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LEARNING LEVELS

GIGGLES (15 to 21mths)

Giggles are experiencers. This program is based on the fact that toddlers learn best through direct hands-on experiences with people, objects, events and ideas. The program spans a variable 2-3 hours every day with a predictable yet flexible routine that allows the toddlers to experience new things and learn through play. Accommodating the child's natural rhythm and temperament, the teachers introduce activities that stimulate their young minds with a routine that consists of choice time, breakfast time, movement time, group time and outside time.

TWINKLES (1yr 10mths onwards)

Twinkles are explorers. Their interactions with trusted adults provide the emotional fuel these children need to puzzle out the mysteries of the social and physical world. Guided by theMultiple Intelligences SMARTZ curriculum, they explore a long list of themes using all eight intelligences. They wonder, explore, communicate, observe, listen and learn in their own way and at their own pace. Regular newsletters to parents detail each theme, rhyme and activity. Each child is assessed in all areas of development - language, intellectual, motor - gross and fine, art and music, social and emotional and life skills - each term.

SPARKLES (2yrs 10mths onwards)

Sparkles are active learners. Teachers and children become active partners in the learning process. Guided by Multiple Intelligences SMARTZ curriculum, the Sparkles routine is built around teacher and child initiated learning activities in four main content areas: 1. language, literacy & communication; 2. social and emotional development; 3. physical development, health, and well-being; and 4. arts and sciences. Phonics and writing is introduced. Regular newsletters to parents detail each theme, rhyme and activity. Each child is assessed in all areas of development - language, intellectual, motor - gross and fine, art and music, social and emotional and life skills - each term.

Our programs and all activities are based on the most up-to-date US standard preschool curriculum. Children are encouraged to explore, experiment & experience with each new theme introduced to them.

KINDERGARTEN (3yrs 10mths to 6 yrs)

Kindergarten is an exciting time of exploration for your child. As the child's motor coordination increases, so too will his/her sense of independence, self-reliance, and self-confidence. As the year progresses, the child will be expected to complete assignments with less outside help, accept more responsibilities, and follow rules more closely.

As children reach school age, our comprehensive kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate and create - all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Curriculum includes reading, language arts, math, science, and life skills presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning.

Your kindergartner will develop age-appropriate and relevant social, emotional, physical and academic skills to help him become a confident, competent learner.

An established program for 1st grade admission, with parents as our preferred partners, focuses on admission to top schools.

CHILDCARE (6mths to 8yrs)

Choose between Quarter-day, Half-day or Full-day care.

Infants: 6 months to 1 year
Toddlers: 1 year to 1 year 9 months
Preschoolers: 1 year 10 months to 4 years
Kindergarteners: 4 to 6 years
AfterSchoolers: 6 to 8 years

This is not just another "run of the mill" childcare! We are a professionally run group of childcare centers where we care for your child, encourage her creativity while we ensure her safety. We have a loving and hygienic environment with colourful and chirpy rooms, where working families can leave their little ones and rest assured while at work.

What makes our centers stand apart?

  • CCTV cameras
  • Age appropriateplanned activity grids
  • Adult:child ratios per international standards
  • Well-ventilated, colourful and cheerful rooms
  • Separate play space, nap space and entertainment space
  • 100% vegetarian, fresh, nutritious and delicious meals provided in-house
  • Pickup from bus stop
  • Large expert-designed play areas
  • Child-friendly flooring and non-toxic play equipment
  • Strict hygiene standards and regime
  • Clean and disciplined staff
  • Balance of professional and homely atmosphere provides a stress-free environment
  • Excellent parent feedback
  • And ofcourse, no cable TV!

Our teachers follow the childcare routine which includes planned activities, games, meal time, quiet/nap time, storytelling, reading, snack time and free playtime. For infants aged 6 to 11 months, food comes from home every day in clearly named boxes and ready-to-feed milk in clearly named sip cups/bottles. For children 1 year old and above, our in-house kitchen at each branch prepares and serves hot, fresh and nutritious balanced meals. All children who sleep at childcare are assigned a separate cot and linen kit. Parents are requested to also keep at least two extra sets of clothes and a pair of indoor shoes in the linen bag at all times. The linen is sent home each weekend for washing. A daily report (for children up-to 31/2 years old) keeps you informed about your child's mood, eating and sleeping for the day.

