First “Health-Focused” Kindergarten has Opened in Prague

A new, health-focused kindergarten has opened in Prague. It offers children a wholesome and modern environment with plenty of sunshine and fresh air.

Beránek Kindergarten is located in Novodvorská Street in Prague 4 and solves one of today’s biggest problems: the presence of unhealthy substances in ordinary buildings.

According to experts, very young children are especially sensitive to the environment in which they spend their time. Sufficient activity in sunny and ventilated interiors has a positive effect on their mental and physical health. Such a space is offered by the “healthy kindergarten” Beránek.

Here, children breathe air that is free of carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, dust, or mold. “The kindergarten is equipped with a forced ventilation system with heat recovery, thanks to which there is fresh air in the kindergarten all day without harmful volatile substances, which are typically excreted from toys and furniture, and high concentrations of carbon dioxide. Thanks to the green roof and exterior blinds, the kindergarten does not overheat on hot summer days,” Petr Valeš from JRD Development describes.

“The kindergarten is equipped with healthy full-spectrum lighting, which better mimics natural sunlight, and thanks to it, children can concentrate better. The kindergarten is built in a passive energy standard, so it is environmentally friendly and at the same time saves on operating costs, “added Valeš.

In the kindergarten there is a dining room, changing rooms, sanitary facilities and classrooms, which serve as both playrooms and bedrooms.

The building has also full-spectrum lighting, which is more beneficial to human vision than incandescent lamps. During the construction, workers used formaldehyde-absorbing materials.

Beránek Kindergarten prague

In addition, the green roof of the building contributes to the absorption of dust particles, the improvement of sound and thermal insulation and the development of local biodiversity.

There are 66 healthy flats in this building, there is a playground, community gardens and smart benches that use solar energy so that people can recharge their mobile phone or connect to the Internet while sitting.

“In all localities where we operate, we identify the needs of local people and try to bring such functions that will support the neighborhood and the emergence of the community. Therefore, we decided to implement a kindergarten. JRD is a company that has been pushing the standards of healthy and friendly living in the Czech Republic for twenty years, and we also approached the design of the Healthy Kindergarten in Libuš,” added Petr Valeš.

Many hope that a new expansion of the metro system will better connect Libuš to the greater Prague area. As of now, the Kindergarten is only connected by bus lines.

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