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 focussed 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.
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. Mixed age grouping also helps them become better learners.
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.
Methodology based on:
- Development through work by hands
- Teachers are facilitators
- Self Learning Environment
- Each Child at his own pace
- Mixed Age Grouping
- Self correction
- Freedom of choice
- Inner discipline
- Daily observation and assessment
- Socially vibrant environment
- Encouraging the child’s inherent desire to do and learn
- 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,
- Field trips
- Project based learning for older children
- Cultural celebrations