Children of the Play Group, Nursery & KG are taken care on the most modern principles of Early Childhood Education. The learning process is based on different activities in the classroom as well as outside the class. Following are some of its salient features.
The teaching at Pre-School is supported by a well organized Montessori Lab to develop different basic skills among young children. The lab has audio visual equipment and the learning activities are carried out under the supervision of Montessori trained teachers.
Most of the learning concepts at Pre-school are divided into different themes which are followed on weekly / fortnightly basis. Much emphasis is given on the development of general awareness and communication skills. Thus children learn different concepts in a playful manner.
English Reading Scheme
To promote English reading from the very beginning, special emphasis is given on the reading ability of each child. For this purpose a prescribed reading and Phonics scheme plan is adopted for the easy learning of sounds. With the help of flash cards, related games, display of enlarged pictures and words, the trained teachers make it an interesting process for the child.
Work Sheet Plan
At Nursery & KG level, children learn basic educational concepts sketched on work sheets as a part of their daily class room schedule. This makes the learning more enjoyable and a matter of fun. In order to keep the mothers abreast of the school progress and development, work sheets are also given as home assignment. This accelerates their learning process greatly.
Much care is taken for the physical development of children at the pre-school level. Young children are encouraged to participate in different types of outdoor games like running, skipping, hopping and playing with different types and sizes of balls. This ensures the development of hand-eye coordination which is quite essential for a number of educational skills particularly writing.
Sand and Water Play
Water and a sand pool are not only fun for children but also help them in improving certain basic abilities. These make early years of the child very productive ensuring a sound physical and mental development.
Fun with Music
Besides enjoying singing rhymes with teacher or audio / visual aids, children also have fun with live music under the supervision of a Music Teacher.
Prep Class works like a bridge between pre-school (Nursery & KG) and primary section. The minimum age required for this class is five years plus on 1st April. The teaching methodology is the combination of pre-school and primary section. It trains the children to cope with the text books and examination system of the later classes. By the end of this class children are able to read and write both the languages (English and Urdu) as well as take instructions from the teacher to do different academic tasks. This class also makes them capable of doing basic mathematical tasks.
Important Note: The Play School believes that every child at the Pre-school & Prep level should find the process of education enjoyable and thus learn most educational material in a playful and stress free manner. This provides a learning style and educational basis to the child which would facilitate further learning in the later years of life. This is one of the reasons that the late corners or students joining during the session are always advised to attend / complete these classes on a regular basis and “double promotion” or “skipping a class” is not appreciated / recommended.