Delegates wishing to visit any of the ECEC settings listed below are required to arrange and pay for their own transfers. More information on the Zagreb local transportation can be found here.

All visits are held on the Conference Day 1, Tuesday 8th September between 8:30am and 12:00pm. Places are 25 €  per person per visit and need to be pre-booked via the form here. Payments need to be made directly to the setting of your choice via a bank transfer (bank details of each setting can be found below) or upon arrival (cash only).

If you have any queries regarding the visits, please contact us: eecera2020@ufzg.hr.

ABOUT

Kindergarten Little Explorer (Mali istraživač), opened in 2013 in a furnished space for early and pre-school children. The kindergarten has well-equipped areas for preschool groups and a children’s playground with fantastic equipment for active outdoor activities. The kindergarten premises are divided into two houses called TINTILINIĆ HOUSE and BALTAZAR HOUSE. The total area of both premises is 1400 m2. There are 250 children staying in our premises through 11 educational groups of children from one year to seven years of age.

Developmental Vision

It aims to encourage the development of a free, confident, resourceful and responsible child who thinks creatively and critically. The early and preschool age of the child is not merely a preparational phase of life into adulthood, but rather a whole separate life, with its values and culture. Respecting this, we have shaped the environment in which childhood lives to its fullest.

Our nursery has an interactive environment that fully benefits children. Each space is designed to develop different competencies of the child. With its design, the nursery looks like a laboratory where every child has a good foundation for them childhood in an acceptable way. Guided by their innate curiosity, the child is constantly exploring and needs to understand the world around them (and themselves in that world). That is why our children have the opportunity to choose the space and with whom and with what they will play entering in different relationships with children older and younger. In accordance with the basic condition that a child should be exposed to a wealth of incentives, we decided that the specialty of our approach to upbringing – educational work with children will offer:

  • A 10-hour, enriched English program that will expose all kindergarten children in almost all situations during kindergarten and individual communication, working with smaller groups or with a large number of children.
  • English language early learning program
  • Sports program
  • German language early learning program
  • Abacus – mastering computing skills using Japanese abacus (mental math)

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VISIT TIMETABLE

8 September, 8:30 – 12.00

8:30 – 9:30
• Welcome party with “Sweet / savory snack, tea, coffee, jus
• Welcome address of the kindergarten director, prof. Ljiljana Vukšić,
• Introduction to Kindergarten Tours – Introducing the Kindergarten Curriculum

9:30 – 10:30 – Tour of the nursery
• Tintilinic House (space for children aged 1-3 years)
• Balthazar House (space for children ages 3 – 7)

10: 30-12: 00 – Impressions and Question Time

PAYMENT DETAILS / METHOD

Cost of the visit: 25 Euros per person

Please pay by bank transfer, directly to the setting or upon arrival (cash only).

Payment account number: HR3924070001100001273

ADDRESS

DJEČJI VRTIĆ Mali istraživač

Ede Murtića 7

10000, Zagreb

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NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE

15

ABOUT

We currently have 488 children (1y – school age) enrolled. The kindergarten works in 2 facilities, in 20 educational groups. There are 3 nursery groups, 4 mixed nursery- kindergarten groups, one of which is Montessori, a regular kindergarten program – 8 groups, special kindergarten programs – 5 groups. Special programs are: English and German, fine arts, music and drama.

Kindergarten has been a Professional Development Center since 2017 for encouraging the full development of the child through the field of art. Attendees go through 11 one-day modules. The 3rd cycle of education is currently underway and 2 groups of 30 students have completed their education. The shorter kindergarten programs are: English, Dance and Rhythm, ‘Balthazar’, program for Clear, Potentially Gifted and Gifted Kids, Sports.

The Kindergarten is also engaged in gardening (HTV’s award for Best Emerging Garden).

There are 29 children in our kindergarten inclusion programme. We have 7 caregivers in groups that include children with developmental difficulties (DD), and since 2015 there has been a kindergarten support group for parents of children with DD.

Kindergarten is a center for professional examinations of trainee psychologists, appointed by the Agency for Education.

