Trilingual preschool with creative focus
Undisturbed by traffic and noise, you will find the preschool Galaxen in the courtyard above the center of the Ring. The preschool is located in spacious premises and is close to culture, parks and green areas. At the preschool there are two departments with a Swedish-English profile, a newly opened department with a Swedish-Spanish profile and two studios.
Preschool lays the foundation for lifelong learning and should be fun, safe and educational for all children who participate. The galaxy is a general pedagogical preschool and follows the Education Act, the curriculum and other national policy documents. We base our teaching on the interests and experiences of children, where play is at the heart of the game. Through play, children learn to interact with each other, show consideration and dare to take their place. In play, the language develops and the children get an outlet for their creativity and imagination. Anything is possible in the game!
Our teaching includes many different activities and provides space for the children's own exploration. With us, the children are given the opportunity to make active choices themselves and we meet the children where they are and challenge them based on their own circumstances. Preschool should be fun, educational, safe and secure for all children. Therefore, we have established routines for both care, teaching and safety.
The fact that galaxen has a Swedish-English profile in two departments means that there are English-speaking educators who largely speak English with the children, in both teaching and care situations. Our main language is Swedish, but we make sure that songs, books and other material are available in both Swedish and English. In this way, children can acquire both languages in preschool. Preschool educators have strategies for meeting children who both speak more or less Swedish and English since before.
In the newly opened Swedish-Spanish department, the children meet educators who speak both Swedish and Spanish. As in our Swedish-English departments, Swedish is the main language, but there are materials and books in both Swedish and Spanish. In this way, children can acquire both languages in preschool. Preschool educators have strategies for meeting children who both speak more or less Swedish and Spanish since before.
With two studios, Galaxen offers great opportunities for children of different ages to develop their minds and express themselves through creation in different materials, all with the support of dedicated educators. Our creative environment is accessible to all children and children are given the opportunity to try many different materials and techniques. Giving children space for different forms of expression is of great importance for children's development, both linguistically and motorically. In addition, creating together promotes the community in the group and strengthens children's self-confidence.
Learning, health and well-being go hand in hand, which is why we know that care in preschool is at least as important as teaching. Children need a balanced day rhythm where they get the opportunity for movement and activity, but also for recovery and rest. When we at Galaxen plan preschool teaching and routines, we start from the whole child's day. Children are best served in small groups, which is why we organize our education at preschool so that children can stay in smaller groups as far as possible.
Every week we have different movement activities with the children, which, like all other teachings, is based on play and joy. Through mobility activities, not only are children's motor skills and body image stimulated, we also lay the foundation for healthy habits later in life