L’avenir (the Future)… an Integral Education based Preschool
a place where beauty is a constant ideal
beauty of the soul, beauty of the sentiments, beauty of thoughts, beauty of actions
L’avenir Preschool is a prototype of the schools of the future… where the shift is from teaching information to educating and refining the faculties of the human mind. The inner world of the child is carefully nurtured and the outer abilities refined.
L’avenir… the Future (2001) is a practical research unit of The Gnostic Centre, to create a New Curriculum, and Teaching & Learning Aids based on Integral Education and Free Progress methods.
It offers an integral curriculum, based on the full development not only of the mind, but also of the emotional/vital impulses, the refinement of the senses, and a physical education programme, and most importantly, the cultivation of the inner sense of knowledge and discrimination, through an atmosphere of psychic refinement.
Presently it is a preschool with two groups: Smile for 2-3 year olds and Joy for 3-4 year olds. Each group comprises of 15-20 children. The teacher-student ratio varies from 1:7 to 1:10.
Stories from L’avenir
Each day is full of new stories at L’avenir… such is the wonderful world of little children. As we meet after school, everyone is full of the various amusing incidents, heart-warming anecdotes, amazing conversations from the children. It is too much to record or to share. But still, we would like to give you some glimpses…