At this budding stage feelings of love and protection are nurtured to make the toddlers feel at ease and comfort. Each child must feel happy and excited to come to school with a motivation to explore and understand their environment.
The curriculum at Vidya Vahini School lays strong emphasis on constructivist approach where the child is the architect of her/his own knowledge. Underlying every learning topic is a concept-base which encourages children to see the connections between different subject areas. We believe that storytelling, play, learning musical instruments, swimming, dance and drama are as important for learning as science, mathematics and social science. In the week’s timetable, therefore, each area finds a place for itself.
Children in the pre-primary school will spend time on: Circle Time, Show and Tell, Math’s, Language, Understanding Our World, Dance, Music, Free Play, and Activity Room.
The naturally curious minds are exposed to conditions that can evoke freedom of thought and expression. Language development, concept formation, socio emotional skills along with fine and gross motor development happen simultaneously through exploration, interrogation and eventually self-discovery. This can build confident youngsters who feel free to be creative and motivated to learn. The path is laid thus for the toddlers to board the adventure of learning and march into the primary level.
At this stage children do what they love while understanding the thin line that separates right from wrong. They gradually come out from their secured shelter and start to socialize. The highly developing toddler brain is stimulated through exploratory and hands-on activities which can develop cognition, language and psychomotor skills. This makes them confident observers who can absorb experiences to make relevant associations to draw accurate conclusions. Thus they begin to appreciate the importance of education by remaining interested through the flexible, thought stimulating lessons.
They can become aware of their own potentials and learn how to explore and exploit in the right direction thus moving away from vulnerability to independence. They become capable of divergent thinking through challenging experiences which allow them to grasp the various academic and non-academic areas to move into the middle school level well equipped.
At this stage the students have stepped or are about to step into adoloscence. Therefore, various important factors need to be considered while mentoring students at this stage. (Mentors transform into friends from guides)
The Middle School curriculum is holistic as it concerns itself with fostering a culturally sensitive and socially responsible student who has strong communication skills, is confident and is an avid learner. Socio-emotional skills are just as important as the student’s academic prowess! This philosophy allows our students to discover their academic strengths and interests. Besides cultivating more advanced academic skills, the Middle School curriculum offers students the opportunity to develop in their creative, physical, technical, and empathetic skills to ensure the development of a well-rounded individual.
By the time a child prepares to head out into the world, Vidya Vahini School has an in-depth knowledge of his inherent strengths and weaknesses, gathered through years of assessment and mind mapping. Besides helping the children to discover their paths in life and equipping them accordingly, Vidya Vahini School also helps them prepare for important upcoming exams. This is approached through the triumvirate methods of knowledge acquisition, retention and application. Students acquire knowledge through vibrant multimedia explanations, and are taught a variety of techniques to suit the way their mind works to retain knowledge.