Our Programs

Education is the experience which helps your child to capitalise on her potential. CASCADE works carefully to make available such formative and constructive experience that will help your child in becoming a ‘thinking’ ‘doing’ individual.

In a mixed age group set up, children are engaged purposefully in a variety of activities by AMI certified Pre-primary (3-6) and Elementary (6-12) teachers who guide the classroom through materials and experiments. Classes are conducted with flexible timings for children to attend sessions 4 to 5 times a week.

Experiential hands-on learning Montessori materials for all subjects are presented through an approach to education advocated by Dr. Montessori for children aged 3 to 6 years to provide for the Absorbent mind and from 6 to 12 years as Cosmic Education.

Infant and toddler program: (A plastic diaper free environment)

It is a gentle expectation from interested families to completely refrain from use of diapers and help babies and infants express their toilet needs, by providing them the convenience and time for arriving at a rhythm without rushing or coercion.

We offer a cosy place for infants and their moms to visit and participate in a few activities together or alone, for a time period at the comfort of the child.

For children who are over 1 years it is an expectation that the child is able to move around and connect with the adult in the environment and is willing to let the parent be seated outside. 1 to 2 hours of engagement to start with is what happens here with a few children of mixed ages between 1 to 2 years. Cloth diapers are recommended during the process of toilet training. Keen participation of the parents in helping the child gain confidence towards self sufficiency in addressing these issues is necessary.

For children over 2 years, complete weaning from mothers milk in a natural way is good for them to move from their parent’s side and seek to explore the material in the environment, with the help of the adult guide. Toilet training is a must at this stage with either potty or a small sized toilet at home, which facilitates use of the seats in our environment. Ability to stay away from parents for a time period that can increase after the settling in, is desirable. Also independence built in terms of eating and clothing oneself is desirable.

The place is arranged with select Montessori infant and toddler material with a few equipment for gross and fine motor coordination.

We also offer a two module parenting workshop for aspiring families and parents of new borns. A parent of CASCADE is in training for the modular International AMI 0 to 3 Assistants to Infancy course in April 2019-20 and will be in charge for the environment under our guidance.

For further details contact: cascadefls@gmail.com with all your particulars and time available for these workshops.

 

 

Course structure for Primary students :

Presentations made for the Absorbent mind cover.

  • Practical life
  • Sensorial
  • Mathematics
  • Culture which includes- Basics of Life sciences and physical sciences; Basics of History and Geography
  • English
  • Tamil
  • Hindi

Course Structure for Elementary students:

Presentations are made on the following,

  • Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • English
  • Tamil
  • Hindi
  • Other Indian languages to be offered partnering with interested parents.
  • History
  • Geography
  • Physics and Chemistry in the context of Geography and Biology.

Besides Academics, children have regular classes as and when arranged, based on age appropriateness in Team Sports, Carpentry, Natural dye Printing, Weaving, Art and craft, Culinary and baking, Pottery, Tailoring and Embroidery, Story telling and theatre.

All subjects will be intertwined in art, music, theatre and drama, going outs and scientifically traced to its development in history. Children regularly go out on educative trips, and have exposure sessions on life skills, wildlife, farm living, music, dance and drama. To further accentuate the home learning, interesting follow up work and home projects where family groups can be involved are given to the children.

Adolescent studies for children in the age group 12 and above

The program is personalised and enables students of these ages to drive their own learning, seeking resources for scaling up their understanding and knowledge, while preparing for exams required for school completion, offering  support and training for the NIOS/IGCSE board examinations as applicable with the Resource pool of experts available at CASCADE. Academic courses are available for all subjects and field experiences with farm communities are facilitated regularly exposing children to real time life skills and money management.
Research and study trips to historical locations as well as in depth study of wild life and Geographies are made possible by our team. Social responsibilities are taken up by this age group on environmental awareness, situational analysis of children and women in India, Legal frameworks and rights besides a deeper understanding on peace education so that they are able to position themselves in the society, ably deciding on their personal mission.