Joglo Preschool welcomes children of all faiths, backgrounds and special needs. To-Be-Smart after-school lessons offers academic and creative lessons to primary and secondary students. Peace Place also offers parenting and teacher education.
The Joglo Preschool serves up to 30 local children aged 3 to 5. Realizing that Joglo Preschool is the first school experience for a young child here at Peace Place, parents who wish to enroll their children must attend a full AVP basic workshop. We practice self-care, affirmation, communication, healing, cooperation, social connection, conflict transformation, capacity building and discernment. We work together for trust, healing and development in ourselves and in our children, communities and society.
Our vision is to help children become intelligent, healthy, cheerful, skilled, creative and independent.
Our mission is to:
Develop activities, materials, tools and ways of delivering learning which supports children to be successful, active and inventive in cognition, as well as emotional, social and life-skills, arts and religious independent.
Accompanying each child according to the child’s needs, capabilities and stages of development.
Accompanying each children according to their culture, language and religion respectively.
Training the child in realizing the values of piety, humanity, equality, simplicity, justice, peace and living nonviolently.
Support for parents and families of children in realizing the values of peaceful nonviolent living, to colour and deepen patterns of thinking, perspectives and approaches which are needed in order to support the child's intelligence and health.
Use methods and schedules adapted from AVP, making Joglo Preschool most special and successful.
Our daily schedule:
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Tirsa, who was a preschool teacher in Jakarta, and Dafa’s neighbor, told an interesting story about Dafa, a child at the Joglo Preschool. According to Tirsa, when Dafa was 4-and-a-half years old, before entering Joglo Preschool at Peace Place, he carried the stigma in the neighborhood as a naughty child, because he was always melodramatic and quarrelsome with small children and hard and brutal with larger children. After entering Joglo Preschool at Peace Place he totally changed. He can now play with other small children, share toys and be more mature. Seeing this change, Tirsa was curious and asked Dafa’s parents. Because of what they told her, Tirsa came to Peace Place and asked about the development and challenges of young children. She then told us about Dafa’s change. Friends at Peace Place gave her information about the philosophy of teaching children conscientiously. From our explanation, she decided to register and take part in our training. Change was experienced often by Parents of children at Joglo Preschool often report tremendously positive changes. This experience increasingly strengthens our team at Peace Place.
To-Be-Smart After-School Lessons
Nanik offers English classes in the afternoon to elementary and secondary school children. They also may do their homework, prepare for exams, or further improve their English skills while playing games together, speaking in English and listening to each other. Classes in other subjects and arts are offered when teaching staff and students are available.