Early Years Programme

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

– Malcolm X

Early childhood is a remarkable period in a child’s growth and development phase. This stage can foster children’s curiosity and enjoyment in exploring the world. A child achieves one growth milestone after another, growing by leaps and bounds and it needs to be cherished and nourished in order for them to grow up into talented and successful individuals. Children in their early years need time to play and be physically as well as mentally active. Just like all the other sections of the school, our approach is towards teaching and learning in the primary section, guided by our Core Values. The following are the core values that we live by:

  • Learning @1
  • Academics +
  • Every Child First
  • Open Door Always
  • High Happiness Quotient.

At Mainadevi Bajaj International School (MBIS), we strive to provide numerous opportunities for children to explore and learn so that we can nurture their individual needs, interests, and skills. By creating a warm, caring and happy environment in which every child can grow and progress at their own pace, we make learning an exciting part of their growing years.

Recognising and understanding that this is a sensitive time for youngsters who are stepping out of the comfort zone of their home environment for the first time, we ensure that emotional and physical security are a priority so that they feel safe in the environment that they are trying to bloom in. We ensure this by:

  • Receiving and escorting students individually to the classroom
  • Keeping our class sizes small
  • Assigning two teachers and a support staff to every class
  • Ensuring that they are never left alone
  • Providing child safe material during class and play time
  • Providing CCTV cameras in every area of the school

We focus on the constructive and holistic development of the child through play, art, music, and language. The early years’ program is designed around three core subjects of literacy, numeracy, and area of inquiry. In literacy, kids are taught various language skills along with phonic sounds, which are an important part of development in children.

Creativity and curiosity are nurtured at each stage of the programme and the inquiry-based method facilitates this. We encourage learners to enquire and seek, rather than to assume what they should learn. Each area of inquiry develops the children’s communication, thinking, self-management, and social skills.

Our academic programme is fully supported, integrated and linked with co-curricular activities. Students are exposed to various activities like Art and Design, Music, Yoga, and Martial Arts. Leading professional agencies are involved in providing expert guidance to our students.

  • Speech and Drama by Helen O Grady International
  • Graphic Animation by Giant Wheel and
  • Dance by Shiamak Davar Education.

5-Core Values

Curriculum

The early years’ program is designed around three core disciplines:

  • Literacy: Students are taught various language skills along with phonic sounds, which are an important part of development in children.
  • Numeracy: Teaching Numeracy through fun activities and representation or pictures allow children to make connections with the real world and help develop math skills.
  • Inquiry: We encourage students to ask questions, share ideas, and analyze.

Approach to Learning

Our approach comprises storytelling, play way, experiential and inquiry-based methods. Creativity and curiosity are nurtured at each stage of the program and the inquiry-based method facilitates this. We encourage learners to enquire and seek, rather than to assume what they should learn. Each area of inquiry develops the children’s communication, thinking, Self-management, and social skills.

Co-curricular Activities

Our academic program is fully supported, integrated, and linked with co-curricular activities. We offer the following activities to our learners:

  • Dance by Shiamak Davar
  • Drama by Helen 0’Grady
  • Martial Arts
  • Yoga

Safety and Security

The safety and security of students is our top priority.

  • The homeroom teachers escort students when they arrive at school and hand them over to parents at the time of departure
  • The entire campus is covered with CCTV cameras
  • Arrivals and departures are manned by more than five staff members including heads of section and the principal
  • Our washrooms are well-equipped and cleaned often
  • Classrooms are large and airy and are thoroughly swept and mopped every day
  • We have a dedicated health center with a doctor on call