Our school follows the whole-child approach, which focuses on all five key areas of a child’s development, i.e., physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills, language, math, science, etc. Instead of just intellectual, overall development is the aim of this educational process. While allowing for all facets of a young child’s learning journey to be nurtured, it also supports a smooth transition to subsequent higher grades at school.
The whole child approach to learning and teaching encourages children to explore the world through their natural curiosity, talents and abilities; learn by being responsive to various experiences; and cultivate their enthusiasm to keep discovering and learning as they encounter different stimuli in the immediate environment. Here in KJKG, it’s a blend of hands-on learning with activity-style teaching and self-directed approach work with a lecture teaching style. Not only are both approaches appropriate for an early childhood classroom, but it is also wildly needed.