Day Care Center – Kindergarten

The Day Care Center and Kindergarten lay the foundation for the sound development of the child.

Students learn to discover themselves; they take initiative and develop skills, combining knowledge with creative play. Expert educators help the youngsters forge a balanced and well-rounded personality through the use of modern pedagogic methodologies, on a friendly, secure campus, full of joy and care, love, and creativity.

Our students...

1

Familiarize

Familiarize themselves with the Greek language, mathematics, new technologies, and foreign languages (English).

2

Express

Express themselves creatively by engaging in various arts: children’s literature, music, theater, painting and the “live art gallery.”

3

Cultivate

Cultivate their spirit through educational excursions, cultural events, and entertaining activities; and exercise their bodies in daily physical education classes and in clubs.

4

Entertain

Enjoy themselves and cultivate team spirit through various social activities and creative play.

Curriculum

Children of preschool age, in a suitable communication environment and through a comprehensive educational system, participate and learn while having fun. The games become the core of the program and the consolidation of language is reinforced in the teaching of all subjects. The program encourages interaction between children and helps them to work together to solve problems, to take initiative and responsibility, and to share experiences and feelings.

Detailed Program

The IT field contributes to the educational process with computers, which constitute a teaching aid and an educational tool with a broad range of possibilities.

Kindergarten teaching takes place in a specially designed laboratory that uses selected educational software. The lessons are done exclusively in English so that students get familiarized with foreign languages.

Day Care Center - Kindergarten Programs

Online School

Digital Citizenship

Organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation to achieve academic success.
Foreign Languages

English

The aim of this program is to encourage contact and familiarization of all students with ...
Foreign Languages

English Garden

Mandoulides English Garden This program is aimed at schoolchildren 3 to 6 years old, who ...

Morning Program 07:00 – 09:30

Teachers welcome students from 07:00 to accommodate working parents.

Creative Activities Program

For the convenience of working parents, the Schools provide the optional creative activities program on a daily basis from 14:10 to 15:45. The program is free of charge and does not include teaching.

During the program, children have the opportunity to eat in a place that meets all the requirements of hygiene and safety, to rest, to sleep in a specially designed space, or to work creatively.

The daily creative activities program includes theatrical games, art, music, storytelling, and play.

Students return home on school buses at the predetermined stops of regular services.

Children also have the option to stay in the school until 17:00, in which case parents need to pick up their children

Creative Activities during School Holidays 07:30 – 17:00

The Schools remain open and offer creative activities programs during the holiday breaks at Christmas and Easter as well as other school holidays, from 07:30 to 17:00

Summer Creative Activities 07:30 – 17:00

The Schools offer the summer creative activities program during June and July and remain closed throughout August. They welcome students with a variety of activities, innovative programs, lots of games, relaxation, and joy. In a safe and creative environment, children:

  • Learn, while nurturing inclinations and interests
  • Read, narrate and dramatize favorite tales
  • Get to know their city, their country and the world
  • Play with nature and mathematics
  • Play sports, dance and sing
General

Clubs enable our students to:

  • Discover and cultivate their specific inclinations and talents
  • Express their creativity and ingenuity
  • Take initiative in the spirit of teamwork
  • Engage in something unique
Clubs

Day Care Center, Seniors, Seeds

  • Fun with Arts and Crafts
  • The Wonderful World of English Fun and Games
  • Musicland
  • Once Upon a Time (Fairytales – Dramatization – Theatrical Play – Shadow Theater)
  • Young Chefs in the Kitchen
  • Athletes in Action
  • Young Explorers

Pre-Kindergarten, Blossoms

  • Computer Magic
  • Film Producers
  • Save our Planet and Gardening
  • Young Explorers
  • Around the World in a School Year
  • Fabulous Treasures, Letters and Numbers
  • Dolls Come Alive
  • Writers of Tomorrow
  • Young Chefs in the kitchen
  • Team Games
  • Board Games
  • Amazing Dinosaurs
  • The World of Gymnastics
  • Shoot, Penalty and Dribble

