Early childhood education has a profound impact on brain development, so enhancing the physical, cognitive, linguistic and socio-emotional development of children is necessary to lead them to a future that enables them to be life-long Learners. The curriculum stresses on inclusion and considers its scope to give children the opportunity to inquire and explore building in them a passion to apply, analyse and evaluate their learning.
Thus empowering our children with different learning styles to fit into today’s vibrant, energized, and challenging environment.
APPROACH AND CURRICULUM
Keeping in mind what Zigler says – “Children bring more than their brains to School”.
Children enter school with a sense of wonder and joy for learning. Kara4Kids appreciates and understands that every child has his/her unique style ofLearning.
Our child- centered curriculum unfolds a learning which defines processes that recognize knowledge and understanding. We stress on the importance of the sustenance of development, clearly focusing on domains – cognitive, affective and psycho-motor, integrating each one to develop a philosophy of action encouraging knowledge, attitude and appreciation. The children evolve and focus on a learning that strengthens values and a skill based quality, wherein play infiltrates in and out of our classrooms giving rise to creative thinking and Collaboration.
Inspiration is a two-fold process where the adult and child stimulate and motivate a thinking to establish realization to a co-operative philosophy,encouraging an open minded process. The various strands of philosophy and learning incorporated from different curricula, strengthen our belief that all children when rightly nurtured move ceaselessly ahead with a driven passion. As an independent organization, Kara’s curriculum has been designed to facilitate the entrance of our children to various boards within India and the World.
“Scientists have recently determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain- unless it is done in play, in which case, it takes between 10 and 20 repetitions!” – Dr. Karyn Purvis
At Kara4Kids we create and build an innovative environment where, “playful learning” leads to more energy and productivity.
We know what should be on your child’s plate as we are aware of the nutritional requirements of children and how it plays a crucial role in their growth and development. Hence, food is freshly prepared for each interval where everything is organic since it’s made from scratch; even our ketchup.
With a strong emphasis on having a balanced diet, the meals include a plenty of starchy carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, some protein, and dairy foods.
Our crafted menus are not only approved by a Clinical Child Nutritionist but even shared with the parents in advance.
Extreme care is given to each centre’s infrastructure, in order to keep it hygienic by including daily deep cleaning, weekly maintenance schedules, regular replacement of learning resources and upgradation of the environment.
Standard Operating Procedures are implemented and internal guidelines are followed with regard to sick children, dress code, food and mealtimes, medication, weekly feedback to parents, and affiliation to local hospitals to ensure that the Happiest Kids are indeed at Kara.
Children at Kara learn by watching, interacting, and working within an organic and nurturing environment; where classrooms have large windows that flood rooms with light and fresh air, furniture is child-friendly, walls are decorated with children’s work, and the outside areas are embellished with natural flora and fauna. The play areas at Kara4kids centres are cosy indoor and outdoor spaces designed to give each child a developmentally appropriate playing experience. It houses state-of-the-art facilities like a 4,500 square feet play area; rock climbing; jungle gym; indoor track to ride tricycles, bikes and cars; and an international sand pit.
As appropriate as the physical environment, even the emotional environment is safe, nurturing, focuses on the building of relationships, and is bolstered by tender love and care.