Activity Offerings

 

Chinmaya Early Education Program (Chinmaya Pre-School) caters to children between the 2.5 – 5 year age group. Founded in 2011 under the guidance of Swami Ishwaranandaji, this unique educational program is grounded in the belief 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. The program integrates a social-emotional component into 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, a 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.

Program Objectives

The aims of this program are to help children:

 

1. Connect with Our Culture. Students develop an initial understanding of Hinduism through daily opening and closing prayers, weekly bhajans, listening to moral stories, and celebrating Hindu festivals.

 

2. Develop Practical Life Skills. Students learn to adapt to their environment by understanding how to take care of themselves (washing hands, buttoning) and take care of their surroundings (sweeping, pouring). These lessons help children learn independence, concentration, and coordination.

 

3. Build Language Skills. The program provides opportunities to promote child’s ability to communicate and connect with others through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

 

4. Learn Early Math Concepts. Preschool  math helps children 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, and 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.

 

5. Appreciate Science. 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.

 

6. Engage in Arts & Crafts. In addition to coloring and painting, there is usually craftwork related to the monthly theme.

2017-2018 Programs

We offer two programs divided by age group:

  • Age Group 1:  2.5 – 3.5 Years. The goal  is to provide a safe, secure and a stimulating environment. This program enables children to transition from  home to school. Our curriculum for this age group focuses mainly on developing language and social skills.
  • Age Group 2: 3.5-5 Years. This Kindergarten Readiness Program helps children prepare for mainstream school.

 

Children can be enrolled over the course of our trimester system:

  • Trimester 1: August 24th, 2017 – December 22nd, 2017
  • Trimester 2: January 8th, 2018 – March 30th, 2018
  • Trimester 3: April 9th, 2018 – June 8th, 2018

 

Programs are offered in two types of time blocks:

  • 3 days a week: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 9am – 12pm
  • 5 days a week: Monday through Friday, 9am – 12pm
Enrollment Information

The Pre-School registration form can be found here. For additional information, please contact:

 

The per trimester registration fee is $40.  Please notes that fees are non-refundable and should be paid at the beginning of each trimester, with fees for the 1st trimester are due at the time of registration. Once a week volunteering is mandatory (if unable, an extra $75 will be charger per trimester). Suggested donations for enrollment are as follows:

  • 3 d/w, First Trimester: $875
  • 3 d/w, Second Trimester: $700
  • 3 d/w, Third Trimester: $595
  • 5 d/w, First trimester: $1150      
  • 5 d/w, Second Trimester: $900
  • 5 d/w, Third Trimester: $750

 

Children enrolled in this program should be potty trained and have completed two and a half years (2 yrs 6 months) by August 1st, 2017.

Testimonials

My daughter started CEEP when she was just two year old. Since it was her first time away from home, I thought it would 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 and volunteers are very  attentive to individual child’s needs. CEEP provides a 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 pre-school curriculum like other schools, but also teaches them about Indian culture, respecting elders, Hindu Dharma, and worship. It has a nice ambiance with excellent teachers who always receive you with a smile. Kids really enjoy their school and feel like its their home. Teachers are responsive and accessible anytime I’ve had a question up. The CEEP program also provides my child with a solid foundation on which they 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 very important lessons at the beginning of their life.”Silky

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