Play way method:
“According to Piaget, “Play consists of responses for pure pleasure” and similarly the preschool play way method is considered the most fun and effective methodology along with the project method and lesson plans. We at Sanjivani Toddlers shift the attitude towards play. We understand and implement how the play way methods can help child’s development. Even our educational partners; parents and also acknowledged the educational values being inculcated by introducing the curriculum through Play way method. The students at early age learn to talk and present projects with confidence and the so called burden of education is not felt.
Project based Learning:
Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they’re studying.
We at Sanjivani Toddlers believe in Project Based Learning (PBL) that reinforces the Academic Standards at each grade level while also developing students’ skills in investigation, collaboration, communication, time management, organization, and use of real-world technology for public speaking.
Current generation is like a rapid fire and we need to upgrade and update ourselves each day with current happening. The Selected G.K. Quiz is an integral part of Sanjivani Toddlers curriculum. We make sure that each child knows the 50 golden questions on General Knowledge. The questions such as, who is the governor of Maharashtra is known by each of our child. Sanjivani Toddlers believes that without widely known general knowledge one cannot build a civil society. It is our prime duty to update the students based on commonly accepted norms and facts. Moreover, without a common core of general knowledge, how can one ascertain the historical significance of events around?
Building Social Awareness at early age
We firmly believe and try to inculcate the development of social and emotional skills in early childhood that benefits all aspects of children’s lifelong learning and development. Children’s developing social and emotional skills in the early year form the foundation upon which subsequent learning and development depends, including life skills such as thinking, planning and decision making.
We also train students to be sensitive towards the world around and the society that we owe a lot. The activities such as, Sharing is caring, Donation of toys etc. are good example of it. Even the Eco friendly Ganesha festival and connecting daily assembly with a value each determines the importance of values in life.
Our faculty is well experienced, trained, dedicated and deal with kids with utmost love, care and patience. We have committed, proactive teachers and dedicated support staff working to help each child to reach their potential. Our staff has high expectation and adopts a wide variety of innovative teaching practices. They foster positive, trusting relationships with students and improve school climate by encouraging parent and family involvement in education.
Our staff excels in good understanding of child development and learning, ability to develop children’s perspectives, ability to praise, comfort, and question and be responsive to children, leadership skills, problem solving and development of targeted lesson plans and good vocabulary and ability to elicit children’s ideas. This leads to the best education that caters to the students needs.
At Sanjivani Toddlers, Students take Periodic Assessments several times throughout the school year to know about what students have learned. These assessments are planned to learn where students need more help and plan targeted instruction. This periodic assessment helps identify strengths and weaknesses in both individuals and groups and enables teachers to priorities the next steps in teaching and learning. Our periodic assessment is based on existing evidence drawn from classroom activities/lessons connecting with a wide range of contexts, for example observation of group work, class discussions, oral responses, class work, homework. This consists of individual or group activities which has most impact where outcomes can feed directly into medium- and short-term planning. This results into good subject knowledge and a clear understanding of progression in key concepts and skills within the subject.
We also make sure that the parents are also aware of the child’s periodic assessment and they contribute to the child’s growth in an effective way.
Public Speaking and Presentations:
We firmly cultivate the skills that are developed through their school experience of exhibitions, workshops, short presentations and engaging in dialogues with their teachers. We want to sow t the seed of persuasion or the ability to win over the crowd. Public speaking enables our students to increase your own self-confidence, make you more comfortable around other people and peers, and fine-tune your everyday verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
We believe in grooming a child at early age to face the audience without stage fear. At Sanjivani Toddlers, presentations are a gate ways to have students practise all language systems areas (vocabulary, grammar, discourse and phonology) and skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) through Pick and tell, Model Exhibition and Role play activities. Here, they also build confidence and it is formulated through natural task based learning. We do focus on a particular language point or skill. As a result, the presentations help us to revise and extend book, pair and group work.
Phonic and Language Skills:
Children have problem in reading because they are not able to recognize the sounds of the letters of the alphabet in the words they read. We at Sanjivani Toddlers address these issues with Phonics reading. This helps children to recognize and associate sounds of the letters of the alphabet in the word they read. It becomes automatic to them. They will be able to see the letters in a word and be able to say the sounds straight away. Once the child knows all of the phonic sounds they are able to read proficiently. It improves their reading accuracy as well as the speed at which they can read.
Specially designed curriculum by experts in education
Our expert team had spent hours with the team reviewing local and International standards and discussing their implications. The team engaged in an in-depth analysis of the data and identified the strengths and weaknesses of the current curriculum.
The students are exposed to innovations and new trends of education. The practical based learning enhances the process of teaching learning. It underlines and makes us different than any other schools around. The psychology of the young one is being taken into consideration and the course is designed without laying any burden on the child.
