In every country, kindergarteners are met with different rules and are educated according to different programs. For example, in China, young children learn how to make dumplings, little Germans spend their spare time picking strawberries, and Brazilian buddies watch soccer.

Today Enlighten would like to offer you a glimpse into the inner workings of kindergartens around the globe.


Kids learn how to make dumplings in celebration of the winter solstice.

Children pose for a graduation photo at Beibei District Experimental Kindergarten in Chongqing, southwest China.


Kids pick strawberries during the harvest.

In Altenberg, some of the children make lunches with their teacher and serve it to the entire class.


Lunch at a kindergarten in Addis Ababa.


About 250 letters written by children in the Dominican Republic were delivered to a kindergarten in the city of Fukushima as part of a UNICEF project to cheer up children in areas hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

South Korea

That same year, an earthquake hit South Korea as well. In Seoul, kindergarteners hid under their tables.

North Korea

Children dance, accompanied by their teacher.


In Brazil, all children are raised as raving soccer fans, so kindergarten teachers often arrange for them to meet the players. Pictured here are kids watching a game against Germany.


In France, kindergarteners spend a lot of time drawing.


In Canada, teachers encourage children to spend as much time outside as possible. Pictured here are children playing superheroes in one of the kindergartens in Toronto.


An exciting moment: 5-year-old Kate’s first day of kindergarten. Her Mom is taking a picture.


Children during Arts and Crafts class.

United Arab Emirates

A group of kindergarteners going on a tour.