For your after-schooler, this is the ideal place when she is back from school. A nanny picks your child up from the bus stop closest to the childcare and holds her hand (and bag) as she walks her "home". Once at the childcare, the teachers help her unwind as she changes into comfortable clothes, washes up and gets ready for lunch. Lunch is served fresh from our in-house kitchen and the children giggle and share their day's events as they have their lunch - the teachers sometimes need to help them finish, the children enjoy that attention. After lunch and a quick wash up, they head to nap in individual cots and linen. This is quiet time - the after-schoolers may prefer to read or engage in quiet activities instead of a nap, and that's perfectly fine with us. Some children may prefer to finish their homework while at childcare. After the snack and milk time, the kids get ready for more fun. The evening is full of planned activities and games that the teachers guide them through. We have evening hobby activities that you may want to enrol her for. The children have so much fun at Vidyãrambh that before they know it, it's time to go home.

HOLIDAY CAMPS & HOBBY CLASSES
HOBBY CLASSES (may vary at different centers): for all age groups

Karate, Taekwondo, Music - Hindustani and Carnatic, Dance, Instrumental, Shloka chanting, Art& Craft, Painting, Tuitions and more - a variety of hobby activities to choose from, for all children in the area. Contact the school office for further details.

SUMMER CAMPS: April & May for 2 to 8 year olds

Before they begin, kids are so excited about summer holidays - they just can't wait. But we all know that it takes only about a week of holidays before those angelic voices whine "Mum, I am so bored!", "Can we do something fun?" and "How many more days before school?"…

So, here are our fun-filled summer camps to the rescue! Your child could spend her summer idle or non-productive, in her room or in front of the TV or computer… OR she could join other kids in camp every morning for a couple of really enjoyable hours. Camp kids not only learning a variety of skills, they also exercise, play, make friends, learn how to be independent and responsible and develop valuable interpersonal and problem-solving skills. While their camp mornings are spent being quite active, summer camp can still be very relaxing - for your child and for you! So sign up for a summer your child won't forget!

The goal of our summer camps is for the children to provide a stimulating environment and have loads of FUN, while developing a sense of accomplishment and confidence. Using age appropriate materials, our experienced teachers plan daily activities using a variety of materials including: paints, color pencils, watercolors, construction paper, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, googly eyes, yarn, beads and more. Our quality counselors provide tons of instruction, guidance and inspiration. Children work independently on their projects with guidance from teachers. This is one camp where the teachers don't do the work for the child; they guide and encourage the child to do it by themselves. Wow!

At the end of the camp, your child will have a portfolio of projects and lots of happy memories to take home and share with you!

We find that kids prefer variety and change. Instead of focusing on only one or two activities for a whole week, we squeeze in several very different kinds of activities into each day. The following is only a partial list of possible activities. It is not guaranteed that your child will do all of the following:

music drawing treasure hunts
games needlework puppet theatre
songs paper craft kiddy cooking
dancing nature craft water play
sloka poster making gardening
recitation collage making yoga
art & craft story formation doodle art

Camp starts at 9:30 am and wraps up at 12 noon. Please make sure you drop your child by 9:15 am. This is very important for proper scheduling. Pick up must be before 12:15 pm. We do not encourage or permit late drop off or early pick up.

What to Pack
  • A set of old clothes for messy art projects.
  • Dress your child in runners, shorts, t-shirt, cap.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Dry snacks and water bottle.
  • Please put your child's name on all belongings.

Registration is first come first serve and is subject to space availability. Camp is on only if there are a minimum number of registrations. Registration opens on February 1st.

CURRICULUM & METHODOLOGY

We follow an Integrated Montessori and Multiple Intelligences SMARTZ curriculum that has been developed over many years with an investment of more than 10,000 woman hours. Our approach is a balanced blend of the good stuff from the East and that from the West. The curriculum is based on the Multiple Intelligences Theory studded with nuggets from the Montessori methodology. It spans a very wide range of topics and themes during the academic year. Our Yoga and Shloka labs, Language and Spelling labs and the iPad lab are integral parts of the daily schedule. Our teaching modules include manners, value education, yoga, shlokas, food habits, drama, dance and creative imagination. [Of course, potty training too.]

The quality of our curriculum and teaching practices is proven by the fact that we have Spell Bee champs at State and National levels every year. Research and Development continues where we place importance not on glamour, but on things that matter.

A Day at Vidyarambh®

8:30 - 9 Good Morning, Bonjour!
9 - 12 Breakfast, Circle Time, Montessori Time, MI Time,
Theme based activities, Milk break
12 - 1.30 Lunch
1.30 - 3.30 Quiet/Nap Time
3.30 - 4 Snack break
4 - 6:30 Activity Time for childcare, Homework, Hobby classesclasses
6:30 - 7 See you tomorrow, Au Revoir!

