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Ekya / September 30, 2022 Posted by : administrator

India’s education sector has come a long way and is impressive in many ways. The belief that education will change the lives of every child in a country is becoming more evident now that India is consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing economies. This blog explores the growth of the preschool education industry and discusses some of the facts, curriculum and rules they follow to ensure the best education.

Education in Bangalore

Preschool education in Bangalore offers various activities and experiences to teach kids the basic social, emotional and physical skills they need. In a traditional school, you work on one thing. In a preschool, there are several different subjects being taught at once, so it’s important that the teacher must manage them all.

The best-featured preschools in Bangalore came to a conclusion for several aspects of life like education, health and nutrition, art and craft etc. Fortunately, there are plenty of preschools in Bangalore that offer comprehensive pre-kindergarten education, which is focused on learning through play and where children receive a quality education with nurturing care that prepares them for their future.

You may ask how your child’s education system takes care of multiple facets that parents often feel are important. Education is a two-way street. While parents want to prepare their children to be successful in life, they, too, need to learn how to successfully navigate the world. The best- featured preschools in Bangalore following the international curriculum aim to serve this idea by incorporating five key goals into each activity: creativity and innovation, higher level thinking skills and analysis, self-evaluation, respect for others and responsibility for oneself.

International Curriculum and Practical Learning

The preschool is a paradise for budding learners, where one can learn languages, music, and dance. The international curriculum-based school provides the children with practical learning in a stress-free environment, where they are given complete freedom. The preschool curriculum is based on research and development of a child’s cognitive and overall development through extensive research according to their requirements at every stage of life.  

Parents are continuously searching for the best preschool in Bangalore to give their children a good start in life. However, it is a challenging task for them to find the best featured preschool in Bangalore, especially if they are looking for international educational standards with modern teaching methods with highly skilled staff that encompass cognitive development, interpersonal or social skills, early childhood education, effective listening skills, communication skills, fine motor skills, preschool abacus lesson to be familiar with numbers and begin counting things, problem-solving through several games and worksheets and creativity. 

Top 10 Preschools in Bangalore to give toddlers a head start

There are many preschools in Bangalore that claim to be the best. But how do you know which one of them will fulfil your child’s needs? You’ve just entered the jungle. Well, not really. The jungle would be a lot messier. This is the preschool search, and it’s no walk in the park. After all, it takes a lot of effort to find the most suitable preschool for your kid. The top 10 Preschools in Bangalore are chosen based on a number of factors such as curriculum, teaching staff, facilities, and extracurricular activities.

Many parents have heard of preschools such as Kidzee, Shemrock, Eurokids, Podar Jumbo Kids, Ekya Schools, Sanford Wings International, Little Orkids Pre-school,  Planet kids, Our Little Wonderz and so on. There is an abundance of  best featured preschools in Bangalore  and some of them  provide top-notch education to your toddler while offering a variety of engaging and enriching activities for children to participate in. Some of the best activities for preschoolers include arts and crafts, music and movement, and storytelling.

Undoubtedly, these preschools have unique curriculums through the advancement of new teaching techniques which are a mix of play, Montessori and activity-based learning designed to stimulate the child’s cognitive, social and emotional development.

Ekya is the best option for several reasons. First, the CMR legacy is a strong one and the founder and leader are both involved in and committed to the school’s learning philosophy and education philosophy. Second, Ekya has a proven track record of success in education, with a number of highly-rated schools across India. Third, Ekya’s approach to education is based on research and evidence rather than tradition or dogma. This means that Ekya is constantly innovating and improving rather than simply repeating the same old methods. Fourth, encouraging students’ skills  and showcasing their talent online where students can easily get their hands on in today’s digital era and grow accordingly.

Nevertheless, providing education with all values while improvising in educational academics through classroom micro-management. Finally, Ekya is affordable, with a number of scholarships and financial aid options available by providing high-quality education.

Crawl, waddle, toddle, skip! Explore every possibility, and experience the magic of age zero. That’s what preschool is all about.

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Ekya / October 10, 2023

The Truth of Time

The Truth of Time

The mountain tops shiver As the snow begins to shower The water flows to cover The secrets of the river.

The birds trill near the lake As the morning sun awake The lion cub to take The crown for the sake.

