Age: 2 years to 3 years
Duration: 1 year, 5 days a week
Facilitator–Student ratio: 1:5
As your toddler takes his first steps towards formal schooling, we are there to make sure that the transition is a pleasant and enjoyable one. At this age, our focus is on emotional and social development. For our Playgroup section, our educators employ the Play Way methodology.
The Play Way method emphasises the importance of real-world interactions and the immediate environment of the child in learning. For example, if we’re teaching children their numbers, we don’t just recite them; we write them in sooji, the teacher guiding the child’s hand while she traces the numeral. To teach them colours, we have ‘colour days’ at the centre where everyone dresses in one particular colour. We take our children on field trips to meet community helpers – veterinarians, firemen, traffic control cops, bakers, the neighborhood juicewallah even! Our children especially enjoy our policy of using festivals and celebrations to connect the curriculum to what the children observe and experience in their daily lives.