHAPES, CLOTHES and others. The project is mostly completed with a final event.
Your child´s work is recorded in their portfolio which will provide an overview of all projects and your child´s development at the end of the school year. The portfolio is available upon request throughout the year. Another way of informing parents on individual projects is 10 newsletters available on monthly basis. The parents can learn about not only the vocabulary and songs but also teaching methods, aims and fiction books used during teaching. Last but not least, we offer parents individual parent-teacher meetings.
MIN → BASIC = Wed-Fri (8am-1pm)
MAX → FULL TIME = Mon-Fri (8am-5pm)
|DAYS||ENGLISH MORNING||ENGLISH MORNING PLUS||WHOLE DAY|
|WED – FRI||8am-1pm||8am-2:45pm||8am-5pm|
|MO – THU||8am-1pm||8am-2:45pm||8am-5pm|
|MO – FRI||8am-1pm||8am-2:45pm||8am-5pm|
Our special offer is early morning arrival at 7.30 am or prolonged attendance until 5.30 pm.
Other attendance possibilities – KRYŠTOF mini CLUB – click here.
Kryštof´s Day and Year
7:30 – 8:00
EARLY MORNING at Kryštof
8:00 – 9:00
HAPPY HOUR at Kryštof
9:00 – 12:15
ENGLISH MORNING*) (snack at 10 am)
12:15 – 12:45
12:45 – 13:00
KONEC dopoledního programu,
rozloučení s dopoledními dětmi.
13:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 14:45
END of morning programme
Saying goodbye to morning children
14:45 – 16:00
FUN ENGLISH AFTERNOON (garden is also available – depending on the weather)
we choose from the: HISTORY, CULINARY, JOGA, VISUAL ART, SPORT, SWIMMING, FAIRYTALES, SPANISH, SCIENCE (*)
*) Kryštof reserves the right to change the afternoon programme
16:00 – 17:00
HAPPY HOUR at Kryštof
17:00 – 17:30
LONGER HOURS extra charged
|Kryštof´s Year 2019-2020|
|2.9.2019 Monday||Beginning of the School Year|
|28.10.2019 Monday||Public Holiday|
|23.12.2019 Monday – 3.1.2020 Friday||Christmas Holiday|
|10.4.2020 Friday||Good Friday|
|13.4.2020 Monday||Easter Monday|
|1.5.2020 Friday||Public Holiday|
|8.5.2020 Friday||Public Holiday|
|30.6.2020 Tuesday||End of the School Year|
SIBLING is charged 80% of full tuition fees regardless the attendance option (valid only in case both siblings attend at the same time under the condition of minimal attendance Mon-Thu 8 am-1 pm for both).
SIBLING is charged 50% of full tuition fees regardless their attendance option (valid only in case both siblings enrol at the same time, under the condition of minimal attendance Mon-Thu 8 am-1 pm for both, it is not possible to apply for discount when one of the siblings attended the preschool in previous school year/s.).
The price includes:
- professional SKI SCHOOL during WINTER CAMP
- CYCLING LESSONS during SPRING CAMP
- top quality lunch, homemade morning and afternoon snacks
- drinks (tea, water, organic juices)
- your child´s portfolio recording its progress with teacher’s comments
- photo galleries
- monthly newsletter with vocabulary and songs
- daily contacts with teachers, individual parent-teacher meetings
- PREVENTION OF SPEECH DISORDERS followed by speech therapy procedures including a recommended speech therapist
- birthday party incl. a small present
- MIKULÁŠ PARTY incl. theatre performance and presents
- MAGIC SCHOOL offers preparatory activities for elementary school
- DIPLOMA DAY – farewell to school year and future schoolchildren
- all entrance tickets (concerts, theatres, ZOO, Botanical garden,Toulcův dvůr, Ecocentre etc…) incl. transport
- guaranteed participation in SUMMER CAMPs with Kryštof (part-time, full-time) with benefits
- guaranteed continuity in the teaching programme for schoolchildren (KRYŠTOF CLUB JUNIOR)
- SIGNIFICANT PRICE BENEFITS for graduates in next years
ENROLMENT: children are accepted also during the school year if there is free capacity. After a prior arrangement, we enable to parents, who are interested, to take part in activities with their child just to try and see the work in our preschool. At the same time we respect individual needs of both children and parents and we take them into consideration during a child´s adaptaion to preschool environment.
