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Top Nursery & Pre-Primary Schools in Pune | Elpro First Step

Our Mission

To provide a broad and balanced international curriculum to support individuals; and allow students to achieve their-full potential. We also strive to provide an optimal learning environment for children as they prepare for a life of principles and virtue. We strive to instill in our students the skills and confidence to meet the challenges of self, family, community and the world at large.

Our Vision

To inspire curiosity, independence and a lifelong love for learning in our bright and happy children by engaging their minds in meaningful activities as they become independent thinkers.

Our Aim

Our Pedagogy

EFS Program

With an upgraded curriculum, Elpro First Steps, one of the best pre-primary schools in Pune, continues the Montessori educational tradition. We follow international academic standards in everything we do. They also strive to meet the expectations of all of our parents. With consistent and sincere efforts, the school has risen to become one of the top nursery schools in Pune. Our central ethos is to provide the highest quality of child care in a safe and loving environment at our daycare centres, based on our 3Es…Enquire, Explore & Experiment. Music, art, drama, dance, puppet shows, field trips, indoor and outdoor activities, and adventure are some of the ways our kids nursery schools in Pune promote learning programmes.

We have a comprehensive learning process that aids in the acquisition of capabilities such as:

Our Focus

Curriculum

EFS curriculum uses multi-sensorial approach with a large focus on experiential and joyful learning. Based on a combination of world- renowned philosophy of Maria Montessori and high-quality contemporary teaching techniques that integrate Multiple Intelligence Theory, the curriculum is carefully researched and uniquely designed to optimize maximum learning.

It is primarily built upon the five pillars of development, comprising of Practical Life, Sensorial Activities, Language, Mathematics and Cultural Activities.

THE MONTESSORI WAY OF LEARNING

EFS curriculum uses multi-sensorial approach with a large focus on experiential and joyful learning. Based on a combination of world- renowned philosophy of Maria Montessori and high-quality contemporary teaching techniques that integrate Multiple Intelligence Theory, the curriculum is carefully researched and uniquely designed to optimize maximum learning.

It is primarily built upon the five pillars of development, comprising of Practical Life, Sensorial Activities, Language, Mathematics and Cultural Activities.

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

Focusing on the pluralistic nature of intelligence, Dr. Gardner’s MI theory integrates educational theories, teaching strategies and other pedagogic tools in meaningful and useful ways. It addresses the multiple intelligences of students and brings educational innovation to the curriculum. MI theory is used for curriculum development, planning instruction, selection of course activities and related assessment strategies to draw out the different ways of learning in children and the different intelligences that they use in their daily lives.

PLAY WAY METHOD OF LEARNING

EFS believes that learning should be fun and not forced. The play- way method is child-centric in approach where the medium of guided play in a friendly environment is incorporated without the burden of performance and evaluation. The play-way learning is more engaging than theoretical lessons as most of the learning is activity-based. Hands-on learning retains child’s interest, builds attention span and develops eagerness to play more. Learning by doing is a process of unfolding children’s innate powers through which their natural urges find spontaneous expression. The spirit of play imbibed in education helps children improve their motor skills, enhance their power of imagination, and creativity.

TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATION

EFS classrooms are technologically-advanced that enrich the learning experience of children. Technology and interactive media are powerful tools that support teachers in creating a more effective teaching environment. Text, moving image, animation, audio, video and video games augment the learning process, where children develop foundational skills in a number of important subjects. It allows space where children can actively experience learning together, expand their imagination, foster engagement and can be used to explore children’s talents and interests. We introduce children to offline coding through Cubetto and also have a Light Studio for them to learn through lights and shadows

Leadership

Dr Amrita Vohra
Director Principal, Elpro International School & Elpro First Steps

With an endearing smile and warmth that is extended to the entire fraternity of Elpro International School, Pune, Dr Amrita Vohra is the most cherished connecting vital link between the students, faculty and the management. With a Ph. D in Education Psychology, a Masters in Education and Botany, Dr Vohra has a rich academic experience spanning over three decades, where her dynamic leadership has helped a lot of schools across the country to incorporate a healthy teaching-learning environ. As a lifelong learner, she regularly takes up courses and trainings to add on to her already impressive dossier. Some of her programs and trainings include:

  • Professional program for Educators on Developing Strategies in Online Teaching and Learning from the Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Program on Design Thinking for Innovation from University of Virginia.
  • Program on Leadership – “An Evolving Vision” at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Program on Teaching for Understanding 1: Focus on Student Understanding by Wide World, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  • Program on Negotiation and Leadership at Harvard Law School
  • Program on “Learning how to learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects” by University of California, San Diego
    The Buckley School’s Communication Training by The Buckley School of Public Speaking, USA
  • Program on Resilience by The Resilience Institute, Europe
  • Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Mr. Verne Harnish in Singapore
  • Training on Kaizen, a Japanese concept, which aims at “change for the best” and focuses upon continuous improvement of processes in business management and self-organization and result orientation

Ms Aarti Kanwal
Principal, Elpro First Steps

A creative mind with a zeal to bring in a change, Ms. Kanwal comes with over two decades of rich work experience in the field of education, largely driven by her desire to make a difference in the lives of young learners. She has worked with some of the leading international educational institutions in Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune. She also holds experience of teaching in Severodvinsk, Russia.
Ms. Kanwal completed her Bachelor’s degree in Economics as well as in Education from Punjab University, Chandigarh. Her desire to be a lifelong learner has driven her to complete several professional development programs along with various workshops on story telling and craft.

Her journey has been enriching and full of learning as she has been actively involved with children, Educators and Parents through various creative endeavours, skill development programs, and leadership programs. She has a wide exposure in conducting Parenting Programs & Educator Training Programs.
She is a firm believer that each child is a natural explorer and through positive relationships and caring adults, their curiosity should be nurtured to optimize their learning and the fact is that children make good decisions by making decisions and not by following instruction