PEDAGOGY

OUR PEDAGOGY

At SERRA, we don’t teach ‘classes’, we teach individuals. Believing teaching is not a one-size-fits-all automated process but an intentional and purposeful endeavour. The cornerstone of our approach is respect for each child. Our teachers observe every child and tailor instructions to suit his/her individual needs.

The curriculum at SERRA is grounded in current research and developments in the field of early childhood education, in particular by the work of The Centre on the Developing Child and HGSE at Harvard University, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Infant and Toddler Centres of Reggio Emilia. Our academic leadership team has visited these centres of excellence and customised SERRA’s curriculum to ensure effective instruction in our Indian context.

Fundamental to our beliefs is the importance of all round development of the child – emotional, physical, cognitive and social. Our curriculum leverages “early learning goals” from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), UK and establishes broad, developmentally appropriate learning goals for each learning area and age-group. Our educators then assess a child’s knowledge and structure specific learning environments and experiences, which support that child’s progress towards identified goals. These experiences are play-based, hands-on and experiential in nature. They ensure deeper enjoyment with an understanding of concepts and ideas.

Each child is observed and assessed individually and their work and progress documented in a special portfolio that is shared with the parent, allowing them to be a part of their child’s life at school.

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