Our approach to education is child-centered, and follows an inquiry-based interdisciplinary curriculum. A child’s first school experience is very important in laying the foundation for a lifetime learning. Our Early Years Program combines play, culture and the roots of structured learning. Early Learning Programs at Explorika are designed to meet the needs of young children from age 1 Years. Our focus is on the development of the whole child in a language-rich, challenging and caring environment that stimulates active participation and meaningful learning. All programs are based on a play and experimentation, giving children time to explore, investigate, inquire, ponder and wonder at their own pace, thus balancing their confidence and self-esteem. Explorika is a happy and exciting experience for children. Within the context of concept-based learning, we provide a wealth of experiences in a safe and relaxed environment, led by a team of highly experienced teachers who are specialized in Early Childhood Education.
All activities are designed to enable students to become inquisitive, communicative and confident young learners. We develop our child’s confidence in communicating ideas to others through developmentally appropriate activities in speaking and listening and emergent reading and writing. Our centers include Math, Science, Language, the Arts, Physical Education and Technology.
Language Rich Environment
As children develop speaking and listening skills they are building the foundations for literacy, making sense of visual and verbal signs which ultimately lead to reading and writing. Children engage in interesting activities to help them learn through games, songs, role play and stories.
Topics of investigation are integrated across relevant subject areas and our teachers work closely together to achieve this. Integration provides a common framework, making learning more meaningful and connected.
Learning through Play
We believe that play is the powerful tool for learning. Experiences with sand, water, building blocks, dramatic play, art materials, music, outdoor play and games are integral to a child’s development. Play activities encourage exploration and experimentation, spark curiosity and imagination, and build children’s abilities to solve problems. In addition, play also provides children with opportunities to experiment with language work cooperatively with others.
Children enter school at various stages of social, emotional, physical and academic development. Because of our holistic educational approach, our teachers strive to meet each child’s individual needs and learning styles within those four domains. Our teacher’s build safe and happy environments where the children learn to work cooperatively in small groups and to listen to and respect others. Our ultimate goal is to create enthusiastic, lifelong learners.
Assessment & Achievement
Each child’s achievement are continually assessed. Teachers use variety of assessment techniques including testing for knowledge, skills, observations and portfolios of children’s work.
Our teachers facilitate opportunities for hands-on learning and exploration. They create specialized learning environments that allow the children to explore a new activity every week whether that be with blocks or in the role play corner. This Exploration helps children to develop their fine and gross motor skills and improve social interaction.