Description of organization
This kindergarten exists since 1986. They offer a place to stay for children while their parents are working. They open their doors at 6.30 and stay open till at last 17.00. Every Monday and Friday the children have physical education. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday they’ll receive English classes. They invite teachers from other schools, to give these classes.
The daily schedule is as follows; at 8.00 the children get breakfast, at nine some fruit, and at 11.00 lunch. After lunch they go to sleep for an hour and in the afternoon they play, make handicraft etc. A couple of times per year they’ll take the children outside to do something educational like a visit to the ’Hogar de Ancianos´ for example. They have room for about 65 children.
What can you do?
Volunteers can help with everything in the recreational sector. The guardería has 4 different groups where the volunteers can work:
- from 6 months till 1 year and 9 months
- from 1 year and 10 months till 3 years
- from 3 years till 4 years
- from 4 years till 5 years and 6 months
The guardería needs the help most in the baby group.
You can take a Spanish course through On-Stage in Costa Rica prior to your voluntary work.