Training facility of the Faculty of Teacher Training in Fine Arts Methodology, and the students of the Secondary Medical School ‘Sister of Mercy’ practice in the Tresnjevka High School.

The kindergarten also has a publishing activity: 4 picture books, brochures and a kindergarten monograph. Several exhibitions of children’s artworks and works by students of the Professional Development Center in the Gallery of the Faculty of Teacher Education, ‘Tin Ujevic’ Library and others.

Kindergarten participates in humanitarian events (e.g. Let’s give children a theater, the most performed of all kindergartens in the City of Zagreb, Caritas, Don’s for the elderly, Toys for all)

In 2015, we successfully implemented Erasmus + program K1 project called ‘Implementing innovative strategies in education’ (€ 17,000).

We cooperate with PMF in the project ‘Quantum physics in kindergarten’.

We also work with parents: ‘Growing Together’ workshops, a responsible parenting program

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VISIT TIMETABLE

8 September, 8.30 – 12.00

8.30 – 9.00    Gathering of participants

9.00 – 10.30  Expert presentation of Curriculum DV Trešnjevka

10.30 – 11.30 Introducing the pedagogical environment for children to play and learn

11.30-12.00   Discussion and conclusions of the meeting

PAYMENT DETAILS / METHOD

Cost of the visit: 25 Euros per person

Please pay by bank transfer, directly to the setting, or upon arrival (cash only).

Payment account number: IBAN HR3524020061100901965

ADDRESS

Kindergarten ”Tresnjevka”

Badalićeva 24

10000 Zagreb

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NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE

15

ABOUT

Headquarters: Dječji Trg 2, Zagreb

Year of founding: 2007

Principal : Jasminka Doležal

Capacity:  25 groups  ( o6 nursery, 19 preschool),  approximately 600 children

 

Kindergarten Sunčana unites 5 spatial unities of very different characteristics. The centre was built with purpose and modern architecture and equipment.  Branch buildings  are in residential buildings, the space converted for preschool activities and needs.

Main goals  ( criteria of revision of quality of practice)

  • Preserving children’s physical and psychological security and integrity.
  • Developing kindergarten philosophy of upbringing and a culture which allows satisfying general and spacial needs and rights which support child’s authentic and wholesome upbringing in their own tempo, initiative and learning styles.

Particularities/ Resources

1. High quality hygienic – safety conditions

2. Curriculum specially determined assigned spaces and organisational differences in buildings.

Abilities but also limits are accepted as a permanent challenge for systematic organisational and pedagogical  (re)design which enables a wholesome process.

3. Standard spaces and equipment are complimented with various materials and expert creative interventions of educators and so shape aesthetic and functional, in stimulative and educational environment for children’s activities, games and learning.

In the central building children are enabled excellent multi-sensory experience, exploring and learning using specific equipped space which includes:

    • sensory room and walls
    • physical education room, two multipurpose halls
    • grassy terrace
    • playground with equipment
    • vegetable patch and flower patch

4. Long term successful project-related experience with children, the quality of which has been acknowledged by the broader professional community

5. Specific and additional programs of:

    • early study of English
    • music, theatre
    • environmental and Eco-school program
    • safety programmes
    • CAP prevention programme
    • programmes for gifted
    • children, program for parents -“Growing together”

6. Especially active and dedicated professional employees who promote the quality of personal and preschool practices (mentors, representatives of good practices in various gatherings within the kindergarten and outside it, participants in outside projects, authors of specific programmes, authors of professional articles, creative and gifted individuals)

7.  Active, cooperative-minded and well-meaning parents

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VISIT TIMETABLE

8 September, 8.30 – 12.00

9.00 – 9.15      WELCOMING AND INTRODUCTORY WORDS

8.30 – 9.00      GATHERING   AND REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPIANTS

9.20 – 9.45       PRESENTATION OF COMPLETE INSTITUTION KINDERGARTEN SUNČANA (AV)

9.50 – 11.00      IMMEDIATE INSIGHT INTO SPATIALLY MATERIAL CONTEXT OF CENTRAL (MAIN) BUILDING

11.00 – 11.15     BREAK – CATERING IN A HALL

11.15 – 12.00     REFLECTION UPON INSIGHT AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS AND CLOSING WORD

PAYMENT DETAILS / METHOD

Cost of the visit: 25 Euros per person

Please pay by bank transfer, directly to the setting, or upon arrival (cash only).

