A child at this stage has a nascent, impressionable mind, trying to make sense of the world around him. The Pre-primary spaces at Shiv Nadar School, provide children a joyful and secure environment to explore and discover. The curriculum aims to "meet tomorrow's challenges today" and the experiential learning approach helps children make sense of the world around them through engaging in activities both in and outside the classrooms.
The curriculum is designed to help young children excel in language and cognitive learning. It also promotes independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity and problem solving.
The domains of learning are:
- communication, language and literacy
- numeracy and logic
- knowledge and understanding of the world
- physical development
- aesthetic and creative development
- social and emotional development
The activities for different domains and concepts are planned purposefully to enable children to engage with and experience the concepts.
Circle Time is an integral part of the daily rhythm. The "Baat-Cheet Time" is a space where children share their thoughts and also listen to their peers.
Teachers reflect on children’s learning and nurture their development by engaging in an ongoing process of observation, documentation and assessment. They are committed to instill a joy of learning in their young students that will stay with them for a life time.