Significant Attributes of Our Preschool & Kindergarten Curriculum
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Before proceeding further, the first question which generally comes in the mind of all Preschool Stakeholders is that, what all stuff they would be receiving when they subscribe to the “Preschool and Kindergarten Curricular Services” of “Preschool for Child Rights™ ”.
Although, the term ‘Preschool Curriculum’ and ‘Kindergarten Curriculum’ is widely used, but the usage of Curriculum in Preschool Programs and Kindergarten Programs is still not at all there.
At the most, what Preschools (be it individual preschools or popular franchised preschool chains) are having is the Syllabus, and it is completely left to the Principal and Teachers, that what they might be able to deliver with such Syllabus (only Syllabus and NOT Curriculum) in their hand.
In “The ZERO Curriculum™ ”, it’s not only the Content areas, Themes, Units and Topics, but, the Methods used to deliver these Content areas, Themes, Units and Topics, makes the major difference.
In “The ZERO Curriculum™ ” 50% things are performing and 50% things are visual.
Considering all this, it is suggested that, to experience “The ZERO Curriculum™ ” in exact sense, you should pay the First Installment and use it for one month.
In India, these three terms are widely misused and misunderstood – Syllabus, Curricular Framework and Curriculum.
The language used for discussion here in ‘attributes of our Curriculum’ is very simple and entire aspects have been explained in such a manner that even a starter, having no background in ‘Early Childhood Education and Care’, will understand it.
We always hear, teachers saying that, they already have much to do, and they Do Not want anything which will be an additional workload to their daily routine. Very often we see Preschool Administrators / Preschool Entrepreneurs cribbing that there is already so much expense. And, then Parents, who hardly knows what happens in school / preschool. Considering all these, we came up with “The ZERO Curriculum™ ”.
Entire discussion here, regarding – Attributes of “The ZERO Curriculum™ ” from “Preschool for Child Rights”; has been broadly divided under Four perspectives:
‘General Perspective’ of knowing about the Attributes of Curriculum
‘Teacher Perspective’ of knowing about the Attributes of curriculum
‘Administrator’s / Entrepreneur’s Perspective’ of knowing about the attributes of curriculum
‘FAQs Perspective’ of knowing about the attributes of curriculum
Before proceeding further, let us specifically understand that ‘Why having good Day Wise Curriculum, 100% Ready-Format Curriculum is too much important in India?
India is a country full of many languages, and English … Read more …
‘General Perspective’ of knowing about the
Attributes of Curriculum
We are standing in a time when quite significantly, most of the things are known about the child, as a Curriculum Developer and an Educator our prime role is to apply all the available knowledge in the most beautiful manner, and we have done it Best.
Our Curriculum (The ZERO Curriculum™) is well researched, well planned and most scientific, besides it is also well appropriate for all preschool stakeholders (Principals, Teachers, Administrators etc.). Our Curriculum has all required contents and is the most Developmentally Appropriate in its delivery, format and content, exactly the way it should be.
In one liner statement – in our Curriculum, we are providing everything – the Content, the Methods and also the self-developed Materials (teacher’s resources like Flash Cards, Art Creatives, Worksheets etc), which is to be used.That means, in our Curriculum, we have included all, What to teach, How to teach it and when to teach it. But, How we teach is more important than What we Teach and, it is the most glaring aspect of our Curriculum.
In our Curriculum, most of the content areas are delivered primarily through arts and creative activities like drawing, painting, singing, rhymes, group activity, individual activity etc. That means delivery of entire Content areas (subjects) is interwoven with Activities, Drawings, paintings, rhymes, Story (telling and retelling), Discussions, Learning Centers, Worksheets, Blocks, meaningful Free Play, Discovery areas, Water Play, Sand Play, Pretend Play, Dramatics and other Fun and enjoyable things.
In our Curriculum, we are suggesting use of low cost equipment and also suggesting and providing resources to use self-developed creative and materials.
In our Curriculum, we have also included post activities discussions. And, discussions and activities are in-twined in such a manner so as to be part of delivery of units, themes, content areas (subjects).
