Poland is a country in the Central Europe. In Poland live 38.2 million people. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres(making it the 69th largest countryin the world and the 9th largest in Europe. The capital of Poland isWarsaw. Warsaw
Warsaw Warsaw (Polish capital for over 400 years) is Poland’s largest city and an economic, political, and cultural centre. The symbol of the city is the Mermaid.
Pre-schools in Warsaw There are 332 public , and 157 private pre-schools in Warsaw. In 2007 over 45 167 children were in pre-schools Over 3 400 teachers work in Warsaw pre-schools Pre-school no 240 Public pre-schools in Warsaw
THE SYSTEM OF EDUCATION IN POLAND Polish education system includes pre-school institutions, primary schools, gymnasia andpost-gymnasium schools. A child at the age of 3 to 5 may receive pre-school education, which is not compulsory, but all sixyear-old children attend either kindergartens orpre-school classes organized in primary schools In 2013 pre-school classes are going to be obligatory for children at the age of six
Pre-schooleducation The main aim of pre-school education is: • to support children in the development of their talents and skills needed to cope with everyday life and further education • to build a system of values (e.g. recognizing what is good and what is wrong) • to build emotional resistance, • to development social skills and shape the sense of belonging in a community and family. • to create conditions for playing and learning for children with different physicaland intellectual abilities in one group,
to care for children’s health and their physical development.
Organization Age: Pre school 3-6 / 7 6 /7 - 12 /13 Primery school 12/13 – 15/16 Junior high school 15/16-18/19 Secendaryschool 18/19 – 22/23 College
Distribution of responsibilities The Ministry of National Education is responsible for nearly the whole system ofeducation, with the exception of higher education which is under the supervision ofthe Minister of Science and Higher Education. Only the national educational policy will be developed and carried out centrally, whilethe administration of pre-schools and other educational establishments are decentralised. The responsibility forthe administration of public kindergartenshas beendelegated to local authorities.
Financing schools As from 1999all educational tasks are financed from the State Budget. The territorial self-government unitis responsible for the design of the budget (i.e. a plan of expenditure) for allschools and educational institutions in its area.