The organization of Izmir İZELMAN AŞ Metropolitan Municipality organized the “Early Childhood Education Workshop”. Speaking at the workshop, the Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Mustafa Özuslu, said: “We find it very precious to touch the lives of our children, who are our future. Our dream is that children from an early age are safe, healthy, happy and learning. “
“Early Childhood Education Workshop” organized by İzmir İZELMAN AŞ Metropolitan Municipality was held at Örnekköy Social Projects Campus.
Özuslu: “Adults should not interfere with the rhythm”
Speaking at the workshop, the Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Mustafa Özuslu, said: “Children are the architects of humanity. They follow their interior construction plan and pick up their pace. Adults should not interfere with this rhythm with their own training methods. This is the biggest blow to the future. Children are our future. Early childhood education should offer educational models in which independence and freedom are internalized. Only in this way will it be possible to raise generations with free ideas, free conscience and free knowledge.
“The stress of success pushes children”
Stating that there are almost 0 million children aged 6-9 in Turkey and 4.9 million of them live in households of the poorest 40%, Özuslu said, “As a Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, we find it very valuable to touch the lives of children. specifically. We are walking this grueling road doing all we can, and we all want to do it together. Our dream is that children from an early age are safe, healthy, happy and learning. “
Özuslu said that recently parents have been alone and without support in raising their children:
“It is very important at this stage to deal with preschool institutions with parents. So where does Izmir’s model of education fit in this picture? What we call the Izmir model; It is a model that we want to create, that we dream of and that we really want to achieve. It is about being able to properly analyze rapidly changing social and global processes, including our children, educators and families in the process with a holistic approach, and supporting the healthy development of our children in all. the senses.
Akyarlı: “Don’t lose hope”
During a presentation on “Making a difference in education programs”, ZELMAN, Chairman of the Board, Prof. Adnan Oğuz Akyarlı said: “Our aim is to develop a model for early childhood in accordance with the values contemporary and universal. Our method is to create together a participatory understanding and a common spirit. Thank you to all my traveling companions. We want a virtuous and creative generation. We want virtuous young people who are the set of qualities such as love, respect, tolerance, selflessness and courage. Don’t give up hope, ”he said.