Every child has unique abilities.
Emphasis on inculcating good everyday practices is a vital aspect of overall development.
Children must learn to explore, discover and practice thinking skills and process information to understand the world around. This cannot be “taught”, it has to be “learnt”.
Young children learn best in small groups because it eliminates long waiting periods, offers opportunities for personal interaction and better attention. This is achieved by maintaining good teacher-child ratios in line with international standards.
It is not necessary that every child participates in every activity, but it is necessary to encourage and motivate them to take part. This helps recognise and reinforce their individuality.
All children strive from birth to develop themselves in four main areas - coordinated movement, independence, language and the ability to control and discipline their actions. The environment and curriculum must be tailored to help them reach these developmental goals.
Children must be spoken to in fully developed sentences. It may not be necessary that they understand everything that is said to them. It is enough that they appear interested and pay attention. This exposure to fully developed sentences and speech helps children develop language and social skills easily.
The curriculum is a flexible road map that is meant for teachers and caretakers to ensure that children explore and learn new and exciting things appropriate for their age.
The main value of a preschool is that it offers children a chance to play with others of their own age in a safe environment. This means that they learn to share their toys, get used to being independent, begin to control their own feelings and take their feelings and the feelings of others into account. They also become familiar and comfortable with other adults.