The SHABD preschool curriculum, SHABD EDUplusTM is scientifically designed keeping in mind how each child can learn best. It is built around the most recent evidence from child psychology, brain based research and experience of leading practitioners.
The curriculum draws from Western and Eastern educational philosophy, like the works of Sri Aurobindo, Howard Gardner, .Krishnamurthy, Reggio Emilia, Maria Montessori and most importantly our own work with children over the last few years. The curriculum integrates children's physical, intellectual, social and emotional needs. Theme based learning: Children learn better when they can make connections between what they know and the knowledge being imparted to them.
is built around
Eight core Areas
Children are taught to obey & respect their elders - parents, grandparents, teachers. Kids are taught to say "Thank you", "Sorry" & "Please" on a daily basis; and to yawn, sneeze, cough in a proper manner. To keep their surroundings clean by not littering and to use a dustbin.
Art equipment, including paint, glue, crayons and pencils, clay, blocks provide for open-ended exploration of colour, shape and texture and the development of skills in painting, drawing and making collages & greeting cards.
We provide opportunities for imaginative role-play, both individually and as part of a group.
Phonetic and auditory games to improve pronunciation. Activities that involve vocabulary, creation & expression of ideas; and activities that improve clarity of speech. A well-stocked book Library for structured reading and story telling sessions.
Activities that focus on stimulating and developing skills that build self-confidence in a child; nurture and build initiative, individuality, assertiveness & self-respect.
Activities that involve sorting, matching, ordering, sequencing and counting of objects, which form the basis for early Mathematics. Linking….Connecting….Applying math concepts to practical situations.
A range of equipment and opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, allow children to develop confidence and enjoyment in the use and development of their own body skills - moving, running, jumping, climbing & balancing.
Children are encouraged to take part in a group, sharing & co-operating with other children. Through activities & conversations, they learn acceptable ways to express their own feelings & learn to listen to others.
Children are supported in the development of fine motor skills required to use tools, and to handle small objects, including pens and pencils, with increasing control, precision & grip for future writing skills.