It is a well-known fact that children’s training in the early years goes a long way towards preparing them for varied academic and life tasks they are required to master later on in life. The early years of life lay the groundwork for future experiences influencing how children develop, learn, cope with stress, and react to the world around them.
Early Childhood Education has acquired new dimensions in the modern age largely due to an explosion of knowledge, uplift given to women’s education, erosion of the joint family system and increase in individualism. 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 a natural growth. The goal of SNS is to provide a strong foundation grounded in Indian culture and secularism.
Jean Piaget’s theories have been a major influence in curriculum planning for early childhood education. He believed in emphasizing the development of cognitive skills and active learning.
The pre-primary curriculum is essentially experiential and skill oriented, the basic component being activities aimed at creating joy and happiness. Learning happens naturally as carefree exploration of their 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 hone their fine as well as gross motor skills.
Personal, Social & Emotional Skills- This area supports children to develop a sense of themselves. The need to be aware of their emotional state, to experience, express as well as manage emotions to be able to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. 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 ample outdoor space for a playground.
Exclusive Features of Symbiosis Nursery School:-
The SNS Timings are as follows:
Monday to Friday
Mini KG – 9.00 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.
Jr & Sr.KG – 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Teacher – Student ratio: 20:1