"Glendale Academy Established in 2003" IGCSE center no.IN639 CBSE/ Aff./ 130195/ 27-07-2006

Glendale Academy International is affiliated to both the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Cambridge Boards. It prepares students for the All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) administered by the CBSE on completion of Class X & XII


ECE- Early Childhood Education portal of learning & enrichment at Glendale Academy International

Brain

  • -develops most rapidly
  • -energy consumption is very high
  • -foundation for thinking, language, perception, reasoning, aptitudes and attitudes is established.
  • -appropriate exposure and enrichment is required for optimal development

Glendale ECE provides

  • -an environment full of learning spaces that are nurturing spaces for MI and BCL
  • - exploratory movement for spatial reasoning
  • -immersion of language rich environment of dramatized story-telling, circle time discussions and reading

  • Eclectic blend of Montessori, Waldorf &Multiple intelligence pedagogy that is developmentally appropriate.
  • Inquiry based learning
  • Brain Gym Activities are practiced with the students for stimulation of brain, particularly the functioning of the frontal lobes.
    • Cross Crawl
    • Number 8
    • Draw with non-dominant hand
    • Brain Buttons
    • Hook ups
    • Memory games
    • Games
    • Puzzles
    • Nesting and block pattern toys

Physical Domain

  • -gross motor skills increase in speed
  • -fine motor dexterity gets more refined
  • -more coordination is taking place
  • -endurance increases
  • -spatial skills develop

Glendale ECE provides

Opportunity to exercise both structured and unstructured exploration in a safe environment and focusing on physical exploration. We provide

    • Adventure Playground
    • Obstacles Course
    • Bodily Kinesthetic
    • Aqua Play area
    • Yoga/Dance/Karate/Dramatics/Life skills
    • Play gym and Treasure hunts
    • Balancing beams
    • Obstacle races
    • Splash pools
    • Sand pit

Emotional / Social Factors

A child at this point requires for nurturing support, guidance, care and social opportunities.
Develops:

  • -awareness about the socially relevant rules & behaviors
  • -formation of first friendships and experience of playing together.

Glendale provides the environment that:

  • Promotes social development through respectful, clear communication and safe, natural consequences
  • RRC
  • Provides care and support from multiple adults that the child is exposed to
  • Circle time/Conversation and Interaction at the beginning of the day.
  • Develops the sense of belonging (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)
  • Communication, language, and literacy – initiative like Birthday book donation
  • Child is given classroom responsibilities on rotation
  • Making class projects collectively on a particular topic
  • Making learning more interesting by playing various games and tapping individual talent
  • Peer leadership skills in reading out the stories one by one with pictures display

Montessori School " Help me do it myself stage"

A stage where the child demonstrates a natural (and often intense) desire to make choices for themselves and to accomplish tasks independently

Glendale provides:

  • A large variety of materials for the refinement of sensory perception and the development of literacy and mathematical understanding
  • Provide sensory development opportunities for imaginative exploration leading to confident, creative self-expression
  • Select Faculty trained in the Montessori Way
  • Weekly Sessions conducted
  • Maximum utilization of the resources related to various learning skills

Waldorf’s School " The world is good"

At this stage it is a doorway for the child to

  • Physical World – walking
  • Social World – through talking
  • World of thoughts , imaginations – through thinking

At Glendale we provide curative education

  • Open Exploratory environment to the physical world with outdoor play, nature and gardening.
  • Listening , Speaking, Reading, Writing opportunities in the social world
  • Stimulation and motivation for the world of thoughts & imagination
  • Establish routines and rhythm by supporting rhythmic structure & time structure
  • Director & another faculty attend Waldorf Workshops& shares learning on the “senses” and ‘biography development”
  • Establishing balance
    • Habits , routines
    • Day / night patterns
  • Establish routines and rhythm by supporting rhythmic structure & time structure
  • Table top cooking - A group activity where children prepare snack together and eat together.

Jean Piaget’s Cognitive Skills( Pre- Operational Stage)

At this stage toddlers use symbols to represent their earlier sensory -motor discoveries, development of language takes place also the symbolic thinking improves, and intuitive thoughts begin. At Glendale we encourage:

  • ECE specialized workshops such as Cognitive Development Workshop for teachers
  • Sequencing/patterning/ordering/serration
  • Free play with manipulative
  • Themed based learning
  • Group activity related to the creative skills as per the topic given
  • Puppetry/Dramatized story telling/Flash cards/audio visuals

Erik Erickson’s Psycho-Social (Initiative vs Guilt)

At this stage the child is discovering ways to take initiative with one’s actions. However, sometimes the child may experience guilt due to the negative results of actions At Glendale we:

  • Provide choices (Choose what to play with , what to read)
  • Create a ‘yes environment’ to explore freely
  • Stimulate leadership skills and motivation
  • Value cultivation with moral based stories
  • Soft skills such as cleanliness and table etiquette
  • Provide Individual attention
  • Support initiative of doing things on their own

Lev Vygotsky Social Cultural ( Assisted Discovery)

At this stage the child develops rapid growth in language and broadens his/her ability to participate in social communication. The child starts to speak to themselves for self-guidance and self-direction. Verbal guidance from teachers and peer collaborations are vitally important

Children also learn customs, rituals and rules from adults.

At Glendale we provide:

  • Scaffolding
  • Assisted discovery
  • Teachers must guide children’s learning with explanations, demonstrations carefully tailoring their effort to each child’s zone of proximal development
  • Respect, Responsibility & Cooperation – RRC Campus Culture
  • Interactive assembly
  • Pick up lines of the day in assembly for a good behavior
  • Stage talk opportunity - (celebration of the completion of the topic)
  • Value education/,oral stories
  • Spin a yarn (story-making skills on the spot)
  • Sequencing the story

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

Glendale always has an eclectic approach of best practices of National and International boards. With the upgradation of English Textbooks Glendale Primary has a Standard Global Curriculum from April 2017.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

  • 1. Lesson Planning, its delivery, assessment and evaluation has been drawn from the best practices.
  • 2. We have 2 inquiries in an year - PYP inspired
  • 3. Until grade 5 we are not exam driven
  • 4. Students are given exploratory, enriching experience in a comfortable environment with BCL, MI and Waldorf methodology
  • 5. End of Grade 5 parents choose between CIE or CBSE for their child’s Grade 6
  • 6. Checkpoint in 2017 will be for 2 sections of Grade 6 under Shams and after that only in Grade 8
  • 7. All books continue to be same in Grades  1- 5 with Hodder Cambridge being introduced this year.
  • 8. Standard of English is  2 notches above the present English text book

We offer both CBSE and CIE Curriculum