At Love Dale, we believe that there is nothing more important than our children. The goal of the Love Dale Pre-School is to establish an enthusiasm for learning and knowledge in young learners that will serve as a foundation for future success in the Formal Education System.eo.
Features of Early Childhood Program at Love Dale
Learning for life in a child-centered, safe, and caring environment. The program is designed to educate a child physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Integration of subjects in the program provides a rich and stimulating curriculum that encourages creativity, imagination, and self-expression. The program encourages young learners to take risks and see themselves as capable and competent. Diverse learning styles and stages of development are respected at all times.
Methodology – Learning Through Experience and Exploration
When children enter school they regard learning as a pleasurable experience so they are naturally inclined and eager to learn. The curriculum reinforces and builds on this positive
attitude by offering varied stimulating and enjoyable experiences. The knowledge and skills that children acquire by the end of Kindergarten, along with positive attitude towards learning, form the basis of effective learning in the later years of schooling.
An exciting program where children develop a postive self-image and are encouraged to be
true to themselves and to their heritage.
Teachers ensure that Learning Expectations are met
Competence in Language, Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Technology is developed systematically. Teachers integrate subject knowledge into a variety of active techniques
suitable to the developmental stages of the children.
Children learn through Direct Sensory Experience
Children learn to manipulate, explore and experiment with real objects. They learn by doing, moving, and talking. Children are naturally curious about their world and are eager to learn about it. They are active learners and learn in a variety of ways. As they play they clarify information, integrate ideas, explore and experiment. Play gives them the opportunity to add knowledge, learn new skills and practice familiar ones. Through play, children learn to deal with their feelings and interact with children and adults. They develop
their imagination, creativity and solve problems.
Curriculum – Core Components Language Arts
The most exclusive feature of this program is Language Arts. Children not only learn how to read but also develop a love for reading which is a skill for life. Reading is an enabler which opens the door to all learning. In this way the child gains confidence and acquires the skill needed to become a life-long learner.
Children become problem-solvers. Mentor while teaching mathematics ensures they learn about patterns in the environment, number concepts, comparisons, sets, and basic formal operations e.g. adding, subtracting, 3-D objects, simple graphs, and basic measurements.
Science and Technology
Science and Technology help children demonstrate curiosity about the natural world, identifying cycles in nature using techniques of observations and practical application.
Children while performing creative activities understand colour, shape and use of media to express ideas. They are able to describe responses to music, art, drama and dance.
Physical Skills and Well Being
Children develop physical skills – balance, flexibility, an awareness of health and safety rules, making a niche for themselves to be groomed into healthy future citizens.
Personal and Social Awareness
Children learn to share, respect, listen, and understand others. They also learn to take up responsibilities helping them groom into responsible beings.
Learning Centres in the Classroom
The early childhood program at Love Dale features a variety of learning spaces for independent, small or large group activities. As most children need to be active, there are a variety of learning areas or centers to cater to the different needs and interests of the children.
This center has painting and drawing materials, scissors, glue, tape, and a variety of papers to allow the children to explore and express their feelings and ideas
Dramatic Play Centre
This area provides the children with props for knowing more about a house, hospital or store. There are also puppets and dress-up clothes for imaginative plays and characters.
There are puzzles and table games for the children to share, think, solve, develop their motor skills and improve mental speed.
Library and Listening Centre
Books and tapes are available to read and to listen to. This helps children to enrich their vocabulary
Manipulative materials for children to sort, count, classify, measure and learn number sense is available too.
The simple musical instruments, which may have been made by the children or purchased, encourage the children to experiment with sound, tempo and rhythm.
Sand and Water Centre
Cups, spoons, funnels and buckets allow the children to measure and experiment with volume, enhancing sensory development and social skills.
Science and Exploration Centre
Found treasures are shared here. Rocks, nests, insects, bones and shells may make their way to this area. Magnets, balance books and magnifying glasses encourage children to observe and investigate.
Children compute and write at this center which is stocked with papers, pencils, markers, and crayons. The younger children write stories as drawings and the teacher writes the dictated story.
Large Motor Skills
There are indoor and outdoor areas to play games and develop physical skills.
Toddlers : 2 + years
Junior Kindergarten : 3 + years
Senior Kindergarten: 4 + years
The Love Dale Staff
The Love Dale Early Learning Centre provides child-centered qualified staff, who come equipped with in-depth training.
The Love Dale System of Assessment
The Love Dale System of Assessment is based on a child’s performance on a day-to-day basis at the center and in the class. A journal is maintained by the teacher for each child, which assesses a child qualitatively and continuously.
The Love Dale Academic Year
Love Dale follows the Indian Academic
Year – April to March
Date of issuing the
At Love Dale, we believe that there is nothing more important than our children. The goal of our play school in Vizag is to establish an enthusiasm for learning and knowledge in young learners that will serve as a foundation for future success in the formal education system.
The early childhood program at Lovedale focuses on
Our program is designed to educate a child, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. Diverse learning styles and stages of development are respected at all times. Teachers ensure that learning expectations are met and children learn through direct sensory experience
This area provides the children with props for knowing more about a house, hospital or store. There are also puppets and dress-up clothes for imaginative play.
Children will understand colour, shape, and use of media to express ideas. They will be able to describe responses to music, art, drama and dance.
There are puzzles and table games for the children to share, think, solve and develop their motor skills
Usage of science and technology help children demonstrate curiosity about the natural world, identifying cycles in nature using techniques of observations
Children develop a love for reading which is an important skill in life. Reading is an enabler which opens the door to learning. The child gains confidence and acquires skills needed to become a life long learner
The simple musical instruments, which may have been made by the children or purchased. and the materials available to produce sound, encourage the children to experiment with sound, tempo and rhythm
This center has painting and drawing materials, scissors, glue, tape and a variety of papers to allow the children to explore and express their feelings and ideas
Books and tapes are available to read and to listen enhancing literary, creative and reading –listening skills.
Children will become problem-solvers. They will learn about patterns in the environment, number concepts, comparisons, sets, basic formal operations, 3-D objects, simple graphs and basic measurements.