The Birla Open Minds Preschools (BOMPS), firmly reiterate and restore what Tagore called the hallmark of childhood - 'joy of learning' and 'the creative spirit'. BOMPS believes in the uniqueness of each child thereby fostering holistic development through integrated learning opportunities. Our philosophy is based on the constructivist approach, where the learners are actively involved in their learning in a democratic environment. Learning experiences are interactive and student-centric, progressing from known to unknown, concrete to abstract and local to global. A learner at BOMPS develops global perspective and life skills to help and excel in his or her desired field.
OUR CURRICULUM draws on neuroscientific research and is developmentally appropriate, integrated and creative. It aims to instill care for self, for others and for the environment in our children.
Our approach honours the development of the whole child; intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially across ages. It also recognizes that all children are intelligent and capable learners and will develop across and within these developmental areas in unique and individualized ways. .
Since children learn in different ways and learn better if learning experiences are interconnected or integrated, our curriculum too is theme based and investigates ideas from multiple perspectives. Our themes combine different areas of learning and become catalysts for developing concepts, skills and attitudes while relating this learning to real life. This learning ensures development of multiple intelligence in children.
We engage learners through creative learning experiences. Creative expression across learning domains is invited, encouraged and celebrated. Children are exposed to dynamic learning environments, challenges and choices in activities, open ended questions, and interactions with peers and teachers. Working with colours and textures, engaging with music and movement and a plethora of other mediums with ample freedom ensure nurturance of the innate creativity in each child
CARE FOR SELF, OTHERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Care for self begins with building self esteem through developing self help skills, providing choices, autonomy, challenges, successes, affirmations and support to help the children know and flourish in this knowledge of being unique and special. Working collaboratively through opportunities for sharing, waiting for ones turn, taking the role of the other and resolving conflicts helps children extend this care to others. Caring for the environment is a habit that is inculcated early in children. This connecting thread runs through the entire curriculum and the practices followed at Globe Tot'ers.
While catering to the age group of 4 to 5 years, the facilitator is ready to take the young learners to the next level of 'achievement'. The skill sets are by now showing preferences and the need to challenge them becomes imperative. Learning by exploration remains the style where the young learner achieves a sense of fulfillment on completion of a task and this in turn gives him/ her confidence required.
'Excelling at a task' is the focus of the young learner now and for that facilitator works as a motivator. The skills sets by now have evolved and the learner is all set to bring about the finesse into every action. This is best brought out by the repeated practice session ingrained into the curriculum. This is also the stage where the young learner is prepared for formal schooling as the next level and hence given a chance at portraying skills and knowledge on a common platform where the ever important Learning Outcomes of a Preschool are visible.
The Learning Outcomes are displayed beautifully through their thought and actions which are only making them 'FUTURE READY'. Besides these there are many more that the young learner accumulates Besides these there are many more that the young learner accumulates and all of these go hand in hand. more