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ShriSSWF Childcare

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Since 2010 children from 4 to and including 12 years are taken care of in a separate room in the kirtan building. Childcare at the ShriSSWF Foundation strives to offer children a safe environment with a relaxed atmosphere of respect and cooperation. We would like to inform you about the activities with children at childcare.

Age groups

There are two groups in childcare, so that there is a better combination of interests and levels of development. Both groups are accompanied by an adult.

  • The first group is for ages from 4 until 9.
  • The second group is for ages from 9 until 13.

Education and Educare

At the beginning of each year, children choose discussion subjects they want to know more about. They also share what they want to learn and do when it comes to activities like games and crafting. This way we take care that the children always learn new things that they are interested in.

Some examples are:
The life of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Hanuman, Jezus, Boeddha and many other interesting subjects.

The emphasis is not education but educare. There are five values that were carried out by Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

– Love.
– Truth.
– Right conduct.
– Non violence.
– Peace.

Some examples of what we do on an evening:
group discussions, listening to stories, sing, play games and craft various things, with an emphasis on having a good time together.

Practical information:

You can bring your child to the childcare room.

From 18:30 to 18:45 Walk in time
From 19:00 to 21:15 Program for children
From 21:00 to 21:15 Children join in for the end of the kirtan

Your child will join you in the hall after the service. The youngest children will be brought to their parents by the childcare sevadals.

Before, during and after the kirtan the childcare is only accessible to children below 13 years old.
Children join childcare voluntary, there is no obligation.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba about Educare:

“Education has two aspects; the first is related to external and worldly education, which is nothing but acquiring bookish knowledge. In the modern world, we find many well versed and highly qualified in this aspect. The second aspect known as Educare, is related to human values. The word Educare means to bring out that which is within. Human Values are latent in every human being; one cannot acquire them from outside. They have to be elicited from within. Educare means to bring out human values. To ‘bring out’ means to translate them into action.”

– 25 September 2000