The Pre-Primary School Program at Mount Litera Zee School, Lucknow comprises Nursery, Lower and Upper Kindergarten (LKG and UKG). Early childhood education serves as the foundation for all future learning. These are the formative years of learning which play vital role in the life a child. The pre-primary curriculum is delivered through the ‘ILLUME’ approach based on the following premise:
The ‘ILLUME’ curriculum focuses on the milestones in the area of cognitive, linguistic, creative, social and physical development. The learning design leads a child to inquire and seek answers. Questions become the order of the day causing thinking and creativity to be the norms. A variety of experiential activities are planned for delivering themes based concepts. Curriculum provides numerous exposures to nurture sensory and gross motor skills, and also small muscle and large muscle activities for physical development of children. To cater to educational needs of children, the school has multiple teaching aids like interesting audio – visual aids, interactive white board, various toys and games for cognitive development and a series of teaching material for introducing concept that build strong recognition among children.
The integrated method is holistic, child centered with no compartmentalization of subjects. It seeks to give a complete experience to the child within the child’s range of experiences and understanding. This approach goes a long way towards shaping a whole some and healthy personality and prepares each child for primary school.
A day at SCHOOL begins with Free play where the children are allowed to initiate and direct their own learning styles by choosing from a range of learning material and equipments displayed in the four corners of the class rooms.
These involve activities based in the month's theme and are planned to meet the unique learning styles of the children. The facilitator may sing a rhyme with actions, show charts / flash cards, play a game, take the children for a walk outdoors or do an art activity to introduce and reinforce concepts. The revision will also provide a range of pathways for the children to explore.