BiLLY is a bilingual kindergarden with a diverse mixture of different children and adults. We offer places for 50 children. We work on the basis of the “situational approach” according to the principles of an open concept. This work is supported by the architecture of our house. We give children the opportunity to develop and also security.zur Website
Kita Pi mal Daumen
Our newly built kindergarten (2013) offers places for 40 Children. There is a group for toddlers and two groups with mixed age children. It focusses on discovery learning and exploration by the children guided by the educators. To answer the questions the children present in a playful everyday manner using projects. The work is based on the concepts of open group work and child centred situations.zur Website
The Kindergarten Schwabenhaus offers places for 70 children. The focus is the needs of each individual child learning alongside others and the development of social competence. The educational content of activities is developed from the experiences and knowledge with which the children approach the world. Free time to play and a structured daily routine are core concepts. A great deal of attention is given to creating a balance between play, movement and planned educational activities. Projects are also undertaken such as “A week without toys”.zur Website
One school for all. Differences are normal, we are on the way to Inclusion and consider every child to be an individual. We develop their strengths and accept their weaknesses. At both locations, in Lobeda and in the Paradise park. With core groups that consist of mixed aged children we offer optimal conditions so that every child can learn at his or her own rate and allow their own personality and talents to develop. As a Ganztagsschule (that is open from morning till afternoon) we offer children the time, opportunity and space to develop with enthusiasm.zur Website
Learning with each other and from each other.
At our school the children live and learn with different contrasting conditions and requirements from the 5th class together – regardless if recommended for higher school or if they require extra learning assistance. We are on the path of inclusion and see the diversity of the pupils as an opportunity. Everyone profits from learning together and an individual learning plan is provided for those who excel at learning and for those who learn more slowly.zur Website
The Frühförderstelle (early development centre) provides an open door service and advice for parents who have children with special needs from birth until school entry. We offer an individual program to clients with help for educational, psychological and therapeutic needs, to families with a disabled child, or children with unusual development. The goal of the centre is to stimulate the child’s development and to provide optimal support, so the child and family can integrate and participate in society.
The Kinderfachdienst (services for children) is a pedagogical counselling for pre-school teacher, childminders and adults.zur Website
Individual support workers are a resource to help children with a disability integrate into school life. For children who require extra support or have challenging behaviour this resource makes participation in lessons and daily school life more accessible. QuerWege provides the services of support workers to the local education authority and social services for the city of Jena and surrounding area in a large number of public and private schools.zur Website
Physiotherapy has been a core part of QuerWege’s working practice since 1994. It is anchored in the daily life of our school and kindergarten institutions. In spring 2011 the Physiotherapy practice “QuerWege” was founded, the centre is based in Distelweg and offers extra therapy for children and opportunities for adults.zur Website
This small, modern hotel, opened in 2013, is located in the Paradies Park, the green heart of our city. Hotel Rasenmühle is known for its hospitality and comfortable atmosphere. Our Hotel is handicap accessible and offers comfort and relaxation to independent and group travelers. In our inhouse café we serve homemade cakes and specialty coffee. In our house people with and without handicap work together.zur Website
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Das Kolleg – Weiterbildungen von QuerWege – ist ein 2018 neu gegründeter Bereich. Unser Ziel ist es, die fachliche Expertise, die sich unsere Mitarbeiter_innen in den letzten 25 Jahren auf dem Weg der Inklusion angeeignet haben, weiter zu geben. Wir bieten qualifizierte, praxisorientierte Weiterbildungen und Qualifizierungsveranstaltungen für Pädagog_innen und Fachpublikum. Unter dem Motto »Werte. Wissen. Weitergeben« möchten wir einen Beitrag leisten, damit das gemeinsame Leben und Lernen von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit und ohne Behinderung selbstverständlich in unserer Gesellschaft wird.zur Website