Kindergarten

SIK is proud to be offering a bilingual kindergarten program to our clients and will be working with officials from the Kanton educational department to ensure that our program complies with state standards, and to ensure that each student is prepared to enter into primary school.  With that said we are confident that the children in our program will receive above and beyond the public standards.  We are committed to accommodating the various individual needs and abilities of the children and we celebrate their individuality.  We are fortunate to have the entire day to care for your children because it lends a lot of flexibility to our program.  The learning activities will be focused between the hours of 9:30 and 13:00.  The open hours outside of this time provide us with an opportunity to enrich your child’s education.   The official school year begins mid August and we comply with all the dates set by the state.  However we have are open year round Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 18:30 with the exception of Christmas week and Bank holidays. 

Basel-stadt Kindergarten standards center around 3 important learning objectives which will be encouraged and developed over the entire year. These overall themes are centered around perceiving-self, social competencies, and General Knowledge.  The General knowledge objective covers competencies such as the ability to infer meaning from previous experience, differentiation, problem solving, understanding correlations, and memorization.  All of the three major objectives are meant to provide the educational foundation for your kindergartener by covering a broad range of subtopics.  If you have any questions feel free to contact one of the teachers to arrange a time for a discussion.