Research says that a child's brain is developing at the fastest possible pace till 5 years and this substantiates the criticality of the early years education. Children in these crucial years needs to be supported to learn and develop at their own unique pace. Learning should be motivating, engaging and fun to ensure development of skills, inculcate a sense of wonder and let each child’s personal interests to flourish. Age-appropriate, play based, child-initiated, and teacher-supported experiences in an enabling environment foster children’s innate curiosity and creativity, make way for a deepened sense of understanding and allows them to express in the most natural manner.
Life in KWS pre-primary section focuses on laying a strong foundation for further learning to take place.
Our educators must ensure that the learners receive nurturing pastoral care and a stimulating environment in order to master the skills and achieve their early learning milestones.
are the two most essential prerequisites for holistic development. Schools must create an environment that enables young learners to receive the benefits of nature and nurture. The teaching-learning environment, curriculum and pedagogy at pre-primary KWS is aimed at providing young learners access to nature through open green spaces and nurturing care through caring educators for enabling holistic development.
Play is essential to the development and offers an ideal opportunity for learners to engage and simultaneously work on developing various skills like cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being. The teaching-learning environment, curriculum, and pedagogy at pre-primary KWS aim to provide opportunities and mediate age-appropriate play that enables enthusiastic participation of all learners and creates a climate for exploration and inquiry.
Children are born curious and creative and it is the responsibility of every educator to make sure that it is nurtured well and only grows stronger with time. The teaching-learning environment, curriculum and pedagogy at pre-primary KWS aim to provide a stimulating yet safe and supportive environment to capture each child’s curiosity and promote their creative thinking.
Experiences are critical as children learn best by doing and stimulate the five senses. Exploration is the only avenue to satisfy children’s inborn curiosity and is the first step to transition from known to unknown. The teaching-learning environment, curriculum, and pedagogy at pre-primary KWS aim to provide children with opportunities to engage in activities holistically designed to make room for conceptual understanding and skill-building through multisensory hands-on experiences and exploration.
Learners need to understand at an early age that individual goals must also fit in well within a larger group and can be furthered and enhanced through collaboration and teamwork. Learners must critically understand their thoughts in close relation to the world to become practical problem solvers of tomorrow. The teaching-learning environment, curriculum and pedagogy at pre-primary KWS is aimed at providing a cooperative environment that facilitates teamwork and a sense of community belongingness.
Communication is one of the major developmental milestones in early childhood and learning to communicate effectively is one of the four core 21st-century life skills. Children need to interact with people and their environment on a daily basis to to have their needs met. Expression goes hand in hand with communication and needs to be taught explicitly at a young age. This includes learning the skills to understand and to express thoughts, feelings, and information. The teaching-learning environment, curriculum and pedagogy at pre-primary KWS is aimed at providing a stimulating environment where our young learners engage in various activities and learn to communicate effectively and do not hesitate to express themselves freely.