Global Educational Practices

Curious Kids curriculum integrates global educational practices to create confident and self-directed learners, active contributors and concerned citizens of tomorrow.

FROM REGGIO EMILIA

The Reggio Emilia approach of teaching young children encourages their natural development along with establishing a close relationship with the environment they share with, which is the core philosophy of this approach, this is based on the following principles:

  • Children must have some control over the direction of their learning
  • Children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, and observing
  • Children must have a relationship with other children and with material items in the world that they must be allowed to explore
  • Children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves

At Curious Kids, the environment is "the third teacher". Open space in the school is used for displaying the art activities of our students. All the drawings and paintings of the children are documented and sent to the parents as well. The display boards in the corridors and classrooms of the school will always be brimming with the voices of our children’s’ experiences. Projects are done throughout the year in true Reggio style, with day wise progress, and documentation. The portfolio of each child is maintained and moved to the next class along with the teachers' update, which gives an insight into the personality and developmental milestones and achievements of the child.

FROM MONTESSORI

Montessori is a method of education based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play.

Dramatic Play, too ignorant, seems like "just play" or "just dress up". But children are always


LEARNING!

Anytime children direct their own play there is more learning happening than we could ever plan for!

During dramatic play, children develop social-emotional skills by playing out situations from their own life or from pretending theme situations, which help them learn more about themselves, their friends and the world around them. They develop gross motor skills by moving tables, chairs and other items during play. They develop fine motor skills by using smaller items (such as play food, utensils etc.) during play. They increase their language skills as they play in this area with their peers and work out play scenarios. Express their creativity by developing themes to play out. Develop complex problem-solving techniques as their minds work out possible play scenarios based on each other's strategies.

Here is one such sample

Gross is good when you're a kid. That is what happened at #CuriousKidsPreschool #PretendPlayOnFriday - Theme: Creepy Crawlers! We experienced the story of the caterpillar as it came alive with handheld puppets, we hopped like grasshoppers, wiggled like worms, we buzzed like bees and spread out our wings to fly like butterflies. We did not just read in books; we saw a REAL caterpillar and counted its legs. That is what we mean by #MakeHappyLearningHappen. It is a way to show children that #LearningIsFun.

FROM RUDOLF STEINER

Waldorf education, also known as Steiner education, is based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. Its pedagogy strives to develop pupils' intellectual, artistic, and practical skills with an integrated and holistic approach.

The 3 R’s – Rhythm, Reverence and Repetition.

Rhythm – As we are well aware that music and movement has a positive impact on brain development. It is important that this ability is taught right from the early years and what better way to do it, then through songs. At Curious Kids, we do it through finger plays and action songs.

Reverence – we support children to revere the environment, to revere nature and to revere everything around them. Our activities of Yoga, Meditation, Gardening, Nature walks, library corner helps children understand themselves and the world around them. Repetition – children learn by repetition, repetition reinforces concepts and learning in a novel and unusual manner to make it more interesting for children. We do it with 3-step reinforcement of learning daily summary boards, weekly pretend plays and regular Parent-Teacher Meetings. PTMs are a great way to reinforce confidence in children as they talk about their achievements to their parents in the presence of teacher.

About Us

World class preschool education by BITS Pilani and ISB Alumni, Curious Kids International Preschool is unit of Aksharam Educational Society. We are experts in Early Childhood Education and Nutrition. With passion for Education and certification in Early Childhood Educataion Gowrie Australia, our vision is to inspire curiosity, independence and love for learning in future citizens.

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