The ZERO Curriculum™ related FAQs: Preschool Curriculum and Kindergarten Curriculum
Q: Why having good Day Wise Curriculum, 100% Ready-Format Curriculum is too much important in India?
A: India is a country full of many languages, and English … Read more …
Q: How the Child is going to experience this Curriculum – The ZERO Curriculum™?
A: In our Curriculum, most of the content areas are delivered primarily through arts and creative activities like drawing, painting, singing, rhymes, group activity, individual activity etc. That means delivery of entire Content areas (subjects) is interwoven with Activities, Drawings, paintings, rhymes, Story (telling and retelling), Discussions, Learning Centers, Worksheets, Blocks, meaningful Free Play, Discovery areas, Water Play, Sand Play, Pretend Play, Dramatics and other Fun and enjoyable things. See the brief List here, Click Here …
Q: Which Preschool Philosophies and Preschool Theories has been used in the Curriculum – The ZERO Curriculum™?
A: In our Curriculum, we have used all available Preschool Theories and Philosophies, wherever required and appropriate. … Read More about it here …
List of some Preschool Theories and Philosophies being used in our Curriculum is –
Maria Montessori, Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, John Dewey, Maslow, Loris Malaguzzi (Reggio Emilia), Sara Smilansky (Learning through Play), Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf), Howard Gardner©*, R. N. Caine, G. Caine, E. Jensen, R. Sylvester, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Paulo Freire, Friedrich Froebel, Thematic Approach, Integrated Approach, Experiential Education, Pestalozzi, Freud, Learning through Play, Mahatma Gandhi,
©* Copyrights, if any, is reserved with the owner, in no way we are infringing or claiming such. We have used the learning, research and knowledge (Multiple Intelligences etc) shared by Great Howard Gardner and other psychologists / writers, in (through) his / their various books. … read more the Legal …
Q: Name the Subjects / Content Area, which have been covered in the Curriculum – The ZERO Curriculum™?
- Social Studies
- The Arts
- Language and Literacy
Q: Let me know more about Mathematics in The ZERO Curriculum™.
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Q: Let me know more about Science in The ZERO Curriculum™.
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Q: Let me know more about Technology in The ZERO Curriculum™.
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Q: Let me know more about Language and Literacy in The ZERO Curriculum™.
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Q: Let me know more about Social Studies in The ZERO Curriculum™.
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Q: Let me know more about The Arts in The ZERO Curriculum™.
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Q: Name the Programs?
A: The Four Programs :
*Age for Programs could be varied by up to 6 Months up or down depending upon Developmental Milestones.
Q: Let me have some USPs i.e. some interesting elements addressed in the Curriculum.
A: Some Interesting Elements addressed in our Curriculum – The ZERO Curriculum™ are as follows –
- Preschool Curriculum: Academic vs. Non-Academic
- Preschool Curriculum: 1920 versus 2020
- Preschool Curriculum: Formal vs Informal
- Preschool Curriculum: Developmentally Appropriate Practices
- Preschool Curriculum: Cross Connections among Content areas
- Preschool Curriculum: Downward Extensions and Connections among Subjects / Contents Areas
- Preschool Curriculum: Cognitive vs Non Cognitive
- Preschool Curriculum: How we Teach is more important than What we Teach
- Preschool Curriculum: Play versus hard work – Hard work itself is FUN™
- Preschool Curriculum developed from Teacher Perspective
- Preschool Curriculum developed from Entrepreneur’s Perspective
- Calculus in Preschool™
- Optics in Preschool™
Q: I would like to know some List of Activities.
A: Some activities being used are:- sorting, matching, comparing, classifying, making patterns and sequences, music, movement, dance, dramatic and role-play activities, playing, exploring and investigating, doing and observing, talking and listening, asking and answering questions, mental mathematics, playing games, talking about work, counting activities … see the brief list of Activities to deliver the Curriculum, here, Click Here …
Q: Is “The ZERO Curriculum™”, appropriate for all teachers, regardless of their qualification?
A: The ZERO Curriculum™, does not requires Teachers, Principals, etc to have any special qualification. Our Curriculum is suitable for newcomers as well. Presently, India is facing a huge manpower problem pertaining to Preschool Education; our Curriculum properly addresses all such challenges.
Q: Are there any specific Toys, Equipment and Materials required to implement the curriculum?
