Through our curriculum, we plan to develop the various skills of children. We follow Early Years Foundation Stage programme (EYPS) which consists of six areas of learning and development.
Personal, social and emotional development : This area is all about developing a positive sense of self and respect for others, social skills including dressing, undressing and washing, as well as having an enthusiasm for learning.
Communication, Language and Reading Readiness : Children develop confidence and competence in communicating, speaking and listening. Through hands on activities we teach letter recognition, phonics, vocabulary building, comprehension skills and development of good listening skills. We promote a love for books in our students.
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy : Developing a growing understanding of problem solving and numbers, through stories, songs, games and play. Children become comfortable with numbers and use language such as 'heavier than' or 'bigger'. Besides number recognition, the children learn to count, one to one correspondence, sort and classify and learn basic addition and subtraction.
Knowledge and Understanding of their surroundings : Learning to make sense of the world, finding about the natural environment y exploration and discovery, using the tools and different materials to make things and exploring ICT.
Physical Development : Children are helped to develop skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement and to understand the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Creative development : Developing imagination and creativity in art, music, movement, dance, imaginative and role-play activities. Children also develop life skills through art activities
Daisy Dales conducts various activities which help children to learn and grow physically and mentally. Apart from studies, children are provided with an opportunity to be a part of activities which not only prove to be a fun-loving experience for them but also teaches them and develops their skills in one way or the other.
1. Stage Exposure
This activity helps to develop life-skills like confidence, self expression, leadership, courage etc.
2. Rain Dance
A fun filled activity to beat the heat of summers. This activity helps children learn to play and enjoy with their peer group and encourages social development.
3. Excursion Trips
Children develop peer group bonding and learn to behave in a socially accepted manner. Learning becomes fun from the environment.
4. Nature Walk
The development of a caring and nurturing outlook towards trees, plants, animals and other forms of life.
5. Clay Moulding
This activity encourages the imaginative minds while they create objects out of clay. It also helps to develop fine motor skills of the children.
6. Circle Time
It is a time of bonding and connecting with the whole class. Children of this age group learn a lot by interacting with one another. It also helps them develop positive attitude towards themselves, school and peer group.
7. Story Telling
It creates interest in children when the character comes live in front of them. Children learn about good social habits, traffic rules, sharing, etc through stories. Children also develop language skills as they narrate and listen to stories.
8. Drawing, Colouring and Craft Work
Children develop eye hand coordination. It also enhances their creativity and contributes for the pre-writing skills as the child develops grasping power by holding crayons.
9. Festival Celebrations
India is a land of fairs and festivals. Children at Daisy Dales get acquainted with and celebrate all festivals with great zeal and enthusiasm.
Children are involved in free dance which helps in building their gross motor skills (Large muscles like those in legs/arms). It also infuses in them a sense of rhythm, flexibility and co-ordination.
11. Role plays (People Around us)
Little wonders keep acting as their mothers, fathers, teachers, etc. To further build an understanding about people around us and enhance their self expression, children are engaged in pretend plays and role plays.
12. Letters and Numbers
Children are involved in fun-filled activities to recognize various letters and numbers. They also develop vocabulary skills related to letters which contributes to their language. Further, skills like sorting, matching and pairing of numbers are also learnt.
13. Puzzle solving, building towers
Children are engaged in intellectual activities like solving puzzles to develop memory and observation skills, problem solving, sequencing. The approach for the same is simple to complex.
14. Rhymes, Songs
Children learn a lot by actions and are attracted to sounds, therefore, rhymes serve as an active medium for making learning fun. Songs for teaching good habits, using magical words like sorry, thank you are also very helpful.
Children at Daisy Dales learn concepts like fruits, vegetables, transport etc. through engaging activities that arouses their interest and maintains their level of curiosity. This is done through an integrated approach where child is able to recognize, learns related vocabulary, color, shape etc. through one concept.