Pre School Education – first step towards future
The early years of a child’s life are not only the most vulnerable but also the most significant for determining potential for lifelong learning and development. These are the years in which the child’s brain is developing at its fastest pace – social and personal habits are forming and the foundation is being laid for life. This is therefore the age or stage in education when the need for a developmentally appropriate curriculum cannot be overstated, to ensure a sound foundation.
What the child needs at this stage is a curriculum that is play based and caters to the all round development of the child – a curriculum that will enable the child to be better prepared to meet not only the immediate challenges of primary education but even the longer term challenges of lifelong learning
At Who Am I educators work collaboratively with children to generate a program that meets curricular outcomes while engaging children in their interests and talents. In this approach, the educator becomes a co-constructor of knowledge along with the child and designs units and projects that children are interested in working on.
at school immersed in active and purposeful learning across different areas including literacy, math, science, art and design, and pretend play. Our Pre-K curriculum is designed to encourage a balance of child initiated and educator facilitated activities. It offers children a variety of choices within a
The sensory gymnasium is every child’s favourite space at WHO AM I. It is filled with open-ended and structured challenges that change every week. Children strengthen physical skills and social skills.
OUTDOOR PLAY SPACES
WHO AM I is equipped with 3 types of outdoor spaces – active, social, and experimental. In the active play area, children have access to open-ended play equipment where they develop their gross-motor skills; The outdoor social area is an interactive and collaborative space with a sand pit, water tub and a pretend play area. In the experimental outdoor area, children experiment with materials that evoke their multiple senses.
NUMERACY AND LITERACY STATION
In literacy, children start with a phonics program that promotes their oral and reading skills as well as build their writing skills through several art and pre-writing explorations, The areas are well equipped with light tables, mirror tables, montessori materials and children learn by playing, making, drawing, recording, and solving.
OUR TEACHING METHODOLOGY
- Learning through Inquiry
- Learning In Real-Life Contexts
- Learning through Exploration
- Language Development and Literacy through Activities
- Early Numeracy Development through Play
FEATURES OF OUR PROGRAM
- Conducive Learning Environment
- Innovative Curriculum
- Engaging Teaching Methods
- Personalised Assessment
- Parent Participation Programme
- Play as the basis of learning
ART AND DESIGN STATION
The Art and Design Station has easels, tables and mirror/ LIGHT tables for engaging in various kinds of visual art activities such as sketching, painting, creating illustrations, cartoon-making, and texture-making. Children are not limited to traditional tools and techniques but instead have access to a range of natural and synthetic art tools such as rollers, stamps, sponges, steel scales, leaves, stems, and many varieties of paper.
The reading station is a cozy nook filled with pillows, plush characters, and couches. Storybooks of all genres including science, numeracy, social world, imagination, and emotional intelligence are hosted in this center
Interesting wall and interactive installations as well as natural, synthetic, and montessori materials are a part of this station. These sensory experiences are an opportunity for children to express their emotions and interests. Designed to deepen a child’s conceptual understanding of the world, this station allows children to immerse in smelling and tasting experiences, listening activities, and touch and feel games.
At WHOAMI Pre School the learning environment is inclusive and that it is one in which children feel comfortable and safe, yet stimulated to learn and explore. The environment encourages empathy, interest in trying new things and the development of self-confidence.
ACTIVITIES FOCUS ON
- Developing the five senses through Montessori Sensorial Program
- Developing foundation for language skills
- Developing interest in reading through story books
- Developing foundation for math skills
- Developing gross motor and fine motor skills
- Developing scientific skills through observation, discovery, enquiry etc
Also children shall participate in dance and rhythm, skating, art, group play and other outdoor activities.