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“You are so smart!”
“You are so talented”
“You are so artistic”
“You have such a unique way of thinking”
“Wow! You are so creative!”
At a young, formative age it is not very easy to understand the limits and the full potential and capacities of a gifted child. Sometimes, a child’s talent may be latent or not easily observable. Thus, it becomes essential to provide children with a conducive and nourishing environment that will help them to become aware of their abilities. The Gifted Nurturing Program acts like a catalyst that helps each gifted child explore the possibilities that lie beyond the realm of what they know about their abilities.
This program is exclusively designed for gifted children to enable them to understand their potential. In contrast to the formal assessment method used in school, the focus of our program is to introduce gifted children to thinking skills and life skills that are essential for holistic development.
We provide a conducive environment for children to express, share, learn, make mistakes and be inspired from each other. We ensure that our students are given ample opportunities to hone and utilize their intelligence.
1. To create awareness within the child about his or her giftedness and its challenges.
2. To develop physical, sensory, socio-emotional, cognitive and spiritual facets of the gifted child.
3. To develop physical, sensory, socio-emotional, cognitive and spiritual facets of the gifted child.
The level of activities offered matches their abilities and children are provided with opportunities and challenges to enhance their growth. We put emphasis on striving toward excellence and engaging in collaborative work, encouraging our students to compete with themselves and not with others.
We use a model derived from the Panchakosha model from the Taittariya Upanishad of Yajurveda. Holistic development for the entire being of the child is ensured by the focus on the five koshas/aspects of being.
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Our nurturing program consists of three levels or years. It is essential to maintain continuous interactions between the student, counsellors, teachers and parents in order to ensure that the child builds the required skills to become a self- motivated, socially responsible and confident individual. The duration of each level is 6-8 months. This includes regular workshops on weekends as well as extensions such as an overnight camp, ecotours, visits to cultural centers and events.
The recommended entry point of the program is age 10 years. Each level focuses on key areas that are explained below:
This is the entry level program for gifted children where gifted children are exposed to a variety of mediums, environments, resources and spaces. The focus of this level is to create awareness in the children about their (gifted) characteristics and challenges.
Children who have scored 90 PR and above on the Gifted Identification Tests.
Our in-house psychologists will share a profile of the children with their parents at the end of the program. This profiling will enable parents to understand their children better and to uncover the many shades of emotions that children are unable to express to their parents. We also offer guidance to both the parents and children when required.
Our program extends over a period of 6-8 months which includes workshops on weekends as well as extensions like overnight camps, ecotours, activities at the Gifted Katta.
On completing Level 1 gifted children are expected to be aware of their characteristics, and foundation is established at each Kosha for gifted children. It is expected that now, they develop abilities, skills that will help them uncover and utilize their potential.
Nurturing for adolescent gifted needs to focus on primarily decision making about higher education and career choices as well as to develop coping mechanisms to ensure that goal-directed behavior is reinforced. The program includes certain structured and unstructured interaction with the gifted adolescents. They are connected with a mentor most appropriate with their personality and interest area. Our pool of mentors consists of gifted adults who have had similar experiences in their lives as high achievers who faced challenges with peers, school etc.