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Kangaroo Kids Pre-School and Day Care Center

Kangaroo kids Pre-schools revolve around action-based learning using innovative teaching methods. Our pre-schools are recognized by mainstream schools as institutions that produce confident, creative and eager learners. They incorporate path-breaking research on the way the brain processes information. The critical years of learning are from birth to age of five, which constitute the Kangaroo kids preschool years.

Grade Age
playgroup 1.6 to 2.5 years
Nursery 2.6 to 3.5 years
Jr. K.G. 3.6 to 4.5 years
Sr. K.G. 4.6 to 5.5 years
Jr. K.G.

Kangaroo kids curriculum is based on active and experiential learning. An optimum teacher-student ratio ensures effective implementation of this activity-based curriculum.
The teacher student ratio at the various levels allows for the transition of students from dependence to interdependence to independence. The sequence followed goes from weakness to strength to greater strength. This order of growing independence helps the student display learning away from the guidance of the teacher, demonstrates that s/he is able to accomplish certain tasks by herself/himself and begins to control the learning process.
The most important difference about Kangaroo kids Preschool lies in the theoretical underpinnings of the way we help children learn as opposed to teaching them.
For admissions to any of our Kangaroo kids centers, you can refer to the Admissions section.

Curriculum Implementation

Implementation of our curriculum is the most crucial function of each and every Kangaroo kids institution. To understand how we put into practice our curriculum in the classroom, do take a look at these examples:

A child's emblematic day in Preschool Year 1

Creating MultipleIntelligence

An example of how Multiple Intelligence is developed for the theme Transport.

How the learning from latest brain research influences preschool curriculam and environment

Brain fact How it influences our preschool curricula and environment
Each child’s brain and learning experience is unique. Please see section on Multiple Intelligences.
The brain uses patterns to organise information. Please see section on Theme-based Learning.
The brain is designed to benefit from good teaching and experiences. At KKEL Preschools, we provide a rich stimulating environment that helps the brain make connections.

Physically: Child-friendly colours (not over bright, jarring ones), textures, children’s displays, teaching architecture, a variety of spaces, teaching aids, active/passive learning, personalized spaces etc.

Emotionally: Providing care and security by bonding with children and taking care of their needs.

The brain needs to be properly hydrated to be alert. We allow children to drink water whenever they ask for it.
Small muscle exercise stimulates brain growth. We provide finger play activities every day, besides water play activities that exercise the small muscles, such as using eyedroppers and sponges to transfer water. We conduct clapping and dancing activities for creative movement, like ‘Open, Shut Them’ and ‘If You are Happy and You Know It’.
Cross lateral movements keep both sides of the brain working. We conduct exercises that require cross lateral movements, such as twisting at the waist with arms stretched to the side, bending at the waist to touch left hand to right toe and right hand to left toe. Children sing songs like ‘Hot Cross Buns’ accompanied by hand movements that cross the midline of the body. We have dancing to music with streamers and scarves.
Novelty increases attention. We rotate toys and equipment at the Activity Centers. Gymbo the Clown comes to class to introduce concepts.
Reward or praise can affect learning! We encourage teachers to use feedback instead of praise. For example, instead of saying “That’s a great painting”, the teacher says, “The brown and yellow colors you used for the trees helps to give a wintry look to your painting.” Similarly, we use encouragement instead of praise. For example, “I can tell you have put a lot of effort into your drawing.”

Linking activities with developmental milestones through the preschool years

TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT MILESTONE CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
Social/ Emotional Has a sense of self Children are given opportunities to be classroom monitors in preschool years 3 and 4.
They are encouraged to make their classroom rules and consequences for the same.
Responsibility for Self and Others In the learning centres and outdoor play; children are encouraged to play well and share with others.
They are taught to use thinking skills to resolve conflicts This is done through story time and circle time activities.
Pro-social Behaviour In the learning centres and outdoor play; children are encouraged to play well and share with others.
They are taught to use thinking skills to resolve conflicts This is done through story time and circle time activities.
Physical Gross Motor Development Through the PMP (Perceptual Motor Programme), children are encouraged to develop locomotor skills (running, jumping, hopping, galloping, throwing, kicking, catching) and other gross motor skills.
Organized indoor and outdoor games are conducted.
Fine Motor Development Children are encouraged to use writing and drawing tools to develop eye-hand co-ordination and dexterity.
Activities like paper crumpling, clay modelling, using scissors are also conducted.
Cognitive Learning and Problem Solving Children explore cause and effect by conducting science experiments. Field trips and excursions are organized for experiential learning.
Logical Thinking Activities where children classify, compare, measure and arrange objects in series are conducted.
Children are introduced to the concept of time and activities that build awareness of position in space.
Representation and Symbolic Thinking Activities like role-plays, dramatization of stories and using puppets are conducted.
Language Learning and Problem Solving Activities like conversation time, picture talk, listening posts and the early literacy programme are conducted.
Reading and Writing Pre reading and pre writing activities like finger tracing, crayon scribbling, writing paths.
Identifying and naming letters and numerals.
The Sight Reading Programmes are conducted throughout all pre school years.

Integrated theme-based learning

An example of how Integrated, theme-based learning in preschool is conducted for the ‘In and around water’ theme

A child’s emblematic day in Preschool Year 1

Facilities

24 : 3 Student Teacher ratio for play group & nursery
24 : 2 Jr. KG & Sr. KG
CCTV Surveillance campus
Open door policy
Splash Pool
Sand Pit
Play Area
Traffic Park
Art Space
Motor Skill Development Area
Cognitive Development Area

Activities

Daily Activities

Children choose from a variety of different activities available in the classroom: block building, puzzles, kitchen play, transport toys, sorting objects. They initiate their own play, either alone or with other children. They learn how to work independently, take turns, share, and play cooperatively with others.

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Sports Day

An annual sports day is held for all the children to participate in a variety of fun and interesting games that let them tap their skills and develop team spirit. Parents are welcome to attend.

Annual Concert

Every year, an annual concert is organized around a unique theme. Every child participates in these concerts. They are usually grand affairs with lots of music, color and movement. These concerts are the highlight of the academic year and offer a platform for children to become comfortable with performing on stage.

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Special Days

There are variations in the daily routine for class field trips related to special interests, such as a visit to a local restaurant to see how food is prepared, to a bank to learn about money, to the park to look at leaves or to discover what lives under that rock. Special visitors like police officers, fire-fighters, or doctors are invited to speak to the children.

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