“A Sr. KG child explores the water cycle and draws the impression as per his understanding which lasts long and is a real learning.”
We stress upon the best methods that appeal to the all facets of sensory organs of a child are challenged. The child’s left side of brain is activated through ice-breaking and small drills. The creativity that lies within the left side of the brain is explored for lifelong learning.
We believe that Dance education aids the development of kinesthetic intelligence. It also creates opportunities for self-expression and communication within the constraints of the medium of the body. Dance, whether representational, thematic, or abstract, is a repository of civilization that changes through time. It gradually teaches the values and skills of creativity, problem solving, risk taking, making judgments in the absence of rules, and higher-order thinking skills. Ultimately, stimulating all the senses, dance goes beyond verbal language in engaging dancers and promoting the development of multisensory beings at early age.
As per the (Educational Curriculum, 2010) the goal of teaching music in primary schools has been defined primarily as the development of interests, musical sensitivity and creativity, training the students’ understanding of the variants of musical expression, and development of their sensitivity to musical values through familiarization with the artistic tradition of their own nation and other nations We at Sanjivani Toddlers impart the grooming of a child with music. The sense of music is developed at early age with different forms of the music. The music room allows the child to handle the instruments and get attached to them.
The research has proven that the first few years in life of children are very important because the impressions, experiences and views developed at this cognitive stage remains with them lifelong. Maximum share of these experiences comes from the environment in which he lives, so there should be link between learning and the environment of student. Linking learning with the natural environment is more important at pre primary level because curiosity of students is highest at this level.
We wish to explore the new world and surrounding by themselves. During this process students utilize their all sensory organs to collect experiences in the mind so that these pictures and experiences can be used in future for developing the knowledge. Thus, through the audio visual method learning gets easy and permanent. It adds on to the creativity. It also increases the involvement of students in classroom situation.
As Singleton (2000) the linguist points out that, lexis occupies a central position within language, the teaching of vocabulary has become a high priority concern of language education.
We at Toddlers make sure that students learn some of their vocabulary indirectly through incidental encounters with words in the reading and class room situation. However, a day a word concept is being practiced for building word bank each day. Each child knows the word of the day and makes it a point that it becomes a part of his schemata.
Sand pit area
Our Toddlers love the sand pit and spend time in the sand pit area in digging, building, scooping, carrying, molding, and scraping. There are dozens of great sand pit toys that are introduced, all of which help the child develop gross and fine motor skills. Playing in the sand provides opportunities for the children to develop their muscles when they dig, shovel, lift, carry, tunnel, and rake. These kinds of activities help develop the large muscles – gross motor that is pouring, sifting, moulding, drawing, patting, and decorating all help exercise the smaller muscles.
Sand pit play also develops an understanding of basic science and maths concepts, such as exploring, classifying, estimating, experimenting, comparing, counting, measuring and constructing.
The Splash pool is our USP at Toddlers. Splashing around in the water will also helps our toddlers to be more coordinated and body-confident. Being in the water will feel so different to them. This water play also helps to improve children’s balance and strength. Playing in water is like playing in a brand new playground where even the simplest activities, like clapping your hands or jumping, are whole new Water also adds resistance so water play activities work as strength training. It takes more muscle strength to move arms and legs through water then it does through air. Thus, we develop the motor skills increasing their chances of being more physically active in later life.
Class room library
The Library is the heartbeat of the school. Yes, we at Toddlers, the reading can so easily be built into child’s school time routine, and become a part of the day that they really look forward to. The book sets in classroom attract students and they open the books, browse them and read them. We cultivate the climate of reading.
Tablets result into better engagement during study hours of the child. Tablets simply make learning fun as children love to interact with technological devices and thanks to specialized apps that focus on different aspects of learning (simple math exercises, listening to stories, learning the alphabet) they benefits during play, too. We utilize the tabs to promote creativity to help children acquire skills.
Effective teaching aids
Sanjivani Toddlers is a second home to the child that has adequate material to draw and make the child feel at ease and secure. Students tend to get more involved when learning if teaching aids are implemented into the curriculum. Hands-on aids, such as computers, maps and other tools that require some sort of interaction from the students, have the highest levels of effectiveness. Our teaching aids contain some meaningful stories, beautiful illustrations, multitudes of ideas, and enough reproducible worksheets to keep the students busy all year.
Using teaching aids help learners improve reading comprehension skills, illustrating or reinforcing a skill or concept, differentiating instruction and relieving anxiety or boredom by presenting information in a new and exciting way. Teaching aids also engage students’ other senses since there are no limits in what aids can be utilized when supplementing a lesson.