We can help you provide integrated curriculum for primary schools in India.
In India, preschool constitutes the age group of 3-6 years and primary school is considered to be around age group of 6-8 years. It has been globally acknowledged that children of the age group of 6-8 years are more or less in the same developmental stage and share similar needs as those of the preschool age group. Thus the idea of developing an integrated curriculum for the preschool and primary school with appropriate learning and activity based methodology has been accepted. The Montessori preschool curriculum and the curriculum for primary schools in India can be integrated in this aspect.
This integration helps to maintain continuity for individually paced learning and helps the children to adjust to the new environment during the transition from preschool to primary school. Primary education marks the beginning of formal education. Incorporating aspects of child based curriculum along with relevant theoretical foundations helps to involve the kids as active learners. The integrated curriculum focuses on this active participation where the child learns from events and activities and contributes through positive responses.
The National Curriculum Framework of 2005 and the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act of 2010 insist on reframing the perspectives in teacher education along the lines of integrated curriculum for this learning curve. The Twelfth Five Year Plan Working Group on Elementary Education in India has also recommended the age group of 4-8 years as an integrated learning unit. India also possesses the diversity where children from varied social categories, marginalized communities and situations attend the school and it is essential that they should be comfortable in the learning environment.
As a result, the NCTE has also designed a teacher training course for the integrated education group to fulfill these expectations. We are educare consultants and work on integrated curriculum design.