A: We are suggesting a List of Toys, Equipment and Materials to be used at Preschool in “Preschool Entrepreneurship Program”.
However, pertaining to Teachers, Principals, etc, regarding Teacher’s creatives, worksheets, flash cards, etc. activities everything would be provided. Our Curriculum is in 100% Ready Format and Teachers, Principals, etc just need to follow it and enact it.
Q: Is there any specific Training, which a Teacher, Principal or others are required to undergo, to follow this Curriculum?
A: Teachers, Principals, etc are not supposed to undergo any kind of special trainings. The Curriculum is in 100% Ready Format, just by reading through the Curriculum, Teachers, Principals, etc would be empowered to deliver it. Even for newcomers, nothing special besides Curriculum, would be required.
Delivery of “The ZERO Curriculum™” is made in such a format that it is inclusive of Curriculum and Training.
“The ZERO Curriculum™” is delivered to you in Documented formats and it is complete in entire sense. Additionally, we also have different Products – Click Here and Click Here; which includes Videos of Trainers explaining the Curriculum, some Teachers, Principals, etc might need it, you may discuss your requirements with us and we will suggest you as per your need.
Q: Does the Curriculum provides guidance for Parent involvement, how to help child in transition to kindergarten or mainstream school, etc?
A: We will provide you with all required things in a much planned manner to involve parent, to help child in transition to kindergarten or mainstream school, and many other things as well.
Q: I am a newcomer into Preschool / School, will I face any problem in using the Curriculum or delivering it?
A: You will not face any problem at all. Our Curriculum will empower you with everything required to deliver in the class room. You just need to follow the Curriculum.
Q: I am a Teacher / Principal and was a mediocre student throughout formal education period (in school and college); will I face any problem in using the Curriculum or delivering it?
A: Our Curriculum includes exact dialogues and exact methodology using which you need to deliver, so you will not face any problem at all. E.g. You need to discuss regarding Birds, First, we will empower you with the specific and concise knowledge regarding Birds. Second, we will also provide you with all dialogues, materials, activities, worksheets etc required to deliver this concept.
Q: Is there any summative way that shows a Teacher / Principal may prepare for entire week or entire day well in advance?
A: We will provide you with the complete List of Activities to be done at the beginning of Month. We will provide you with ‘Monthly Purchase List’, so that even for this thing, you need not invest your time. Each Day Curriculum will have the Reminders to be sent to Parents, next few days planning which a teacher is required to do. The Curriculum will come to you in such a format that on Saturday, you may prepare for the entire coming week. The Curriculum will come to you in such a format that before 25th of each Month, you may prepare for the entire coming Month.
Q: Does a Teacher, Principal is required to plan for / prepare some dialogues, some sentences, after reading the Curriculum, to deliver the Curriculum?
A: Our Curriculum is in 100% Ready Format and Teachers, Principals, etc just need to follow it and enact it.
We have included everything like How teacher will enter the classroom, How teacher will start the class, How teacher will read to class, How teacher will carry out activity, How teacher will communicate to parents, How teacher will prepare worksheets, How teacher will prepare flash cards … (E.g. 1:- Teacher entering the Classroom to deliver the concept of Calendar – “I forgot that today, I was supposed to purchase carrot for my baby, if I would have written it on Calendar, I would not have forgot it. Ok, what day is today, who will help me? now, what date is today who will help me? now, which month is this, who will help me?”
E.g. 2:- Teacher entering the Classroom to deliver the concept of Chair and revision of Colour ‘Red’ and revision of Community Helper ‘Carpenter’ – Teacher will enter the classroom and will behave as if she is looking for something, after few seconds of being noticed by children, speaks aloud – ‘where is red chair, the carpenter needs it to fix it’? Then, teacher will encourage each child to help her and in the process will emphasis on the word Red, Chair and Carpenter.
Through above mentioned two examples, the point we are trying to make here is, that each dialogue, each drama, everything, will be provided by us, so that Teacher can focus on delivering and delivering.
Q: There are times when a Teacher is faced with challenges, like, a Child is not interested to sing Rhymes, a Child might do not like to play with blocks, how to address these?
A: In our Curriculum, we have also addressed such challenges, that, what shall teacher do if one child do not play with blocks, what shall teacher do if one child do not sing rhymes. Our endeavor is to provide with – “Ready solution to all Problems”.
