Research and educational experiences underline the crucial importance of early years in the child's developmental experience. The rate of maturation and development and the pace of learning, is greater during these yaers that at any subsequent period in the child's life. The child's experience of learning in the early years, has a profound influence on later learning.
Young children enter preschool with a lot of curiosity, a sense of wonder and an eagerness to learn. They are attracted towards learning experiences that are engaging and pleasurable. Positive, concrete and hands-on experiences encourage young childred to make choices, decisions, and explore their immediate environment. This helps them feel competent and confident.
The Preschool curriculum developed by CISCE, is meant for an early childhood setting where three to five-yaer-old children recieve age and developmentally appropiate early education. The curriculum is divided into two sections, namely, Preschool-I and Preschool-II. The curriculum follows a holistic approach where practitioners support and scaffold children's learning through enriched play experiences. The pedagogical and transactional processes / strategies suggested in the curriculum include engaging and enjoyable play activities and learning experiences that awaken / ignite children's thinking processes and help build their confidence. The activities and play based experiences connect young children's fascination with learning in every domain so that thay can enjoy, learn and make the most of their time in preschool.