Children, properly guided and mentored in the initial years grow to become useful productive and responsible citizens just the way acorns grow into mighty oaksand withpruning saplings grow to yield better fruit
Sound fostering of an individual in the foundational stages of school goes a long way in preparing the child to take on the challenges of learning and draw with joy from the wealth of knowledge, technology, world view and social values
Star Kids believes that a race well begun is already half won; thus the Pre-primary Package is an integral part of its iconic group of institutions set to lay a sure foundation for a good number of achievers at the school and plus 2 level
Foundational principles of Star Kids
The years from 2 to 5 are very significant for physical and mental growth, establishing the following:
Better development of all senses and their coordination
Growth of the child's ability for verbal communication and the fast replacement of gestures
Independent control over challenges of everyday living and less of parental control
Awareness towards the world outside; less of awareness turned inwards
The power to retain and assimilate facts and the skill to conceptualize, explore and grow; less of responding to the immediate present
During these years the child into a fast growing individual, forever energetic, active, curious explorer, organizing information and inputs from the world and thirsting for more stimuli
There is greater control and coordination over gross and fine physical skills and coordination, exploring in response to the demand to know, understand, express and move to physical and psychological fullness
Star Kids strives to nurture this growth and transformation during the period from Nursery through Upper Kindergarten. Star Kids guides the child towards systematic learning through exploration, offers space for physical activity and reinforces individual and group experiences
Sri Chaitanya educational institution has already made its presence felt in the field of education by establishing Sri Chaitanya Techno schools in the year 2007.
Star Kids program is run by Varsity within Sri Chaitanya school premises.
Sri Chaitanya techno schools today is recognized as one of the leading schools across the nation.
In keeping with its motto "Intelligence re-defined", the school has been creating a society of progressive intellectual individuals by providing child friendly, integrated curriculum and the best quality education.
Studies have proven that maximum human brain development happens between conception to 7 years of age, which are generally called formative years of the child's brain development. It is believed that every child has the potential to
become genius if he / she is given the right kind of guidance from a very young age.
This is precisely the purpose for which STARKIDS has been set-up. It reflects the invaluable experience gained which has been
elucidated or rendered in continuing the first education drawn from the best principles of child development across the globe even at a pre-school level.
Anticipated as "The Light of Your Life" in child's journey towards formal education STARKIDS is not limited to academic education but a holistic approach to overall development inclusive of Physical, Mental, Social, Emotional, Cognitive along with intellectual
Emphasis is laid on imparting knowledge and awareness through fun and play using various mediums like.
Arts and Crafts
Puppetry and finger plays
Music and movement
Curriculum at Star Kids
The curriculum at Star Kids may be classed under five major themes, namely:
Language Development :(Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing)
Math Development : (development of pre-mathematical skills inclusive of numeric learning)
Knowledge and Understanding of the World : (basics of Science, Geography, History and Technology)
Creative Development : (indoor and outdoor activity for emotional and aesthetic development) hands on activities
Physical Development : (development of gross and fine motor skills)
Star Kids pre-school prepares a conducive environment in focusing, guiding, expanding the experiences, understanding the skills through which the child will naturally develop in the course of growth. The environment here refers to the school grounds , classroom as well as to equipment placed within it.
The basics of all learning are triggered in the child. Through these themes, the windows of the children
are opened to the vast horizon, to conquer through learning and future experiences. The important outcom
are as follows:
1. Language Development and pre-reading and pre-writing skills
Competence in talking and listening and in becoming readers and writers in essence
Rudiments of communication skills in English with a growing vocabulary and increased fluency to express thoughts and convey the meaning to the listeners
Similar competence in the mother tongue
2. Mathematics (Pre-number concept)
Development of pre-mathematics skill
Skills related to comparison, sorting, matching, ordering, sequencing and counting
3. Knowledge and Understanding of the World (basics of science, geography, history and technology)
Understanding environment, other people, features of the nature and man-made world
Foundations for Historical, Geographical, Scientific and Technological learning will be part of their curriculam
4. Physical Development (Gross and fine motor)
Developing physical control, mobility, awareness of space and manipulative skills in the indoor and outdoor environments
Foundations for Historical, Geographical, Scientific and Technological learning will be part of their curriculam
5. Creative Development (Emotional and Aesthetic)
Explore sound, color, texture, shape, form and space in two and three dimensions, show increasing ability to use their
imagination, to listen and observe
Personal, Social, Moral development and age-appropriate values, children learn to work, play, co-operate and function in a
STAR KIDS : Learning Stations
Learning Stations are independent stations setup throughout the classroom where children can
actually engage in learning activity. Learning Station approach provides a time when children explore and practice skills to their own
satisfaction. These stations provide children with opportunities for hands on learning. Pledged for all-round development,
these stations include:
Circle Time: Time for greeting, promoting oral communication, socialization and fun
Manipulative Station: Time for freeplay and explore themselves with
puzzles, sorting games, matching games and other manipulative materials
Literacy Station: To promote reading and writing
Activity Station: To foster activity based education
Evaluation is a continuous process and is carried throughout the academic year. The results of the assessment are discussed with the parent at the end of every term. The process of assessment is not intended to make pronouncement on the child's abilities or on the effectiveness of the teaching process. It is to help the teacher to reflect on strategies, materials, methods of teaching, practices and understand their impact on children.
