Day-care centre Šmihel
Activity 7: Day-care centre Šmihel
Inclusion of pre-school children
Due to the fact that pre-school children in the Roma Settlement of Šmihel do not visit the kindergarten, the Society for the development of voluntary work in Novo mesto will establish a programme for pre-school children, namely for the second age group (children between 3 and 6 years of age). A programme will take place every day from 11.00 am – 1.00 pm and will be based on the curriculum for kindergartens which includes the following activities: moving, language, society, nature and mathematics.
Integration of primary school children
The first part of the programme (from 1.00 till 2.00 pm.) will be devoted to school assistance and assistance with doing homework, as well as learning the Slovene language. The second part of the programme (from 2.00 till 3.00 pm.) will aim at quality spare time of children, which again will increase their cultural, social and cultural capital. This part will include creative workshops, social workshops, sportive and social games, music and dance activities, as well as other sportive activities. 12 children will take part in this programme.
Integration of parents
Experiences with the integration of Roma parents so far have shown that group activities are not the best way to improve this integration. Therefore in the Roma settlement of Šmihel, primarily individual work with parents is planned. Parents, and especially mothers of the respective children, will be visited at their homes once or twice a week. The aim of these meetings is not only the building of trust, but as well informing, consulting and enlightening the parents. Six parents will be included into this programme – mostly mothers and grandmothers.