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Important to us

„Saulės gojus“: come small, leave great!

By combining work principles of Italian „Reggio Emilia“, German nursery schools, elements of the Swedish education programme „Tree of Knowledge“, the Theory of Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner as well as the ideas of our own team, we created a kindergarten where children grow up without stress and at their own pace and in accordance with their capabilities. A kindergarten where they “unlock“ their strengths and talents. A kindergarten where they develop independence, in an inspiring environment and surrounded by nature – another great space for plays and discoveries.

We emphasize the importance of a holistic approach in education: holistic means to address as many ways and talents as possible and not view the body (feeling) and intellect (understanding) as contrary to it.

Holistic means to us seeing ourselves and the children as an integral part of the world that we should feel with all our senses and approach with common sense, so as to take on responsibility for our actions in it. The kindergarten is therefore a place for learning “with head, heart and hands” (Pestalozzi), in constant interaction with the environment.

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In our kindergarten:

Children learn foreign languages (English or German) in a natural way, i. e., through immersion. Furthermore, children in the last year of kindergarten (pre-primary group) learn some of their subjects in English MORE

German is learned from the earliest age (our kindergarten is the only educational institution of such kind in Vilnius) MORE

Children’s education is based on Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences MORE

One topic combines several subjects or activities (integration of educational content with different topics) MORE

Children are involved in long-term topic-based projects MORE

Following the work principles of forest nurseries (Waldkindergärten), a lot of activities are organised outside (trips to the forest, tent camps, vegetable garden, etc.) MORE

Our educational process works according to 12 principles of successful education MORE

The pre-primary education curriculum (for children who are in the last year of kindergarten) is enriched with additional courses (included in the tuition fee): music, aikido, carpentry, theatre, chess, robotics, art and ceramics MORE

We offer even more additional courses and activities for children to reveal their talents MORE

Nursery school (in Antakalnis)
Since Summer 2015, Saulės Gojus has a nursery-school
near Vilnius centre, in the district Antakalnis, with 3 groups:
one group for children aged 1 to 3 years (“Oak“)
and 2 groups for 3- to 6-year-olds (“Birch“ and “Willow“)

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In our nursery, the same educational principles apply as in our kindergarten:

  • Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences is combined with the holistic education programme developed and implemented by the teachers of Saulės Gojus MORE
  • principles of early foreign language learning, based on the language immesion method and early bilingualism MORE
  • promotion of children’s health and well-being by encouraging them to spend much time outdoors.

The day in the nursery starts at 7:30 A.M. and ends at 6:30 P.M. „Morning circle“, „Growth time“, and other rituals are part of the child’s daily rhythm.

The nursery curriculum is enriched with additional activities (included in the tuition fee): music, art, physical training, ballet, ceramics.

Children spend their time in Saulės Gojus with qualified teachers, supported by assistants. One teacher takes care of 5 children.

 

Kindergarten

Saulės Gojus opened September 2004.

Right from the beginning, we refused to be a mere “children supervision facility” for working parents, because we believed (and still believe today) that a kindergarten is an important place where children start developing their essential skills and abilities to become responsible and sociable persons in future.

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Educational principles of our kindergarten:

  • Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences is combined with the holistic education programme developed and implemented by the teachers of Saulės Gojus MORE
  • principles of early foreign language learning, based on the language immresion method and early bilingualism MORE
  • promotion of children’s health and well-being by encouraging them to spend much time outdoors

Children’s day at the kindergarten starts with the “Morning circle“ MORE

The kindergarten curriculum is enriched with additional activities (included in the tuition fee): music, ballet, carpentry, art and ceramics.

The tuition fee also includes support provided to children by a speech therapist and a psychologist MORE

Pre-primary group
Pre-primary education in Lithuania

is a one-year long non-formal education programme meant for children from 5,5 to 6 years and aimed at facilitating their transition to systematic learning in the primary school

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In our pre-primary group, we prepare children for a succesful learning in the elementary school:

  • We work in accordance with the general pre-primary education programme approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania MORE
  • Our pre-primary education curriculum is enriched with additional courses (included in the tuition fee): music, aikido, carpentry, theatre, chess, robotics, art and ceramics. MORE
  • Children learn foreign languages in a natural way, i. e., through immersion. In addition, they learn some of their subjects in English MORE
  • Our kindergarten takes part in the international programme “Zippy’s Friends“ that promotes the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young children and helps them develop coping abilities and social skills. MORE
  • Nature is a great teacher, therefore, many activities take place outdoors MORE

Environment
We care a lot about our children’s health and organic lifestyle. Therefore,

  • Our kindergarten in Grigaičiai is located at the edge of a forest and surrounded by nature, so the air here is especially pure. Some activities take place outside, hiking in the forest and camping trips are being organized. Nursery school in Antakalnis is located in a quiet area, next to the Sapiegos park. MORE
  • A fresh, healthy and balanced food is being daily prepared on site. MORE
  • We promote children‘s physical activity. MORE
  • Silence is the keyword when it comes to controling the noice level in our kindergarten. MORE
  • Our drinking water comes from our own drilled well and is particularly clean. It meets the highest quality standards and is being checked by the Public Health Centre on a regular basis.
  • In 2011, Saulės Gojus was declared a national winner of the international ENERGY GLOBE award for its building renovation efficiency. MORE

Practical information
  • KINDERGARTEN

Monthly fee: 430 € (12 payments/year).

A 20 % discount is applied for the second child and further children attending the kindergarten at the same time.

Fee includes:

  • child education and care on weekdays 7:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. all year round;
  • early foreign language learning, based on the language immesion method;
  • excursions and educational activities in Vilnius;
  • learning materials;
  • accident insurance for children;
  • group sessions with a speech therapist;
  • traditional annual school holidays: Community day (school birthday), Christmas celebration, Užgavėnės (Mardi Gras), February 16 (Day of Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence), March 11 (Day of Re-establishment of the State of Lithuania), end-of-year celebration.

Additional educational activities:

  • music, art, PE, ballet, ceramics (nursery school);
  • music, ballet, carpentry, art, ceramics (kindergarten);
  • music, aikido, carpentry, theatre, chess, robotics, art, ceramics (pre-primary group).

Fee applies to the school year 2016/2017.

Information on additional fees applicable in the kindergarten here

We render transportation service. In our bus, children are always accompanied by grown-ups.

Information on transportation routes, schedule, and fees is available here

For admission terms and conditions, click here

For an appointment with the kindergarten administration, click here:

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