CURRICULUM AND METHODOLOGY
The Founders vision for your children is enshrined in few words on the cover of this Prospectus. “Let the torch of learning, Light up your life, And your knowledge be limitless like the Blue skies”.
The enunciation of our vision, thought process and mission may appear to be beyond the scope of small children of a play school, but these have been culled from our vast experience of teaching in various environments and with students and people of diverse backgrounds.
Parents must know that the first five years of life of a child are the most important years for learning the basics of education and imbibing human values. It has been scientifically proved by Human Behavior Scientists eg Dr Richard Harris, MD and many others that inputs given to a child at this age remain embedded in the sub-conscious mind forever. It is therefore, imperative that the first few formative years of the child are spent in an environment conducive for learning and mental growth.
Our curriculum for the Pre Primary Years has been drawn up after a lot of research on syllabi of various formats of teaching the Pre Primary Children. It has been formatted keeping in mind the overall development of the child. We prepare the children to cope up with the Primary School years with ease. We ensure that our children remain a step ahead of children in other school without burdening them with books and copies.
The methods being adopted in India for Pre Primary education are, The Montessori Method, The Reggio Emilia Approach and the Waldorf Kindergarten Approach. All these three methods/approaches have been practiced and applied by Mrs Sarita Singh in her 30 years experience as a teacher and Teacher of Teachers. The best parts of all the three Approaches has been taken and applied in the Curriculum of the Three R’s School, to suit the Indian environment.
In the Montessori Method, children are given toys and models to play with and learn through self directed learning activity. The teachers remain observers, guiding the children continuously.
In the Reggio Emilia Approach, parents are made a participant in the educational upbringing of the child. The parents are educated on nuances of Child Psychology, diet which the children should get and interpersonal behavior between family members, which is an integral and very important part of educating the child. We feel strongly that parents play a very important part in the education and upbringing of the child. So when you enroll your child in the Three R’s, you enroll yourself as a participant in the most important and beautiful journey of educating your child along with us.
The Waldorf Kindergarten approach emphasizes on the role of imagination in learning and developing thinking. It has a creative as well as an analytic component. This approach encourages learning in early childhood through imitation and example. Extensive time is given to the children for guided free play in a friendly, homelike classroom & open environment to play and learn from the models, toys, classmates and the teacher.
The curriculum does not burden the child, yet prepares him/her comprehensively for the Primary School. Basics of Yoga and Physical Training are also included in our play way method to introduce children to a healthy way of life. Emphasis in laid on Table Manners and Etiquette during the Tiffin Break.
Our philosophy is that the child should be eager to come to our school and reluctant to go back home. She/he should enjoy the learning experience. Thus, to encourage self discovery and learning, barest minimum books are prescribed and children encouraged learning through conversation, models and interaction with teachers and other children.
”न चैरहार्य, न राजहार्य, न भ्रादभाज्य।
न च भरकारि व्यये कृते वर्धतष्टव नित्य विद्याधनं सर्वधनं प्रधानम।।”
Our ancient scriptures have described “Vidhyadhan” in the following shloka
- No thief can steal it from you,
- No King can take it from you,
- Neither can siblings share it with you,
- Even it you spend it lavishly every day,
- Its coffers will remain overflowing with you.
- The wealth of knowledge is superior
- to any other material wealth.
The profound thought in the above Sholka, clearly underlines the importance of Vidhyadhan. When your child steps into the Three R’s, she/he takes the first step towards accumulating Vidhyadhan.