STAR KIDS : Things that makes us apart
Field trips for real life experiences
Take away activities
Periodic parent teacher interactions
Constant teacher training programmes to facilitate a warm and friendly
Advance and world standard integrated curriculum blended with Montessori and techniques borrowed from Glenndoman
Competitions and celebration
How star kids is different from other schools
The curriculum is designed concentrating on all round development (including social, emotional, intellectual and physical)
A good start with the best of care
School that serves as a transition from home to the commencement of formal schooling
Develops basic skills and knowledge through creative play and social interaction as well as formal lessons
Is a place where young children learn as they play with materials and cope to live with other children and teachers
Teachers pay attention to the needs of the child
Each topic is reinforced or recapitulated with an activity for better understanding
Children are allowed to think and to be creative in the teaching environment.
Teachers interact regularly with parents and respect their preferences and ideas
Children are exposed to activities that encourage self expression and development of a full range of motor skills
The classrooms are colourful and attractive and are conducive for learning
Star Kids celebrates national and religious festivals with fun and gaiety
Colour days are celebrated to make learning of colours a fun activity
The activities of Star Kids are organized into the following categories accomplished individually as a group:
Teacher-Directed and Child Directed activities are to do some things as instructed by the teacher and also to make their own choices
Individual and Group: The scope to work alone and also to participate and cooperate as part of a group
Set and Open activities: Activities at Star Kids are aimed to provide stimulus for mastering specific skills and following rules while others provide for individual expression and discovery
Physical activity and quietness: Stretching large muscles and making noise interspersed with calm and concentrated activity
Distribution of activities through Physical and Mental development
Star Kids classrooms
Brightly painted, aesthetic looking interiors, with cupboards to accommodate each child's workbook and portfolios and space for display of child paintings, models and other works, each classroom is provided with the possibility of setup according to the teacher's imagination and creativity.
Each of the classrooms from Nursery to UKG has equipment and play material that allows the child to discover, use, convert and play to there heart's content.
The equipment, is procured from leading national child equipment manufacturers, which are child-friendly, lightweight and made with non-toxic material that is safe for the child
The classrooms are filled with toys, blocks, clay, crayons and scores of other items that would transport a child to the wonderland of fun-filled learning
Outdoor play equipment is colorful, interesting, and exclusive for the pre-primary children
Special days and celebrations of important national and religious days
Star Kids celebrates National Days like Independence Day, Republic Day and Children's Day in the course of the year. In addition, all the religious festivals are celebrated with fun and gaiety
These activities enable the inculcation of feelings of patriotism in the child and to understand and appreciate other religions as part of the social fabric.
In addition, Special Days are also celebrated as one of the creative ways of retaining the child's mercurial mind and racing levels of concentration. Some of these days are as follows:
Color Day is celebrated for every color with delightful title "Take:Home Coloring Books" and many other activities and demonstrations culminating in the celebration of Rainbow Day
Nutrition Day is observed where the child learns to discern junk food and differentiate it from nutritious food through innovative methods. Parent / Nutritionist / Child Specialist interactions are also held
Regular Mini Exhibitions are held to showcase the child's portfolios, and activities like 'Show-and-tell', 'I am special' etc,are taken up to make learning exciting for the child and helping the child to overcome stage: fear and expressing in a group
Child Graduation is held for the students passing out of the UKG level signifying the child's completion of pre-school and entry into the second level of learning : the formal school
Child Graduation is a proud moment for the Pre-primary graduates, shared by the parents and the teachers who usher the student into the portals of formal education, to take on the challenges of higher learning with poise and aplomb
PRE-PRIMARY education is an important stage which lays the foundation for life-long learning and personality development, and serves as the starting point of formal education. It articulates with primary, secondary and higher levels to form an entire spectrum of education.
PRE-PRIMARY: education in SCTS is the combination of Nursery and Kindergarten program.
NURSERY: research into the human brain shows that the period from birth to the age of 7 is a critical phase for the brain development and therefore the best time for learning. The Nursery program provides a safe and accepting environment with abundant sensory stimulation along with activities to stimulate fine and gross motors. Children will get exposed positively to physical and mental development
KINDERGARTEN: Young children begin learning from the environment before they enter school. The Kindergarten program not only helps prepare children for future school experiences, but also provides a foundation for success. The purpose is to provide learning experiences that is important for the development of a child and appropriate to meet their needs and encourage a positive attitude towards lifelong learning.
Techniques from Montessori
Activity Based Learning
CURRICULUM FRAME WORK
The curriculum aims at the child's development in the following domains:
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Events and Celebrations
Monthly Thematic Units
SENSORY SKILLS AND CREATIVE ARTS
Group / Collective Activities
Take - Away Activities
Literacy / English
Science / EVS
INTEGRATED COMPREHENSIVE ACTIVITIES(ICA)
ICA is based on principal that "A child's learning experiences are integrated as a whole." SCTS believes that a learning experience from one domain will naturally lead on to another learning experience from another domain
ICA is a program designed and meant to be a hands-on assistant, helping children in stretching their mind and imaginations
ICA is integrated with 3 main domains 1.Math, 2. Discovery and 3. Literacy with learning centers approach and play way method as medium. Activities of these 3 domains are integrated and systematized for the child to comprehend
ICA provides ways to build a wide range of skills in Math, Literacy and Science domains
ICA is one way to involve children in learning. They can provide reinforcement of learned skills as well as opportunities for children to discover new ideas for themselves
ICA is a purposeful program focusing or emphasizing on Math, Literacy and Science centers to promote learning and ensures that learning is a joyful and fun filled process