Eszterlánc English–Hungarian Montessori Kindergarten
Since 2006, the Eszterlánc Hungarian-English Montessori Kindergarten welcomes families who are looking for a friendly and homely environment where they can cooperate with competent and dedicated teachers to raise independent and confident children.
There are three mixed-age groups with 20-25 children in each. Hungarian and English speaking teachers work with the children individually or in small groups taking into consideration their individual development and their fields of interest. The rooms are spacious, bright, and fully adapted to the needs of the children. The toys are placed on low shelves, and arranged tastefully. The children have a lot of space to move around: apart from the big classrooms, there is a gym and a huge garden. Gardening, music, singing, arts and crafts activities, circle games, and storytelling are all part of our everyday routine. The children also have weekly p.e. lessons and folk dance lessons during the day.
The kindergarten is open every weekday from 7am to 5pm, after which the children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of optional afternoon classes, thus the daily schedule fits the needs and working hours of the parents as well. Parents are regularly informed about the everyday life of their children in the kindergarten. Furthermore, we document the individual development of each child in detail and show it to the parents during individual parent-teacher meetings.
Eszterlánc English–Hungarian Montessori Toddler Group
Since 2010, the Eszterlánc Hungarian-English Montessori Toddler Group welcomes 1,5–3-year-old children in a pleasant, peaceful environment and familiar atmosphere.
The children spend their days in a detached house, which has a beautiful garden. There is one group and two teachers (one Hungarian and one American) work with the children. Gardening, music, singing, arts and crafts activities, baking, cooking and storytelling are all part of our everyday routine. The classroom is well-equipped with toys (Montessori materials) that are placed on low shelves, and the teachers play with the children individually or in small groups. We put great emphasis on helping children become independent: they learn to use the bathroom alone, they learn to get dressed and set the table alone, and they enthusiastically help to clean up after painting or when the soup or the water spills.
The Toddler Group is open every weekday from 8am to 5pm. Parents have the opportunity to bring their children only for the mornings or only for a few days a week, depending on what is best for the family. The teachers regularly inform the parents about their children’s development and everyday life at the nursery, as we believe that the cooperation between parents and teachers is an important basis of successful education.