Interview with the director of Iccf

New School Year – Interview with ICCC Director

The International Children’s Creative Center (ICCC) in Sofia, Bulgaria, is here to help local and expat families.  Children find a safe place to adjust, learn and feel at home here. 

Interview with the director of Iccf

At the beginning of the new school year ICCC celebrates 25 years. Snezhana Daneva, Director since September 2010, tells us more about what this kindergarten in Sofia, Bulgaria offers. What makes it a special place for children and families?

Hello Mrs. Daneva, can you tell us more about what makes ICCC exceptional for the children and their parents?

Every aspect of life at ICCC is special – if I have to single out one thing – we are like one big family. Our teachers create a truly warm and caring environment. Also we are constantly looking to improve. Our families bring diverse cultures, experiences, and very high expectations so naturally we set ourselves high standards.

What is also special about our pre-school is that parents and staff are partners. Not just in the day-to-day life and learning of children but in the management of ICCC through the Parent Board who represent the parent community in the policy and decision making.

What is your educational philosophy?

Pre-school education is so special! It is about sowing seeds – the seeds of love and care for people and the environment, the seeds for respect and cooperation, the seeds for learning. In early years teachers sow the seeds with love, patience and professional knowledge.

Young children learn all the time through their daily experiences – they learn to understand and manage their emotions, to communicate effectively, to move confidently and safely, to manipulate and explore objects and materials. They study how to make discoveries and make connections about things around them.

Unlike in ‘big school’, teachers can’t pack this knowledge into structured lessons because children can’t ‘sit down and learn’ when you want them to. Every pre-school teacher knows that children gain information when they are curious and interested. The job of the teacher is to support them when it happens – to capture the interest, spark that curiosity and provide rich opportunities for interactions that naturally lead to learning.  

In the same way, the teacher should support children to be independent and competent socially, emotionally and physically. Teaching children strategies to solve conflicts, look after their physical and emotional needs. This is a very important shift – support rather than direct, offer children strategies rather than do something for them. This is the direction we follow at ICCC, and it is a long journey, but totally worth it.

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a kindergarten director?

I see my role as helping children, their families and my staff feel safe, happy and confident.

I often say that I have the best of both worlds – I work equally with teachers, parents and children. I am so lucky to interact with children every day, to have conversations with them, laugh with and help them. At the same time I have my ‘adult world’ responsibilities and communication, and this is a great and rare balance I can enjoy in my work every day. A smile or a hug by a small child brightens my day!

How do you prepare both parents and children for their first entry into the kindergarten?

For young children who haven’t been separated from home yet, starting school is like jumping from a cliff. They are thrown into the unknown which, naturally, is very distressing. I always explain to parents what their child is likely to experience and how to support them. We want them to trust us, to have confidence in the process and how we handle it.

Our strategy for the start, when new children transition from home to school, is to have a very short stay in the first week, and gradually increase the hours as they become more confident and comfortable.

But before we get to this stage it is important to establish connection with the new families and find out what they want for their child, and if we are looking in the same direction. We are partners, we need to build trust which rests on common values like respect, open mindset, international mindedness, etc.

Who is your favorite children’s book author, and why?

Julia Donaldson, Valerie Thomas with her Winnie The Witch series, Eric Carle, David Shannon, Anna Dewdney and many more. We have a rich library at ICCC, and children love listening to the stories we read every day.

It is a tradition at ICCC for children to donate a book for school on their birthday, and we also have parents come and read a favorite book. This is how we discover new authors and books.

How would you describe the perfect day in ICCC?

No accidents! On a more serious note, a perfect day means a good buzz in each classroom with  children busy playing; happy noise from the playground; a happy reunion and a good word from parents at the end of the day.

What would be your inspirational message for the children and their parents?

Trust play! Playing is the key to high quality learning. Trust your child, they are able to do amazing things. Value every moment spent with them. Give them your best because all paths in their lives start from childhood. And you won’t notice how quickly it ends!

