Over the past few weeks, our students have been exploring different professions and finding out why they are important in the community.
As part of this unit, we were fortunate to have a visit from a local police officer. The children were delighted to have a chance to meet a real-life hero and ask him questions about his profession. They were curious about how he handles challenging situations and what tools he uses to do his job. The officer patiently answered all of their questions and even demonstrated some of his equipment, including his jacket, hat, yellow high visibility vest, walkie-talkie, and police van. The children were excited to sit inside the van and see the lights flashing and hear the siren. They also learned about different traffic signs and how to cross the road safely. Each student received a booklet with “Kapitän Blaubär” about road safety.
We believe that learning about community helpers is an essential part of early childhood education, as it helps children to develop an understanding of the world around them and the roles that people play in it. We look forward to exploring more about community helpers with our little ones in the future. We would like to thank Polizeihauptmeister Lauer and the Polizeiinspektion Erlangen-Stadt for their valuable time and commitment.