Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood education is the age group between three year and six years. These early years are very crucial in each individual’s life as most of the cognitive and physical development takes place during this period. The play way and activity-based learning which is followed at KENNEDY GLOBAL Prep School facilitates children to get  involved in hands-on activities and get realistic experiences from their school interaction. The child, thus encouraged to learn from the stimulating environment, generates lifelong learning outcomes.

Goals

  • To believe that each child is unique and work towards the wholesome development of the child.
  • To identify and nurture the hidden talent in a child.
  • To build up strong foundation of concepts on to age-appropriate topics.
  • To provide ample opportunities for children to express their thoughts and ideas.
  • To make the learning process more enjoyable.

The five aims (strands) for The Pre-primary School

Wellbeing : The health and well being of a child is (nurtured) carefully addressed.

Belonging: Children and family feel they belong here. A sense of belonging is cultivated.

Contribution: Opportunity for learning is equitable and each child’s contribution is valued.

Communication: The language and symbols of children cultures are promoted and protected.

Exploration: The Child’s learning is facilitated through active exploration of the environment.

Infrastructure of KENNEDY GLOBAL Prep School.

Air-conditioned spacious class rooms

All class rooms are equipped with soft boards to display students’ work as well as project related pictures and thematic charts. These provide the aesthetic ambience and also help in reinforcement of basic concepts.

Different corners are created in the class rooms viz, Dolls corner, blocks, beads, pegboards corner, book corner, creative corner, kitchen corner, science corner and dramatics corner, facilitate rotational activities.

Cyber Zone – The Computer Lab

30 seater computer lab, providing one computer for each student.

Tata class Edge interactive screen with over head projector

Fun filled, audio visual learning, 3D Animation entertainment.

Methodology

Play Way Method

The Play way method is child centered and caters to individual needs, interests and abilities. Playing comes  naturally to a child. This is how children express their ideas and feelings as well as explore and understand the world around them. It also helps to build effective social relations. Play-way method is proven to be an effective medium of imparting early childhood education.

KENNEDY GLOBAL provides

Learning experience in a concrete form through play situation so that the child becomes an active participant and not a passive recipient in the total learning process.

A balanced, process-oriented program which fulfills all the development objectives. It nurtures development of learning processes like observation, experimentation, problem solving and creativity in children while also catering to the promotion of their physical language and socio-emotional skills. It facilitates enjoyable learning for children and tries to develop and sustain motivation; thereby triggering the curiosity in the students.

The Five Traits For Holistic Development

Physical development: Gross motor skills: walking, running, jumping, hopping, galloping, skipping, bending, stretching, pulling, pushing, painting, climbing, throwing, swimming, skating, catching, tossing, balancing on beam, etc.

Eye-hand coordination: Activities like peg board, stringing beads, building blocks, crayoning, finger paint, palm frame, cutting with scissors, using glue, and variety of puzzles promote eye-hand coordination

Fine motor Development: Clay moldings, dough mixing, sponge dabbing, wool dabbing, collage, printing, pasting, sticking, washing, napkin folding activity, buttoning and un-buttoning, lazing activity etc.

Cognitive development: Activities to enhance thinking as well as  logical and problem solving skills, to understand the concepts with utmost clarity.

Language Development: Language is taught as a practice based subject by giving equal emphasis to all four skills i.e. Listening, reading, writing and speaking. Pre- reading and pre- writing skills help in improving their written communication and hand-writing skills. The activities under language development include.

  • Free conversation
  • Story telling
  • Rhymes and songs
  • Role play
  • Dramatization
  • Narration of the situation
  • Sand, water, air tracing
  • Assembly presentation
  • Class presentation
  • Pattern writing
  • Group/peer reading
  • Silent/loud reading

Socio emotional Development

The exclusive etiquette room equips the students with the skills of self grooming, mannerism and allows a scope for behavior modification.

  • Self grooming activities, through Montessori equipment like buttoning, lazing, washing and folding, teach essential self grooming skills. Telephonic conversation and kitchen corner activities – familiarize students with everyday activities.
  • To inculcate corporation, coordination, team spirit and belongingness amongst the students, social get-together like class party, pool party, Diwali Mela, grandparents day etc. are organized.

Cultural awareness is promoted through different events and celebrations like Janmashtami, Ganesh Chathurthi, Eid, Christmas, etc.

Creative and Aesthetic Development

  • Creativity through art and craft
  • Nature walk to appreciate nature
  • Invitation/ greeting card making
  • Best out of waste activities
  • Flower making and arrangement
  • Rakhi making