Daily Routine

8.00 am: arrival, play and small group activities

9.30 am: circle time and IEYC group activities

10.00 am: morning snack

10.30 am: IEYC/music/math/Jolly Phonic sessions (Cheeky Chickens and Clever Kittens)

11.30 am: physical education and outdoor play

12.00 am: lunch (see our monthly menu)

1.00 pm: afternoon nap (Little Ladybirds and Busy Bees);

Or Relaxing time, music, dance/karate, art, science classes (Cheeky Chickens, Clever Kittens)

3.00 pm: afternoon snack

3.30 pm: IEYC activities; closing circle;

4.00 pm: free play indoors or outdoors and pick up 􀀯me

6.00 pm: school closes

Children should arrive by 9:25 am in time for Circle and other activities.

Children arriving after 9:30 am may disturb activities and will miss important learning opportunities. We ask parents to avoid late arrival.

Children on half day schedule should be picked up by 12:30 pm after lunch..

Children staying the full day must be picked up before 6:00 pm.

Read in our policies section more about the daily routines, parent involvement, health related and other important policies (www://iccf-bg.com/policies)

Lunch menu (www.iccf-bg.com/lunch-menu)

Visit our FAQ page for more information.

Lunch menu

LUNCH MENU

20-24 November 2022

Monday
Zucchini cream soup with buckwheat
Lasagna with turkey ham and vegetables, cucumber salad

Tuesday
Turkey and vegetables soup
Mussaka, yoghurt

Wednesday
Red lentil cream soup 
Breaded fish, mixed rice with peas, cucumber salad

Thursday
Tomato cream soup
Chicken fillets with sesam, baked carrots and potatoes, cucumber and tomato salad

Friday
Squash cream soup
Turkey meatballs, couscous, carrot and cabbage salad salad

28 Nov – 2 Dec 2022

Monday
Turkey and vegetable soup
Pan fried yellow cheese, root vegetable mash, cucumber salad

Tuesday

Squash cream soup 
Honey and mustard marinated chicken steak, couscous, tomato salad

Wednesday
Turkey and vegetable soup
Fish fillets, mixed rice with corn and peas, carrot and cabbage salad

Thursday
Spinach and cheese cream soup 
Oven baked tender beef with sauce, rice noodels, fresh leave salad

Friday
Fish and vegetable soup
Turkey meatballs, saute potatoes, tomato and cucumber salad

5-9 December 2022

Monday
Beef and vegetable soup
Spaghetti with sauce Bolonese and parmesan, cucumber salad

Tuesday
Tomato cream soup
Beef kebab with rice and tomatoe sauce; cucumber salad

Wednesday
Cauliflower and carrot cream soup
Breaded white filleted fish, cous cous; carrot salad

Thursday
Bean cream soup
Chicken with mixed rice, grean leaf and cucumber salad

Friday
Chicken and vegetable soup
Mussaka with minced beef, quinoa,carrots and zuchinni; yoghurt

12-16 December 2022

Monday
Meetballs and vegetable soup
Lasagna with turkey ham and vegetables, tomato and cucumber salad

Tuesday

Vegetable cream soup with carrots and zucchini 
Stuffed green peppers with rice and mince, yoghurt

Wednesday
Red lentil cream soup
Salmon, potato mash, carrot and cabbage salad

Thursday
Spinach and cheese cream soup 
Chicken fillets, couscous, cucumber salad

Friday
Squash cream soup
Turkey meatballs, mixed rice, cucumber salad

19-21 December 2022

Monday
Zucchini cream soup with buckwheat
Pasta fusili with carrot sauce and parmesan, cucumber salad

Tuesday
Turkey and vegetables soup
Mussaka, yoghurt

Wednesday
Red lentil cream soup 
Breaded fish, mixed rice with peas and corn, cucumber salad

 

PARENTING BASICS – Power Struggles or Coorepation

Shifting from power struggles to increased cooperation

Children on playground

Few parents have a natural talent for parenting and always seem to know how to strike the right balance between boundaries and freedom for their toddler or preschooler. At our pre-school we often meet with parents who want to give their best in the relationship with their child. But instead, their toddler’s behavior at home leaves them exhausted and disheartened.

