There is nothing so practical as a good theory. – Kurt Lewin
In Junior Champs, we adopted Vygotsky’s ‘Key to Learning’ curriculum in classroom and for teaching. The curriculum is based on the concepts of Lev Vygotsky, one of the twentieth century’s most influential theorists in the field of early years education.
The Vygotsky in Action in the Early Years include accessible activities for children between ages of 3 to 7, and explains the theory underpinning the practice, enabling educators to apply in classroom settings.
Our curriculum covers seven areas of learning, which are:
This programme introduces children to strategies for systematically analyzing length, weight, volume and quantity of objects. They learn to develop the ability t quantify measurement and to grasp the idea of comparison. By introducing conventional mathematics and perceptual concepts, children will learn to develop cognitive abilities to solve mathematical problems.
This programme uses visual models and the concept of measurement to explore the relationships of more, less, and equal. Children discover the language of Mathematics by understanding the concept of numbers to see connections through the use of visual mediators.
We incorporate this programme by developing a love of story, ownership of story language and an profound understanding of story structure. With a specific set of visual aids and modelling, our educators bring out the elements of characters and objects that contribute to character building, recognition of characters and foster understanding of the meaning of the story.
We aim to help children to develop the skills they require both for writing and to express themselves creatively through art work. We believe that children develop fine motor control and spatial awareness by creating marks, strokes, curves to express emotion and convey different meanings.
Our educators foster analytical thinking in children. We optimize a child’s potential by introducing the importance of planning and executing an idea. Model construction requires a set of organizing and management skills, which may promote creativity in children.
We decided to incorporate this element in our programme as it develops emotional intelligence, non-verbal communication skills and productive imagination through body movements, gestures, facial expressions and music. This programme also help children to acquire a rich repertoire of geatures that they can use in communication with adults and peers. We include music and movements in lessons with nursey rhymes, thematic songs and activities.
You – Me – World
Children learn about themselves as physical, emotional and social beings. This programme offers young children the opportunity to learn about the natural and material world, about livings things and inanimate objects. We start this programme at a very young age (from age of two) as we encourage them to explore, empathize and help others learn.