In our Curriculum, all kinds of learners have been addressed (Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic). That means, for delivery of a particular units, content areas, subjects, the activity, is changed to suit all kinds of learners (Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic).
A child has varied interests, and in our Curriculum, all such kind of interests has been addressed. That means, for delivery of particular units, content areas, subjects, multiple types of activities are conducted, so that children having varied interests are properly included.
As an Educator, having understood that, knowledge is vast and in a proper sense unlimited too and time is a scarce resource for all teachers and administrators, our PPTs (like flash cards) will equip you only with the required and desired information and removes unnecessary (not required) areas (knowledge).
Preschool Theories and Philosophies –
While developing Curriculum, Preschool Theories and Philosophies are required, so that we follow pedagogically sound practices and Developmentally Appropriate practices. … Read More about it here …
In our Curriculum, we have used all available Preschool Theories and Philosophies, wherever required and appropriate. … Read More about it here …
List of some Preschool Theories and Philosophies being used in our Curriculum is –
Maria Montessori, Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, John Dewey, Maslow, Loris Malaguzzi (Reggio Emilia), Sara Smilansky (Learning through Play), Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf), Howard Gardner©*, R. N. Caine, G. Caine, E. Jensen, R. Sylvester, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Paulo Freire, Friedrich Froebel, Thematic Approach, Integrated Approach, Experiential Education, Pestalozzi, Freud, Learning through Play, Mahatma Gandhi,
©* Copyrights, if any, is reserved with the owner, in no way we are infringing or claiming such. We have used the learning, research and knowledge (Multiple Intelligences etc) shared by Great Howard Gardner and other psychologists / writers, in (through) his / their various books. … read more the Legal …
Units, Themes, Content Areas & Content Standards, Areas of Learning –
In India, NCERT develops, the National Curriculum Framework for each Class (grade level). This National Curriculum Framework is used by various Central Boards and State Boards to develop their own Syllabus, which in turn is used by all private Schools and Public Schools, affiliated with them. Coming to Preschool Segment (Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs) in India, none of the Boards have released their proper Syllabus, Curriculum Framework or Curricular Guidelines.
Considering various irregularities on the part of Preschools of India, and entire absence of Curriculum from Preschools of India, Government of India is awakened and Curricular Laws is to be released and also National Curriculum Framework for Preschools is going to be issued.
Other good Nations like – USA, UK, African Countries, Scandinavian Counties (Finland, Norway), have their own National Curriculum Framework, based on which all their Preschools develop their own Curriculum.
Now, let us consider some higher Classes (Grades), for which the Child has to be prepared. Taking an example of Class 8, it could be easily seen that there is very little difference among various nations. But, we all know that there is too much difference between the intellectual capacity and IQ level (and others EQ, IC etc.) of average 8 grader student of India and that of Finland or America, UK. This difference is NOT because of What they Teach but because of How They Teach (and also the type of SOCIETY they are).
Considering all these facts of India and other Nations, and considering Syllabus of Primary Division, Secondary Division and also that of Higher Secondary Division, we defined (and developed), as to what the Child should know and be able to do by Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Level (Play Group, Nursery, Lower Kindergarten and Upper Kindergarten).
The Content we are providing in a particular Program is most appropriate for that particular Program: Play Group, Nursery, Lower Kindergarten and Upper Kindergarten. It shall also be noted that our Content also covers the Skills required to be mastered by a Child of a particular age-group. (It is very natural, for the Curriculum to include “Skills” in the Content itself e.g. While delivering Mathematics i.e. doing any Mathematical Activity, in fact we target certain/specific “Mathematical Skill” to be acquired by the Child.) The Content, Topics included in our Curriculum might look similar to those in regular text books, syllabus, however the approach towards learning is very different.
It is very important to see that, whatever Curriculum Framework, Curricular Guidelines and/or Syllabus, the Government of India, other Nations or any Education Boards of India, comes up with, our Curriculum – The ZERO Curriculum™, will always be at a point exceeding their expectations.
The Content Area (Subjects) –
Curriculum in Preschools is not where it is supposed to be, and so in our – The ZERO Curriculum™, we have covered each Content Area, which should be covered.
