Lipa Preschool is a private Czech-English kindergarten where children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years receive personalized guidance for their learning adventure.

We use a unique curriculum tailored by experts of preschool education systems from all over the world, so you know your child will get only the best. Of course, an excellent teaching plan isn’t everything — our preschool is also staffed with brilliant teachers selected with the utmost care.

As a family-friendly establishment, we treat each child according to their specific needs. At the same time, we rely on close and efficient cooperation with you, because we know parents are the most important part of a child’s development. We’re always happy to meet parents at social events such as family barbecues, Children’s Days, summer parties or Christmas pageants.

Classes are divided by age, so that each child can receive maximum attention. The highest number of children per teacher is 12; for children under three it is 6.

Our system is all about all-around childhood development. We actively use and teach both Czech and English, and our activities are complemented with the best of what modern technology has to offer, namely Promethean interactive boards and Apple iPads.

Children in our preschool are encouraged to experiment, dance, play, and learn about the world – but most of all, they are happy, and that’s why we love working with them.

Our project The improvement and support of work with children of the nursery and preschool age in Lipa mateřská škola s.r.o., ID no. CZ.02.3.68/0.0/0.0/16_023/0003092, was endorsed as part of the call no. 02_16_023 in Priority Axis 3: Support of schools in the form of projects with simplified reporting – template for preschools and primary schools in Prague. This project is now underway. Read more about it here.

The Principles of Lipa Preschool Education

We firmly believe that learning is supposed to be interesting, interactive and that children should want to take active part in it. That is why we organize our preschool around four fundamental principles of learning. You will see them present in our classrooms, in our teachers’ attitude and in everything we do.

Four pillars

Knowledge

The process of learning is only as good as the knowledge involved. Our goal is to provide children with enough materials and support to help them find their own way of grasping new information. We understand every child learns at a different pace and we respect this. Our most effective tool is children’s natural curiosity, and we make it the main driving force of learning.

Creativity

If you’ve ever watched your child play, you know that every kid is a potential future artist, musician or scientist! Creativity is inherent to all children’s nature. In our experience, creativity is not just about drawing – children should be taught to be creative in all areas of life. Isn’t it possible to learn basic mathematics through drawing? To teach language through dance and physical activity? Lipa Preschool makes the most of children’s natural creativity. The curriculum we use encourages children’s need to learn about the world from a different perspective. We help them satisfy their curiosity.

Fun

Fun is at the heart of everything we do. Learning has to be entertaining, children need to like it and – what is even more important – want to carry on learning in the future. Our curriculum puts fun at the very center of learning. When children enjoy themselves, they tend to participate more and are more inquisitive. They welcome any new activity and like taking on greater and greater learning challenges.

Inspiration

Inspiration is our last, but not least important pillar of learning. Class activities may be enjoyable, full of exciting information, but when it doesn’t inspire, it is not effective. Children love exploration. The pillar of inspiration is evident in everything we do. We are very proud that we know how to inspire children to look for their own learning opportunities. When they do, we assist them as companions. It is a very demanding task, which is why we are always on the lookout for new and refreshing ways of support. Our team’s greatest wish is to inspire our children to fully unfold their potential.

Our team

Teachers who make up our team are highly qualified professionals and native speakers of both Czech and English. They approach each child with individual attention and care, adjusting to their needs in close cooperation with you, the parents.

Ing. Adéla Terzijská
Adéla is the leading HR Specialist for both Lipa Preschool and our mother company, Lipa Learning. Thanks to her keen eye, only the best qualified candidates make it to the teachers’ team. But for Adéla, it doesn’t end there. She expertly coaches every new member as soon as they join our team, actively encouraging them to bring up observations and ideas in regular meetings.

Bc. Hanadi Bayai
Hanadi heads the Lipa Preschool teachers’ team and is the teacher of the Dinosaurs class. She studied English literature with a focus on teaching young learners. She has more than 15 years’ worth of experience working with children and apart from that is a mother of 2. Hanadi came to the Czech Republic in 2007, worked as a preschool teacher for 8 years, and later as a director of the Green Tree Preschool & Academy. Together with the Lipa Preschool team, she is committed to giving children and their families a developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Mgr. Zuzana Zděnková
Zuzana’s job is to make sure our preschool gets top quality support from Lipa Learning’s team of educational experts. Her past work experience includes years of teaching languages to students of various sizes, and non-profit project management. When she’s not at work, Zuzka loves to travel, cuddle animals, and appreciate the beauty of art.

Aneta Štěpánková, DiS.
Aneta’s fields of study and interest have made her an excellent addition to the Lipa Preschool team. She is an expert in preschool pedagogy and extracurricular activities, and is an experienced teacher of English to young children. Aneta started her teaching career in a Czech-English preschool in Prague 5.Her hobbies include sports, reading books, and listening to music. One of Aneta’s strongest beliefs are that being a teacher requires dedicating not only one’s time, but also one’s heart. She loves working with children and developing her expertise in her free time, so that she gives her pupils only the best.

Kateřina Řasová
Kateřina has worked with children since she finished her high school studies. She’s an enthusiastic teacher who loves trying new ideas, activities, and projects. Whenever there is a goal she believes in, she puts all her efforts into achieving it. Children inspire her with their natural curiosity and need to explore the world around us. Kateřina loves devoting all her energy to developing children’s personalities as part of helping create a good future.

Erika Boucharechasová
For two years now, Erika has been involved in a whole range of activities for both Lipa Learning and the Preschool. Whether they are meetings with current and potential clients or back office management and administrative tasks, Erika carries them out with charming energy. She has a positive, easy-going personality and an attitude best described by the words, “nothing is impossible”.

Communication with Parents

We believe it is paramount to inform parents about everything that goes on in our preschool. We send all news to e-mail addresses parents give us for this purpose, and at the same time we post information on notice boards in the buildings.

Every month we send:

  • Newsletter with an overview of upcoming events
  • Educational Plans for individual classrooms
  • Plans for afternoon classes organized by the preschool
  • Information about psychological or logopedic diagnostics
  • Information about photographing children
  • Information about changes in the schedule, if there are any
  • Information about planned trips

 

Annually we send:

  • School Year Calendar
  • Educational Plan with topics mapped out for the whole school year
  • Twice a year we send reports on the child’s progress

About Lipa

Lipa Learning’s purpose is to give children all over the world access to a complete early years’ foundation and bring families together through positive mutual development. Lipa works towards building a life-long love of learning. Children are our future, and we share one goal with parents: we want to offer them true value.
Though we began as an app developer, we grew to be much more – investing in our own preschool and starting the Lipa Adventure Club that builds skills for life with physical activities and digital learning. Now, along with our new apps, we’re creating a range of products based on 8 curricula that promote holistic childhood development: Real World Activities like crafts, exercises, puzzles and more, which parents and kids can enjoy together and let kids use skills they’ve learned in our apps in the real world; FAQs that inspire curious minds to open discussions with family or friends; and Interactive Storybooks that enhance traditional story time with sensory learning. All our products have been localized into 18 languages – which is only just the start.

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