An Ideal Environment

Creating an Atmosphere of Calm

In the 21st century we can say with some certainty that stress is an unavoidable part of our lives. Our brain is built to react only to very short bursts of stress and research indicates that long term stress actually damages cognition, memory and even the immune system. The pedagogic teams in Helen Doron Kindergartens take this research seriously, believing that creating a stress-free learning environment is essential to the children’s’ future prospects. There are quite a few indicators that you can find within our philosophy and methodology that support this notion.

The Ideal Setting

  • The kindergarten’s daily and weekly schedule reduces uncertainty
  • The teachers and staff are responsive and calm
  • The learning environment has a positive, pleasant atmosphere
  • Free play time is part of the daily routine, expanding the children’s creativity, sense of freedom and joy
  • Positive reinforcement, constantly reminding the children that they are loved and worthy

The Importance of a Stress-Free Learning Environment

Findings from brain research indicate how nurturing is crucial to the learning process, and the value of appropriate learning environments. Many of the environmental factors conducive to improved brain functioning are everyday matters – the quality of social environment and interactions, nutrition, physical exercise, and sleep – which may seem too obvious and so easily overlooked in their impact on education. By conditioning our minds and bodies correctly, it is possible to take advantage of the brain‟s potential for plasticity and to facilitate the learning process.

(from the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, Understanding the Brain)

 

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+METHODOLOGY
The Helen Doron Kindergarten programme is based on research from around the world and developed by educational experts in pedagogy, leading experts in early childhood education and Helen Doron, linguistic scientist and pioneer of the Helen Doron method.  #(read more)
+PREMISES
Helen Doron Kindergartens are spacious and aesthetically designed to invite learning, observation and exploration. The learning environment meets children’s developmental needs; they feel safe, comfortable and a part of their Kindergarten community. #(read more)
+STAFF
Helen Doron Kindergarten teachers are certified according to local laws and regulations. They must successfully complete a comprehensive training course and participate in regular in-service workshops where they are trained to use our proprietary learning materials. #(read more)
+STRESS-FREE
Helen Doron Kindergartens offer a warm, supportive and caring environment all students feel safe and secure enough to take risks and express their understanding and needs. #(read more)
+SAFETY
All Helen Doron Kindergartens comply with international and early childhood education standards and local regulations for meeting the highest safety procedures and regulations. #(read more)
+NUTRITION
Proper nutrition is key in establishing the building blocks children need in order to thrive and is a vital part of our holistic approach to education. Eating well helps children develop strong bodies and healthy attitudes. #(read more)

Helen Doron Kindergarten offers a joyful educational experience in which children are encouraged to explore their full range of abilities and potential.