Our Mission is to help kids develop their full potential supported by chess. Other than todays techologcial impact we aim teach them focus and strategic thinking combined with fun and action.
Chess4kids was founded in 2010 by Bea Johner. Her son was diagnosed with ADHD and she was looking for an alternative to classic treatment like Ritalin to support his development. So she started with the first branch in Zollikon and step by step a new interactive and fun methodology was developed for Kids 4 years up. Younger children need a special kind of motivation, instruction, and encouragement which we offer through play and sensory stimulation. We give the children a playful access that allows to encounter new perspectives and sharpens the perception in the position play. In our highly technological time we want to support and foster the children in their perceptibility by an integral approach and stimulation of all senses. The children are mentored individually to succeed their challenging tasks and gain confidence in their personal capabilities. Our group sizes are small in order to allow the teachers the time to focus on each individual child. Children are ready to learn chess as of the age of 4 years old. The children then progress at their own pace and they do this by being able to compete with other children who are at the same level as they are. The children become self-motivated through their own successes and in turn are able to build up their self-confidence and self-esteem. In our classroom your child will experience the ability to take risks, make commitments and enjoy their achievements in a safe and fun environment. Our course facilities have several experiential areas reaching from living chess to training stations.