The Kneževi Vinogradi Municipality established the Daycare Center “Zeko” in 1998. Organized preschool education in the Municipality started in 1978. At the time, daycare centers in the Municipality belonged to elementary schools, were state-owned and were financed from the state budget. Four settlements of the Municipality have daycare centers. Croatian is spoken in daycare centers in Kneževi Vinogradi and Karanac and Hungarian is spoken in daycare centers in Zmajevac and Suza.
The Daycare Center “Zeko” provides pre-school education and care of preschool children from the age of three to school age. Full-time six-hour and ten-hour daycare programs are adapted to children’s development needs. Also, a separate program is provided for Hungarian minority children.
In the educational year 2017/2018, preschool education at daycare centers comprised 85 children.
Daycare Center “Zeko” – Kneževi Vinogradi
Daycare Center “Zeko”
Director: Neda Prgomet
Educators: Gordana Tovjanin, Ksenija Kondić and Viola Hajek
Two groups of 47 children:
- Mixed group for older children: 24 children
- Mixed group for younger children: 23 children
The daycare centers have 6-hour and 10-hour programs. The 10-hour program was established in 2008. The daycare center building is in the center of Kneževi Vinogradi. Our daycare center stands out for holding Sports Games that commemorate the Daycare Center Day and all attendants. They have been held for 12 years.
The Games are divided in three parts:
- competitions for children of up to 4 years
- team tournaments
The Daycare Center fosters traditional preschool children’s games and folklore.
Branch Daycare Center Karanac
Educator: Nedeljka Horvat
One mixed group with 18 children.
Children aged 3 up to school age attend our Daycare Center. The program in one mixed group is a 6-hour one. The Daycare Center shares the building with the Elementary School Kneževi Vinogradi in Karanac. They work well with parents and this allows for creativity in terms of activities. Some specific ones include grape picking in vineyards, a tour of a farm with cows and horses, throwing Halloween Night.
Branch Daycare Center Suza
Šandora Petefija 1
Educator: Natalija Dobsai
One mixed group with 9 children.
Preschool education takes place in a building owned by the Elementary School Zmajevac in Suza. The daycare group is for children aged 3 up to school age. The six-hour program is held in Hungarian, with mandatory Croatian language lessons (10 hours per week). Other activities and workshops with parents are organized as well.
Branch Daycare Center Zmajevac
Športska ulica 2A
Educator: Gabrijela Juhas
One mixed group with 11 children.
Preschool education takes place in a dedicated area in the building owned by the Elementary School Zmajevac. The daycare group is for children aged 3 up to school age. The six-hour program is held in Hungarian, with mandatory Croatian language lessons (10 hours per week).
All daycare centers cooperate very well with parents, Elementary schools Kn. Vinogradi and Zmajevac, local committes, youth and others…