The windows patter The things clatter The world scatter As our deeds matter

Isana G K
Grade 7
Ekya Schools, ITPL

Ekya / October 10, 2023

Financial literacy from an early age

It’s Jan 2022, I am in grade 6 as a substitute teacher. I ask the students to introduce themselves. They also get curious to know about me. As soon as I tell them that I am a senior grade teacher and I teach Accounts and Business studies, they are intrigued. The word Business catches their attention and some of them express their interest in Finance.
Now, I was fascinated to hear the word finance from such young children. Particularly fascinated by a young student Ms Ahaana Shetty, who explained how she manages her pocket money, as taught to her by her father. She had a clear understanding of creating a balance between saving and spending.
This was not the case in the earlier times. We can quote examples of celebrities who, despite having earned a fortune, burnt their hands at poor financing decisions. Amitabh Bachan’s ABCL took on more than it could handle, like the Miss World pageant, and exhausted all money. Then it took bank loans which it couldn't repay. Mr. Bachchan had retired, so there was no income and no savings. The moral of the story is, that even if people earn astronomical sums, they need to invest it so that it keeps growing.
Having said that, it boils down to the fact that financial literacy at an early age is pivotal for building a strong foundation for financial well-being throughout life. Teaching children about money, budgeting, savings and investments from a young age will help them make informed financial decisions. They can avoid the financial perils faced commonly by people.
The challenge in educating young children about finance would be the financial jargon which they may find overwhelming and difficult to understand. Hence it becomes important to use age-appropriate terminology.
As parents, we can give a reasonable amount of allowance to our children and ask them to use it wisely for needs, and wants and also save a part of it. This will help them to understand the concept of budgeting. We must also encourage them to make informed purchasing decisions, look for discounts and become a smart shopper.
A simple step like opening a savings bank account for the child and making them understand how a bank account works will introduce them to the importance of keeping money safe. They will understand how regular savings will grow over some time due to the compounding of interest.
Children must be taught about loans too. They need to understand that loans should not be borrowed if one is not sure of financial ability to repay. Also, they need to be taught that loans must be repaid timely, or else they will keep becoming bigger due to accumulating interest.
Older children can be introduced to the concepts of stocks and mutual funds. They can be encouraged to follow investments over time and learn about the dynamics of stock markets.
Schools can introduce financial literacy programs and take initiatives to incorporate financial education as part of the curriculum.
I would like to conclude by saying that it is essential for everyone to be financially literate and wisely invest money to grow it. It is equally important to keep track of investments. One should not spend more than what one earns, even if the earnings are enormous, otherwise, the money will not last very long. Remember, it is your money.

Ekya / October 10, 2023

A Guide To Navigating Academic Stress

Academic pressure and impending board exams can feel like an overwhelming storm, but as a 10th-grade student who's been through the burnout ringer, I've discovered effective strategies to stay afloat. When stress creeps in, I lean on a toolbox of coping mechanisms that help me maintain balance and clarity.

Understanding my panic patterns has been key. I've learnt that giving my all is important, but the outcome isn't a mirror of my worth. I remind myself of this and reframe my perspective. To escape my study-clogged mind, I turn to books – they whisk me away to new worlds, however briefly. Music acts as a soothing balm; I limit panic to 5 minutes and then channel my energy into finding solutions.

Engaging in physical activities is another lifesaver. Running or spending time outdoors channels my pent-up energy, allowing my mind to reset. Moreover, taking up hobbies like painting or playing a musical instrument provides a welcome distraction and cultivates a sense of accomplishment beyond academics.

Remember, you're more than your grades. Embrace your unique strengths, employ these strategies, and watch stress lose its grip. With determination, self-awareness, and a dash of escapism, you'll breeze through the academic whirlwind.

Written By: Ahaana Singhal Student of Grade 10

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The Need for Disciplining Children

Let’s begin with accepting the truth that ‘discipline’ isn’t the other word for punishment. The Latin origin of the word discipline is ‘to teach’. Disciplining your child means teaching them responsible behaviour and self-control. An undisciplined child is often an unpleasant company and finds it difficult to make friends, thus impacting their people skills and social life. Child behaviour experts believe that discipline is as vital for healthy child development as nutritious food, motor skills, cognitive and physical exercises, and other emotional needs. It is not only good for your children but also necessary for their happiness and overall well-being. Especially for school-age children, it is extremely crucial to learn how to manage their behaviour and regulate their negative impulses. Without discipline, children lack the tools necessary to navigate relationships and challenges in life such as self-discipline, respect for others, and cooperation with peers.

Benefits of Disciplining Children

  • More likely to engage in positive behaviours that are beneficial for themselves as well as others
  • Disciplined children tend to be more confident, and have the drive to do well in life
  • Learn accountability and self-control early on in life
  • Learn social skills that are important for making friends such as empathy, patience, and knowing how to share
  • Their sense of entitlement is largely countered
  • More likely to understand what appropriate behaviour is
  • Respect their parents or other authority figures
  • Learn to accept instructions and behave like a team player
According to Dr. Himani Narula, developmental and behavioural paediatrician, director, and co-founder of Continua kids says, “shouting and physical violence can worsen the situation, and hence, it is important to talk and learn some positive strategies to discipline children. A positive disciplining strategy can help develop a positive relationship and set expectations based on the behavioural outcomes.” Disciplining is built on talking and listening, therefore aims to achieve the following:
  • Educates the child on appropriate behaviour under different circumstances at home, school, a friend’s house, or in a public place
  • Teaches them to manage their behaviour and develop important social skills
  • Helps them understand, manage and express their feelings