Kindergarten, Beatles

  • Computer Magic
  • English Cooking
  • Film Producers
  • Save our Planet and Gardening
  • Young Scientists
  • Around the World in a School Year
  • Fabulous Treasures, Letters and Numbers
  • Dolls Come Alive
  • Writers of Tomorrow
  • Team Games
  • Board Games
  • Amazing Dinosaurs
  • The World of Gymnastics
  • Orange Ball Wizards
  • Shoot, Penalty, and Dribble

The educational project “Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut is an international educational challenge, focusing on fitness and nutrition, that encourages students to train like an astronaut.

Overseen by ESERO-UK, the program is supported by the UK Space Agency as well as the European Space Agency and forms part of the program “Eating Healthily at Mandoulides Schools.”

The program is addressed to Kindergarten and all Elementary School students and takes place from March to the end of the school year. During the program, certain actions are conducted according to the children’s age maturity and background knowledge.

Developed in cooperation with space scientists and fitness professionals working directly with astronauts, NASA’s “Train Like an Astronaut” activities are a physical and inquiry-based approach to human health and fitness on Earth and in space.

During the pioneering Mission X challenge, our students participate in physical activities modelled after the real-life physical requirements of humans travelling in space.

Thus, our students, depending on their grade, take part in the following actions:

  • What’s your space height (calculation of space weight and height)
  • Energy of an astronaut (compilation of natural food lists that can guarantee the energy an astronaut needs)
  • Reduced gravity, Low fat (distinguishing the harmful fat ingredients included in food products we consume every day)
  • Taste in space (drawing a diagram of the human tongue, demonstrating how different senses can affect our taste)

What is more, our students are involved in the following fitness activities:

  • Agility astro course
  • Base station walkback
  • Build an astronaut core
  • Explore and discover
  • Do a spacewalk
  • Climb a Martian mountain
  • Crew training
  • Jump for the moon

Through this adventurous journey to the amazing world of space, students are not only informed about fitness and healthy eating, but they are also enabled to become the next generation of fitness explorers.

Day Care - Kindergarten

Day Care Center

Nature and Me Love for Mother Nature and her unique creatures, as well as respect ...
Day Care - Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten

Feelings in Words and Images Even at this very tender age, we gradually begin to ...
Day Care - Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Mission X: Train like an Astronaut “Mission X: Train like an astronaut” is an international ...
Literature and Discourse Programs

Bookmates

Within the framework of the Bookmates program, students of Day Care Center – Kindergarten have ...
Literature and Discourse Programs

Booktime

Under this program English Garden students read literary books not only to practice their English, ...

Visits to environmentally important areas for our younger students of kindergarten and elementary schools, and environmental projects, excursions, and various activities for older students of our Junior High School, cultivate the sensitivity of our children towards nature. The environmental actions of Mandoulides Schools have repeatedly been singled out for the Green Flag award by the Greek Society for the Protection of Nature.

 

The Schools, since their foundation, have the ancient saying “healthy mind in a healthy body” as a guide in combining sports with excellent education.

Sport is an integral part of school life and supported by highly qualified teachers of physical education and coaches, as well as by outstanding infrastructure.

Our students’ numerous and significant distinctions on a world and national level fully justify this choice.

School Sports

According to grade, age, and class in the course of Physical Education, objectives and priorities are reached through the following actions:

  • Exercises that help them to become familiar with and control their body, and to develop space perception
  • Develop motor skills
  • Use of gymnastics equipment (rings, trampolines, balls, climbing racks, mats, sand bags, obstacles, balance beam, bars, blocks, ropes, etc.)
  • Use of music and musical instruments (rhythm, music therapy)
  • Kinetic cooperation exercises
  • Team games (urge students to follow rules)
  • Introduction and implementation of simple protective measures
  • Development of stimuli for participation
  • Video presentations in animated form about motor activities
  • Initiation to the world of sport
  • Understanding and valuing diversity
  • Initiation to Olympic education.

