Preschool (Kindergarten)


Our Preschool curriculum is based on the Montessori philosophy and applies the unique principles of the Montessori environment in the classroom and beyond. A child enrolled in our preschool will be in the same classroom for three academic years until it is time for the child to move to an elementary level.

At Nisarga Batika School, our youngest learners thrive in a stimulating and nurturing environment that provides opportunities for exploration and discovery. In Preschool, children learn to develop concentration, coordination, independence, collaboration, responsibility to prepare themselves for elementary school, both academically and socially. There isn’t a day without fun for our preschoolers as they explore, play, discover, and grow.

Hands-on Learning

Our preschool curriculum is non-graded and non-competitive, thus allowing children to work and grow in an environment that permits them to reach their potential levels and at their own pace. Lessons /presentations are given only when the child is ready. The lessons are very purposeful, specifically catering to each stage of the child’s development.
Our classrooms contain Montessori apparatus and other learning materials that respond to the developmental stages of a child. The learning environment is designed to encourage each child to touch, move and manipulate. The children are encouraged to move around the classroom and engage with the wide variety of activities available. The teachers prepare the environment, provide activities, function as resource persons or exemplars, offer stimulation and guidance, but it is the child who learns and who is motivated through the work to persist in the chosen task.
Every lesson in our preschool, is enhanced with hands-on activities and each child learns through their own experience. Thus, the experiential learning in our classroom environment make subject matter both meaningful and fun.

Program Focus

Our preschool program focuses on five key learning areas:

Exercises of practical life

Exercises to practice daily life skills help children learn to function in their environment. Motor education helps develop good muscular coordination, concentration and physical independence.

Sensorial exercise

Activities are designed to isolate and sharpen each of the five senses to develop the power of observation which enhances their readiness for higher intellectual work.

Language arts

The children are introduced to letter sounds first and they continue to learn letter names and shapes. They then progress naturally to reading skills.

Knowledge & understanding of the world (Cultural Studies):

Geography, history, botany, biology, art, music and grammar are integrated in the cultural studies. Children learn about their community, people, places and the world around them which help them to understand and appreciate the diversity of the world, and respect for all living beings.


Concepts are presented through extensive use of concrete materials allowing them to have a hands-on experience before they can truly think abstractly.

The Exercises of Practical Life is considered the foundation of our learning approach as it is the beginning of allowing the child to gain independence from adults around them.

We give utmost importance for children to practice the daily life skills such as learning to pour, spoon, button, eat independently, transfer objects with tongs, get dressed, take turns, share, respect and much more. Such exercises help children develop concentration, coordination and independence and other skills that they need for academics and throughout their lives!

Integrated Thematic Learning

Our Preschool follows integrated thematic approach in which various activities and subject areas are integrated together with a theme so that the children create meaningful connections and are more likely to retain the knowledge and information.

This approach used in preschool makes learning fun, and creates a well-balanced curriculum for young minds to explore and discover through self-directed learning as well as collaborative play. Preschool is the formative period of a child’s life to build foundations for all future learning. Nisarga Batika School provides a balance of academics and play, ensuring each child develops core abilities and discovers their unique skills and interests.

In a truly nurturing environment, children develop self-confidence and independence while learning how to work on their own and in collaboration with others. The primary goal of our Preschool program is to instill in every student life-long love for learning that will carry them through junior elementary school, as well as their entire academic career and beyond.

We introduce them to various activities that contribute to the thematic learning approach:
  • Arts and Crafts: Arts and crafts help children develop their fine motor skills, explore and express their creativity. A variety of materials and media such as paint, clay, crayons, drawing are introduced at the earliest ages.
  • Nature Exploration: Nature offers endless opportunities for discovery and exploration. Exposure to elements of nature, like wildlife, birds, insects, seeds, plants, flowers, trees, leaves, clouds, rain and sun offers children new experiences and appreciation for their world. Gardening, digging, nature walks, and field trips are regular features of our curriculum.
  • Foreign Language: Mandarin Chinese, which is the most widely-spoken language in the world, is taught to all our students by a Chinese teacher. Teaching a foreign language at a very young age means exposing children to a new way of thinking which boosts brainpower, vocabulary and self-esteem. Chinese classes include conversations, songs, crafts, music and movement and cultural activities. Chinese classes will resume once the COVID-19 situation gets better.

Program Highlights

The preschool classroom is a thriving community where children of different ages learn to cooperate, respect and celebrate each other’s efforts and to take care of themselves, others and the environment.
A prepared classroom environment, which includes Montessori apparatuses and materials
Multi-age class of children between 30 to 72 months of age
Self-paced academic approach, prepared learning environment, and bilingual hands-on curriculum
Small class sizes, with a maximum of 24 children
Optimized child-teacher ratio (14:1), providing individualized education and whole child approach, additional involvement of caregivers besides the teachers
Self-paced academic approach, prepared learning environment, and bilingual hands-on curriculum