Payment account number: IBAN:  HR 74 2402006 1100901166

ADDRESS

Dječji vrtić Sunčana

Dječji trg 2

10000, Zagreb

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NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE

15

The contemporary perception of a child is based on the humanistic-development paradigm that implies encouraging the idea of observing a child as a whole being.

Such an approach implies observing a child as a unique personality, which involves more than a mere sum of various social and emotional, intellectual and physical characteristics. A child is considered to be strong, competent and full of potential since the day it is born and it is up to us to create the conditions that will enable a child to reach its maximum.

In modern early and pre-school education, a child is considered as an active and equal participant in the process of education. Therefore, the quality of education is closely related to the cooperative relationships of the child with its own environment.

This environment, made up of various social, temporal and spatial dimensions, becomes a childs learning environment that largely effects on how and in what way a child learns. The dynamic interaction and interdependence of these three dimensions make up a unique context of an educational institution that determines the depth and quality of the learning process.

As a result of our years of experience, we are convinced that a strong partnership between educators, families and other community members is extremely important for childrens development and learning.

Taking into account the different structures, origin, characteristics and lifestyle of each family, we want to emphasize that educational institutions and families are not two separate worlds. Family represents the first childs educational and social environment for learning.

Dobro Drvo Kindergarten programmes

  1. Early (situational) learning of English
  2. Sports programme

 

SHORTER PROGRAMES

  1. 1.Additional sports facilities
  2. Drama programme
  3. STEM programme
  4. Logopaedic programme
  5. Early learning of GERMAN

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VISIT TIMETABLE

8 September, 8:30 – 12:00

8:30 – 9:00 – about Dobro Drvo

9:00 – 10:00 – practice observation

10:00 – 10:30 – coffee break

10:30 – 12:00 – reflection on practice, ppt presentation

PAYMENT DETAILS / METHOD

Cost of the visit: 25 Euros per person

Please pay by bank transfer, directly to the setting, or upon arrival (cash only).

Payment account number: IBAN: HR6523600001102419623

ADDRESS

Dječji vrtić Dobro Drvo

Strojarska 26

10000, Zagreb

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NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE

15

Ivana Brlić Mažuranić kindergarten has been active since 1976. It is located in a green and peaceful environment of single-family homes. It consists of three facilities with twenty-one educational groups.In addition to the regular ten-hour program and the Pre-school program, several special programs are being implemented, including the program Children in Nature.

This five-day program is intended for children from all kindergartens in city of Zagreb, in the year before joining school. At a time when nature is becoming less accessible to children, and there is a growing fear of “danger” from nature, this program brings back nature to children’s lives and returns children to nature.

City of Youth is healthy, stimulating and safe environment for children’s organized stay in nature. It is close to the city, which gives the optimum time separation of children from the family. It is safe place of a well know group of children and educators.

The children are staying in stand-alone facilities,organised like family homes and specifically built for the organised stay of children. The “magic school” has modern research laboratories at its disposal. Developed space of Forest Park is a perfect environment for walking, playing and exploring activities.

The concept of the program, which includes children’s direct contact with nature and active learning in collaboration with other children and adults, enables children to gain valuable experience and develop positive attitudes focused on ethical and environmental behavior and community living.Benefits for children are extremely high.

The program allows children to experience the beauty of nature, explore its laws and discover how they can protect it. While being separated from their families for several days, children are learning how to become independent in taking care of themselves which requires socially acceptable and responsible behavior and develops social skills.

Being active in nature benefits children’s health, improves children’s motor-skills, develops self-protective mechanisms and problem-solving skills.

Deep experiences of children in nature stimulate various forms of their creative expression.

Numerous games, social and entertaining activities and cultural and artistic contents support a cheerful mood and optimism, positive affirmation of children, openness to others and different, strengthen fellowship and friendship.