Here are a few tips about  traps parents should avoid. The advice is from our experience with many children and families at ICCC, and from practitioner Claire Lerner, a licensed clinical social worker and child development specialist.

 

We found really helpful and enlightening the advice practitioner Claire Lerner gives parents.

Each child comes with their unique temperament, there is no question about that. But children are one side in the relationship, the side that can’t take responsibility for their actions. Parents are the side that can take control, and if something doesn’t sound right the first thing to get examined, according to Claire Lerner, is parents’ expectations.

Cheeky Chickens

Throughout the COVID-19 closure the Cheeky Chickens have been busy acquiring new knowledge and skills at home, with the help of their parents. Their teachers are sending each day activities and videos for home learning to cover their current topic Plants and Flowers, math, Jolly Phonics, science, music.

Some of these videos are organized below. The rest you can find in the Science and Music resource pages .

Food and Nutrition

Math Lessons

Jolly Phonics

IEYC Unit Plants and Flowers

Big Busy Bees

Throughout the COVID-19 closure the Big Busy Bees have been busy learning with the help of their parents. Their teachers are sending each day activities and videos for home learning. Our IEYC unit “Once Upon a Time” helps children become better communicators and learn fascinating things about nature and animals by studying four classic tales.

Learning happens all the time at school – when children play together or by themselves, and when they get involved in activities prepared by the teachers.

You can also check out the Science and Music resource pages for more videos

IEYC Unit: The Brilliant Bug Ball

Easter Crafts

Once Upon a Time: The Gingerbread Man

Once Upon a Time: The Turtle and the Hare

Math: shapes, colors, counting


Once Upon a Time: The Three Billy Goat Gruffs

Once Upon a Time: The Enormous Turnip

The Big Turnip Song, Miss Nadya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RMzBQ8RzPo

Little Ladybirds videos

IEYC Unit: Little Movers Make Giant Strides

SROTY TIME with Miss Dani

Playful Puppies story, read aloud by Miss Dani

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eqwqSaefNk

Peppa Pig Goes To the Zoo, read aloud by Miss Dani

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8VCVpG8dZk

Easter egg prints craft, Miss Sisi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V434csaptE

Science – Weather Introduction, with Mr Yavor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0X3OieFq9E

Science – Weather 1, with Mr Yavor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKDQPDpHHsY

Music for LLB and BBB, Miss Nadya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zlZsrY5gN8

Music for LLB and BBB, with Miss Nadya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWFLKL1UDjE

Privacy and GDPR

ПОЛИТИКА ЗА ЗАЩИТА НА ЛИЧНИТЕ ДАННИ

на

Сдружение Международен Детски Център Криейтивити (“ICCC”)

PRIVACY POLICY

of

International Children’s Creativity Center (“ICCC”)

ICCC е администратор на Вашите лични данни, които получава от Вас във връзка с (i) осъществяването на целите на ICCC и услугите по полу- и целодневна грижа за деца на възраст от 2-6 години, както и (ii) използването на интернет страницата ни – https://iccf-bg.com/ (“Сайта“).

Тъй като се отнасяме отговорно към Вашите лични данни и в съответствие със законовите разпоредби, бихме искали да Ви (“Вие“/”Вас“/”Ваш/и“) информираме за какво ги използваме, как ги обработваме, кой има достъп до тях и т.н..

ICCC is the data controller of your personal data that it receives in connection with (i) the implementation of the purposes of ICCC for half and full day care services for children aged 2-6 years, and (ii) the use of our website – https://iccf-bg.com/ (the “Site“).

