“ A good beginning never ends!”

The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.” – Maria Montessori The Little Explorers Preschool curriculum uses an integrated approach to teaching.

Starting preschool is a significant step in the life of a child and his family. Playgroup is the first place where children interact with adults and other children their age on their own for the first time. They start their life long journey of learning and making friends!

The Little Explorers curriculum encourages children not to just learn alphabets, count and write, but it also infuses curiosity into them and introduces them to effective communication and to work and play with others. Our playgroup and nursery children learn by singing rhymes, doing hands-on fun project work and listening to stories.

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Methodology

Our Educational philosophy is inspired by Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. Howard Gardner’s theory offers early childhood teachers a method to account for the potential a child has in the early years. “ Children are not all the same, they do not have the same kind of minds and education works most effectively for most , if these differences are taken seriously.”
Maths is introduced through a variety of hands-on math activities, rhymes and games to enhance our children’s learning.

Our unique child development framework is defined by these principles and focuses on the development of these key foundational skills in children.


  • The logical and mathematical centre- It has science experiments, math manipulatives, legos and other math and science related concepts.

  • The music centre – The children have access to a wide variety of age appropriate musical instruments . They listen to music and experiment with making sounds by shaking , banging and slowly understanding loudness, tempo and basic rhythm.

  • Bodily Kinesthetics centre- This is where the children can move to music. They are also given puppets and dress up clothes for dramatic play.

  • Intrapersonal Centre- This is when children work alone or read alone or play alone without distractions

  • Interpersonal Center- Here the children play together
  • Spatial Centre or Art Centre – This allows the children to engage with a range of tools and materials to explore textures and creative expressive arts and crafts.

  • Nature walks – This allows children to understand their surroundings and explore nature. It also teaches the children to conserve, protect and nurture the environment and ecology.

This Theory gives children and teachers a different perspective on intelligence, to step back and change perceptions of self and perceptions of others.

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The Learning Environment

The Environment is the 3rd teacher ( the first and second being the parent and teacher.) This third teacher empowers children to explore , to inquire, to try new things , to work together, to make sense of the world around them ..

  • Our school is designed to provide children a variety of layered experiences on a daily basis.

  • Environment as a tool to promote literacy and math skills.

  • Exploration and not memorising is encouraged at Little Explorers .

  • Nature visits and field trips encourage the children to know more about their environment and social surroundings.s

  • Learning through play- At Little Explorers the children have the opportunity for adventure and exploration both indoors and outdoors.

A Day In The Life Of The Little Explorers

  • Welcome and Free play – The children are welcomed by the facilitators to a warm and colourful classroom having 3 sensorial corners and soothing music playing in the back ground. Play and interaction helps them to channelize their energies and settle in the classroom.

  • Circle time – Circle time is done to set a daily routine. Children engage in yoga, meditation, rhymes and poems and verbal communication.

  • Concept – Related to the theme of the month.
  • Snack time - Hand wash , prayer and snack time help the child to inculcate a proper routine and clean hygienic habits. Eating together encourages to child to eat healthy food and avoid junk food.

  • Outdoor play – Out door play is very important and allows children to explore and collaborate with other children. Out door play also stimulates physical, emotional and social growth.

  • Concept time – The second concept is letters, numbers, colours, opposites or shapes.

  • Story time/ music and movement/ art therapy/ Zumba/ dancing with props/ Messy play.