A new inclusive kindergarten was opened in Noviy Urengoy
15:36 16 марта 2020
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The inclusive kindergarten was opened in Noviy Urengoy. It can accommodate up to 200 children, 50 of them with special needs. The opening ceremony was attended by the governor of Yamal Dmitry Artyukhov, the head of Noviy Urengoy Ivan Kostogryz and the managing director of Wintershall Dea Russia Torsten Murin.
The kindergarten was built in partnership between the regional government, the town administration and Wintershall Dea Russia. The agreement between them was signed in 2015.
The barrier-free environment was created in the kindergarten. The color of the walls and furniture was chosen specifically to make it easier for children with visual impairments to navigate the building. There are art studios, workshops, a swimming pool and a winter garden on the territory of the preschool. There is also a comprehensive care center. It unites a team of specialists: teachers-speech therapists, educational psychologists, special needs teachers, tutors, medical specialists. The center has a salt therapy room, an infrared therapy room, massage and physiotherapy rooms, a sensory room, halls of motion activity.
“This is a unique kindergarten we have in Yamal. It unites children of different ages, with different features of development. I congratulate all of us on the opening and wish that the children here would have full and bright childhood”, Dmitry Artyukhov said.
The educational concept of the kindergarten was designed with consideration of the best Russian and German practices. Maria Montessori’s teaching system is implemented here. According to the press service of the head of the region, since 2016 more than 40 teachers have received special training in institutions in Russia and Germany. Now they will apply their knowledge in practice.
According to Torsten Murin, every child will be surrounded by care and attention in the kindergarten. Teachers will help children develop their best qualities, learn about the world and find friends. The project became possible owing to work of the company in partnership with the government of the region and the administration of Noviy Urengoy.
There are 168 kindergartens in Yamal, and the universal barrier-free environment for children with health problems is created in 33 of them. These institutions usually specialize in one type of disease. But the inclusive kindergarten in Noviy Urengoy creates conditions for educational development of children with different health features.
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