Are you looking for a toddler group where your son or daughter feels at home and which is in line with the habits at home? Where your child is challenged to learn new things and where he or she plays nice and protected with peers? Then come and have a look at Elorah.
Your child will quickly feel at home at our attractive locations. In our toddler group, formerly a playgroup or crèche, we have a lot of fun and ensure the right balance between activity and rest. A Biblical theme, praying together and singing songs are regular parts of our program. In addition, your child will learn new skills together with peers.
Extra nice: healthy snacks, drinks and sun cream are included in activities of the toddler group.
Our toddler groups are open 40 weeks a year. The toddler groups of Elorah Goes and Elorah Kapelle are open 52 weeks a year.
A good start for your toddler
Your toddler develops various skills through play at Elorah. Your child can play nice and protected and is challenged to learn new things. Almost all branches work with Toddler Start. These are certified programs that stimulate your child's development. This way your child is well prepared for primary school.
Is your child coming to Elorah? Then he or she very quickly makes a new friend: Bas. Bas is a doll that belongs to Toddler Start and experiences all kinds of recognizable, fun and exciting things together with your toddler. This method is used alongside the Biblical themes.
Your toddler learns to make friends and many new skills through play
The 'Bass in the classroom' method consists of various themes, which your child will work with for a number of weeks. The doll Bas teaches your child a lot of new skills in a playful way. During the theme 'Enjoy your meal', for example, your toddler will taste pieces of fruit and vegetables and discover the different structures. And also whether he or she can eat with a fork. We also learn where food comes from and how God created nature.
Through the activities that your toddler does within the themes of Bas, he or she will become acquainted with concepts such as: big and small, near and far, above and below, next to and in. With the songs that we sing together, your toddler will learn the Bible's message in a simple way. In addition, we stimulate speech and language development. With nursery rhymes, your toddler will learn counting, making friends, sharing and taking turns. We use music-based movement for physical development.
Good preparation for primary school
As soon as your toddler turns four and starts primary school, quite a lot changes. Thanks to Toddler Start, the transition to primary school will soon be a lot less. Elorah has good cooperation with Christian Reformed primary schools, so that the themes of the toddler group fit in well with the programs of the kindergarten class.
Our observation methods
We monitor your child's overall development
With the observation method, such as KIJK! and KidsKonnect, our pedagogical staff follow the total development of your child until he or she goes to primary school. As a result, they know exactly what your child needs and they adjust the activities accordingly. This way your child always gets challenges that suit him or her.
If the observations show (or if there is an indication from youth health care) that your child could use some extra support, he or she may come to the toddler group free of charge for 1, 2 or sometimes even 3 extra days*. This also applies if we notice that your child could use an extra challenge. Of course, this will always be discussed with you first.
The data from the observations will be transferred to the primary school when your child is almost 4 years old. Of course, this also only happens with your permission.
*Guidelines for the amount of extra day parts differ per municipality.
The government considers it important that all toddlers have the opportunity to go to the toddler group with peers. In addition to educating you as a parent, this is good for your child's development, because here your toddler makes friends, learns to count, sing songs and much more! This way your child will be well prepared for primary school when he or she turns 4 years old.
To encourage this even more, some municipalities compensate parents for the costs of day care. Which scheme applies to you depends on a number of factors. Do you receive childcare allowance or do you pay a monthly parental contribution? And in addition, does your child have a referral from youth healthcare or not? For example, because he or she has a language deficiency. Check out the Kibeo website to see which (extra) schemes there are in your municipality!