The Optimist program
Playful and innovative
Optimist is a pedagogical-didactic program for children up to 4 years.
It is constantly evolving. The growth of the child as a person is key.
Optimist was developed by Fomento Education Group
and is characterized by playful and innovative methods of creativity
to stir up creativity and enthusiasm within children.
It provides a daily program covering physical, motor, cognitive,
social-emotional and moral learning so that the children can grow
in the broadest sense of the word.
A personal development plan is made for each child
in collaboration with the parents.
That is why contact moments with parents are important.
Kid's Garden also organizes informational evenings about upbringing
Discovering things, imitating others and learning are inherent in children.
We do daily exercises to stimulate the motoric development of children.
Through games the children learn,
make new discoveries and have fun while developing skills and creative potential.
Playing is learning
Because the children have objects in their hands and are encouraged to start a conversation, they discover the properties of these objects and the mutual relationships. They can group them, compare, solve problems, and learn to count and count
Development of the language
Through stories, rhymes, songs and role play they learn to pronounce words clearly. This type of activity facilitates the development of listening comprehension, understanding and ability to express themselves orally.
These are the methods we use:
Bobby (0-1 yr)
Lotje (1 -2 yr)
Nico (2 -4 yr)
Each age group has its own program. In this way, the development of individual capacities is also facilitated and a complete and integral education of each child is achieved. They get structure and peace in a cozy, safe environment.
When children get acquainted with a foreign language in their early years, they will learn languages more easily and quickly later in life. At Kid's Garden they can discover a new language in a playful way at a young age. We offer the choice of English or Spanish.
The methods are designed in such a way that the children get to know this language in a natural way. This is done through linguistic immersion, just like how they learned their mother tongue. They do not get lessons in another language, but they learn in English or Spanish about familiar environments: school, family, the seasons and important parties...
They also develop communication skills. We work with the Hello Sally method for the 2 to 4 year olds. We work with the Spanish-speaking method Hola Lola.
Children learn to distinguish sounds by singing, listening and making music. We sing children's songs together but also connect them with classical music. By listening they develop their auditive discernment, their creativity, imagination and sensitivity to beauty.
Each age group has its own program. In this way, the development of the individual capacities is also facilitated and a complete and integral education of each child is achieved. They get structure and peace in a cozy, safe environment.
The touchscreen is an part of daily life in Kid's Garden. It is used for languages and also to stimulate the development of musical and artistic creativity. It makes the lessons more dynamic, which increases motivation among the children.
The flashcards have diverse cultural content with exact information, figures, words and images. Children develop their attention, memory, vocabulary and knowledge. Flashcards are very useful for practicing and repeating concepts.
The corners are divided into different activity zones, each with their social and personal development areas. Every child can make his own choices: what he will do, alone or with others. Just making these choices is important for his development because it gives autonomy. At the same time, playing with others promotes functioning within a group. Children can grow in resilience, self-confidence, flexibility and creativity when dealing with different situations.