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About the Kindergarten
The kindergarten “Veselá školka” (Jolly Kindergarten) was founded in 2008. At that time there were some private preschool facilities, most of which were mostly focused on teaching English. We neither liked this philosophy nor did we agree with it. We do not think it is a good approach. We intended to establish a facility for children living in the Czech Republic, and the earlier they learn to speak correctly and gain mastery over the Czech language, the sooner they will be able to study languages in depth. In our seven years of experience, we are finding out that our approach is correct and functional. Now we are concerned about the current situation where more and more cases of postponing the compulsory school attendance due to speech impediment and attention deficit are commonplace. Therefore, we stand up for our educational concept and are extremely happy to see the results “our” children achieve later in school.
People in Our Kindergarten
Jana Staňková, headmaster
For Jana, the study at the Secondary School of Education in Krnov meant discovering different kinds of creativity. Her desire to develop her own creativity led her to attend courses such as skiing, swimming and canoeing. In addition to her other educational courses in the field of verbal abilities, art techniques and techniques to work with children, she took seminars such as speech therapy activities or different ways to work with children with autism spectrum disorders. Now she is also a new lecturer of the Mensa NTC Learning method. She started playing the piano as a small girl and continued on at the pedagogy school. Jana is the co-founder of “Veselá školka” and has been managing it since 2008. She respects children and considers doing work with purpose to be her mission in life.
Monika Kvapilová, teacher
Monika successfully finished the bachelor’s degree at Česká zemědělská univerzita in Prague. During her studies at the university she started to do her part-time job - in university children’s group. She really enjoyed this kind of job and she also realized, that this the way she wants to keep going in her professional life. Work with children makes Monika happy and she invents many games and activities to develop children’s personalities. If refer to education, Monika prefers themes like biology and the world around us as a whole. She tries to teach children to take care not only about themselves, but also about everything alive around them. She always tries to be kind, she listens to and supports every child. Monika wants to be as positive as possible during realization any kind of activity.
Vendula Kulichová, teacher
Vendula successfully finished the master's degree - subject “Secondary School Teaching: Czech + English”. Anyway she finds working with preschool children much more attractive. That is why she had no hesitation in becoming a part of the Veselá školka team. While working with children, she tries to concentrate on their natural curiosity, enthusiasm, spontaneity, energy and naturalness. The most important is to let the children be themselves and that is what makes them happy. Vendula believes that children are like mirrors for the adults - she always works on their sense of responsibility, purposefulness, independence, friendship and love to other people and to the nature. Vendula adores travelling and discovering beautiful places, especially in the nature. Her pros: timekeeping, punctuality, responsibility, sense of humor and neverending optimism, cons: as she says, there are no cons connected with her personality :-)
Markéta Hrbková, English teacher
Markéta is a graduate of University of Cambridge, where she finished her studies with the First Certificate in English. After being a home caregiver for children up to 10 years old in Great Britain, she worked as an English lecturer in the Lamea language school for children. Her passion for teaching children brought her to our kindergarten and now she has been a member of our team for six years. In her spare time, she studies at the Silesian University in Opava, where she takes courses in the field of Philology for schools, English. In addition, she takes care of her two children, likes travelling, reading and going to the theatre. Markéta is always well prepared and gains the trust of children with her positive approach and natural manners.
Jana Hurychová, housekeeper
One of the most important things in a kindergarten is cleanliness. Mrs. Jana Hurychová takes care of that and keeps all our premises clean and scented. She is conscientious, reliable and no task is impossible for her to complete. Nevertheless, she is also the person who is spoiling our taste buds by preparing tasty and healthy snacks. She enjoys gardening and looks after the garden with herbs and vegetables.
Jan Jelínek, manager
Honza is an indispensable part of our team and along with Jana, he established the kindergarten. He is a capable manager and a perfectionist and manages the school by participating in creating internal processes using his excellent organizational abilities. The children love him and like getting into mischief with him. As we know, in every man, there is a hidden kid who wants to play. We appreciate his ability to help when needed; he can give excellent advice and never leaves a question unanswered.
What We're All About
Where is the Kindergarten
The kindergarten is located in a quiet and nice area of Prague Stodůlky, close to the Central Park. The address is Na Dolnici 526/42, Praha 13.
Veselá školka - Mateřská škola Stodůlky s.r.o., Na Dolnici 526/42, Praha 5, 150 00, IČ: 01533339
Zápis ve školském rejstříku - IZO: 181044820, Identifikátor: 691004986
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