Heritage Group forays into early learning space with Heritage Xperiential Learning Centre at Gurugram

The initial years of childhood play a major role in the development of brain. It is the time when education can make a major difference to one’s overall development.  According to the United Nations, Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) are the best investments a country can make to build stronger, healthier and productive citizenry.

Foraying into the early learning space, the Heritage Group of Schools recently announced the launch of the ‘Heritage Xperiential Learning Centre’ (HXLC). Based in Gurugram, HXLC will be open for admissions soon. The centre will cover a comprehensive curriculum and teaching practices inspired by Waldorf, Montessori and the tenets of renowned philosophers, educators and pedagogy like J Krishnamurti, The Mother, Sri Aurobindo, Rudolf Steiner, Loris Mallaguzi, Maria Montessori and Emmi Pikler.

Speaking on the occasion Manit Jain Co-Founder, Heritage Xperiential Learning School (HXLS) said, “Preschools are viewed as a category that is fairly transactional in India with limited research and ineffective pedagogical practices in place. The Heritage Xperiential Learning Centre intends to define itself as a centre of innovation and research in this category.”

“The experiences that children go through during the initial years of their upbringing will impact them through their lifetime. Keeping this in mind, our early learning centre has been designed with attentive care to create a home-like space that envelopes young children in love and security. Its foundation rests on our deep understanding of children and over 20 years of experience in education,” he added.

According to Nilam Sharma, Head – Early Childhood Care and Education, The Heritage Schools,“The structural shifts in our society and lack of meaningful ECCE experiences have deprived many young children of a strong and a holistic foundation. There are not many programmes that bring together traditional wisdom and scientific research before chalking out an ECCE curriculum.”

“At HXLC, we have researched work related to the phenomena of attachment and bonding, infant motor movement, the unfolding of language, music and movement, rhythm and rituals and practical aspects of caring for young children outside of their homes to design an ECCE programme that embodies the spirit of The Heritage Schools,” she added.


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