Preschool and Kindergarten Programs we offer …
[important]Remember – HOW we teach, is more important than WHAT we teach. (and this is the most glaring aspect of our Preschool Curriculum)[/important]
Preschool Curriculum and Kindergarten Curriculum
Education is the greatest challenge that our country faces today. ‘Preschool for Child Rights’ came up with its The ZERO Curriculum™ with the intention of tackling this great challenge. Our primary objective is to provide cost-effective, standardised, quality preschool and kindergarten curriculum to the Preschools of India.
It must be appreciated that this is particularly challenging in a country like India, where there are not enough qualified teachers. We have made sure that our unique Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum empowers and enables Teachers, to deliver to children.
We have developed a high quality, standardised, 100% ready-format Day wise curriculum, which is flexible enough to be successfully administered to all States of India. And, we assure that with this curriculum, the Preschools of India (whether New Preschools or Old Preschools), can produce best results, in terms of Intellectual and Emotional development of children.
In our Preschool Curriculum, we have made a conscious effort for character-building by inculcating and encouraging qualities such as self-awareness, self-reliance, confidence, sense of civic duty and patriotic responsibility. It is our hope that the children studying at Preschools supported by ‘Preschool for Child Rights’ are successful in their lives and become productive members of the society.
By being a part of ‘Preschool for Child Rights’, Preschools could become committed to bring quality education to the reach of children, in their respective Preschool.
The Four Programs :
*Age for Programs could be varied by up to 6 Months up or down depending upon Developmental Milestones.
There is a great amount of difference between the curriculum of Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Programs. The difference is higher, in the sense of ‘skills’ being developed in the child.
Pre-Kindergarten Programs is by name ‘Pre-Kindergarten’, but, ‘Curriculum’ wise it is not something as simple as to be “pre” of “Kindergarten”. Continuing in that sense, Curriculum of Pre-Kindergarten Programs is quite different from Kindergarten Programs. However, Curriculum of Programs, Pre-Kindergarten Programs as well as Kindergarten Programs, are surely “pre” of Class 11 and Class 12 (Ten Plus Two Programs) and even “pre” of various Graduation Programs.
Within Pre-Kindergarten Programs i.e. between the curriculum of Toddler/PlayGroup and Nursery, there is not a huge difference. Similarly, within Kindergarten Programs i.e. between the curriculum of Junior Kindergarten and Upper Kindergarten programs,
Curriculum of Pre-Kindergarten Programs as well as Kindergarten Programs, also gets affected by Admission pattern into such programs.
Admission into Preschool Programs, does not happens in a particular age group, the reasons are plenty, sometime the child is not ready, sometime enough need is not felt by parents to bring the child to preschool, sometime parents don’t find suitable preschool. So, there are children who start attending preschool from Toddler Program (Age 1.5 Years to 2.5 Years*), there are children who start attending preschool from Nursery Program (Age 2.5 Years to 3.5 Years*), there are children who start attending preschool from Lower Kindergarten Program (Age 3.5 Years to 4.5 Years*), there are children who start attending preschool from Upper Kindergarten Program (Age 4.5 Years to 5.5 Years*).
* Age could be varied by up to 6 Months up or down
Whilst development of Preschool Programs and respective Curriculum we also undertake these, as in typical environment of India, this has lot much bearing on Preschool Education – socio-economic background of children, parental involvement, teacher characteristics, school / preschool characteristics, transfers from other school, homeschooling, classes missed by the child, and many other things, has been properly addressed in our Preschool Programs and respective Curriculum.
Our Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum is composed of Major Units. Further, each major unit is divided into themes of study encompassing 220 days of instruction.
These units are organized in a logical sequence and proper Learning Path from one unit to the next.
As we progress from Toddler to Nursery, the degree of difficulty in Theme Delivery, Activities and Assesment increases.
The ‘Typical Day of Pre-Kindergarten Children’ in the Preschool Curriculum by ‘Preschool for Child rights’ for Toddler and Nursery, is presented in the similar format.
Our Curriculum in Kindergarten is focused on developing foundational skills that prepare students for later learning in all content areas, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Visual and Performing Arts, Health, Physical Education and other areas.
In our Kindergarten Curriculum, each Content Area (aka Subjects) is divided into units, and each unit is divided into themes of study.
As we progress from Junior Kindergarten to Senior Kindergarten, the degree of difficulty in Content Delivery, Theme Delivery, Concept Delivery, Activities and Assesment increases.
The ‘Typical Day of Kindergarten Children’ in the Preschool Curriculum by ‘Preschool for Child rights’ for Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten, is presented in the similar format.
Our Daily Teaching Plans are made in such a format that –
Preschools may adjust the order of some units and themes of study
Preschools may adjust the degree of difficulty of some activities and themes
Preschools may adjust as per the individual requirement of the students
Preschools may extend or shorten the length of a units and themes, for a particular day or week
The ZERO Curriculum™ :
Pre KG : Toddler / Play Group Program
Pre KG : Nursery Program