Early Education impacts the early years of your kid in a way that is very important for her holistic development. We at Springville Preschool, the best preschool in Basundhara, Nepal believe that a high-quality preschool and child care program understands the particular ways that young children develop and learn. And they organize space, time and activities to be in sync with children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical abilities.
There’s an exciting range of preschool options available today, and every approach slightly varies in the way it supports a student’s creativity, memory, and understanding of the world around them.
- Montessori (The Child-Centered Approach)
One of the most well-known preschool programs is the Montessori program, which started in Rome by Maria Montessori. Montessori education is child-centred with the teachers merely acting as learning guides. Each child learns at his/her own pace through play and manipulative. This philosophy also means children of various ages may be in the same classroom. With the support of the meticulously prepared classroom and nurturing guidance, balanced within a structure of freedom and responsibilities, the child develops concentration, inner discipline, internalization of the learning and metacognition (thinking about thinking). Children learn through their senses, they satisfy their natural curiosity by touching and manipulating concrete objects. Because of this, Dr Montessori created a unique approach to education that is developmentally appropriate, hands-on, interactive and sensory-based.
- Waldorf (Structured Creative Learning)
A Waldorf program is defined by a predictable routine and dependable structure. Consistent daily and weekly schedules contribute to a nurturing and home-like atmosphere. Children become familiar with and secure in the rhythm of their daily activities. Waldorf preschool programs are a blend of creative learning and structure. Children learn in mixed-age classrooms through play-based learning with regular routines (such as music class, art class, and so on). There is a substantial emphasis on creativity and the outdoors in Waldorf schools rather than traditional academics. In fact, there is no homework, tests, or grading of any kind in Waldorf schools.
- Reggio Emilia (Project-Based Learning)
Started in the town of Reggio Emilia in northern Italy, this preschool program focuses on making good citizens. Children learn through exploring ideas and through project-based activities. Reggio educators claim that learning is an act of identity and that children are citizens of today, not just tomorrow. Everyone contributes to the community, each person brings their own knowledge, thoughts, and ideas, and change is brought about by valuing other points of view. For instance, these programs may incorporate gardening so students can work together to learn about how plants grow and how food nourishes the body. Additionally, Reggio Emilia aims to document learning throughout the year with photos, videos, and observations for review.
- Bank Street (Active Learning Through Social Sciences)
The Bank Street model began at Bank Street College of Education in New York City in 1916. This non-traditional program helps children learn from the world around them by introducing them to social sciences. The program encourages active learning and imagination guided by teachers (who are viewed in this program as facilitators). A driving principle behind the Bank Street philosophy is that children can become lifelong learners by interacting with the environment around them, including other people, different places, and various things, and then interpret what they’ve just experienced.
- High Scope (Academic Learning)
High Scope preschool programs are popular in community-based programs like local community centres or the YMCA. It focuses on academic learning by providing children opportunities to learn academic skills such as counting and telling time. The space and materials in a High Scope setting are carefully chosen and arranged to promote active learning. High Scope has unique features that differentiate it from other early childhood programs. One is the daily plan-do-review sequence. A second unique feature is its curriculum content, social, intellectual, and physical building blocks that are essential to young children’s optimal growth.
Among the above-mentioned programs, when you choose anyone which suits your child and family, you can feel assured that your child is well cared for, is enjoying activities and making friends — and is building the knowledge, skills, and confidence to do well in kindergarten.