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4- What will be the timings for toddlers?

In Toddlers they will have a day schedule of three hours and in the schedule the timing will be flexible for the students.

Question 4.1: What is the required age group for Pre School?
Answer :
The Required age group for Pre School is:
Toddlers

Minimum 2 Years
Maximum 2+ Years

Playgroup

Minimum 2+ Years
Maximum 3 Years

Nursery

Minimum 3 Years
Maximum 4 Years

Prep

Minimum 4 Years
Maximum 5 Years

 

Question 4.2: What will be the physical arrangements for toddler’s classroom?
Answer :The complete instructions and layout will beprovided by the Head Office to all operative campuses, so that they can set upToddlers classroom and learning areas.

Question 4.3: Can all the campuses of Allied start Toddlers or the access is restricted?
Answer :
All campuses are authorized to start Toddlers if there is a scope for toddlers level in their respective area and they fulfill all requirements needed for the set up of toddlers according to the guidelines provided by the Head office.

Question 4.4: Like classes I to V, why not to design papers for Class Prep.
Answer :We are following Continuous Assessment System from Playgroup to class III, so there will be no formal exams or papers in class Prep.

Question 4.5: What are the summer and winter timings for Pre School?
Answer :
The summer and winter timings are as follow:

Level                        Summer Timings                   Winter Timings

 

Toddlers         Timings are flexible for 3 hours a day according to the comfort of the parents. Timings are flexible for 3 hours a day according to the comfort of the parents.

Playgroup                     8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.                 8:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Nursery                          8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.                 8:15 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.

Prep                                 8 a.m. to 01 p.m.                       8:15 a.m. to 01:15 p.m.

Friday
(for all classes)                8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.                    8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Question 4.6: Why not to take assessments at the end of each month?
Answer :
It is not possible in continuous assessment system, as these assessments are diagnostic assessments so whenever we complete a topic we have to take the assessment.

Question 4.7: What is “Knowledge around the World?
Answer :
Knowledge Around the world is one of our subject, in which we have merged the concepts of Social Studies, Science and General Knowledge.

Question 4.8: What is a holistic development?
Answer :
Allied Pre School does not endorse development to be a linear process. It emphasizes development to be simultaneous and integrated process and has divided the development process into the following major areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Language Development
  • Cognitive Development

Question 4.9: Which Teaching Methods are you following?
Answer :
All children in Allied Pre School will experience a play based curriculum of planned, independent and adult led activities. Activities in Pre School are planned in the following learning areas:

  • Reading Area
  • Writing Area
  • Maths Area
  • Exploration Area
  • Language Area
  • Role Play/ Imaginative Play Area
  • Art Area
  • Home Area

Question 4.10: What are portfolio Sheets?
Answer :
Portfolio Sheets are assessment sheets to be taken by Allied Pre School teachers at the end of the week or after each concept is taught. Teachers will get these sheets with lesson plans uploaded on portal from head office.
Teachers will keep the record of Portfolio sheets, summative assessment sheet and work sample of students in their black ring folder in a systematic way (according to the dates).
Continuous assessment will be conducted through the Portfolio System, which includes,

  • Portfolios (assessment sheet)
  • Summative assessment
  • Observation
  • Anecdotal notes
  • Rating scales
  • Children’s sample work

Question 4.11: What is our homework policy?
Answer :
Homework policy is given in the Operational Manual of Allied Pre School. Homework should be given as mentioned in lesson plans but teacher can give extra homework according to their student’s needs; but homework should be a reinforcement of class work. Teacher should not give new concept as homework.

Question 4.12: How to plan physical development (Games) and Art lessons?
Answer :

Class teachers should have co-ordination meeting with subject teachers every week and discuss the topics and themes to be taught during the week in all subjects. Subject teachers should link their lessons with the topics and themes e.g. if the theme is “My Body” students can play games in which they can have recognition of different parts of the body like“Simon says….”In art lesson students can draw their parts of body on loose sheet or they can do hand and foot printing.

Question 4.13: How to set different learning areas in Playgroup and Nursery?
Answer :

Teachers will set learning areas according to the lesson plan and suggestions given in the handouts provided in the training session. Teachers should set learning areas activities according to the lesson plans and resources available. Teachers will change the resource timely to keep the students’ focus and interest. Always involve students in setting up the learning areas.

Question 4.14: Are we teaching ‘Islamiat’? just in class Prep?
Answer :
We are not teaching Islamiat just in class Prep.We have included the lesson of Islamiat in “Gather Together Time” for classes Playgroup and Nursery.