Since we treat your personal data responsibly and in compliance with the legal provisions, we would like to inform you (“You“/”Your/s“) about the purposes for we use such data, how we process the data, who has access to it etc.

КАКВИ ДАННИ СЪБИРАМЕ, ЗАЩО И ЗА КОЛКО ВРЕМЕ ГИ ПАЗИМ? WHAT KIND OF DATA DO WE COLLECT, WHY AND HOW LONG WE STORE ANY DATA?
Кандидатстване за прием Admission Application
Във връзка с желанието Ви Вие и Вашето/Вашите дете/деца да станете част от общността на ICCC, Вие попълвате формуляр за кандидатстване, достъпен на Сайта. Информацията (като Вашите и на детето/децата имена, националност, дата на раждане, телефони и имейл за контакт, познания по английски в семейството), която изискваме от Вас ни е необходима за да: (i) поддържаме комуникация с Вас, (ii) преценим към коя възрастова група може да се присъедини/нят детето/децата Ви, (iii) поддържаме квотата от чужденци в общността, съобразно нашата политика, както и за да (iv)  преценим нивото на английски на Вашето/Вашите дете/деца.

Така описаните лични данни се използват и пазят от нас при постъпването Ви като член на ICCC и приемане на Вашето/Вашите дете/деца при нас и се обработват, докато Вие и детето/децата е/са част от нашата общност, но не повече от 5 години след този срок, с цел да защитим всички наши правни интереси.

Ако не можем да Ви предложим членство или Вие се откажете в последствие от кандидатстване и/или по някаква друга причина контактите с ICCC се преустановят на ниво кандидатстване, то ние пазим Вашите лични данни не повече от 12 месеца след този срок, с оглед на евентуалното Ви бъдещо членство, след което ги изтриваме/унищожаваме в най-бързи срокове.

In connection with Your desire You and Your child/children to become part of the ICCC community You fulfill and application form, which You can find on our Site. The information (such as Your names and the names of Your child/children, nationality, date of birth, phone numbers and e-mail, as well as knowledge of English in the family) which we require from You is needed in order to: (i) keep in touch with You, (ii) estimate which age group Your child/children can join, (iii) maintain the quota of foreigners in the community, according to our policy, as well as to (iv) estimate the level of English knowledge of Your child/children.

The personal data described above is used and maintained by us upon Your entry as a member of the ICCC and the acceptance of Your child/children, and is being processed while You and the child/children is/are part of our community but no more than 5 years after this deadline, in order to protect all our legal interests.

If we cannot offer You а membership or You subsequently opt out of application and/or for some other reason the contacts with ICCC are suspended at application level, we keep Your personal data for no more than 12 months after this period, in view of Your possible future membership. After that we delete/destroy such data in the shortest time possible.

Информация за родители и деца при постъпване в ICCC Information about Parents and Children when Entering ICCC
При прием на родител и съответно дете/деца в общността на ICCC, освен гореописаните данни, изискваме от Вас и данни за здравословното състояние на детето/децата (като алергии или други сериозни заболявания, които могат да се проявят при престоя на детето в ICCC), имунизационни данни и изследвания (съобразно изискванията на българското законодателство).

Също така правим снимки на децата от общността за различни цели (изготвяне на ежегоден справочник с кратка информация за всяко едно семейство, ежеседмичен нюзлетър, отразяване на събития и други).

Личните данни от тази категория се пазят до постигане на целите за обработка, което обикновено означава докато детето/децата е/са част от нашата общност и не повече от 5 години след това. По отношение на снимките – те се изтриват също и веднага след оттеглено от Вас съгласие за обработка, както е описано тук по-долу.

When accepting a parent and child/children in the ICCC community, besides the above data, we also require You to present certain health status data about the child/children (such as allergies or other serious illnesses that may occur during your stay at the ICCC premises), immunization data and tests (according to the requirements of the Bulgarian legislation).

We also take pictures of children from the community for different purposes (preparing an annual directory with brief information about each family, weekly newsletters, coverage of events, etc.).