Art and Performance Programs

The early learning music program of the Day Care Center and Kindergarten opens a window to the wonderful world of music.

Objectives of the program are:

  • Cultivation of love for music
  • Smooth and well-rounded development of the child
  • Experiential approach to the world of music through games, drama and visual work
  • Attainment of sufficient knowledge for children who want to continue their musical studies
  • Development of the imagination.

These goals are achieved by:

  • Musical kinetic games, active listening to music, songs, musical tales, audio stories
  • Accredited pre-education music systems (Orff, Dalcrose, etc.)
  • Introduction to audio and musical improvisations, but also musical phrasing and forms
  • Encouragement of expression and imitation of various melodies and rhythms.
Art Gallery

The wondrous world of the arts comprises an endless source of inspiration for the cultivation of children’s aesthetics, as well as for the development of a personal relationship with culture. Pre-Kindergarten and Blossoms students come into contact with paintings of famous artists, such as Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, et al. Students engage in a range of interdisciplinary activities. They observe works of art, talk about shapes, colors, and lines, as well as the reactions these elicit. Inspired by such works of art, students manage to depict these paintings in their own way, using various materials and techniques. This process cultivates students’ ability to perceive the world that surrounds them in a multidimensional manner. Finally, through the program students are taught that art is a realm of freedom, expression and collaboration.

Live Art Gallery When children are inspired to create art themselves and come into contact with adults’ artwork, they better understand how art is created, what it can express and how it pervades everyday life. Objectives of the program are:
  • To nurture children’s aesthetic culture
  • To develop children’s personal relationship with culture
  • To decode the language of images and incorporate art in everyday life in order to beautify it
  • To help the new generation understand that art is place of free expression and encounter with others.
Upon completion of the program by the end of the year, a live gallery is created on the Schools’ premises, with the children themselves portraying various works of art (vases, sculptures, mosaics, paintings).
Theatrical Games

This program aims to contribute to children’s sense of expression and ultimately to their balanced development.

This is achieved by:

  • Participation in a variety of experiential activities
  • Improvisation, imitation, creative expression with movement and speech
  • Providing the right stimulus for the integration of students into the magical world of drama
  • Activating the imagination
  • Spurring creativity
  • Cooperation, encouragement of initiative and critical thinking.

Eating Healthily

The fast-paced life of families nowadays, after all, often makes maintaining a healthy diet difficult. Mandoulides Schools, in a continuing effort to educate their students and increase awareness for parents as far as following a healthy diet is concerned, have been implementing the program “Eating Healthily at Mandoulides Schools.”

  • Free breakfast for the Day Care Center and Kindergarten, which includes: bread, cheese, tahini, honey, and fresh milk
  • Optional catering service for all students
  • Labels with calorimetric analysis and nutrient percentages accompany the products offered by the canteens
  • On the individual meal packages that meet all health requirements, calories and nutrients are listed.

We are thrilled to announce that we are taking part in the new project “Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut,” an international educational challenge, focusing on fitness and nutrition, that encourages students to train like an astronaut.

Overseen by ESERO-UK, the program is supported by the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency, and forms part of the program “Eating Healthily at Mandoulides Schools”.

The program is implemented in Kindergarten from March until the end of the school year. During the program, certain actions are implemented according to the children’s age maturity and background knowledge.

Developed in cooperation with space scientists and fitness professionals working directly with astronauts, NASA’s Train Like an Astronaut activities are a physical and inquiry-based approach to human health and fitness on Earth and in space. During the pioneering Mission X challenge our students to participate in physical activities modeled after the real-life physical requirements of humans traveling in space.