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VISIT TIMETABLE

8 September, 8:30 – 12:00

8.30 – 9.00           Gathering and introduction of participants

9.00 – 9.45            City of Youth tour (park, cottages)

9.45-10.30            School Tour

10.30-11.15           presentation of the program with ppt projection

11.15-12.00           Coffee

PAYMENT DETAILS / METHOD

Cost of the visit: 25 Euros per person

Please pay by bank transfer, directly to the setting, or upon arrival (cash only).

Payment account number: IBAN: HR 9124020061100900181

ADDRESS

Dječji vrtić Ivana Brlić Mažuranić

Cerska 22

10000, Zagreb

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NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE

15

Kindergarten Izvor, located in Zagreb, Gjure Deželića Drive 30, is a public preschool institution founded by City of Zagreb. Kindergarten is divided into three interconnected facilities (Sunašce, Potočić i Izvor) which are very different in architectural appearance as well as in size and space layout. We have 21 educational groups – 19 groups in a regular 10-hour program, and 2 groups in Zagreb Children’s hospital in which we are present since 2007.

Kindergarten Izvor has been for many years in the process of systematic change, through which we are trying to become a place of inovations in early childhood education, putting an emphasis on raising quality of education, creating enabling environment and changing children’s and teacher’s role in that process. We consider the fact that in our kindergarten children are active participants in planning activities, and thus creating curriculum, especially important.

We implement following programs: regular 10-hour program, regular 10-hour program with learning english from an early age, drama and art program, Catholic religious education, Kindergarten in hospital program, Children outdoor program (school in nature) in Grad mladih, Child Assault Prevention program (CAP), preschool program, afterschool programs including dance, english language and sports.

In many years of our development we put an equal emphasis on development of different organizational dimensions of culture in our kindergarten. Through teamwork we are trying to create rich and motivational space-material environment that represents “the third teacher” and provides:

  • safety, independence, freedom of movement and children’s interaction throught space
  • child’s right to use and explore different materials
  • possibility of playing and learning in smaller groups or individually
  • usage of specialized equipment and didactics for exploring, experimenting, knowledge construction and different activities tailored to the developmental needs and child’s interests
  • teacher’s teamwork with the aim of creating developmentally stimulating environment for quality and continous learning of children and adults in kindergarten

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VISIT TIMETABLE

8 September, 8:30 – 12:00

8.30 – 9.00      Gathering of participants

9.00 – 10.00    Power point presentation about kindregarten ‘Izvor’

10.00 – 10.30  Walkthrough – English program

10.30 – 11.00   Walkthrough – drama program

11.00 – 11.30   Walkthrough – regular program

11.30 – 12.00  Exchange of experience

PAYMENT DETAILS / METHOD

Cost of the visit: 25 Euros per person

Please pay by bank transfer, directly to the setting, or upon arrival (cash only).

Payment account number: IBAN: HR7424020061100900778

ADDRESS

Kindergarten “Izvor”

prilaz Gjure Deželića 30

10000, Zagreb

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NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE

15

Malešnica Kindergarten is located in the neighbourhood of Malešnica and was established in 1996. It has three facilities with 31 educational groups.

Our mission is the development of a competent child through integrative approach and developmentally appropriate programmes. We strive to be partners to parents in their parental role, supporting family and community culture in which we work.

Our vision is development of the child’s abilities necessary for active and successful participation in a democratic society of knowledge and the fast changing environment.

The values of our Curriculum are a humane and democratic interpersonal environment, teamwork, active learning through movement, individual approach to each child and the integration of children with special educational needs.
We offer a 10-hour regular programme and special programmes: English as a second language, German as a second language, sports, environmental education and sustainable development (eco-programme), a programme for potentially gifted children and a preschool programme.

Malešnica Kindergarten is the educational centre of the international „Say Hello to the World“ project for Croatia.

Malešnica Kindergarten is a training facility for the Faculty of Teacher Education (Preschool Education Studies), the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Study of Pedagogy) and the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Malešnica Kindergarten holds state exams for preschool educators.

