Kindergarten
Curious
and Creative

In Sezin's Kindergarten, we prepare unique and life-related educational and instructional programs based on research, exploration and experience. While doing so, we bear in mind our students’ development according to age, as well as their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical abilities.

We create learning environments that generate a sense of curiosity and can be shaped according to our students'individual needs, always mindful that each child is unique and special.

Our kindergarten students discover their interests and talents while enjoying learning new things through our program, which is based on projects and games, both considered crucial. In an environment that fosters a sense of safety, they grow up as individuals who adapt to the rapidly changing world, recognize their cultural values and traditions, as well as becoming conscientious, self-confident and responsible individuals.
 
    • Games are the most effective learning method, helping children adapt to the environment in kindergarten, allowing them to experiment with various skills and roles, and assisting them in acquiring essential learning outcomes. For this reason, games are the most important aspect of Sezin’s kindergarten class. Our students develop in all areas by playing individual games during the day using their creativity, or playing games with set rules in groups.  
    • The “I Listen-I Watch-I Explain” kindergarten lessons start with the “Weekly Question” activity every Monday, which relates to the current focus of themes and subjects. In these lessons, our students have the opportunity to share information by synthesizing what they have learned through studies that enable them to connect with the topic and stimulate their sense of curiosity.
       
    • Based on the theme of the month, our art activities trigger a sense of curiosity and helps strengthen our students’ creative, visual and spatial thinking skills. Our students also improve their problem-solving, self-expression and decision making skills, experiment with new things and learn to respect different ideas throughout this process. 
    • Pencil-holding and hand-eye coordination skills are improved with literacy preparation exercises, which cover skills that strengthen mental functions such as: listening, perception, attention, concentration, vocabulary development, relationship building, sequencing, task completion, and comparison.
    • In the “I Notice Sounds” activity, our students are expected to develop a positive attitude towards reading and writing, and to gain awareness on this subject. Our students cheerfully take another step towards literacy by learning a new sound each week, watching videos, finding and matching objects related to familiar, playing group games, and completing worksheets. 
    • In this course, our students discover the world of science and research, and have the opportunity to learn what they are interested in through intriguing experiments.  They develop their skills of observation and analysis, improve their ability to determine cause and effect relationships, and gain awareness about their sense through weekly experiments.
    • The aim of this course is for our students to gain awareness of communicating in a foreign language and to acquire basic English skills. Our priority is for our students to develop English listening, comprehension and speaking skills. Preparatory literacy work is also performed in kindergarten within the framework of the English Language Sounds Program.
       
      The program is prepared with the participation of Turkish and foreign teachers, in line with the age group and their interests; it is comprised of stories, rhymes, songs and projects. It provides students with the vocabulary and skills necessary to use basic sentence formats, and is diversified with activities that are suitable for different learning styles on the account of our belief in the importance of learning through experience.
       
    • In Sezin’s Kindergarten, Mathematics is everywhere! In the “Hello, Mathematics!” class, mathematics is transformed into an even more interesting adventure by including games alongside academic applications, which our students enjoy tremendously.  With the “Mathematics Wall” created in our classrooms, our students take advantage of a learning area that is always in reach and provides the opportunity to experiment as they like.
    • The kindergarten Music Class is taught using the Orff approach, which allows children to discover music naturally. The course aims to use familiar materials to provide an integrated experience of music, language and behavior. The Orff approach also contributes to the development of our students’ self-expression, attention and cooperation skills.
       
      Our students also begin their acquaintance with famous composers through the “Those Who Shape Sound” project and discover new instruments through the monthly activity, “Journey to the World of Instruments.
    • Dance Class develops body awareness and body control with game-centered exercises based on various muscle work, dance movements and rhythm. In these classes that contribute to both physical and artistic development, our students are able to move both freely and according to harmony and technique.
    • In creative Drama, our students are able to express their hard-to-articulate feelings, thoughts, and dreams through techniques that include warming up, improvisation and role playing. Students discover and learn to control their feelings through these exercises that foster creativity and imagination. They also increase their self-confidence while strengthening their body language and verbal communication skills.
    • In the Visual Arts class, our students begin to understand the relationship between nature-human-art and the importance of Visual Arts in our lives. Using various materials (pastels, acrylic and water-based paints, dough and waste materials…) and techniques (painting, collage, printmaking, three-dimensional media…), the aim is for our students to learn color, form and texture; develop hand-eye-brain coordination; and, think and produce in multi-faceted ways.
      Our students also get acquainted with Turkish and foreign masters of modern and contemporary art through the project “Those Who Shape Color”. Classes held in museums develop a mindfulness for museums and enhance cultural consciousness.
       
    • Kindergarten classrooms hold basic movement education every day under the name of "Morning Sports”. The basic movement instruction, playing in open spaces, drama and dance activities included in these sessions help our students adopt a healthy lifestyle, develop self-confidence and improve mind-body harmony. Morning Sports also aims to teach students basic gymnastics and balancing movements, flexibility and body coordination.
    • Guidance and Counseling Services help our kindergarten students prepare for primary school on the emotional, social and cognitive level through an individualistic and solution-oriented approach. These services help students develop their strengths by identifying their unique interests and abilities. Small group studies are organized to support our students when adapting to the school and foster a sense of belonging.
       
      Communicating with parents holds a prominent place in kindergarten guidance activities. Through parent-teacher interviews, Guidance and Counseling Services get to know each student more intimately and inform parents about the student’s development process in detail. It also provides continuous support for parents throughout orientation and primary school preparation by organizing seminars and workshops.


Sevim Bakan Gülmez
School Principal
Burcu Demirci
Academic Coordinator

Dilek Albayrak
Deputy Principal
  1. Feel valuable and sufficient.

