Theme-Based Early Childhood Education
Early childhood education is becoming more and more important for children in order to be successful in the world today. The world has become so fast paced and children are exposed to so much more now, than ever. It is important to give your children a quality preschool education where they can gain a strong educational foundation to build on. Our theme-based activities any play way methodology lay a strong foundation to prepare kids for future education as well as the challenges life presents as they grow.
Montessori Inspired Curriculum
"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child." - Maria Montessori
We follow the Maria Montessori method that is based on the profound respect for the potential of the individual. Her theory insists that children learn best when they are able to follow their individual interests, and that the child’s “work” is to develop the person he or she “is to become”.
The method is a highly hands-on approach to learning. It encourages children to develop their observation skills by doing various types of activities. These activities include the use of the 5 senses, spatial refinement, as well as small and large motor skill coordination. Each child is encouraged to progress at his or her own level of readiness.
This is a welcome departure from traditional systems that marked academic excellence only in terms of logical and linguistic abilities (reading, writing and math). We believe that the accomplishment and behaviour of the children, their concentration, love of learning, maturity, happiness, and eagerness to come to school speak for themselves, in more ways than a report card ever could.
Universally Acclaimed, ‘Tell Me – Show Me – Let Me’ Methodology.
As a school with a true heart and soul, our programs incorporate dynamic classroom instruction with caring, qualified teachers and enriching indoor and outdoor play experiences. We know that these first experiences within a school setting will have a long-lasting impact on children’s future learning.
We embrace this unique technique that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.
The three-fold path provides children with opportunities for a fun, enriching and exciting time while they make long lasting experiences.
Introduce the concept (ensure relative familiarity).
Recall the concept through conversations and creative movements.
Demonstrate through hands on activities (practice).
Reinforce through teaching aids is the classroom.
Our Strategies to Motivate the Child to Learn:
- Develop an atmosphere of reading.
- Thematic Teaching Technique.
- Put the child in the driver’s seat as much as possible.
- Encourage open and sincere communication.
- Focus on the child’s interests.
- Introduce and encourage different learning styles (there are seven fundamental learning styles: Visual, Auditory, Verbal, Physical, Logical (mathematical), Social and Solitary).
- Make learning fun through art of storytelling and game-based learning.
- Focus on the child’s learning and not on the performance.
- Help the child stay organized.
- Recognize and celebrate achievements.
- Focus on strengths.
- Make every day a learning day.
- We all have some intelligence that comes more naturally than others. For some of us speaking and writing comes with ease, while some of us are great at socializing and getting along with different kinds of people and for some of us we have a flair at the numbers and resolving problems. Each of us has our own unique strengths and abilities. It’s the same with children too. Every child has their own strengths and these strengths can be used to harness the potential of the child.
- Traditionally, those who are good at mathematics or language or those who have exceptional grades are the ones considered “Intelligent” and the ones that are not good or rather don’t score well or not good at math are considered “Not Intelligent”.
- Dr. Howard Gardner, a psychologist, and professor of neuroscience from Harvard University developed the theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) in 1983. According to the theory of Multiple Intelligences, there are eight different ways of being intelligent. Intelligence is not about what we know, but how we learn.
- We all use all eight under different circumstances, favouring some over others and creating an individual “intelligence profile” that is unique to each of us. The eight bits of intelligence reflect different ways of thinking, solving problems, and learning. In an MI view, everyone has all of the intelligence; it’s just that each person has his/her own unique MI profile.
Once we acknowledge that there is more than one way of being intelligent, we start accepting each child as uniquely intelligent. When the measurement and comparison to the scale of intelligence are removed, an effort will be made to identify the child’s unique strengths. And that will boost the child’s self-esteem and self-confidence immeasurably.
The Play Way MethodLearning Should be Fun and Not Forced.
Playing is our brain’s favorite method of learning something. An action that is done for enjoyment without thinking about the end result is play. In childhood, kids have uncountable opportunities for play. Unless children are engaged in different forms of playing like playing with toys, playing outdoor games like cycling, hide-and-seek or racing; their motor skills cannot be improved. Play also enhances their power of imagination . This method of teaching is a flexible one based on a child’s interest and aptitude. It is planned and thus inspires complete freedom of expression. Our trained teachers implement the method most productively.
We know the spirit of childhood is play and thus play-way in education insists on child centered education. It advocates educating children through activities in which children can put their heart and soul and work in an atmosphere of freedom and spontaneity.