Personal data in this category is kept until the purposes for the processing are met, which usually means while the child/children is/are part of our community and no more than 5 years thereafter. Pictures are deleted after You have withdrawn Your consent for processing, as described hereunder.

Посещение на Сайта ни Site Browsing
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Сайтът ни използва логове свързани със сигурност, техническа поддръжка, развитие, сървърни логове и др. Една част от тях могат да съдържат информация като IP адрес, URL, браузър, устройство. Във всички случаи такава информация се съхранява по начин, който да затруднява Вашето идентифициране.

Имайте предвид, че нашия Сайт може да съдържа връзки към други интернет страници. Ние нямаме контрол върху тези други интернет страници и поради това не носим отговорност за защитата и поверителността на каквато и да е информация, която предоставяте, докато ги посещавате.

Данни от Сайта ни се пазят за период от максимум 50 дни и после автоматично се изтриват.

Facebook

Можете да ни намерите и във Facebook. Ние не получаваме никаква информация за съдържанието на предаваните данни, както и за тяхното използване от Facebook. За повече информация вижте политиката за лични данни на Facebook.

Hosting services for our Site are provided by SuperHosting.BG OOD, which are our data processors in this case. They have access to Your data based on a data processing contract duly signed with us. This ensures that Your data is processed and treated with the same responsibility and care as we apply for that data.

Our Site uses logs related to security, technical support, development, server logs, and more. Some of them may contain information such as IP address, URL, browser, device. In any case, such information is stored in a way that makes it difficult for You to be identified.

Please note that our Site may contain links to other websites. We have no control over these other websites and therefore we are not responsible for the protection and confidentiality of any information You provide while You are visiting them.

Data from the Site is kept for a maximum of 50 days and then automatically deleted.

Facebook

You can also find us on Facebook. We do not receive any information about the content of the transmitted data, as well as about its use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook privacy policy.

 

НА КАКВО ПРАВНО ОСНОВАНИЕ ОБРАБОТВАМЕ ЛИЧНИТЕ ВИ ДАННИ LEGAL GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
При кандидатстване за прием обработваме Вашите данни на основание нашия легитимен интерес да станете наши членове.

При прием и осъществяване на нашите услуги ние обработваме Вашите лични данни въз основа на договорните ни отношения с Вас, обективирани чрез заплащането на определените от нас членски вноски и подписването на съгласие с условията на услугите, които членството в сдружението предоставя. Здравна информация за децата изискваме от Вас на законово основание.

При използването и публикуването на снимки на Вашето/Вашите дете/деца ние обработваме тези лични данни единствено и само ако сте дали своето изрично съгласие за подобна обработка, чрез подписването на нарочна декларация за съгласие, в съответствие с действащото европейско и национално законодателство. Такава обработка се извършва само и докато това съгласие е валидно и не е оттеглено от Вас.

При използването на Сайта обработваме данните Ви на основание нашия легитимен интерес да получим Вашата лична информация, автоматично събрана от използването на Сайта. В противен случай е възможно да не успеете да използвате (всички функционалности на) Сайта, а ние да не можем да Ви предложим активна и качествена информация през него.

When applying for admission, we process Your data on the basis of our legitimate interest You to become our member/s.

For Your acceptance and for performing our services, we process Your personal data on the basis of our contractual relations with You, objectified through the payment of our membership fees and the signing of the agreement with the terms and conditions of the services that the membership of the association provides. We require health information for the children based on legal requirements.

When using and publishing photos of Your child/children, we process such personal data only if You have provided Your explicit consent to such processing by signing a specific declaration of consent in accordance with applicable European and national legislation. Such processing takes place only while this consent is valid and not withdrawn by You.

When browsing on our Site, we process Your data on the basis of our legitimate interest in receiving Your personal information automatically collected from the use of the Site. Otherwise, You may not be able to use (all the functionalities of) the Site, and we may not be able to offer You active and qualitative information through it.

