Podar Jumbo Kids- Navi Mumbai
A jumbo kid is the part of Podar education group that was established in 1927 as a dynamic group, constantly evolving nucleus and imparting education at various levels. Established under the president ship of Mahatma Gandhi, the school follows his educational philosophy in nurturing the children. The name JUMBO KIDS signify:
J- Joyful experiences for children
U- Understanding every childs needs
M- Making learning fun
B- Brain based learning environments.
O- Organized activities
K- Knowledgeable about parenting
I- Intelligences developed- all nine
D- Developmentally Appropriate Practices
S- Specialists in life skills
The Podar Jumbo Kids aims at drawing out the best out of the students connected to the school. Instead of ranking children and making them aware of their faults or weakness, the school identifies the potential of the kids and creates cheerful learners by executing the Head, Heart and Hand beliefs of Mahatma Gandhi. Here the kids experience an environment that is definitely not provided in the other schools.
Jumbo Kids let the students learn from the drama and nature, learn independently by using mind tools like questioning or logical reasoning and include reading in their daily activities to enhance their speaking and writing skills. This manner of teaching enables a number of things to happen naturally without forcing the child to take life long stress.
The way the teachers interact with the kids, the way they help them to communicate and the way they explore the scientific things, leads to the expansion of life long learners. The education here is flexible and tailored according to the educational requirement of the children. The school partners with the parents in the form of parenting workshops, writing parenting articles and publishing parenting books.
They believe that the two people who take care of children should have the full knowledge of child development techniques and understand the long term implication of incorrect teaching and parenting. Over the years the school has nurtured toppers from all over the country only because of their flexible attitude towards the structure of learning.
Unique pictures are displayed on the walls to expose the child to everyday objects and animals. This helps the child to interact and engage with the surroundings. The furniture is minimal without any sharp edges. The children here are given opportunity to be free and self dependent. There is a collection of educational toys like puppets, hide-away tents, dress-up costume articles, easels, art supplies, as well as books that offers rhythmic speaking. Unique toys are brought here from all over the world to contribute to childs exploration and fun.
Maintaining hygienic environment is the criteria of the school staff so that the child may learn life long habits. The splash pools, sand pits, swings and slides add on to their enjoyment. To maintain security there are CCTV cameras fitted in every room.
The school believes in unique learning style of every student and respects this uniqueness, thus, implementing the principles of brain research. The school offers the activities which help the child to think, relate, experience, and have fun.