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Philosophy of The Evolving Minds Pre School Curriculum

The curriculum is based on the belief that children learn best through “Active Learning,” direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. Children are encouraged to “construct’ their own knowledge by pursuing their personal interests and goals, guided by trained adults who understand the important learning areas for children in the preschool years. Active learning is central to all the activities in the program, whether planned by adults or initiated by children.

TEM philosophy in other words reflects in its 3 C’s Curriculum- Child, Content and Context.

Classroom Arrangement, Materials, and Equipment

The space and materials in a pre primary setting are carefully selected and arranged to promote active learning. The center is divided into “interest areas” (corners) organized around specific kinds of play, for example, block area, house area, book area, sand-and- water area, art area.

Features

TEM Day-wise curriculum for Play Group, Nursery, LKG, UKG. This is based on Hi-Scope Methodology

Our curriculum is of global standards. It is a step ahead from child centered learning to child initiated learning.

  1. The processes are so strong that the children of the school will become the brand ambassadors of the schools which take our curriculum and they begin to apply their knowledge in the true sense.
  2. The curriculum is thematic and makes learning holistic for students.
  3. Students will be problem solvers, reflective thinkers and well rounded personalities.
  4. R & D Division Monitors and Upgrades the Course Contents from time to time.
  5. We also use flash cards, activity books, work sheets, audio-visual aids to support the curriculum.

Advantages of TEM Curriculum:

Life-skills at preschool:

  1. The formative years of a child are pivotal in shaping out what the child wants to make out of himself and the meaning he derives out of it in the coming years.
  2. With the recent transformations in the field of education it has been proven beyond doubt that in language learning LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) is the best and most natural way for kids to learn, and enjoy the learning.
  3. Given the challenges faced by today’s children, opportunities must be created for their inherent talents to get expressed, and many of them go undiscovered.
  4. Preschools naturally become a platform where the child doesn’t just get ready for school, but prepares for life. Science has proved that most development takes place between 3-6 years of age and the right mentoring and opportunities can most definitely help children excel in life.
  5. This development can further be enhanced by allowing the child to choose his/her experiences, sequentially and with responsibility.

Major Goals of the High Scope Method

The High Scope method is designed to:

✔ Help children develop the ability to make choices;
✔ Help children develop self-discipline by carrying out plans;
✔ Develop children's ability to cooperate with others;
✔ Increase children's knowledge about objects and skills;
✔ Increase children's knowledge about objects and skills;
✔ Help children better understand verbal and nonverbal communication;
✔ Develop children's ability to apply reasoning skills to a variety of situations;
✔ Further develop children's creativity, initiative, and openness to learning.

High Scope Central Concepts

❱ Active learning

The HighScope Curriculum emphasizes active participatory learning. Active learning means students have direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. Children's interests and choices are at the heart of the HighScope programs. They construct their own knowledge through interactions with the world and the people around them. In active learning settings, adults expand children's thinking with diverse materials and nurturing interactions.

❱ Learning environment

A HighScope school classroom is divided into well-defined interest areas that typically include a house area, art area, block area, toy area, and other areas that reflect the children's interests. Children are able to access all facilities independently as well as take some responsibility for use of these areas.

❱ Daily routine

HighScope classrooms follow a predictable sequence of events called the daily routine. The daily routine in a HighScope classroom includes plan-do- review, small and large-group times, outside time, transition times, and eating and resting times.

❱ Plan-do- review

A key component of the HighScope approach is the plan-do- review sequence. Children first plan what materials they want to work with, what they want to do, and whom they want to do it with (this can be done formally or informally in small groups). Once they have made a plan, however vague, of what they want to do, they can go and do it. Then, after this chosen worktime, the children discuss what they did and whether it was the same as, or different from, what they had planned.

❱ Adult-child interaction

Shared control between adults and children is central to the HighScope Curriculum. In addition to sharing control, adults in a HighScope classroom participate in children's play, converse as partners with them, focus on children's strengths and offer them support, and encourage children's problem solving.

❱ Key developmental indicators

The HighScope Curriculum is organized into eight content areas:

  1. approaches to learning;
  2. language, literacy, and communication;
  3. social and emotional development;
  4. physical development and health;
  5. mathematics;
  6. science and technology;
  7. social studies;
  8. creative arts.
Within these content areas are 58 key developmental indicators (KDIs). The KDIs are statements of observable behaviors that define the important learning areas for young children. HighScope teachers keep these indicators in mind when they set up the learning environment and plan activities.

❱ Assessment

HighScope assesses children's development with comprehensive observations. HighScope teachers record daily anecdotes describing what children do and say. Several times a year, teachers review these anecdotes and rate each child using an assessment tool that is organized into six areas of development. These scores help the teachers design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities and can be used to explain children's progress during conferences.

Conflict Resolution

HighScope has a six-step process that can be used to help children resolve conflicts that may arise during their day.

Step 1. Approach the situation calmly.
Observe the situation, approach the children with a calm voice, and sit with them on the floor. Stop any hurtful behavior if necessary.

Step 2. Acknowledge children’s feelings.
Describe the feeling you observe and the details of what you see.

Step 3. Gather information.
Ask open-ended questions, directing your questions to one child, then another.

Step 4. Restate the problem.
Based on what the children say, clarify the problem and check your statement with the children.

Step 5. Ask for ideas for solutions and choose one together.
Encourage children to talk to each other. Be prepared to give suggestions. When children arrive at a solution, restate it and check with them to make sure they are in agreement.

Step 6. Be prepared to give follow-up support.
Sometimes solutions need clarifying as the children begin to play again.

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