The Foundational School Programme
(Nursery and Kindergarten)
The foundational education lays emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respects a child’s natural psychological development. Learning at this stage is experiential, fun & activity based.
BBL offers a curriculum which is uniquely designed to be developmentally, culturally, linguistically and socially relevant to early learners.
- It inculcates in children the qualities of curiosity, exploration and discovery in a fun-filled, safe and happy learning environment.
- Our curriculum considers the need for all children to be exposed to all domains of development – physical and motor, language, cognitive, social and emotional.
- Children enjoy the freedom to explore, express, create and interact within their environment and gain knowledge.
- In the foundational stage we have a bilingual environment that provides young children with a sense of safety and security to enjoy their first experience of school.
- The friendly ecosystem encourages them to express their thoughts and feelings fearlessly as they explore and discover the world around them.
- The early year’s program focuses on advancing the language skills, cognitive, socio-emotional, and psychomotor domains.
- Play is inter-woven with joyful moments that enthuse children with the desire to explore and discover.
- Hands-on learning activities form an integral part of the self-learning process.
- Children have an opportunity to participate in activities which weave arts, crafts, stories and play together to explore a range of concepts in languages, mathematics and sciences.
- The programme makes use of a range of individual and group activities which create a lively and positive learning environment. These activities are designed to focus on building concepts and strengthening competencies and skills.
- Games, music, creative projects, story-telling, role-play, drawing, and painting help develop children’s foundational skills in literacy and numeracy.
- Singing, rhyming and reciting are some strategies employed in the Language Arts and the Phonics Programme.
- Activity areas or learning centres are set up in the activity room, with resources that actively engage children to learn about particular themes or topics.
- The principles of learning applied in foundational years include Holistic Development and Learning (Aesthetics and Creative Expression, Language and Literacy, Numeracy, Self and Social Awareness); Integrated Learning; Active Learning; Supportive Learning; Interactive Learning and Learning through Play.
- Sports activities help in strengthening coordination and motor skills, and instill enthusiasm for health and fitness.
- The curriculum prepares children for a smooth transition to a more formal Primary curriculum.