Early Childhood Education
We cannot know what knowledge, tools and skills our children will need in the future. But we may assume that if we imbue them with creativity, curiosity, initiative and social skills, they will be able to acquire what they need on their own, and thus cope better with the challenges of the future.
These qualities can already be instilled at the age when personality is being shaped, by means of 21st century early childhood education. Rather than focusing on imparting knowledge, this type of education serves as a catalyst for learning, curiosity and cooperation.
In the Early Childhood Education Department of the Institute for Democratic Education, we are working to develop, implement and disseminate innovative pedagogies and strategies that nurture individuals and their place in society. We are working to formulate and implement policies together with policy-makers, cities, organizations, communities and educational institutions.
Consulting on reorganizing the education system to build a strategic work plan, formulate a vision and accompany managerial levels as they work with the educational staff in the field.
Helping to design early childhood education adapted to the unique character of local authorities, organizations or communities, strengthening ties with the environment, the community or the local culture.
An educational project to create a network of ‘lighthouse kindergartens’ that encourage educators worldwide to develop and share innovative educational methodologies and applications, to foster groundbreaking ways of thinking in early childhood education.
A training program in early childhood education for adolescent girls at risk. The program empowers the girls, instilling them with a sense of self-efficacy, connection with the community, and coping skills.
Working with designers, local authorities and the children themselves to create a new environment that will encourage the children’s creativity and self-expression.
Conferences, workshops and lectures
Organizing conferences and workshops on educational innovation and on creating the 21st-cenury preschool. Participating as guest lecturers at education conferences.
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