Playgroup & Kindergarten

The spirit and essence of our educational process lies in the comprehensive development of the child. No advances in academic policies or curriculum have their desired effect unless they are in harmony with the child and unless they are fundamentally acceptable to him. We seek to equip the child with deeper, more gripping, and subtler ways of knowing the world and himself. For a small child there is no division between playing and learning; between the things he or she does just for fun and things that are educational.  

Moreover, the academic expectations for a child just beginning school are minimal. We constantly work towards making children come to preschool feeling happy, reasonably secure, and eager to explore and learn. Children are not just twiddling their thumbs, waiting for others to teach them to read and do math. They are expending a vast amount of time and effort in exploring and understanding their immediate world. Pre Primary section of Neerja Modi School supports and encourages this spontaneous learning.

Concept Development

Our teaching methodology is based on the undisputed premises that children enjoy learning through play, hands-on activities and through interaction with others.

We formulate the teaching of concepts through activities, songs and games and a variety of hands-on experiences through which children can explore and learn about the world around them.

 

Motor Activities

We provide opportunities for children to develop coordinated skills in a safe non-threatening environment. By taking part in structured play situations, indoors and outdoors, children are offered a change to try out new skills and practice familiar ones.

 

Motor activities, woven into the curriculum teach and reinforce skills such as balance, eye-hand coordination, rhythm and the manual dexterity necessary to colour, draw and write.

 

As children gain control over their bodies and their movements their self-esteem and confidence grows stronger.

We through Perceptual Motor-program focus on stimulating the sensory motor system and integrating it, helping the child's brain to sort out, organise and put messages together. These sessions are important for the full development of the nervous system and intellectual development.

 

This program has shown remarkable results and has helped children to achieve accelerated learning, improved coordination and an improved ability to focus on tasks.

 

Mathematical Concepts

A wide range of activities are built into the program to provide children with meaningful experiences in problem-solving, number usage and practical application of initial number concepts.

 

Our mathematics programs allow for hands-on exploration, active investigation and the use of manipulatives.

 

Formal Work Preparation

Reading is the foundation for all learning. If a child is successful in reading all subsequent learning is facilitated. 

Skilled reading is a complex process that requires the engagement of many parts simultaneously. This process is based on a foundation in following: phonological awareness, knowledge between sounds and letters, as well as visual memory.

 

Field Trips

Since children learn best through direct experiences, we organise opportunities for children to learn by seeing, feeling and doing. Through these experiences, children establish their understanding and acquire social, intellectual and physical skills necessary for the development of meaningful concepts. Going to places, seeing and doing are all vital components of an early education program.

Trips are organised to Farms, Dentist, Transportation service stations, Post Office, Hotel, Museums and many more based on their age and curriculum. 

Creative Arts

The visual arts fulfil an essential need in children to explore and organise their world. The art of drawing, painting and shaping objects teaches them important new ways of thinking, of creating and communicating with images as well as with words.

We have evolved a program that understands that there are different sensory modalities through which a child learns. A child may be only a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner. Our program operates in all three modalities allowing each child to achieve his/her maximum potential.

 

Music, Movement and Dramatics

Music and movement sessions enhance attention spans, sharpen listening abilities and develop language/vocabulary skills.

In addition to the skills developed music and movement sessions are a period of great enjoyment for children.