These daycare structures welcome children on a regular half-day basis without providing lunch.
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Kindergarten is a place intended for regular attendance where social skills are developed. Its primary aim is to teach children aged 2 to 4 to live and play together.
Kindergarten is open on a half-day basis, which means that children cannot spend all day here.
Age of the children
Children are welcome in kindergartens from 18 months until school age.
Kindergartens are generally closed on Wednesdays and during the school holidays.
A typical day
Discover the typical day of a child who attends a kindergarten in the City of Geneva:
It is possible for children to attend kindergarten between 2 and 5 mornings or afternoons per week. The attendance schedule depends on the availability of the kindergarten.
Period of adaptation
Adaptation is a period of integration implemented in collaboration with the parents. It is a fundamental step which serves to reassure children by gradually ensuring they become accustomed to separation and creating a mutual relation of trust. It can last for between 1 and 3 weeks.
Article modifié le 12.03.2020 à 18:22