Dibber, the leading preschool operator in the Nordics, is now in South Africa. Find out more about how Dibber keeps the love of learning alive.
The early years
From birth to around six years are some of a child’s most formative years. It is when a child’s brain develops more than at any other time. Research shows that the quality of a child’s experiences in their early years helps shape how their brain develops, and lays the foundation for further learning. Brain development is built through positive interactions.
Learning and success
Early brain development has a lasting impact on a child’s learning. A positive learning culture lays a strong foundation for their future learning journey. It also helps develop their social, emotional, cognitive, and academic skills. A positive kindergarten atmosphere can help children thrive.
Early childhood education programmes should help children to embrace learning independently and with others.
The best kindergartens worldwide have carefully woven play and learning to make early education meaningful and fun. At Dibber, the largest preschool operator in the Nordics, a play-based approach is characterised by curiosity, inquiry, and collaboration.
Dibber plans activities to spark wonder and the desire to know more, to discover and investigate. They experiment and find solutions. Inquiry fuels this positive learning cycle. As a result, children develop positive associations with learning. They want to learn as much as possible.
A holistic perspective on early childhood education helps children develop better cognitive, physical, emotional competencies and social skills. Dibber designs learning opportunities through play-based and inquiry-based methods. Dibber plans activities where the children practise cognitive skills. These include critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and advanced communication. Collaboration and flexibility are practised through daily routine situations. This encourages children to build relationships. Furthermore, Dibber’s inclusive learning environment helps develop emotional skills such as empathy, confidence, and compassion.
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Wellbeing is paramount
It is important to encourage children to be better human beings. This includes cultivating good values and attitudes.
Dibber puts great emphasis on a warm and inclusive atmosphere. This so-called heart culture consists of highly skilled teachers, socio-emotional or relational competencies, and parent-kindergarten collaboration.
Dibber updates its teaching to accommodate an evolving world and also ensures each child has access to extracurricular activities.