It is a well-known fact that children’s training in the early years goes a long way towards preparing them for difficult academic and life tasks they are required to master later. The early years of life, lay the groundwork for future experiences influencing how children develop and learn, cope with stress and react to the world around
Early Childhood Education has acquired new dimensions in the modern age more so after Industrial Revolution, the latest knowledge explosion and the uplift given to women’s education, the joint family system being replaced by nuclear family system as individualism is the order of the day. Establishing child-care centres is the need of the day in order to nurture children and to promote their all round development
With this aim in mind Symbiosis Society started Symbiosis Nursery School in 1983.
Symbiosis Primary School started in 1984 and Symbiosis Secondary School came into existence in 1991 as natural growth. The goal of the school is to help the child in his all round development, provide sound school training keeping with the Indian Culture and tradition in a secular atmosphere.
Jean Piaget has been a major influence in curriculum planning for early childhood education. He believed in the emphasis being laid on the development of cognitive skills and active learning.
The pre-primary curriculum is essentially an activity based or skill oriented curriculum, the basic component being activity aimed at creating joy and happiness in acquiring basic learning skills. A child learns naturally through carefree exploration of his environment.
The essence of the kindergarten curriculum lies in providing children with adequate, appropriate, and diverse First hand sensorial experiences based on their fundamental and developmental needs. Our activities are strategically planned and the focus is holistic development through the five areas of learning:
Physical/Motor Skills-This area supports children in using their senses and bodies to explore the world around them and make connections between new and existing knowledge.
Personal, Social & Emotional Skills- This area supports children to develop a sense of themselves,social skills and respect for others and a positive disposition to learning. The child’s experience at home, in school and outside contributes to personal, social & emotional development.
Language/Communicative Skills-This area supports children’s developing competence in listening and understanding as well as speaking and communicating while using these skills in a range of situations.
Numeracy Skills- This area introduces mathematics through understanding simple concepts and facts, in a way that makes it interesting and intriguing for a preschool learner.
Creative/Aesthetic Skills-This area supports children in developing their creativity through art, music,movement, storytelling, and drama to express their thoughts, emotions and imaginations.Using a theme-based model, Symbiosis Nursery School provides a rich, stimulating and satisfying environment for the promotion of intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and creative development.It is a method of ‘learning by doing’ where the child is an active participant in the teaching learning process. It aims at selecting topics within a child’s experience and environment and focuses on giving first hand experiences.Hands–on, active experiences, excursions and field trips, and audio-visual teaching aids are vital components of our curriculum.All the classrooms are well planned, airy, bright, and equipped with modern teaching aids. The school has ampleoutdoor space for a playground