Our Pre School

Kangaroo Kids, Thane

The preschool section of Billabong High International School (BHIS) , Thane is the most sought after preschool and has students coming not only from Thane, Mulund, Bhandup, Nahur but also from Dombivili , Bhiwandi and Mumbra. For parents seeking the best education for their children, Kangaroo Kids, Preschool of BHIS, Thane, has become the first choice. The school was established in July, 2006 and has completed 11 years of successful operations. At Kangaroo Kids we believe that every child has a right to a happy childhood and that it is our most important duty to ensure that education for them is a joyful and meaningful experience.

Why choose us

Our preschool program is designed to promote parental involvement in schooling and positive adult role models. We believe these factors are crucial to a child's success in school. Our preschool teachers are trained in early childhood education and have many years of experience. They have created a successful curriculum that keeps our families coming back, year after year.

Curriculum

Implementation of our curriculum is the most crucial function of each and every KKEL institution. To understand how we put into practice our curriculum in the classroom, do take a look at these examples:

  • Catering to multiple intelligences for Preschool:
  • How the learning from latest brain research influences preschool curricula and environment
Brain Fact How it influences our preschool curricula and environment:
The brain is designed to benefit from good teaching and experiences. At KKEL Preschools, we provide a rich stimulating environment that helps the brain make connections. Physically: Child-friendly colors (not over bright, jarring ones), textures, children's displays, teaching architecture, a variety of spaces, teaching aids, active/passive learning, personalized spaces etc. Emotionally: Providing care and security by bonding with children and taking care of their needs.
The brain needs to be properly hydrated to be alert. We allow children to drink water whenever they ask for it.
Small muscle exercise stimulates brain growth. We provide finger play activities every day, besides water play activities that exercise the small muscles, such as using eyedroppers and sponges to transfer water. We conduct clapping and dancing activities for creative movement, like ‘Open, Shut Them’ and ‘If You're Happy and You Know It’.
Cross lateral movements keep both sides of the brain working. We conduct exercises that require cross lateral movements, such as twisting at the waist with arms stretched to the side, bending at the waist to touch left hand to right toe and right hand to left toe.
Novelty increases attention. We rotate toys and equipment at introduce new concepts and activities.
Reward or praise can negatively affect learning! We encourage teachers to use feedback instead of praise. For example, instead of saying "That's a great painting", the teacher says, "The brown and yellow colors you used for the trees helps to give a wintry look to your painting." Similarly, we use encouragement instead of praise. For example, "I can tell you have put a lot of effort into your drawing."

An example of how integrated, theme-based learning in preschool is conducted for the 'In and around water' theme