Development through work by hands
Teachers are facilitators
Each Child at his own pace
Mixed Age Grouping
Freedom of choice
Daily observation and assessment
Socially vibrant environment
Encouraging the child’s inherent desire to do and learn
We believe preschool education should give as much exposure as possible to the child in all areas of development. Appropriate stimulus is the key to early learning. Hence, the activities have been designed keeping the child in mind and ensuring there is “directional” play all the time. It would involve
Individual learning with materials
Small group activities in art, language and gross motor skills
Learning through a thematic approach
Occasional support learning through role plays, presentations, story telling.
Socially vibrant environment
Project based learning for older children
We believe the child's home environment plays a very important role in early learning and shaping the child's personality. Keeping this in mind, we will have several parent feedback sessions and guidelines that can be followed in the house to ensure that the school and home together foster the child's development.
Cognitive / Academic Learning
In order to meet our curriculum objectives, we take the children through a structured learning program for 4 years, which involves a lot of structured and focused activities. No activity in the school is meaningless or done without a clear cut objective and outcome for the child.
In the 2 to 4 years category, we begin with fine motor and practical life skills. English is introduced with phonetics. Mathematics is introduced with materials that help the child comprehend this very abstract area. There are also a variety of activities that aid cognitive development and logical thinking
In the 4 to 6 age group, children are taken through a program that covers fairly complex areas of language, mathematics, geography, history and science in a manner that will help them explore, discover and understand the fundamentals.
Critical Non Academic Learning
The curriculum provides many opportunities for children to make choices and decisions about their work. Children have the choice to work in small groups/ individually depending on their needs at different times.
During the course of working through the day, we constantly create opportunities for children to develop their language skills as well as focus on their emotional development. We encourage them to receive help from and offer help to other children, thus inculcating a sense of social awareness.
We also lay emphasis on creating environmental awareness and help them develop practical skills like cutting, sieving and gardening. We also offer ample activities for development in the areas of art.
Physical development is not just about running around or cycling, it is taken very seriously and there are a series of activities that are designed keeping in mind the age and growth of the child.
Development in early years happens at a phenomenal speed and is constantly varying. Hence, assessment in early years has to be a continuous process. We have a system that constantly checks on the child's progress and helps us keep updates and records about the child more efficiently. This helps us share information with parents also on a regular basis. Constant assessment keeps the teachers completely keyed in with the progress of the child which enables us to keep challenging the child and hence we can avoid a situation where the child is bored or has lost interest.