Children and Youth Program
ICASSI offers a unique, international, educational program for children and youths. While the parents are learning the theory of Individual Psychology in the morning lectures and learning to use it during Blocs II and III, qualified teachers will lead the children playfully into the basics of Individual Psychology. There is a special value to having a bi-lingual (English and German) experience in this children’s program, as children become more culturally aware and comfortable in a global society. The objective of the teachers is to encourage children to confidently find their place in the group and to design the way the group functions with the other children and teachers. The educational world of ICASSI is determined from people learning with each other about the world around them. Here the approach is “Help me do it by myself with others in a way that my abilities will contribute to the community.” Parents are included in this process.
The Children’s Program is open to children ages 4 to 11 during Blocs 1, 2 and 3. Children must be at least 4 years old and toilet trained to participate in ICASSI’s Children’s Program. The program is a unique opportunity for young people to learn and socialize in an encouraging atmosphere. The leaders are bi-lingual and the children have an exciting opportunity to make friends with young people from diverse cultures of many nations from around the world.
ICASSI also oﬀers programs for youths ages 12 to 17. During Blocs 1 and 3 there are recreational programs, while Bloc 2 offers a personal development course for youths 12 to 17. Youths 15 to 17 may also participate in adult courses that indicate they are open to youth. Parents are responsible for their children and youths at all times, and are expected to be clear about rules, boundaries and expected behavior.
Parents of children under 4 years of age must make their own arrangements for child care. ICASSI does not provide care to this age group. Information to help parents find resources may be provided upon request.
PARENT MEETINGS: Staff running the programs for children and youth will be available during registration to meet with parents and respond to their questions. Parents and their children and youths are asked to meet with program staff on the Monday of each week. It is very important that all parents attend. The purpose of the meetings is to exchange information, and to allow staff to explain ICASSI policies and expectations. The time and place of the meetings will be announced at registration and at Bloc 1 on Monday morning. See the newsletter in case you forget the location.