ДОСТЪП ДО ДАННИ НА ТРЕТИ ЛИЦА – ПОЛУЧАТЕЛИ THIRD PARTIES DATA ACCESS – RECEIVERS
Ние не даваме достъп и не прехвърляме Вашите данни на трети лица, с изключение на тези наши партньори, които ни съдействат технически да осъществяваме връзка с Вас и да Ви предоставяме нашите услуги (като например СуперХостинг.Бг ООД, Google Аналитики).

Ако е законосъобразно и съгласно нашия легитимен интерес е възможно да предоставим Ваши данни и на нашите правни, ИТ или други консултанти за конкретен случай, за определено време, необходимо за осъществяване на консултацията и само ако действително е необходимо.

We do not give access to and transfer Your data to third parties, except for the partners of ours, who assist us technically in contacting You and providing You with our services (such as SuperHosting.Bg OOD, Google Analytics).

If it is legitimate and in our legitimate interest, it is possible to provide Your data to our legal, IT or other consultants for a specific case for the time necessary to carry out the consultation and only if it is actually necessary.

ТРАНСФЕР НА ДАННИ DATA TRANSFER
ICCC не прехвърля Ваши данни извън рамките на ЕС и/или Европейското икономическо пространство. Сървърите на нашия Сайт се намират на територията на България.

По отношение на Google Аналитики, които е възможно да съхраняват (макар частични и/или без да може данните да Ви идентифицират) Ваши данни на територията на трети държави (например САЩ) ние сме запознати с техните политики за защита на личните данни и начините, по които те осигуряват пропорционалните и необходими технически и организационни мерки в тази връзка. Повече информация можете да откриете тук – https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

ICCC does not transfer Your data beyond the EU and/or the EEA. The servers of our Site are located on the territory of Bulgaria.

With respect to Google Analytics, which may store (though partially and/or non-identifiable) Your data in third countries (for example, the US), we are aware of their privacy policies and the ways they provide the proportionate and necessary technical and organizational measures in this respect. More information can be found here – https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

БИСКВИТКИ; СЪБИРАНЕ И ОБРАБОТКА НА КОМУНИКАЦИИ И ДАННИ ЗА ИЗПОЛЗВАНЕТО COOKIES; COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF COMMUNICATIONS AND USAGE DATA
“Бисквитките” (cookies) са малки текстови файлове, които се поставят на Вашия компютър от интернет страниците, които посещавате. Те са широко използвани, за да могат тези страници да работят или да работят по-ефективно, както и да предоставят информация на техните собственици. Бисквитките, които се използват от нашия Сайт са необходими, за да можем да осигурим и подобрим нашите услуги и да останем конкурентни. Бисквитките не се споделят с трети страни.

Повечето уеб браузъри позволяват да се контролират бисквитките чрез настройките на браузъра. За да научите повече за “бисквитките”, включително как да видите какви бисквитки са били настроени и как да ги управлявате и изтривате, посетете: www.allaboutcookies.org.

“Бисквитки” на Сайта

За да направим Сайта ни привлекателен за посетителите и да позволим използването на определени функции, ние също използваме “бисквитки” на различни страници. Те ни позволяват да възстановяваме информация за потребителите на Сайта, като ги идентифицират и позволяват проследяване на действията им, интернет страниците, които посещават, хипер-връзките, които използват, информацията, която ползват и записват и други. Повечето от “бисквитките”, които използваме, се изтриват в края на всяка сесия на браузъра. Другите “бисквитки” остават на крайното Ви устройство и ни позволяват да откриваме браузъра Ви следващия път, когато посещавате Сайта (постоянни “бисквитки”). Можете да настроите браузъра си, за да Ви информира, когато “бисквитките” се пазят, за да можете да решите дали да приемате някой “бисквитки” отделно или никога да не приемате “бисквитки”. Трябва да имате предвид обаче, че ако решите да не приемате “бисквитки”, функционалността на Сайта ни може да бъде ограничена.