Q: As a Teacher, I am expected to do lot many things besides Teaching (taking classes), meet existing parents, address new enquiries, help in transition and various other activities, is this Curriculum going to increase my workload?
A: We understand the typical preschool environment in India, and we very well know the Teachers job in India is not very rewarding monetarily and otherwise too. It is to be understood that Teachers will require time for preparation of teaching materials etc. But, we have done everything, in such a format that, it will not take much time of Teacher, and each Academic Thing will have a home-developed aesthetic feel as well as professional design and drawings. So, at the end Teacher saves the time, delivers better and thus resulting into their increased social Prestige and value (which ultimately in some time will lead to high rewards).
This shall be clearly understood that our Curriculum will NOT increase the teacher’s workload, but will empower and enable teacher in such a way that the Teacher is able to deliver in much better manner and thus move ahead in their career in highly advanced way. Good Delivery by Teacher will lead to their increase in Social Prestige and value and ultimately it will lead to high rewards.
Just few examples to show that how teacher’s, principal’s time is saved due to our Curriculum –
Required preparations prior to the day are clearly mentioned.
What worksheets are to be ready is also reminded.
What teaching aids is to be prepared, complete list and reminders are provided.
What games settings are required to be done is clearly mentioned.
What stationary is required for today, for week, for Month, prior to the day, is properly mentioned.
What diary notes, reminders are to be sent to the parents is properly mentioned.
What questions are to be raised among children during meal time?
Q: I am a Teacher / Principal having long work experience into Preschools, I have been facing various challenges, and I always felt that those are very typical challenges / problems, and might not be addressed in a typical Preschool settings. There were times, that I was able to frame such challenges and were not able to address those, and there were times, that I was not even able to frame such challenges, how can “The ZERO Curriculum™” help me in such typical Indian situation?
A: Teachers and Principal faces many challenges on daily basis. There are many challenges which arise because of our typical socioeconomic structure, social fabric and historical significances.
The teacher face these challenges on regular basis –
Child might not have much supportive / aware parents.
Child might not been given emotional support for learning.
Child’s basic need might not have been met.
Child lacking logical thinking, imagination, etc.
Preschools / Schools might be lacking play equipment, materials and other infrastructural facilities.
Our Curriculum is addressing many of the typical Indian Preschools / Schools scenario problems. With our Curricular services and ‘Parents as Partners’ services, Teachers will find it easy to address many challenges.
Q: As a Teacher / Principal, I kept on collecting Activities for last many years, now I have more than 100 Activities, please suggest me that why I shall or Why I shall not go on to conduct such activities in my class?
A: You shall not go on to conduct such activities in your class. And, why you shall not go on to conduct such activities in your class, discussion of this will go on very long, few reasons are –
Which Activity should be the first to start?
What should be the routine of such Activities?
How to move from one activity to another?
Are such Activities Developmentally Appropriate?
Are such Activities Subject / Topic Appropriate?
Are such Activities, time optimal to help the child into digesting the concept?
Q: I am a new Teacher, joining in the mid-session of the Preschool / School; will I face any problem in using the Curriculum or delivering it?
A: You will not face any problem at all. You just need to Start from the Day, Curriculum is due for that particular class room. E.g. Old Teacher has left on Month 3, day 7th, so you shall Start from Month 3, day 8th, our Curriculum is completely ready to help you in this.
Q: I’ve been teaching in Fifth grade / other grades, and this year I’ve been assigned to Kindergarten. I do not know, what does the Preschool Curriculum or Kindergarten Curriculum means, will ‘the ZERO Curriculum™’ be suitable for me?
A: You need not worry at all; our Curriculum is equally suitable for Newcomers, Experienced Teachers, Senior grades / classes teachers, Untrained Teachers etc.
Q: Can you summarize The ZERO Curriculum™ briefly?
A: Very High Quality Preschool Curriculum and Kindergarten Curriculum, using, common and appropriately, all pedagogical approaches, addressing all the present and future needs, in a 100% ready-format i.e ready to deliver, and teachers just need to enact it.
Q: I want an affordable and best quality curriculum?
A: Our Price is very affordable and Economical. We are ‘Low Cost & High Quality’ Curricular Services Provider.
Q: Are specific materials required to implement the curriculum?
