Founded by Nina Kanjirath, Gaia Pre-school and Childcare Centre sited at RT Nagar in Bangalore, is ideally suited for parents looking for longer pre-school hours and day care options. The school follows international teacher-student ratio and offers several programmes for children from 1 year 6 months to 6 years.
The campus hosts well-equipped classrooms and a play area of about 4000 sq. ft. Other facilities include the puppet and tree house, jungle gym and inside-outside courtyard. The school houses a library with 2000 selected books and a vibrant reading programme. The school has an enrolment of 70 children mentored by eight teachers and nine supporting staff.
The pre-school adapts and integrates Montessori style education, Reggio Emilia approach and KhelKatha, an ancient Indian technique of learning through storytelling and games. The teachers also follow methodologies such as Jolly Phonics, Vedic math and an interactive math programme based on US standards.
Gaia curriculum caters to the educational needs of four age groups: Toddler (from 1 year and 6 months)
K1 (from 2 years and 10 months)
K2 (from 3 years and 10 months)
K3 (from 4 years and 10 months)
From the age of two, children are introduced to Gaia’s enriched curriculum including Judo, carpentry, Carnatic music, gardening, yoga, dance and many more. There are three programme options for day care – long term (12 monthly), short term (3 monthly) and daily.
The school session starts in June and ends in May. Admissions are open throughout the year. Minimum age for admission is 1 year and 6 months.
Fees: Please contact the school office for information on fees.
Gaia Pre-school and Childcare Centre, RT Nagar has been ranked among Bangalore’s top 10 pre-schools by the EducationWorld India Preschool Rankings 2013.