- Social Studies
- The Arts
- Language and Literacy
Mathematics : A conception, misconceptions and even simple algorithm of Mathematics, is carried by the pupil generally throughout life. One deviation or one wrong step can have real flaw in mathematical understanding of the pupil. Our Curriculum is well researched and well developed in each aspect of Mathematics. Mathematics is about Early Mathematical Experiences, whereby, our Curriculum is doing “Mathematisation”. Even the six month old child has mathematical skills, simply put, the Child when arrives at Preschool is already having abstract Mathematical Skills, what our Curriculum is doing is “Mathematisation”. And, of course our Curriculum has, “Calculus in Preschool™” and also “Calculus in Kindergarten™”
Science : Science teaching in Preschools is not where it should be, science is about developing scientific understanding. Those preschools, having something in the name of Curriculum, even their approach towards science teaching do not encourage thinking. Preparing for Competitive Examinations (Engineering, Medical, SAT, NTSE, Olympiad) means ‘thinking’, wherein children have to apply knowledge to everyday situations. Visual and Spatial Learning, are the tools, which is more required in study of sciences at later Grades (senior classes), which is completely absent from preschools.
Teaching through our science curriculum, helps in formation of one’s own views on a wide range of science topics.
‘Learning Science’ is in fact ‘Doing Science’, our Curriculum successfully does that.
Our Science Curriculum is based on experiments and through our Curriculum we endeavor to develop culture of experimental thinking.
Our Science Curriculum is based on problem-solving methods.
In Science, our Curriculum includes Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, Environment and also Science Processes and Skills.
The topics included in our Curriculum might look similar to those in regular text books, syllabus, however, the approach towards learning is very different.
Our Science Curriculum also includes – Matter, Chemical Elements, Electricity, Magnetism, Energy, Motion, Force, Light, Sound and other waves, Temperature, Measurement and Methodology.
Our entire Science Curriculum has post activity follow ups, worksheets, etc, to check and evaluate ourselves, whether the child has really understood the concepts.
In Kindergarten, through our Science Curriculum, the child is taken on the journey to employ the key principles of the nature of science and the design process. E.g. the child, will study the physical properties of objects, will observe the patterns present in night and day, will study the seasons, will examine characteristics of plants and animals, and does all this using the key principles.
Besides, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, Environment, the Science Curriculum of Kindergarten also includes Technology and Engineering. So, in fact, our Science Curriculum has Science, Technology and Engineering.
Technology : Technology in our Curriculum includes Technology orientation, Technology usage, and appreciation of Technology in our lives.
Language and Literacy : Broadly, Language and Literacy is Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, and Language (Multi-Language).
India is a Multi-lingual, Multi-cultural, Multi-racial, Multi-religion, Multi-script nation. Typical case is that, more than often kids coming to preschools / schools are not having age-appropriate fluency even in their primary language (home language). There are families, where double language scenario (home language plus English) is quite prevalent. However, to maximum kids, English will come as a second language.
In our Curriculum, Reading and Writing is not delivered directly through worksheets or other heavily rigour based activities. But, it is done through a proper process, through Developmentally Appropriate Materials, Activities and foundational experiences.
We will also be providing you with various materials to create a print-rich environment, with an aesthetic feel of in-school developed materials.
However, Literacy is more than just Reading and Writing, it is about entire Communication – expressing oneself, sharing experiences, dreams, imagination, oral capability, writing capability, pictures, paintings, Art, Colours, Sign language and much more, and we have included each in our curriculum.
Read More about Using Primary Language (home Language) and English Language in Preschools here – Click Here …
Social Studies : The challenges, which is to be faced by the mankind, twenty years from now, would be more challenging, than could be easily addressed in the parameters of Science alone, or Mathematics alone. Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences are going to play roles much larger than it could be visualized.
So, our Social Studies Curriculum, the teaching and the learning will happen, in the exact way, it should be – “appreciating Facts, appreciating Past, Environment consciousness”.
Our Social Studies Curriculum, has History, Geography, Civics and Economics.
The Arts : The Arts in our Curriculum includes Music, Drama, Visual Arts, Dance, Rhymes, Songs and Physical Activities.
