Key Features Of Kindergarten Program At Primrose Schools
“Children love to learn. They can learn absolutely anything that can be taught to them in an honest, factual, and joyous way. In order for teaching to be effective, it must always be a joyous process.”
– Glenn Doman
In Kindergarten, the school follows the unique methodology adopted from Glenn Doman and Maria Montessori.
A large part of the teaching material for Std. 1 and lower are produced in school by the teachers, who customize their teaching aids to suit the interest and knowledge level of the student.
The student – teacher ratio is kept very low to enable the teacher to work with small groups at a time while the others are absorbed in learning rhymes or recreational play. Children learn spontaneously when their interest and curiosity are awakened.
Teaching consists primarily of presenting sensory images, object and information to the child in a pleasant and interesting manner using flash cards. Basic reading and verbal skills in multiple languages occurs naturally by exposing the child to whole-word flashing the objects on flash cards respectively.
Since Per-KG, a child is taught to read even before the alphabet is introduced. Reading is done with the help of home-made books prepared by the teachers under the guidelines given by Dr. Doman.
Teachers and students sit around a U-table, which allows the teacher to maintain the eye contact with the students at the same level. It also helps in getting undivided attention from the students.
The classrooms are equipped with colourful chalkboards with various shapes, which attract the attention of the child when the teacher uses the board.
There is a separate play coop for the kindergarten, which develops the gross motor and social skills of the child.
The kindergarten classes follow a theme for each month. The rhymes, stories, art and other activities taught during the month revolves around this theme.