Starting preschool is a significant step in the life of a child and their family. Playgroup is the first place that children interact with adults and other children of their age on their own for the first time. They start their lifelong journey of learning and making friends! We at IRA PREP understand this and our curriculum encourages children not just to learn alphabets count and write, but to learn how to find out, how to communicate effectively with others, to reflect upon their own learning, and to work and play with others. At Playgroup children spend a large part of their day singing rhymes, doing fun project work as well as learning concept by listening to stories. We have the Playgroup schedule that has adequate time for free play and directed activity. In our playgroup we always remember we are engaging with kids – a true kid’s playschool Language Skills Main emphasis of Theme/ Story is Language development and is linked to the world around us and self to the social environment. Science focuses on the learning of earth and its environment. Numerous stories, rhymes, songs, and dramatic play based on themes will enhance your child’s learning. Numerical Skills Math’s is introduced through a variety of hands on math’s activities. Experiences to math manipulative are built-in where possible, along with literature to enhance and integrate children’s learning. So to learn numbers your child will learn finger rhymes so they understand the numbers recognize them and can enjoy their journey into the numbers world. RHYMES & ACTIVITY Music and Movement is an essential part of the curriculum which includes finger rhymes, chants, songs and even playing musical instruments. Our Music and Movement curriculum will help children learn and gain gradual mastery in the musical elements through the movements and songs. Physical Development Development of Physical development is very important and our curriculum ensures that children develop their body kin-aesthetic (MI) and visual spatial (MI) intelligence’s we have time for outdoor play (at places where we do not have outdoor gardens we have endeavored to provide indoor area with play equipment) which includes sliders, swings, climbers. We also do stretches and cool down exercises in a fun way with children. Individual attention in a small class setting, independent and creative learning through hands-on experiences are some of the main features of the program. Active Learning Experiences (ART & CRAFT) Active Learning Experiences like Creative Art & Craft which helps enhance emotional development, imagination and fine motor skills, allowing children to experiment with various art media and material of different textures, colours, patterns. Our teachers will encourage them to express themselves through drawings and art and craft activities as well take up activities that will be a precursor to writing.