Early childhood education at Podar Jumbo Kids is also founded on extensive research and development and global early childhood approaches. We have adopted the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage Practice) (UK), promoting inquiry and experiential constructive learning, aesthetic and creative development, outdoor learning experiences, science, information, and communication technology in the learning and development of children from ages 2 to 6 years.
The 7 areas of learning and development that guide professionals’ engagement with your child’s play and activities as they learn new skills and knowledge.
The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge, and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
- Personal competencies and social development
- Language and literacy skills
- Early numeracy skills
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Creative development
- Understanding information and communication technology
- Physical skills and competencies
- Communication and language;
- Physical development; and
- Personal, social and emotional development.
Early Years Age Groups for the session starting in April / June:
- Playgroup: 2 years
- Nursery: 3 years
The “Early Years Program” at Podar Jumbo Kids promotes age-appropriate, holistic development, focusing on nurturing each child’s communication and language skills, creative expression, and physical, self, and social development. Brain stimulation is at its peak at this age, and thus activities that nurture brain development are implemented at this age in developmentally appropriate ways like play, language, and exploration activities.
Activities are designed to help the early year’s children learn by making sense of things and people around them, investigate the world, form relationships, and engage in active social interactions. Early years learning in the Nursery class ensures a smooth transition to the more structured and skill-driven learning expectations of the kindergarten years.
Kindergarten age Groups for the session starting in April / June:
- Junior Kindergarten: 4 years
- Senior Kindergarten: 5 years
In the Kindergarten groups, the prime focus of our curriculum now revolves around the emergent strategies of the early years and the purposeful acquisition and understanding of content, skills, and concepts in literacy, numeracy, knowledge, and understanding of the world.
Our Kindergarten curriculum nurtures and supports children’s interest, curiosity, and their natural quest for knowledge, leading to the development of skills in problem solving, inquiry, investigation, discovery, and active hands-on exploration. In our kindergarten curriculum, even though learning is based on play and exploration, it is very well structured and integrated across multiple disciplines of language, math, science, writing, and technology. This is done to meet expectations for holistic goals, the development of life skills, dispositions, and attitudes, as well as academic achievements.
The “Young Entrepreneurs Program” is also an exceptional initiative at Podar Jumbo Kids. It opens children’s minds to the many opportunities that are available to them and also creates the mindset that, by using creativity and critical thinking skills, they have the ability to chart their own path ahead. Through creating their own business modules, children acquire leadership skills and also understand the importance of teamwork. They are provided with a platform to become entrepreneurs who will succeed through taking initiative, working hard, and, in turn, building a better world by giving back to society and contributing to its growth.
Junior Kindergarten – 4 years
Senior Kindergarten – 5 years