Summative, Our Curriculum empowers the acquisition of Mathematical, Historical, Scientific and Artistic ways of thinking.
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.
Some Interesting Elements addressed in our
Curriculum – The ZERO Curriculum™
- Preschool Curriculum: Academic vs. Non-Academic
- Preschool Curriculum: 1920 versus 2020
- Preschool Curriculum: Formal vs Informal
- Preschool Curriculum: Developmentally Appropriate Practices
- Preschool Curriculum: Cross Connections among Content areas
- Preschool Curriculum: Downward Extensions and Connections among Subjects / Contents Areas
- Preschool Curriculum: Cognitive vs Non Cognitive
- Preschool Curriculum: How we Teach is more important than What we Teach
- Preschool Curriculum: Play versus hard work – Hard work itself is FUN™
- Preschool Curriculum developed from Teacher Perspective
- Preschool Curriculum developed from Entrepreneur’s Perspective
- Calculus in Preschool™
- Optics in Preschool™
Content Delivery –
Now, you have seen that our Curriculum – The ZERO Curriculum™, has properly defined Curricular Framework, Syllabus, Guidelines and Skills to be mastered, and everything we do is Developmentally Appropriate, and also as per Early Childhood Development philosophies, as discussed above.
Our Curriculum (even the Teacher’s instruction provided by us) is inbuilt to allow the Child to learn at own pace.
As mentioned above, you noticed that our Content areas are – Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, Language and Literacy, Technology, but the Child experiences it in a holistic way through various activities, like play, provisions, instructions, discussions and other relevant things. Our Curriculum, in fact, is the sum total of all experience, which is available for the child.
Some activities being used are:- sorting, matching, comparing, classifying, making patterns and sequences, music, movement, dance, dramatic and role-play activities, playing, exploring and investigating, doing and observing, talking and listening, asking and answering questions, mental mathematics, playing games, talking about work, counting activities … see the brief list of Activities to deliver the Curriculum, here, Click Here …
‘Teacher Perspective’ of knowing about the
Attributes of Curriculum
Q: Is “The ZERO Curriculum™”, appropriate for all teachers, regardless of their qualification?
A: The ZERO Curriculum™, does not requires Teachers, Principals, etc to have any special qualification. Our Curriculum is suitable for newcomers as well. Presently, India is facing a huge manpower problem pertaining to Preschool Education; our Curriculum properly addresses all such challenges.
Q: Are there any specific Toys, Equipment and Materials required to implement the curriculum?
A: We are suggesting a List of Toys, Equipment and Materials to be used at Preschool in “Preschool Entrepreneurship Program”.
However, pertaining to Teachers, Principals, etc, regarding Teacher’s creatives, worksheets, flash cards, etc. activities everything would be provided. Our Curriculum is in 100% Ready Format and Teachers, Principals, etc just need to follow it and enact it.
Q: Is there any specific Training, which a Teacher, Principal or others are required to undergo, to follow this Curriculum?
A: Teachers, Principals, etc are not supposed to undergo any kind of special trainings. The Curriculum is in 100% Ready Format, just by reading through the Curriculum, Teachers, Principals, etc would be empowered to deliver it. Even for newcomers, nothing special besides Curriculum, would be required.
Delivery of “The ZERO Curriculum™” is made in such a format that it is inclusive of Curriculum and Training.
“The ZERO Curriculum™” is delivered to you in Documented formats and it is complete in entire sense. Additionally, we also have different Products – Click Here and Click Here; which includes Videos of Trainers explaining the Curriculum, some Teachers, Principals, etc might need it, you may discuss your requirements with us and we will suggest you as per your need.
Q: Does the Curriculum provides guidance for Parent involvement, how to help child in transition to kindergarten or mainstream school, etc?
A: We will provide you with all required things in a much planned manner to involve parent, to help child in transition to kindergarten or mainstream school, and many other things as well.
Q: I am a newcomer into Preschool / School, will I face any problem in using the Curriculum or delivering it?
A: You will not face any problem at all. Our Curriculum will empower you with everything required to deliver in the class room. You just need to follow the Curriculum.