SAFETY of the children is our priority. The rooms and areas where classes take place are carefully chosen and equipped with full regard to security standards. The same concerns our garden incl. garden playing equipment.
SUNNY SUMMER CAMP/SUMMER WORK FOR PUBLIC AND EVEN FOR BOTH PRESCHOOL NEEDS AND JUNIOR PROGRAMS takes place in July. Carefully selected program guarantees a summer spent in a meaningful and interesting way.
WINTER CAMP takes place in January; it combines skiing with English.
SPRING CAMP takes place in May; it combines cycling with English.
Another priority is close collaboration and personal contact with parents which is one of the reasons why we do not provide transport services of children to school.
OUR TEAM is stable, qualified and experienced, all teachers take part in an initial training and are familiar with our curriculum (PECF and MONTESSORI teaching principles).
Food is provided in the form of morning and afternoon snack (sandwich, fruit, vegetable, cereals, yoghurts, milk) and lunch (soup, main course, fruit, dessert). The food we offer is of good quality and tasty, it corresponds with a healthy live style. Beverages are availble all day long (tea, juice, fruit drinks, water). We need information about possible alergies to food of a child. We strictly follow doctor´s or parents´ statements! We respect parents´ opinions on menu contents.
PREPARING FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
Preparation for flawless entry to primary school is designed through play, later also worksheets and implemented as MAGIC SCHOOL. A trained and qualified teacher works with the children. Well-chosen time of teaching (always during morning hours) and targeted content (see below) are a guarantee of meaningful preparation.
MAGIC SCHOOL focuses on the following areas:
- mathematical concepts (less x more, sorting/grading, assessment of quantity)
- spatial and time orientation (position, time sequence …)
- visual recognition (assembling a picture, differentiation ability …)
- auditory perception (auditory differentiation, auditory analysis …)
- language (generic terms, antonyms, synonyms …)
- fine motor skills (drawing, drawing of shapes, imitating handwriting/letters …)
There is a great emphasis with preschoolers on decision-making and responsibility associated with their decision. The children are encouraged to be independent.
We have been awarded the ŠANCE PRO VAŠE DÍTĚ (CHANCE FOR YOUR CHILD) certificate, which entitles us to test for school readiness. This project was co-financed by the European Social Fund and the state budget of the Czech Republic – Community added value – “Investment in Education Development”. According to the parents´ wishes, we perform one testing in autumn and the second in spring, if necessary. The results of this testing does not only provide clear information about preschool readiness of each child but also serves as a good guide for further improvement of our preschool training. Another positive aspect of the project is methodological guide complementing the preparation. MAGIC SCHOOL preparatory programme contains elements of MONTESSORI education, too.
CAREFREE SUMMER FOR PARENTS, HAPPY SUMMER FOR CHILDREN.
WE WILL TAKE A GOOD CARE OF YOUR CHILDREN.
We have experience, excellent teachers and sports instructors, great ideas, elaborate programme, we are responsible professionals.
DATES OF NON-STOP CAMPS – FRÝDLANT– Albrechtova vyhlídka
- July 13th-19th 2020 Peter Pan
- July 19th-25th 2020 Tintin
FINAL PRICE: 1 (2) weeks 7.920 CZK (11,860,- CZK) INCL.VAT and TRANSPORT
DATES OF PART-TIME CAMPS – SKALKA and ČERNOŠICE
- July 13th-17th 2020 Ratatouille
- July 20th-24th 2020 The Croods
- July 27th-31st 2020 Toy Story 4
FINAL PRICE: 1 (2 | 3) weejs 4.990,- CZK (6,990,- CZK | 9,990,- CZK) incl. VAT (discount for graduates and siblings)