HOLISTIC APPROACH

Emotional Skills: We encourage our little ones to explore their emotions - from joy to frustration. Teachers guide them to express their emotions in a healthy and safe manner. They spend time singing, playing with puppets, and dancing and as they feel happy and secure, they begin to gain the skills needed, such as patience, cooperation, and sharing to deal with all of their burgeoning emotions in a calm, supportive manner. As the kids grow older, their day is full of activities designed to increase independence, allow them to become more confident in their abilities, and prompt them to play a responsible role in their classroom community.
Social Skills: We strive to instil social skills and people skills in our youngest community members. We start by helping your child become aware of other people, and move on to imitating hand and facial gestures. Toddlers become aware of their classmates and we move on to encouraging simple sharing and group play. Children are encouraged to take turns stacking blocks, engage in drama, pretend play or acting out stories. These simple activities set the stage for the kindergarten years when social and people skills are necessary.

Communication and Language Skills: Our multi-lingual teachers have a deep understanding of how infants and toddlers communicate. Children are spoken to constantly by their teachers. Since most children come from different mother tongue environments, teachers use simple words from the child's mother tongue along with English until the child slowly picks up on the relevant English equivalent. Teachers help children to put their wants and needs into words. Toddlers are encouraged to sing simple songs, recite nursery rhymes, and expand their vocabularies. Between the ages of two and three, children's vocabulary can grow to nearly 300 words. Children are encouraged to identify common objects and speak in three-to-five-word sentences. Communication entails more than just speaking words; it's expressing thoughts, wants and needs. Communication also involves listening and understanding what others are saying. Our environment offers children umpteen opportunities to express their thoughts and opinions through words along with gestures, paints, doodles and art. Children are immersed in a print-rich environment, boosting their pre-literacy skills along with pre-writing, pre-math and pre-scienceskills to prepare them for big school.

Fine Motor Skills: A child's fine motor skills, which include finger and hand movements, need to be stimulated in many different ways in order for them to progress. We offer a wide variety of fine motor skill activities for your child, from simply shaking a rattle, to scooping up finger foods, finger painting, using a pincer grip to pick finger foods, to making a manipulating clay, to raking his hands through a container of semolina. As they progress to Kindergarten, children start writing and by the end of KG are able to write the alphabet in two languages, numbers and learn quite an impressive array of art techniques.

Gross Motor Skills: We address all of your child's gross motor skills, which include reaching for objects, kicking, sitting, and walking. Infants are encouraged to lie on their stomachs and look at and reach for books and toys to increase their core muscle strength. They are motivated to crawl or walk. Toddlers and are encouraged to bat at balls, or climb, jump, hop or run to strengthen their leg muscles. Playschoolers engage in throwing and catching a ball, bowling or balancing on a beam. Kindergarteners are advanced in these skills and take part in complicated games, drama, dance and an impressive array of gross motor activities.

Cognitive Skills: Cognitive skills are the foundation of learning and knowledge. We focus on each child's exploration of their environment. Your infant will be encouraged to make associations based on prior knowledge and explore the concept of cause and effect by dumping out toys, building and knocking down towers, and manipulating stacking rings. Toddler activities include investigation, thinking, learning, and the accumulation of knowledge. Your toddler will begin to sort toys by shape and color and will be encouraged to identify facial features by reciting fun finger plays. At age two, children's cognitive skills are expanding quickly. We challenge playschoolers to become even more aware of their environment by asking questions and inviting them to solve problems. Teachers provide the children with many activities designed to encourage them to distinguish between textures, to identify shapes and colors, and to begin rote counting. We then move on to include problem solving and logical thinking. Children are encouraged to use their creativity and curiosity when they encounter new tasks, such as building a city out of blocks. To develop logical-thinking skills, teachers read carefully selected children's books throughout the year, encouraging children to answer questions and express opinions about stories.

Math and Science Skills Development: Our Sparkles curriculum also focuses on math and science tasks, which are vital school readiness skills. Children are introduced to counting, sorting, patterning, classifying, and identifying shapes. The teachers provide many hands-on opportunities for children to explore colors, animals, plants, and other important science topics. Kindergarteners learn addition, subtraction, time reading, life cycles and many other advanced preparatory themes for big school.

Self-Help Skills:Our day is full of activities designed to empower children. Children's independence increases as they are introduced to fundamentals of hygiene and they accomplish basic self-help tasks, such as washing their hands before and after snack time or taking off their shoes and putting them in place. Teachers provide children with many opportunities to master these tasks, because repetition is vital when it comes to learning a new skill.

Character Education: At Vidyãrambh, we believe it is important to introduce a wide variety of character traits at an early age. At each opportunity, values, such as humor, trust, accountability, honesty, self-control or kindness, are presented to the children through program activities. Teachers promote humor in the classroom as it helps children deal with their emotions and interact successfully with their friends. Your child might sing a song about saving water, as well as be encouraged to clean up after snack. These simple activities enable him to better understand the society we live in and how to interact successfully in a community.