Here is How to Discipline a Child

According to a study by UNICEF, Indian parents resort to shouting, pinching, denying food, hitting, or practising physical abuse as ways of disciplining their children. A vast majority of pediatricians in the US do not recommend physical punishment or corporal punishment and studies further corroborate the fact that corporal punishment can have deleterious side effects. Duncan et al recently reviewed periodic surveys of members of the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) and noted that between 2003 and 2012, paediatricians had increased their discussions of discipline with parents. By 2012, more than half (51%) of the paediatricians surveyed responded that they discussed discipline in 75% to 100% of health supervision visits with parents of children ages 0 through 10 years. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) and UNICEF on the best ways to help your child learn acceptable behaviour as they grow. The AAP recommends positive discipline strategies that effectively teach children to manage their behaviour and keep parents from harm while promoting healthy development. 1. Plan one-on-one time Quality time, more importantly, one-on-one time is crucial for building any good relationship with your child.“It can be 20 minutes a day. Or even 5 minutes. You can combine it with something like washing dishes together while you sing a song or chatting while you're hanging out the washing,” says Professor Cluver. “What's really important is that you focus on your child. So, you turn your TV off, you turn your phone off, you get to their level and it's you and them.” Remember, the most powerful tool for effective discipline is attention. Every child craves their parent’s attention. It helps reinforce good behaviour and discourages bad behaviour.  2. Catch them being good. Parents are often quick to find faults in their children’s behaviour. Sometimes children may read this as a way to get your attention which in turn could lead to poor conduct. The truth is that the child thrives on praise as it makes him/her feel special and loved. When parents notice good behaviour and praise them for their efforts and accomplishments, for example, “Wow! You did a good job putting your toy away!", it makes children happier and more disciplined.
  1. Set clear limits.
Setting limits teaches children self-discipline skills. If you say, “It's time to stop watching the TV/tablet and do your homework,” you are teaching them self-discipline. Even though watching their favourite shows may be more fun, it's important to teach them to be more responsible. Set clear and consistent rules that are age-appropriate.
  1. Explain the consequences. 
When your kid doesn’t behave, try explaining the consequences as a friend. For example, you could tell them that if they do not pick up their toys, you shall put them away for the rest of the day. The most important step in this process is to ‘stick to the threat.’ Do not give in by returning the toys when the child fails to follow the instruction immediately. Beware to not become over controlling or thoughtless in the process; never take away something your child truly needs, such as his/her food. 5.Hear them out. Listening is an art and every parent must learn. If your child is narrating an incident from school, firstly do not interrupt them, secondly listen with total curiosity. Until the end, refrain from making any kind of judgemental remarks and try to analyse your childs’ thoughts or behaviour in certain circumstances. Research states that listening to your kids makes it more likely that they listen to you. It also helps the child build a bond with you and develop trust in you. 6.Be open to accepting all kinds of behaviour Rather than anticipating certain unacceptable situations you might find your child in, be open to making mistakes, understand where they are coming from, and guide accordingly. Children are not just in a bad mess but are also observant of handling themselves in such situations. They notice how well you approach and resolve such issues and learn to deal with them accordingly. Make them self-reliant, explain the consequences to some extent and do not force your fears on them. Instead, have a friendly and thoughtful conversation with them. Children are indeed your reflections, and so is the environment they live in. The more discipline they see on a daily basis, they tend to mimic the same.

Role of School in Disciplining a Child

Children spend about one-third of their day at school. Their teachers, the peers, and school atmosphere play an influential role in shaping the young minds. A school which not only disciplines a child but is innately disciplined hugely impacts and eases their introduction to the discipline life. Discipline in children aims to materialise a healthy attitude and a positive and mindful state-of-being. Progressive school learning theory and educational philosophy is a strategy toward an enhanced disciplined life at school. Ekya Schools embodies the spirit of collaboration and togetherness while allowing the space for an individual to grow as a self-disciplined and self-reliant individual. The school aims to nurture the habits of mind and heart of young ones. Henceforth, educators, infrastructure and curriculum are consciously adopted. If you intend to forge your child into an empowered human being who strongly believes in making a positive difference in the world, join our community today.

#StudentBlogger: Roshni – A Ray of Hope By, Aparajita Rajesh Grade 11, Ekya School, ITPL


 To commemorate the 75th Independence day, Ekya ITPL held a fundraiser to sponsor 75 cataract surgeries as a part of their Service Learning Program - Roshni: A ray of hope.

 The event fundraiser was conducted by the students of grades 6-12. The event started with the flag hoisting and the principal speech, head boy and head girl speech, followed by a cultural program by our tiny tots of grade 1. The fundraiser consisted of food stalls, ranging from chaat to beverages to drinks, and all the students put in more than three weeks of effort to make this event happen. The stalls were also beautifully decorated with banners and menus with creative names such as Bhel Bhulaiya, Liber-Tea Cafe, MoonBucks and 15-Ate-47, which appealed to parents and teachers alike.

 The stalls included bhel puris, corn, brownies, cupcakes, vada pav and mojitos, ranging from Indian to exotic dishes. Parents, friends and all the students enjoyed the food thoroughly, and by the end of the event, all the food was sold out. It is indeed a proud moment for the school to have raised money for not 75 surgeries but 100 surgeries.

Thanks to all the students, teachers and parents who made this possible, 100 people who cannot afford treatment due to financial circumstances can now see it!

We can positively say that this year's fundraiser trumped the previous ones.

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