The foundations of the three most important and unique stages of human development, i.e. walking, talking and thinking, happens in the first three years of our life. Thus, this period is the most vital period in the life time of a child. The child is an open sense being and absorbs everything present in its environment. The child completely trusts the environment i.e. both the physical and the care giver, understand him and will take care of his needs. The child until the age of 7 is purely in the stage of imitation. He imitates the inner mood and the outer gestures of the adult. Thus great responsibility lies on us adults to be Worthy of Imitation for this spiritual being, who is now under our care.
With this as our understanding, we at Rainbow Bridge are consciously striving towards our own inner development. Upgrading ones skill and deepening ones understanding of the modern child is an ongoing process for us.
A young child needs a quiet, warm, caring, safe and secure environment. He needs an environment that will nourish his sense of touch, movement, balance and life. A healthy balance of indoor and outdoor play, handmade toys and playmates made of natural material, a carefully planned day’s rhythm which is unhurried and an environment free of clutter with soothing colours, all form a part of the environment at Rainbow Bridge. The environment is free of technology and gadgets giving the child a complete security of an adult’s caring hands and full attention.
Meaningful and purposeful activities are planned for in the day’s rhythm for the child. Emphasis is laid on daily activities in one’s life like cooking, cleaning, washing and gardening. The process is given more importance than the outcome. Music, songs, games, going to the garden, preparing for & celebrating festivals and listening to stories & puppet plays are part of the everyday rhythm of the child.
The families and the school work together hand-in-hand towards creating a nourishing environment for the overall well being of the child.