“Бисквитки” на трети страни

Възможно е нашия Сайт да използва функции от други интернет страници, които могат да оставят “бисквитки”. Това са “бисквитки” на трети страни и не можем да ги блокираме или предотвратим, без да премахнем съответната функция от нашия Сайт. За информация относно тези “бисквитки” ще трябва да проверите страницата на инициатора за неговите правила за “бисквитки”.

Информация за Google Аналитики

Нашият Сайт използва Google Аналитики за наблюдение и отчитане на използването нейното ползване, като например броя посетители, търсените фрази, които са били използвани, посещаваните страници в нея и времето, прекарано в Сайта. Събраната статистика е необходимо условие, за да осигурим и подобрим нашите услуги и да останем конкурентоспособни. “Бисквитките” събират информация в анонимна форма и не идентифицират потребители, нито свързват Вашия IP адрес с информация, която може да бъде идентифицирана лично. Ние използваме тази информация, за да съставим отчети и да ни помогне да подобрим Сайта ни.

За повече информация вижте тук. Може да се откажете от проследяването чрез Google Аналитики във всички интернет страници на този сайт – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

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СИГУРНОСТ НА ИНФОРМАЦИЯТА INFORMATION SECURITY
Ние се ангажираме да гарантираме, че информацията, която ни предоставяте е защитена. За да се предотврати неоторизиран достъп или разкриване на информация, ние сме въвели подходящи технически и организационни мерки за защита на информацията, която получаваме чрез нашия Сайт. We are committed to ensure that the information You provide us is protected. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure of information, we have put in place appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the information we receive through our Site.
ВАШИТЕ ПРАВА YOUR RIGHTS
При условията, предвидени в Общия регламент за защита на данните и другите приложими нормативни актове, Вие имате право да поискате от нас информация за, копие, достъп до или изтриване на Вашите лични данни, както и ограничаване на обработването, което се отнася до Вас. Можете да правите възражения срещу обработването на данните. Имате право на информация и коментар относно автоматизираното обработване на Вашите данни, в случаите, в които и ако използваме такова, за което ще бъдете надлежно уведомени.

В случай че не сте успели сами да коригирате данните си, можете също така да поискате от нас да коригираме или премахнем всяка информация, която смятате за неточна.

За което и да е от горепосочените искания, моля, изпратете описание на съответните лични данни на следния имейл адрес: office@iccf-bg.com.

Може да изискаме допълнителни доказателства за самоличност, за да защитим личните Ви данни от неправомерен достъп.

Ако имате някакви притеснения относно това, как личните Ви данни се обработват от нас или ако искате да подадете оплакване относно начина, по който ги обработваме, можете да се свържете с нас, за да изискате информация – ICCC, адрес: гр. София 1415, кв. Драгалевци, м. Орехите, ул. “акад. Христо Христов” 20, тел. +359 879403679, имейл: office@iccf-bg.com.

Ако не сте удовлетворени от нашия отговор или смятате, че не обработваме личните Ви данни в съответствие със закона, можете да подадете жалба до Комисията за защита на личните данни (https://www.cpdp.bg/).

Under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation and other applicable regulations, You have the right to ask us for information about, copy, access to or deletion of Your personal data, and to limit the processing that applies to You. You can object to data processing. You have the right to information and comment on the automated processing of Your data, in cases where and if we use one for which You will be duly informed.

If You have not been able to correct Your data yourself, You may also ask us to correct or remove any information You believe is inaccurate.

For any of the above requests, please provide a description of the relevant personal details at the following email address: office@iccf-bg.com.

We may require additional proof of identity to protect Your personal data from unauthorized access.

If You have any concerns about how Your personal data is being processed by us or if You would like to complain about the way we process it, You can contact us to request information – ICCC, address: Sofia 1415, Dragalevtsi, Orehite, 20 “acad. Hristo Hristov” str., phone: +359 879403679, email: office@iccf-bg.com.