One of specifics of our educational work is the environmental education and sustainable development programme on which we have been intensely focused on since 2007. In 2012 our kindergarten got included in Eco schools/kindergartens (the largest global system of sustainable schools operated by the Foundation for Environmental Education). This programme focuses on educating the younger generations on environmental issues, reducing waste and waste management, rational use of energy resources, preserving the environment, preserving and nurturing traditional Croatian heritage and promoting healthy life styles. That is achieved through the cooperation of children, parents, all kindergarten staff and the wider community.

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VISIT TIMETABLE

8 September, 8:30 – 12:00

8:30-8:45       Arrival of participants at 4 Dobriša Cesarić Street
8:45-9:00       PowerPoint presentation of Malešnica Kindergarten
9:00-10:00     Introduction to our educational process, and programmes: English, German, sports)
10:00-10:30   Visit to the facility at 34 Ante Topić Mimara Street
10:30-10:45    Presentation on the environmental education and sustainable development programme
10:45-11:00    Folklore performance of children who participate in the folklore group
11:00-11:45     Tour of the kindergarten and kindergarten yards
11:45-12:00    Healthy snacks and drinks

PAYMENT DETAILS / METHOD

Cost of the visit: 25 Euros per person

Please pay by bank transfer, directly to the setting, or upon arrival (cash only).

Payment account number: IBAN: HR5224020061100908740

ADDRESS

Kindergarten Malešnica

Ul. Dobriše Cesarića 4

10000, Zagreb

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NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE

15

The quality of Early Childhood Education and Care in Petar Pan Kindergarten is based on contemporary pedagogical theories. It accepts curricular approach which emphasize pedagogical values, principles and goals, not contents in education.

Vision of our organisation is development of internalisation and quality programs.

Mission of our kindergarten is development of quality Early Childhood Education and Care, development of sustainable internalisation plan together with integration of good European practice. It is important to recognize our kindergarten as inclusive organisation which implement inovative, modern teaching and learning methods.

Petar Pan Kindergarten has outstanding successful participation in Erasmus+ program.  Since 2014 in our kindergarten we had implemented six Erasmus+ international projects (three within Key Action -Learning Mobility for Individuals and three Strategic Partnership projects). In 2015 one of the projects is labeled as the Best Practice by National Agency for Mobility and EU programs. Considering great results within Erasmus+ projects four members of the staff had received the position of Erasmus+ ambassadors for the Early Years and Pre-School level of education.

Best quality educational programs in our kindergarten, among others, include English for Early Years and Pre-School Learners, ICT program and Special program for potentially gifted children. English for Early Years and Pre-School Learners is implemented according to the method of teaching meaningful and connected actions and activities. Children explore together, they learn in practical situations, identify and solve problems and make conclusions. In one of the classes teaching is additionally enhanced by CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) method.

Petar Pan Kindergarten was one of the first kindergartens to begin with ICT program for pre-school children and this is something that make our staff very proud. The main goal iz development of digital literacy as precondition for development of information literacy.

Results accomplished go very much beyond the age of children and their work is transparent to the parents and local community.

Program for potentially gifted children is specially adapted and enriched with topics which develop specific areas of giftedness with respect for individual developmental differences and needs.

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VISIT TIMETABLE

8 September, 8:30 – 12:00

8:30 – 9:00      Welcome with coffee and short PPT about our organisation

9:00-10:00       Visit to different age groups (from nursery to pre-school)

10:00-10:15      Refreshments

10:15-11:15        Program „First ICT steps“- presentation of activities with children 5-6 y. old

Program for potentially gifted children “Little Owls”- presentation of activities

11:15-12:00       Presentation of outdoor activities with children (English and Outdoor Science)

PAYMENT DETAILS / METHOD

Cost of the visit: 25 Euros per person

Please pay by bank transfer, directly to the setting, or upon arrival (cash only).

Payment account number: IBAN: HR7924020061100901852

ADDRESS

Petar Pan Kindergarten

Španovićeva ul. 18

10000, Zagreb

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NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE

15

Kindergarten Različak is located in the center of the City of Zagreb and operates in six locations in 23 educational groups. We mark the year 1869 as the beginning of our work, because at that time the first nursery was opened in the Kaptol facility, which  makes us  a kindergarten with the longest history in the City of Zagreb.