  2. Mother language takes precedence for Sezin kindergarten students

  3. Learn to communicate in a second language

  4. Acknowledge and manage feelings.

  5. Know that good deeds should be done without expecting compensation.

  6. Consider differences as wealth.

  7. Stand against the commercial use of animals



Kindergarten
Curious
and Creative
Kindergarten
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Educational Philosophy
Label
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Academic
    • Games are the most effective learning method, helping children adapt to the environment in kindergarten, allowing them to experiment with various skills and roles, and assisting them in acquiring essential learning outcomes. For this reason, games are the most important aspect of Sezin’s kindergarten class. Our students develop in all areas by playing individual games during the day using their creativity, or playing games with set rules in groups.  
    • The “I Listen-I Watch-I Explain” kindergarten lessons start with the “Weekly Question” activity every Monday, which relates to the current focus of themes and subjects. In these lessons, our students have the opportunity to share information by synthesizing what they have learned through studies that enable them to connect with the topic and stimulate their sense of curiosity.
       
    • Based on the theme of the month, our art activities trigger a sense of curiosity and helps strengthen our students’ creative, visual and spatial thinking skills. Our students also improve their problem-solving, self-expression and decision making skills, experiment with new things and learn to respect different ideas throughout this process. 
    • Pencil-holding and hand-eye coordination skills are improved with literacy preparation exercises, which cover skills that strengthen mental functions such as: listening, perception, attention, concentration, vocabulary development, relationship building, sequencing, task completion, and comparison.
    • In the “I Notice Sounds” activity, our students are expected to develop a positive attitude towards reading and writing, and to gain awareness on this subject. Our students cheerfully take another step towards literacy by learning a new sound each week, watching videos, finding and matching objects related to familiar, playing group games, and completing worksheets. 
    • In this course, our students discover the world of science and research, and have the opportunity to learn what they are interested in through intriguing experiments.  They develop their skills of observation and analysis, improve their ability to determine cause and effect relationships, and gain awareness about their sense through weekly experiments.
    • The aim of this course is for our students to gain awareness of communicating in a foreign language and to acquire basic English skills. Our priority is for our students to develop English listening, comprehension and speaking skills. Preparatory literacy work is also performed in kindergarten within the framework of the English Language Sounds Program.
       
      The program is prepared with the participation of Turkish and foreign teachers, in line with the age group and their interests; it is comprised of stories, rhymes, songs and projects. It provides students with the vocabulary and skills necessary to use basic sentence formats, and is diversified with activities that are suitable for different learning styles on the account of our belief in the importance of learning through experience.
       
    • In Sezin’s Kindergarten, Mathematics is everywhere! In the “Hello, Mathematics!” class, mathematics is transformed into an even more interesting adventure by including games alongside academic applications, which our students enjoy tremendously.  With the “Mathematics Wall” created in our classrooms, our students take advantage of a learning area that is always in reach and provides the opportunity to experiment as they like.
    • The kindergarten Music Class is taught using the Orff approach, which allows children to discover music naturally. The course aims to use familiar materials to provide an integrated experience of music, language and behavior. The Orff approach also contributes to the development of our students’ self-expression, attention and cooperation skills.
       
      Our students also begin their acquaintance with famous composers through the “Those Who Shape Sound” project and discover new instruments through the monthly activity, “Journey to the World of Instruments.
    • Dance Class develops body awareness and body control with game-centered exercises based on various muscle work, dance movements and rhythm. In these classes that contribute to both physical and artistic development, our students are able to move both freely and according to harmony and technique.
    • In creative Drama, our students are able to express their hard-to-articulate feelings, thoughts, and dreams through techniques that include warming up, improvisation and role playing. Students discover and learn to control their feelings through these exercises that foster creativity and imagination. They also increase their self-confidence while strengthening their body language and verbal communication skills.
    • In the Visual Arts class, our students begin to understand the relationship between nature-human-art and the importance of Visual Arts in our lives. Using various materials (pastels, acrylic and water-based paints, dough and waste materials…) and techniques (painting, collage, printmaking, three-dimensional media…), the aim is for our students to learn color, form and texture; develop hand-eye-brain coordination; and, think and produce in multi-faceted ways.
      Our students also get acquainted with Turkish and foreign masters of modern and contemporary art through the project “Those Who Shape Color”. Classes held in museums develop a mindfulness for museums and enhance cultural consciousness.
       
    • Kindergarten classrooms hold basic movement education every day under the name of "Morning Sports”. The basic movement instruction, playing in open spaces, drama and dance activities included in these sessions help our students adopt a healthy lifestyle, develop self-confidence and improve mind-body harmony. Morning Sports also aims to teach students basic gymnastics and balancing movements, flexibility and body coordination.
    • Guidance and Counseling Services help our kindergarten students prepare for primary school on the emotional, social and cognitive level through an individualistic and solution-oriented approach. These services help students develop their strengths by identifying their unique interests and abilities. Small group studies are organized to support our students when adapting to the school and foster a sense of belonging.
       
      Communicating with parents holds a prominent place in kindergarten guidance activities. Through parent-teacher interviews, Guidance and Counseling Services get to know each student more intimately and inform parents about the student’s development process in detail. It also provides continuous support for parents throughout orientation and primary school preparation by organizing seminars and workshops.
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School Management
Sevim Bakan Gülmez
School Principal
Burcu Demirci
Academic Coordinator
Dilek Albayrak
Deputy Principal
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Sezin Kindergarten Student

  1. Feel valuable and sufficient.

  2. Mother language takes precedence for Sezin kindergarten students

  3. Learn to communicate in a second language

  4. Acknowledge and manage feelings.

  5. Know that good deeds should be done without expecting compensation.

  6. Consider differences as wealth.

  7. Stand against the commercial use of animals

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