Ahvaan’s Curriculum

Ahvaan has spearheaded Curriculum development for the Foundational Learning Years since 2014 by working in Government school classrooms and developing a unique curriculum led by active action research.

21st century schooling aims at creating holistic learners with an understanding of knowledge, with corresponding attitudes, values and skills which will enable them to contribute productively to an uncertain and ever changing world.

Ahvaan’s Foundational Years curriculum has the learner at the heart of the Curriculum Design and is mindful of their developmental milestones, the context and challenges they face and has built learning ladders that focus on conceptual understanding and application as opposed to rote learning.

The curriculum provides a strong foundation for our children to become confident life-long learners; igniting wonder and questioning about the world around them; building strong skills of communication and social interaction with their peers and their community.

The Foundational Years program provides opportunities for our children to develop in the important areas of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development. The 7 Domains of Development followed are interdependent and ensure that each child experiences a sense of achievement and independence which contributes to their personal, social and emotional development.

Our design follows a Constructivist approach involving the active involvement of the children in the construction of their own learning.

Children learn through social and peer interactions, and this social participation is central to their learning and self-development.

Active Play - is an essential tool and a fundamental medium for learning because it provides a child the opportunities to develop, confirm and consolidate their understanding.

Experiential Learning ignites their natural curiosity and they explore their world through their questioning.

Our Curriculum is inextricably linked to our pedagogical approach. The environment we create is activity rich, involving our children through play, music, art, story time, and circle time.

Assessments encompass the whole child and utilize a variety of methods in which teachers observe students, record information and collect information in assessment portfolios.

The learning takes place in classrooms where the children feel supported and secure.