Remember the Bumblebee does something impossible every day!
Bumblbees Casa dei Bambini programs are for children eighteen months through six years of age. It is an extension of home and we believe that young children need freedom to move, socialize and to grow up spontaneously. It is a House of Children that helps children learn to develop the sense of community and responsibility. The Montessori Curriculum developed by Dr. Montessori when used in whole as a philosophy works hand in hand, in beautiful unfolding of the child's true potential. Enrollment priority is given on first come basis. We limit the number of admissions to ensure the right balance.
We are open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m- 5 p.m. On Saturdays 10.00 a.m - 12 noon.
Parents are free to opt for the number of hours the child stays at Bumblbees. We prefer that children stay longer as they grow older as they readily enjoy discovering and exploring more and more. But for any reason, if you prefer your child to stay for a specified period of time only, you may choose to opt for your choice of hours. Fees vary only by the number of hours and not by the progressive years.
We ensure quality environment and education by keeping our overheads minimal and involving Parents in the Community.
Infant Community 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 year
Infant Community is for toddlers who are stepping out for the first time into a new environment and meeting new people. The admission is open for all families. Our community is caring and ensures that it aids natural development. We try to ensure that our environment is an extension of a home environment. The environment and people enrich, engage and help toddlers progress to our Montessori environment. Activities encourage co-ordination of movements, language and independence. Children are free to move, choose to play/choose activities/eat/relax at their own pace. We do not allow disposable diapers and encourage children to use the toilets. Our Infant Community is for children who will progress to our Montessori Environment. Parents who wish to admit their children in conventional schools, are expected to transfer the child after this program.
Montessori (3 years)
The Montessori Program is a three year Program and we prefer only children from families who are keen on Montessori way of learning for children of ages two and half to six years. Given the freedom of choice and freedom to move, children learn individually and independently, from each other and together with their friends older and younger. The curriculum is incredibly enriching and at Bumblbees Casa dei Bambini we work collaboratively with the parents. We observe your child's development and interests and engage them in activities that help them further refine, explore and discover. An individual Work Plan and Development Report will be shared every term with the Parents. Parents are welcome to meet the directress to discuss the child's progress at any time with an appointment. Montessori Method does not involve direct teaching but indirect preparations and spontaneous natural development in the child. Please use the Parent-Child corner which will be updated on a timely basis to understand your child better and the variety of activities that you can do to engage your child productively. Also please share your ideas and your discoveries with us to help grow a more responsible child friendly community. We do not impose children with homework but children who show eagerness to take work back home are assigned work that they will complete independently without the Parents direct help.
A transition process to conventional schooling of Teacher lead learning will be introduced just before grade one academics begin. It only gives them an idea that they will have a timetable, will have to take teachers instructions and have to work on a schedule.
Extended Hours(After School Day Care):
For children who require after school care, we have an extended hour program. Extended hours are available from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Please contact office for details.
Children spend the day like at home after their respective working hours. We prepare the environment to allow children to explore, play, discover on their own art, music, sports, crafts and activities that foster independent learning. They are free to play, choose any activity, relax with their friends or take a nap. Snack and lunch will be provided on request and the charges for the same will be additional.
For young children below ages three, we suggest that Parents drop them and pick them up. For older children, transportation arrangements will be worked upon on request. The charges are in addition to the fees payable depending on the distance of the residence from school.
Books open a world of knowledge for children. Young children who are given age appropriate books, grow up enjoying and discovering the joy of reading. Parents are encouraged to read to their children. You are welcome to visit the library after class hours till 5.00 p.m on week days and from 10.00 a.m - 12 noon on Saturdays. Please call in advance to ensure that the library is open.