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When we opened our kindergarten in 2004, we knew from the very beginning that we do not want it to be a “storage place” for children of hard-working parents. 

 

An African proverb says that it takes a village to raise a child. We are as convinced as we were in the first days that the kindergarten is a place where the whole community – from parents to other children to every single kindergarten employee - helps the child to fully unfold his or her personality and to grow up as a responsible and sociable person.

Traditions

 

  • Community Day: Saulės Gojus celebrates its birthday in the early autumn. Community Day is a great opportunity for us all to gather together.
  • Flea markets are a fun way of sharing things and giving them a new life, which we enjoy doing at least twice a year.
  • Christmas evenings give to the community the opportunity to spend some cosy moments together while waiting for the most joyful and luminous holiday of the year.
  • On the 13th of January, we commemorate all those to whom we are endlessly grateful for the privilege to live in a free country today. 
  • Our festivities on a Shrove Tuesday include feasting on home-baked pancakes, rooting for Lašininis or Kanapinis, riding a horse-drawn carriage (if we are lucky to have snow), burning Morė, and rollicking in all sorts of funny masks. 
  • The 16th of February is the birthday of our state, which we celebrate with lots of fun!
  • The 11th of March: Lithuania has two birthdays: isn’t it great?!
  • End of the school year is marked by our traditional Fair of Nations and Cultures.

Knowledge Club

 

Our informal educational forum, the Knowledge Club, is where we share best practices, researchers’ latest findings, and practical advice on the education of a child in particular and on human well-being in general. We also invite special guests – renown experts in their fields whose works and insights contribute greatly to the scientific achievements of today’s Lithuania. Knowledge Club gives a unique opportunity to learn things that in one way or another have to do with our children, to find answers to the questions that come up when watching a TV show or reading an article, or to clear our mind of thoughts that sometimes do not let us sleep at night: in short, to know everything we always wanted to know about ourselves or our child, but were afraid to ask!