Today, the kindergarten has about 450 children between ages 1 to 6.

About 85 staff members (headmaster, preschool teachers, educator, psychologist, educational rehabilitator, administrative and technical staff) take care of the children in the kindergarten every day.

At Različak kindergarten we carry out a primary program lasting up to 10 hours a day, based on the humanistic-developmental concept of pre-school education with emphasis on creating developmentally appropriate and stimulating conditions (social, material, spatial environment) for the overall development of the child.

Within the whole day program the following are also implemented:

  • special early English and German language learning programs for children from three years of age to school, in which children learn spontaneously, through activities, play and practical life situations
  • special sports program for children from three years up to school focuses on the overall development of the child, with particular emphasis on exercising various physical and sports activities, adopting healthy lifestyles and proper nutrition, and includes exercising three times a week with a kinesiology professor in the gym.
  • special program of sensory integration for children from one to three years old that systematically and purposefully provides conditions for timely and proper development and organization of all child’s senses
  • special program for children with disabilities is intended for children of chronological age from 3 years to school, and includes children with multiple developmental disabilities who take several years to prepare for regular programs.

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VISIT TIMETABLE

8 September, 8:30 – 12:00

Event schedule:
8:30 – 9:00       Gathering and introduction of participants
9:00 – 9:45       Presentation of the kindergarten
9:45 – 10:00     Short break
10:00 – 10:30   Tour of the Weller garden facility
10:30 – 11:00   Tour of the Jurišićeva facility
11:00 – 11:30    Tour of the Amruševa facility
11:30 – 12:00    Final considerations, exchange of experiences

PAYMENT DETAILS / METHOD

Cost of the visit: 25 Euros per person

Please pay by bank transfer, directly to the setting, or upon arrival (cash only).

Payment account number: IBAN: HR7424020061100900487

ADDRESS

Različak Kindergarten

Wellerov vrt 1

10000, Zagreb

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NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE

15

Kindergarten “Savica” is attended by 550 children aged 1-7 years. The children are divided into 24 educational groups in two facilities. Aside from 55 educators, there are 24 other employees: administrative and technical workers and management (the principal and a group of experts: pedagogue, psychologist, speech therapist, medical leader).

Our curiculum is based on National Curriculum for Early Childhood and preschool Education, harmonized with European quality standards.

The regular, basic, program is inspired by Reggio and Montessori pedagogy. We have incorporated into our program elements of these pedagogies, using various forms and teaching strategies in working with children, enriched by the Project Method and the concept of a step-by-step program.  We strive to improve the quality of developmentally appropriate practice constantly, according to a humanistic and holistic approach.

In addition to basic, we also offer special programs: Montessori Program, enriched early learning of English language, an integrated sports program with training sessions twice a week, drama – stage program and ethno program of traditional culture.

Kindergarten „Savica“ is  an internationally recognized Eco School and has been awarded the Green Flag three years ago. We protect the environment, separate waste, conserve energy and water, adopt healthy living and eating habits.The children with some help of teachers grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers in our beautiful garden, which has been awarded as the third most beautiful garden in Croatia.

Our Kindergarten is a training room for the Faculty of Teacher Education in Zagreb, for the course on Environmental Education and one of the centers for practical training of Preschool education students.

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VISIT TIMETABLE

8 September, 8:30 – 12:00

8:30 – 8:45     Welcome, introduction
8:45 – 9:15      Information tour of all nursery and kindergarten educational groups
9:15 – 11:00    Observation of educational practice in the educational group of choice (2-3 persons per group)
11:00 – 11:15   Coffee break
11:15 – 12:00  Review, reflective discussion, questions and answers

PAYMENT DETAILS / METHOD

Cost of the visit: 25 Euros per person

Please pay by bank transfer, directly to the setting, or upon arrival (cash only).

Payment account number: IBAN: HR2524020061100898847

ADDRESS

Savica – Jug

Vladimira Ruždjaka 22

10000, Zagreb

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NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE

15