Our students, depending on their grade, will take part in the following actions:

  • What’s your space height (calculation of space weight and height)
  • Energy of an astronaut (compilation of natural food lists that can guarantee the energy an astronaut needs)
  • Reduced gravity, Low fat (distinguishing the harmful fat ingredients included in food products we consume every day)
  • Taste in space (drawing a diagram of the human tongue, demonstrating how different senses can affect our taste)

What is more, our students are involved in the following fitness activities:

  • Agility astro course
  • Base station walkback
  • Build an astronaut core
  • Explore and discover
  • Do a spacewalk
  • Climb a Martian mountain
  • Crew training
  • Jump for the moon.

 

Through this adventurous journey to the amazing world of space, students not only are informed about fitness and healthy eating, but they are also able to become the next generation of fitness explorers.

Menus are designed by nutritional experts and are based on the Mediterranean diet, using, where possible, raw materials tested for their quality and origin with the exclusion of unnecessary animal fat or additional chemicals.

  • Meals are prepared on the day they are served and are delivered on time
  • Meals are GMO and nut free and thus cannot cause allergies
  • Meals come in individual trays, which cover all the hygiene requirements and contain labels of calories and nutrients
  • Parents can select as many days as they wish depending on the student’s participation in extracurricular or after-school activities or in the study program
  • When a student is absent, the charge for the day’s meals is still applied

In order to participate you need to fill out the online registration form at the Schools’ digital platform my mandoulides.

Once you have done so, a private agreement between you (parent – legal custodian) and the catering company will be sent to you. Signing the private agreement is a necessary condition for participation in the program. The private agreement is signed only once, after you fill out the first registration form.

The possibility of a weekly trial is offered for the respective five meal fee. On the registration form you can specify which week you would prefer for the trial. Signing the private agreement is a necessary condition for participating in the weekly trial.

The registration form must be submitted by the 20th of each month along with the days of the following month for which you will require the catering company’s services. Payment must be made by the 25th for the upcoming month in the catering company’s bank account

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“Kouzin” is a lifestyle. We get the best organic raw materials from small, certified, organic farms and small farmers from Greece. In the spirit of “farm to table”, we taste recipes thanks to the use of the purest Greek organic products, and our chefs’ creativity.

We use proper cooking techniques without needing to use added fat, preservatives & mainly palmoil free.

This way, we manage to make new, tasty recipe suggestions which constitute a mix of familiarity and modernity. Following strict diagrams, we check the orders of the quantities of the raw materials, their storage, and the arrival of customers, so that the food products do not end up getting thrown away due to their alteration caused by poor management.

Moreover, all packages used for the transportation of food products are biodegradable or recyclable. The importance of sustainability in the field of gastronomy requires commitment to the sustainable model in our cuisine, in order to build environmental awareness of our customers.

Thanks to this principle, we got certified as a model organic cuisine following the requirements and protocols of the certifying body “BIOHELLAS”.

We would like to welcome you to “Kouzin” considering love, wellness, and respect towards our body through our great flavors

Extracurricular Programs

Mandoulides Schools give students the opportunity to attend Extracurricular Programs that aim at providing an integrated education and cultivate their skills.

In the Extracurricular Programs of the Schools:

  • Presentation, guidance and supervision are provided by select, experienced associates
  • Classes are held in a safe environment and are carried out in the Schools’ state of the art facilities
  • Students are transported using a school bus service
  • Parents save precious time
  • There is extra charge.

Sports Academies

Mandoulides Schools give students with the opportunity to attend Sports Academies that aim at providing an integrated education and cultivate their skills.

In the Sports Academies of the Schools:

  • The trust we have placed in the Schools’ standards and experience is substantiated
  • Training is provided by highly qualified and experienced coache
  • Classes are held in a safe environment and are carried out in the Schools’ state of the art facilities
  • Students are transported using a school bus service
  • Parents save precious time
  • There is extra charge

Summer Programs

The Schools continue operating in the summer months and offer several educational and sports programs.

Why choose the Schools’ Summer Programs?

  • We creatively utilize our free time
  • We acquire knowledge in a fun and playful way
  • We develop our social skills
  • We participate in excursions and outings
  • We practice our favorite sports
  • We learn by playing and creating in a safe and familiar environment

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