A: Directly, for Teachers, we are providing all the related materials, like, Teacher’s Creatives, Flash Cards, Worksheets etc.
But, in general to run a Preschool, in a proper sense, you are required to purchase ‘relevant and appropriate’ toys, Equipments, Materials, complete List of these is available in Preschool Entrepreneurship Program.
Q: Do I need to assist Teachers / Principal on daily basis?
A: No. All the preparations are given (mentioned). You need not suggest/ intervene in the preparations part of teachers, you may only check the preparations (whether, what we have suggested us being properly followed or not?)
Q: In which Language the Curriculum would be available?
A: Curriculum would be available in simple English language.
Q: Is the Classroom going to be structured?
A: Structure and Layout of Classrooms is suggested in ‘Preschool Entrepreneurship Program’. As per that the Classroom is going to be structured, but developmentally appropriate. The structure of classrooms is organized and catering to interests of each child. Structure and Layout of Classrooms is suggested by us, is perfectly suitable as per Child Development philosophy, which means, it is exactly the way it should be.
Q: Are the Preschool / School required to have specific Toys, Equipment and Materials to implement the curriculum?
A: We are suggesting a List of Toys – Montessori and other categories, Equipment and Materials to be used at Preschool in “Preschool Entrepreneurship Program”. We are also suggesting Low Cost Equipment. “Preschool Entrepreneurship Program” has a complete list of Academic and No-Academic things required to manage the Preschool programs effectively. It is at the freedom of Preschool / School to go ahead with the complete list or partial list depending on their budget.
Regarding, Teachers, Principals, etc, – Teacher’s creatives, worksheets, flash cards, etc. activities everything would be provided by us and it is part of the Curriculum.
Q: How we will be teaching children to read words, read sentences?
A: Our Curriculum is in such a way that the Child will automatically experience each elements and will start reading alphabets, reading words, reading small sentences, and reading big sentences. Join us and experience …
Q: How we will be teaching xyz concepts?
A: Each element of any Concept delivery is properly elaborated, explained in our Curriculum. Additionally, Curriculum is Not only about delivering a particular concept, Curriculum is also about, how many times to deliver the concept? where to deliver such concept? what should be the temperament of such concepts? what should be the follow-up activity of such concepts? These and many more things, each element of each concepts has been properly addressed in our Curriculum.
Q: What Animals “Preschool for Child Rights” is covering in its “The ZERO Curriculum”?
A: It’s not only that, what animals we are covering, but how and what we teach about that animal holds more importance –
The list of such How’s is also very long – how instructional exercises are to be carried out? How activities to be done? How discussion is to be started? How to conduct related thematic activity? How to use Flash Card? How to use worksheets? And much more. All such How’s has been properly addressed in our Curriculum.
E.g. Regarding a ‘particular’ Animal, what holds much importance is –
How appreciation about that ‘animal’ is generated, how beauty of nature is seen by child in that animal.
– Which Features child observes on its own?
– What Teacher shall explain about that animal?
– Which features makes it fall under a particular classification?
– Which all features shall be emphasized for the child?
– What makes it different from other animals?
– What makes it similar to other animals?
Q: Is – The ZERO Curriculum™; a Montessori Curriculum?
A: Yes, in all sense, this is a Montessori Curriculum. We have followed everything, very appropriately, theories and philosophies propounded and suggested by Great Maria Montessori.
But, also see this –
- In present days, entire Society as well as Education, Technology, Knowledge has progressed a lot.
- Progress is very rapid now a day. Just in a span of 5 Years, entire world changes so much that, if a person is sky-rocketed and brought down after 5 Years, he / she will find it tough to believe that it was just 5 Years.
- Education is sum total of entire knowledge possessed by society, one person, irrespective of how Great he / she might be, cannot be all in all of Education. E.g. Sir Newton is much superior to the word Great itself, but then ever, Physics is not only him …
- Imagine! If there is nothing in hand, then ‘Maria Montessori’ is good enough to be everything. But, in the wake of works of other Childhood education Philosopher and Educationists, those are also required to be included to make a Full and Complete Curriculum.
- Contributions made by Great Maria Montessori is stupendous, nothing could belittle that. Although, we have included all of Great Maria Montessori, but that also, in comparison to our entire Curriculum, holds a small share, because Education of present times has advanced a lot, Hundred Years is a big time gap, isn’t it?