What are the costs?  

Participation for kindergartens and parents is free and is financed through project sponsoring and public funding. Kindergarten teachers should set aside some time for participating in workshops and coaching and be willing to implement the project's topics in their day-to-day routines at the kindergarten.

Who can (not) participate?

All child care facilities and their parents with children aged 3-6 years in the federal state of Salzburg can participate. At this time we cannot include facilities for exclusively younger children, or parents with children who don't visit a child care facility.

Is it possible for a school or after-school care centre to participate?

Presently, SALTO focuses on children aged 3-6 years. Thus, we cannot include schools or after-school care centres. If older or younger children are also in the same facility, they of course can benefit indirectly from the project. 

Is there a minimum number of participants for the parent module or the evaluation for the project to take place? 

A prerequisite for participation is that the whole kindergarten team is on board. There is no minimum number of participants for parents and children, although a high participation rate is, of course, important for the success and the evaluation. 

When is it possible for a kindergarten to begin with SALTO? Is it possible to participate next year?

Kindergartens can start with SALTO any time during the year. If you are interested, but do not have the resources at the moment, it is also possible to start later. However as the project only runs until 2018, the latest starting date is February 2017. Please contact us either way so that we are able to plan ahead. Also we are always looking for control groups, meaning kindergartens where we can collect data without participating in the project, to be able to compare the data and to verify the effectiveness of the measures.

Is it possible that a SALTO team member will present the project to the whole kindergarten team?

Yes, this is possible. Please make sure that the team wants to participate in principle. If this is the case, we are happy to visit you and your team to present SALTO and answer questions.

How can overtime work be compensated?

The SALTO workshop is  acknowledged as further education by Zekip. Since a few hours may occur during leisure time, it is also possible to find an agreement with the municipality or owner of the kindergarten. Normally they are cooperative and SALTO also offers support here. 

Did you know...

...that children seldom outgrow "puppy fat"? Most overweight children also become overweight adolescents and adults.

...many kindergartens already implement healthy nutrition and physical activity at their institutions? Precisely because of this fact they are the ideal partners for SALTO.

...that children often model themselves on parents regarding nutrition and physical activity? This is why SALTO is also particularly addressing parents.

... that already every second to third child is overweight? Consequently, it is about time to counteract this trend with SALTO.