Curriculum and Pedagogy
Our Curriculum is focused on the following areas of development:
Curriculum is a set of experiences, activities and events, direct or indirect which occur in a structured environment specially planned to foster children's learning and development. Teoler has a comprehensive child-centric curriculum that comes with set objectives in all major areas of development. It is related to the child's developmental readiness, interests, questions, style of learning and the cultural context in which the child finds himself or herself.
Cognitive / Academic Learning
In order to meet our curriculum objectives, we take the children through a structured learning program,. No activity in the school is meaningless or done without a clear cut objective and outcome for the child.
In the 2 to 4 years category, we begin with fine motor and practical life skills. English is introduced with phonetics. Mathematics is introduced with materials that help the child comprehend the abstract concepts. There are also a variety of activities that aid cognitive development and logical thinking.
In the 4 to 6 age group, children are taken through a program that covers fairly complex areas of language, mathematics, geography, history and science in a manner that will help them explore, discover and understand the fundamentals.
Critical Non Academic Learning
The curriculum provides many opportunities for children to make choices and decisions about their work. Children have the choice to work in small groups/ individually depending on their needs at different times.
During the course of working through the day, we constantly create opportunities for children to develop their language skills as well as focus on their emotional development. We encourage them to receive help from and offer help to other children, thus inculcating a sense of social awareness. Mixed age grouping also helps them become better learners.
We also lay emphasis on creating environmental awareness and help them develop practical skills like cutting, sieving and gardening. We also offer ample activities for development in the areas of art.
Physical development is not just about running around or cycling, it is taken very seriously and there are a series of activities that are designed keeping in mind the age and growth of the child.