Q: I am a Teacher / Principal and was a mediocre student throughout formal education period (in school and college); will I face any problem in using the Curriculum or delivering it?
A: Our Curriculum includes exact dialogues and exact methodology using which you need to deliver, so you will not face any problem at all. E.g. You need to discuss regarding Birds, First, we will empower you with the specific and concise knowledge regarding Birds. Second, we will also provide you with all dialogues, materials, activities, worksheets etc required to deliver this concept.
Q: Is there any summative way that shows a Teacher / Principal may prepare for entire week or entire day well in advance?
A: We will provide you with the complete List of Activities to be done at the beginning of Month. We will provide you with ‘Monthly Purchase List’, so that even for this thing, you need not invest your time. Each Day Curriculum will have the Reminders to be sent to Parents, next few days planning which a teacher is required to do. The Curriculum will come to you in such a format that on Saturday, you may prepare for the entire coming week. The Curriculum will come to you in such a format that before 25th of each Month, you may prepare for the entire coming Month.
Q: Does a Teacher, Principal is required to plan for / prepare some dialogues, some sentences, after reading the Curriculum, to deliver the Curriculum?
A: Our Curriculum is in 100% Ready Format and Teachers, Principals, etc just need to follow it and enact it.
We have included everything like How teacher will enter the classroom, How teacher will start the class, How teacher will read to class, How teacher will carry out activity, How teacher will communicate to parents, How teacher will prepare worksheets, How teacher will prepare flash cards … (E.g. 1:- Teacher entering the Classroom to deliver the concept of Calendar – “I forgot that today, I was supposed to purchase carrot for my baby, if I would have written it on Calendar, I would not have forgot it. Ok, what day is today, who will help me? now, what date is today who will help me? now, which month is this, who will help me?”
E.g. 2:- Teacher entering the Classroom to deliver the concept of Chair and revision of Colour ‘Red’ and revision of Community Helper ‘Carpenter’ – Teacher will enter the classroom and will behave as if she is looking for something, after few seconds of being noticed by children, speaks aloud – ‘where is red chair, the carpenter needs it to fix it’? Then, teacher will encourage each child to help her and in the process will emphasis on the word Red, Chair and Carpenter.
Through above mentioned two examples, the point we are trying to make here is, that each dialogue, each drama, everything, will be provided by us, so that Teacher can focus on delivering and delivering.
Q: There are times when a Teacher is faced with challenges, like, a Child is not interested to sing Rhymes, a Child might do not like to play with blocks, how to address these?
A: In our Curriculum, we have also addressed such challenges, that, what shall teacher do if one child do not play with blocks, what shall teacher do if one child do not sing rhymes. Our endeavor is to provide with – “Ready solution to all Problems”.
Q: As a Teacher, I am expected to do lot many things besides Teaching (taking classes), meet existing parents, address new enquiries, help in transition and various other activities, is this Curriculum going to increase my workload?
A: We understand the typical preschool environment in India, and we very well know the Teachers job in India is not very rewarding monetarily and otherwise too. It is to be understood that Teachers will require time for preparation of teaching materials etc. But, we have done everything, in such a format that, it will not take much time of Teacher, and each Academic Thing will have a home-developed aesthetic feel as well as professional design and drawings. So, at the end Teacher saves the time, delivers better and thus resulting into their increased social Prestige and value (which ultimately in some time will lead to high rewards).
This shall be clearly understood that our Curriculum will NOT increase the teacher’s workload, but will empower and enable teacher in such a way that the Teacher is able to deliver in much better manner and thus move ahead in their career in highly advanced way. Good Delivery by Teacher will lead to their increase in Social Prestige and value and ultimately it will lead to high rewards.
Just few examples to show that how teacher’s, principal’s time is saved due to our Curriculum –
Required preparations prior to the day are clearly mentioned.
What worksheets are to be ready is also reminded.
What teaching aids is to be prepared, complete list and reminders are provided.
What games settings are required to be done is clearly mentioned.
What stationary is required for today, for week, for Month, prior to the day, is properly mentioned.
What diary notes, reminders are to be sent to the parents is properly mentioned.
What questions are to be raised among children during meal time?
