CHINMAYA EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAM
Foundations of CEEP:
1. Overall Goals
We believe that each child is different and has immense potential. To achieve this, students build up knowledge through hands on activities that are both independent and collaborative. The children’s interests, inquisitiveness and their abilities help guide the curriculum. We integrate a social-emotional component into the lesson plans which allows children to take risks, make connections and explore their curiosity in personally meaningful ways through visual arts, music, dance and dramatic play. The highlight of this program is the parent involvement in classrooms.
In addition to the curriculum, the monthly theme aims to cover general education topics through books and hands-on activities. Some of our popular monthly themes include the solar system, ocean life, dinosaurs, rainforest animals, the life cycles of plants and more.
2. Connecting with Our Culture
Daily opening and closing prayers, Weekly bhajans, listening to moral stories and celebration of Hindu festivals.
3. Practical Life Skills
These lessons help children learn independence, concentration and coordination. They also help them adapt to their environment by taking care of self (washing hands, buttoning) and taking care of the surrounding (sweeping, pouring).
4. Language skills
Opportunities to promote child’s ability to communicate and connect with others through listening, speaking, reading and writing.
5. Early Math Concepts
Preschool math helps children to make sense of the world around them by teaching them to reason and problem solve. Children are provided with opportunities to explore mathematical concepts as they count, sort by color, shape and size, classify, measure, compare quantities, balance blocks, and find patterns. For example, as children build with blocks, they are introduced to the concepts of higher, lower, in front of, behind, larger, smaller, equal, horizontal, vertical, and parallel.
Children are given opportunities to explore and discover the world around them. Activities and experiments are planned to nurture children’s ability to inquire, predict and evaluate observations. This helps increase descriptive vocabulary and to make sense of concepts such as weather, natural habitats, and technology.
7. Arts & Crafts
In addition to coloring, painting and play-dough, there is usually craftwork related to the monthly theme.
Information about the Academic Year 2017-2018:
CEEP will be following the IUSD Calendar.
TRIMESTER 1: August 24th
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* The program is open to children aged between two and five years (2 to 5 years).
* Dues to be paid at the beginning of each trimester and is non-refundable.
"My daughter started CEEP when she was just two year old. Since it was her first time away from home, I thought it will be a month before she would stay there alone without me. But within few days, she was comfortable and was enjoying all the activities. All the teachers, volunteers are very attentive to individual child's needs. CEEP provides fun and family oriented learning environment. I am grateful that my child is a part of this program." - Tejal Modi
"We really like the CEEP program. The program is awesome and my kid is getting all necessary ingredients to move to the next level.This program not only has preschool curriculum like other schools, but also teaches the kid about Indian culture, respecting elders, Hindu Dharma and the way to worship the GOD. It has nice ambiance with excellent teachers who always receives you with a smile. Kids really enjoy their School and always feels like it as a home.Teachers are always responsive and accessible anytime a question or concern came up. Finally, I recommend the parents to join the CEEP program to have a solid foundation on which he or she can build a successful academic career." - Vidya
"The volunteers who provide seva for this program are doing an excellent job. The program has done wonders for the kids. They have learned a few very important lessons at the beginning of their life." - Silky
"I am very thankful to you for your complete dedication to start CEEP. I am very happy with this program and proud to say that we had a great opportunity to began my son's education at Rameshwaram. We are thankful to CEEP team." - Jayshree Desai
"Of course, I like the CEEP program and I would like to enroll Vishwa for the next session. Vishwa likes to go to the preschool very much. I would like to enroll her for 3 days program." - Digisha.