Where Curiosity Creates Wings

Curio is a comprehensive theme-based foundational years’ curriculum which aims for holistic development of little learners. ‘Curio’ curriculum is based on ‘Inquiry-based’ approach which reflects the best practices of key early years’ theorists like Maria Montessori, Reggia Emilia, Piaget, Vygotsky.

The curiosity in young minds will help them explore their surroundings and learn by themselves. It will promote the creative thinking and problem-solving skills in the children. The teacher only acts as a support to help these children soar high.

National Education Policy (2020) has recognized the ‘foundational’ age group as a pivotal stage for the development of children during their early years. The newly introduced policy targets on enquiry-based learning and on overall personality development. Keeping this at the thrust, Curio functions entirely in compliance to the NEP – 2020. The curriculum developed is aimed to be more skill-based and diminishes rote learning. It directs towards the holistic development of learners by equipping them with the key 21st-century skills.

Our Methodology

The methodology targets to develop six developmental domains and develops language, mathematical, scientific, personal & social, creative and motor skills. In order to achieve the developmental milestones in the early years, Curio is divided into various themes across the academic session. Activities are intensively planned on the basis of various themes:
  • Know the Curio Kid
  • Curio in the Garden
  • Curio in the Neighbourhood
  • Curio Explores the World
  • Curio Loves the Universe

Our Approach

Curio is based on the inquiry-based learning approach. The Curio curriculum follows the Inquiry based approach which is based on the natural learning behaviour of a human being. These learning stages are as follows:
  • Enquire - As curiosity in children is obvious, the curio curriculum is planned in a way which draws the child’s attention and encourages them to enquire.
  • Explore – This curiosity then urges the child to look into clues and explore facts in order to resolve their curiosity. The curriculum encourages the child to explore the facts through experiments and enormous exposure.
  • Establish - The experiments and exploring of the concepts ultimately leads the child to establish facts and learnings. Now they have developed a new learning in their minds. The curriculum provides a guided assistance to the child in order to enable them to learn in a well- guided manner.
  • Express –Once the child learns a concept, it becomes necessary to express the new learning. The curriculum helps the child express their learnings and implement them in their daily lives.

This approach helps to:
  • Focus on children to discover independently or as members of a group.
  • Encourage asking questions, experiments, use trial and error, discuss, and evaluate.
  • Assist the children to find their own answers rather than just learn facts.
  • Promote creative thinking and problem-solving skills in the children. They can ask their own questions and find their own answers.

Levels of the Curriculum

Curio is a six levelled program addressing the needs of the complete section of kindergarten. The four levels are:
  • Level 1 – Toddlers
  • Level 2 – Nursery
  • Level 3 – LKG
  • Level 4 - UKG
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2

The Curio Kit

The Curio kit comprises of:
  • 1. Kindergarten Curriculum
  • 2. Grade 1 and 2 Curriculum
  • 3. Parent Support Material
  • 4. Curio App for parents and teachers

1. Teacher Kit - It includes the following:
  • Subject –Wise Academic Planners
  • Month – Wise Syllabus Plan
  • Co-Curricular Calendar
  • Curio App
  • Teacher Support Material
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • NSDC Certification

2. Student Kit – It includes the following:
  • Theme Books
  • Subject Wise Books
  • Workbooks
  • Revision Sheets
  • Assessment Sheets
  • Parent Support App
  • Parent Handout
  • Online Learning Resources

Teacher Training & Support

'A teacher with a high level of perception can make children blossom and one with the lack of it can ruin the seed'.

We must understand that no tools will work unless the most important component of the education machinery, the teachers are well trained and well groomed.

  • 1. Phonics Training
  • 2. Curio Implementation Workshops
  • 3. NSDC Certified Teacher Training Programs
  • 4. Online Webinars and Workshops
  • 5. Academic Support

The teachers undergo training and empowerment programs to develop their understanding of early childhood education. They are trained at regular intervals to develop their skills for effective curriculum delivery.

There is continuous support and coaching which enables them to adopt 21st century skills of being a Curio facilitator. The coach visits the school on regular basis to handhold the process of curriculum delivery in the classrooms.

Special Features of Curriculum
  • 1. Phonics approach to learn English
  • 2. Online teaching material
    • Rhyme Videos
    • Story Videos
    • Concept Videos
    • Interactive Quiz
    • Vocabulary Activities
    • Listening and Speaking Activities
  • 3. Access to webinars for teachers and parents
  • 4. Lesson plan to support online learning
  • 5. Online workshop for teachers
  • 6. E-Flashcards

Home Connect

At Curio, we firmly believe that parents contribute a lot in the development of their children. Therefore, continuous workshops/parents’ guidance sessions are provided to ensure this collaboration.

Parent Handout is an important document which is a part of the curio curriculum and is provided on a monthly basis to the parents. It is meant for keeping the parents updated about what is being taught in a particular month. Various activities are suggested for the parents to enrich the concept development of the learners. Specific instructions have been provided for parents for their involvement in the teaching-learning process that can strengthen the related concepts in their child. Hence, it develops a healthy association between the child, the teacher and the parent.

Curio App

• An online platform to connect learners with the content.
• Direct access to learning content:
  • Concept Videos
  • Story Sequence Cards
  • Rhymes and Stories
  • Revision and Assessment Sheets
  • Annual Syllabus
  • Parent Handouts
• Enhances user’s ability to use technology
• Connects home to school

Curio: The Foundational Years Curriculum

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