If You are not satisfied with our response or believe that we are not processing Your personal data in accordance with the law, You may file a complaint with the Personal Data Protection Commission (https://www.cpdp.bg/).

ИЗМЕНЕНИЯ AMMENDMENTS
Тази Политика е последно актуализирана през м. януари 2019 г. Можем да правим изменения в нея, за да спазим приложимите норми за защита на данните. Всяко изменение в Политиката ще се прилага от датата, на която е публикувано на Сайта ни. This Policy was last updated in January 2019. We may make changes to it in order to comply with the applicable data protection rules. Any amendment to the Policy will apply from the date it is published on our Site.

 

IEYC Personal Goals

Personal Goals

“The Personal Goals underpin those individual qualities and learning dispositions we believe children will find essential in the 21st Century.” – Fieldwork Education

Through our daily life and learning we provide children with opportunities to experience, further develop and reflect on the personal goals. We read books, role play and reflect on children’s behavior, and use real life situations to motivate and encourage children.

There are 8 Personal Goals we work towards:

  • Adaptability – Be ready to change
  • Communication – Give and receive information
  • Cooperation – Learn as a team
  • Enquiry – Find out more
  • Morality – Make responsible choices
  • Resilience – Keep trying when it gets difficult
  • Respect – Think about others
  • Thoughtfulness – Try new ideas

Summer Program

SUMMER PROGRAM 

Our program continues after the end of the School Year. In the Summer we spend more time outdoors, offer more sport and regular nature walks. We explore topics that offer plenty of summer fun and excitement. We learn about pirates and treasures, explore sand and water, and ‘travel’ to interesting places around the world.

We continue with our music classes three times a week with added focus on learning about famous composers and listening to well known classical music pieces.

We offer extra activities to children 4+years, such as tennis/football outside school, horse riding and science classes. These activities are optional and charged separately.

Membership in the Summer program is limited and open for current students in 2020/21 and for new children enrolled at ICCC for School Year 2021/22. Siblings who are under 6 years are admitted depending on availability of spaces.

Summer membership fee:

Full program (8 weeks): xxx BGN full days / xxx BGN mornings only.

Weekly Summer fee:  xxx BGN full time/ xxx BGN mornings only.

Catered lunch can be provided upon request at xxx BGN per day. Mid-morning and afternoon snacks are included in the membership fee.

 

Do you have questions?
Call or visit us.

+359 879 403 677
office@iccf-bg.com

Address: 20, Akademik Hristo Hristov Str., Dragalevtsi, Sofia 1415

Monday – Friday:
08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Application Form

    FemaleMale

    *DATE OF BIRTH:

    *PREFERRED STARTING DATE AT SCHOOL:

    *ATTENDANCE PLAN: 5 full days5 mornings (LLB and BBB only)


    MOTHER'S INFORMATION


    FATHER'S INFORMATION


    *What language(s) is /are spoken at home?

    *Does your child speak English?

    *Does father speak English?

    *Does mother speak English?

    Have you already visited ICCC?

    If yes, when did you visit? If not, are you able to visit and when?

    Has the child been in a nursery / pre-school before? YesNo

    If yes, please give details below:

    HEALTH: Please indicate any medical concern of which the centre should be aware of (allergies, illness, medication, etc.)

    How did you hear about ICCC?


    ICCC Membership is annual and is paid in full for the school year in attendance (September – June). Attendance in July and August is optional. When a child joins after the start of the school year the fee is calculated proportionally. There is no discount for longer absences for holidays or other reasons.

    ICCC is open 12 months a year between the hours of 8.00a.m. to 18.00p.m.. While all care and attention will be given to safeguard the children during these hours, the Center will not be responsible for any injury caused beyond the control of staff. No responsibility will be taken outside working hours.

    ICCC admits children based on space availability and age. Priority is given to siblings, English native speakers and expat families.

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