ASSESSMENT

While a continuous informal assessment is done based on daily observation, a systematic and formal assessment is completed three times during the academic year. Formal Progress Bookletsthat give a detailed account of all kinds of learning - social, emotional, academic and non-academic alike - are shared with parents in one-on-one Parent Teacher Meetingsessions.

At the end of the year, a Multiple Intelligence Assessment is conducted and a pie chart is also included in the performance report. This assessment is crucial in understanding the child's style of learning and also in choosing the kind of big school environment that will be most in sync with the child.

SCHOOL PREP PROGRAM

Vidyarambh® has an established and elaborate school prep program; starting Term 2 in the academic year, we create an environment for prepping kids and work closely with the parents in preparing their little Kindergarteners for Big School interviews. As a result, our graduates have consistently got 2-3 admissions each year into top schools; Our 2500+ graduates, in 25+ top schools of the city are doing extremely well as their foundation was laid right.

Our alumni have been making us proud with their superior performance and achievements in National Public School, Delhi Public School, Indus International, Primus Public School, Prakriya School,Gear International, Gurukul School, Deens Academy, Gopalan International, Ekya School, Greenwood High, India International, Vibgyor School, Narayana E-Techno, Baldwin School, Oakridge International, Cambridge International, Ryan International and many more.

FACILITIES

CCTV

Infant care, Extended care and After School care

Assigned safetied play areas

Sand pit or Ball pit

Drama area

Circle Time area

Storytime area

In-house full kitchen

Clean and child-friendly bathrooms

BEFORE YOU DECIDE

Use this table to compare schools

Choice 1 - Vidyarambh Choice 2 Choice 3
1 Management and Teachers
  • What is the mission and vision of the management?
  • Are the Director and/or the Center Head approachable?
  • What is the educational background of the teachers?
  • What are the criteria when selecting teachers and nannies?
  • Do the teachers and nannies treat the kids with love and respect?
  • Are the parents allowed to meet and speak with the teachers?
  • Are the teachers responsible, enthusiastic and well prepared?
  • Do the teachers seem like they enjoy teaching there?
   
2 Teaching Philosophy
  • How does the center approach learning?
  • Does the center have a schedule that allows for play time, quiet time, activity time and circle time?
  • Is the schedule a mix of group and individual activities?
  • Does the preschool follow a curriculum?
  • Does the curriculum respect each child's preferences?
  • Are the themes and activities communicated to the parents regularly?
  • Is the child's progress communicated to the parents regularly?
  • Does the center focus on literacy skills like phonics and writing?
  • Does the preschool have an established program for formal school preparation?
  • Which schools are the graduates admitted to?
   
3 Rules and Policies
  • Does the center have clearly established rules and policies? Are they in writing?
  • What are the center's policies on operating hours, discipline, emergencies, pick up authorisation and other important issues?
  • Does the center have a strict sick child policy? When must children stay home because of illness?
  • Does the center keep a record of health-related problems, such as illnesses, injuries and accidents, for each child? Does the center have a first aid kit?
   
4 Class Environment
  • Is the centercolorful and child-friendly?
  • Does the center feel warm and inviting?
  • Are the children at ease and happy?
  • Are the classrooms airy and well-lit?
  • Are the classrooms clean, neat and organized?
  • Are the learning materials age-appropriate?
  • What kind of art work is up on the walls?
   
5 Child to Adult Ratios
  • What is the teacher-child ratio in each group?
  • Does the centeractually follow these ratios?
  • Are the younger and older children separated?
  • Does each teacher have a nanny to assist?
   
6 Safety and Hygiene
  • Are the toys and furniture, floors and bathrooms clean and hygienic?
  • Does the center set aside a day for deep cleaning and disinfection?
  • Are dirty diapers disposed off in a hygienic manner?
  • Are the bathrooms child-friendly?
  • Are safety gates used for stairs and in areas for small children?
  • Does the center have restrictions on strangers while children are present?
   
7 Play Areas
  • Are there both indoor and outdoor play areas?
  • Is the play equipment safe and cared for?
  • Is free play supervised?
  • Is the play area cared for?
  • Is the outdoor play area full of greenery?
   
8 Food and Kitchen
  • Does the center have it's own in-house kitchen?
  • Is the kitchen clean and organised?
  • Is the menu shared with the parents?
  • Does the center insist on healthy food choices?
  • Is assistance available for the child during mealtime if required?
   
9 Other Important Issues
  • Does the center celebrate festivals at the child's level of understanding?
  • Is the center's philosophy secular?
  • What steps is the center taking to instill values and morals?
  • Is the center a balanced blend of East and West?
  • Does the schedule include yoga, shlokas etc?
  • Are field trips a part of the preschool's curriculum?
   
10 Reputation
  • Have you spoken to parents of present students at the center? A good preschool and daycare has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and is known for its nurturing environment and stimulating curriculum.