Happy birthday, Winiklusia!
When opening the doors of Winiklusia to little ones on 14th March 2020, staff of the inclusive kindergarten built with the support of Wintershall Dea in Novy Urengoy could not have imagined what kind of challenges they would have to face during the first year of their work. Even before the official opening many things were totally new to them: a new team of teachers, new methods of education, a new building. Just two weeks after the inauguration ceremony a global coronavirus pandemic broke out, and there was a need to transfer the educational work with children online.
A year later one can surely say that the Winiklusia team has done a remarkable job. The educational process and further training of teachers did not stop for a minute, and as early as August the kindergarten was able to return to its normal way of operation.
We talked to Elena Talan, kindergarten director, about how Winiklusia fared during its first year and what methods teachers have been using in their work with children.
We sincerely congratulate all the staff and children of the Winiklusia on the first birthday of their unique kindergarten and wish them a speedy realization of all their plans and ideas!
Interview with Elena Talan, director of Winiklusia, on the occasion of the kindergarten’s first anniversary.