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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a day at InBloom like?
    InBloom provides a peaceful and predictable environment where the children feel safe and therefore they can explore willingly. The children take part in creative, self-initiated play. They engage in meaningful and real work like cooking, baking, painting, crafts, gardening, singing and listening to stories. The children also go for nature walks everyday. A typical day follows a reassuring pattern, alternating between child-led and teacher-led activities.
  • How will my child learn numbers, language and science at InBloom?"
    Our experiential and multi-sensory curriculum acts as a vital building block for your child's learning. Our curriculum is positioned within a reassuring daily rhythm and the yearly flow of seasons and festivals. Numbers, language and science are not taught in isolation, rather they are interwoven, throughout the day during different activities. Your little one's numeracy skills will be developed at circle time through number rhymes, clapping and counting. Also at playtime through stacking, assembling, sorting, collecting and through domestic activities such as cooking, baking and setting the lunch table. Language will be developed through songs and stories, which have rich and age-appropriate vocabulary. These also help develop listening skills and strengthen memory. Language is also developed as children engage in discussion about the activity. The daily nature walks, caring for the school’s garden, planting flowers and vegetables and harvesting their produce, and seasonal foods help the children learn about science, seasons and develop love and respect for the Earth and the world around them.
  • What will my child learn at InBloom?
    The teachers at InBloom, constantly work on developing their inner-self. They work with a strong sense of gratitude. This vital quality is imbibed by children, through imitation, and will stay with them for a lifetime. The rhythms of the kindergarten give ample time for outdoor play in nature and creative indoor play. This helps children strengthen their social skills. They play with handmade toys, natural and opened play materials, that have many possibilities. The children are engaged in meaningful real work such as wet-on-wet painting, drawing, baking, cooking, gardening, caring for the environment, handwork and seasonal crafts. All materials used for work are manual, which help develop their motor skills. The children learn about themselves first, with emphasis on self-care like eating and using the toilet independently. Then they learn about the world around them, through seasonal and festival celebrations, in well-planned indianized curriculum.
  • How can I be more involved?
    You can support your child's learning at InBloom by establishing strong home rhythms, timely sleep patterns and media free environment. Tiny toddlers can attend from an early age with a parent two mornings a week to socialize, play, sing, engage in arts and crafts and even cook. Parents of older toddlers and kindergartners children have multiple opportunities to volunteer at InBloom in weekly or seasonal activities and at annual festivals that we celebrate in a simple and age-appropriate way. We also have parent meetings to make play material for the children, learn songs and educate themselves about parenting.
  • How is my child’s progress evaluated?
    We strongly believe that all children are constantly learning and growing at their own pace. Every child’s development is mindfully observed by our teachers, who collaboratively build on their progress at school and home.
  • Learning more about Waldorf Steiner Education.
    The principles of the Waldorf system of education - video Working with children the Waldorf Way - videos Waldorf 100 years (featuring Indian kindergartens) - video Sadhana Indian Waldorf Kindergarten Association - Website
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