Q: I am a Teacher / Principal having long work experience into Preschools, I have been facing various challenges, and I always felt that those are very typical challenges / problems, and might not be addressed in a typical Preschool settings. There were times, that I was able to frame such challenges and were not able to address those, and there were times, that I was not even able to frame such challenges, how can “The ZERO Curriculum™” help me in such typical Indian situation?
A: Teachers and Principal faces many challenges on daily basis. There are many challenges which arise because of our typical socioeconomic structure, social fabric and historical significances.
The teacher face these challenges on regular basis –
Child might not have much supportive / aware parents.
Child might not been given emotional support for learning.
Child’s basic need might not have been met.
Child lacking logical thinking, imagination, etc.
Preschools / Schools might be lacking play equipment, materials and other infrastructural facilities.
Our Curriculum is addressing many of the typical Indian Preschools / Schools scenario problems. With our Curricular services and ‘Parents as Partners’ services, Teachers will find it easy to address many challenges.
Q: As a Teacher / Principal, I kept on collecting Activities for last many years, now I have more than 100 Activities, please suggest me that why I shall or Why I shall not go on to conduct such activities in my class?
A: You shall not go on to conduct such activities in your class. And, why you shall not go on to conduct such activities in your class, discussion of this will go on very long, few reasons are –
Which Activity should be the first to start?
What should be the routine of such Activities?
How to move from one activity to another?
Are such Activities Developmentally Appropriate?
Are such Activities Subject / Topic Appropriate?
Are such Activities, time optimal to help the child into digesting the concept?
Q: I am a new Teacher, joining in the mid-session of the Preschool / School; will I face any problem in using the Curriculum or delivering it?
A: You will not face any problem at all. You just need to Start from the Day, Curriculum is due for that particular class room. E.g. Old Teacher has left on Month 3, day 7th, so you shall Start from Month 3, day 8th, our Curriculum is completely ready to help you in this.
Q: I’ve been teaching in Fifth grade / other grades, and this year I’ve been assigned to Kindergarten. I do not know, what does the Preschool Curriculum or Kindergarten Curriculum means, will ‘the ZERO Curriculum™’ be suitable for me?
A: You need not worry at all; our Curriculum is equally suitable for Newcomers, Experienced Teachers, Senior grades / classes teachers, Untrained Teachers etc.
‘Administrator’s / Entrepreneur’s Perspective’ of
knowing about the Attributes of Curriculum
Q: Can you summarize The ZERO Curriculum™ briefly?
A: Very High Quality Preschool Curriculum and Kindergarten Curriculum, using, common and appropriately, all pedagogical approaches, addressing all the present and future needs, in a 100% ready-format i.e ready to deliver, and teachers just need to enact it.
Q: I want an affordable and best quality curriculum?
A: Our Price is very affordable and Economical. We are ‘Low Cost & High Quality’ Curricular Services Provider.
Q: Are specific materials required to implement the curriculum?
A: Directly, for Teachers, we are providing all the related materials, like, Teacher’s Creatives, Flash Cards, Worksheets etc.
But, in general to run a Preschool, in a proper sense, you are required to purchase ‘relevant and appropriate’ toys, Equipments, Materials, complete List of these is available in Preschool Entrepreneurship Program.
Q: Do I need to assist Teachers / Principal on daily basis?
A: No. All the preparations are given (mentioned). You need not suggest/ intervene in the preparations part of teachers, you may only check the preparations (whether, what we have suggested us being properly followed or not?)
‘FAQs’ Perspective of knowing about the
Attributes of Curriculum
Q: In which Language the Curriculum would be available?
A: Curriculum would be available in simple English language.
Q: Is the Classroom going to be structured?
A: Structure and Layout of Classrooms is suggested in ‘Preschool Entrepreneurship Program’. As per that the Classroom is going to be structured, but developmentally appropriate. The structure of classrooms is organized and catering to interests of each child. Structure and Layout of Classrooms is suggested by us, is perfectly suitable as per Child Development philosophy, which means, it is exactly the way it should be.
Q: Are the Preschool / School required to have specific Toys, Equipment and Materials to implement the curriculum?
A: We are suggesting a List of Toys – Montessori and other categories, Equipment and Materials to be used at Preschool in “Preschool Entrepreneurship Program”. We are also suggesting Low Cost Equipment. “Preschool Entrepreneurship Program” has a complete list of Academic and No-Academic things required to manage the Preschool programs effectively. It is at the freedom of Preschool / School to go ahead with the complete list or partial list depending on their budget.
Regarding, Teachers, Principals, etc, – Teacher’s creatives, worksheets, flash cards, etc. activities everything would be provided by us and it is part of the Curriculum.
Q: How we will be teaching children to read words, read sentences?
A: Our Curriculum is in such a way that the Child will automatically experience each elements and will start reading alphabets, reading words, reading small sentences, and reading big sentences. Join us and experience …
Q: How we will be teaching xyz concepts?
A: Each element of any Concept delivery is properly elaborated, explained in our Curriculum. Additionally, Curriculum is Not only about delivering a particular concept, Curriculum is also about, how many times to deliver the concept? where to deliver such concept? what should be the temperament of such concepts? what should be the follow-up activity of such concepts? These and many more things, each element of each concepts has been properly addressed in our Curriculum.
Q: What Animals “Preschool for Child Rights” is covering in its “The ZERO Curriculum”?
A: It’s not only that, what animals we are covering, but how and what we teach about that animal holds more importance –
The list of such How’s is also very long – how instructional exercises are to be carried out? How activities to be done? How discussion is to be started? How to conduct related thematic activity? How to use Flash Card? How to use worksheets? And much more. All such How’s has been properly addressed in our Curriculum.
E.g. Regarding a ‘particular’ Animal, what holds much importance is –
How appreciation about that ‘animal’ is generated, how beauty of nature is seen by child in that animal.
– Which Features child observes on its own?
– What Teacher shall explain about that animal?
– Which features makes it fall under a particular classification?
– Which all features shall be emphasized for the child?
– What makes it different from other animals?
– What makes it similar to other animals?
Q: Is – The ZERO Curriculum™; a Montessori Curriculum?
A: Yes, in all sense, this is a Montessori Curriculum (but CURRICULUM + Montessori; where entire Curriculum holds a large share than Montessori).
We have followed everything, theories, pedagogy and philosophy propounded and suggested by Great Maria Montessori in a very appropriate manner. But, also understand that, ‘Montessori’ is not Curriculum, but an Educational approach to prepare a Curriculum. So, The ZERO Curriculum™; is a Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum which also includes Montessori Philosophy and pedagogy.
But, also see this –
- In present days, entire Society as well as Education, Technology, Knowledge has progressed a lot.
- Progress is very rapid now a day. Just in a span of 5 Years, entire world changes so much that, if a person is sky-rocketed and brought down after 5 Years, he / she will find it tough to believe that it was just 5 Years.
- Education is the sum-total of entire knowledge possessed by society, one person, irrespective of how Great he / she might be, cannot be all in all of Education.
- Imagine! If there is nothing in hand, then ‘Maria Montessori’ is good enough to be everything. But, in the wake of works of other Childhood education Philosopher and Educationists, those are also required to be included to make a Full and Complete Curriculum.
- Montessori is an educational approach guiding us to develop curriculum and not entire curriculum in itself.
- Contributions made by Great Maria Montessori is stupendous, nothing could belittle that. Although, we have included all of Great Maria Montessori, but that also, in comparison to our entire Curriculum, holds a small share, because Education of present times, has advanced a lot, Hundred Years is a big time gap, isn’t it?
- There are so many things, which were not at the time of ‘Montessori’. And, to have a Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum, the Curriculum has to as per recent Scientific research and also has to be most accurate, as per recognised standards of the respective discipline/subjects. We all know ‘Montessori’ was in 1920s.
It should be clearly understood that, our Curriculum, is using a lot much things, besides Montessori contributions (curriculum). So in fact, our Curriculum is heavily different and too much PLUS than the so-called ‘Montessori Curriculum’. Only ‘Montessori’ cannot lead to the development of proper Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum. As we always say – “Education is the sum-total of entire knowledge possessed by society”.
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