ALL ABOUT INDIA is about Fun and Friends – a place where children make friends and have fun learning All About India.
What Kids Learn
Parents want their children to learn about India and to be proud of their heritage. In 2022, ICC reinvented its children's program to make being Indian both an enriching and a social experience. The result, All About India, is an project-based cultural literacy program designed by an Early Childhood and Hindi teacher with a masters in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. Kids learn about Indian arts and culture, history and leaders, geography, customs and traditions, architecture, and about what makes India a remarkably rich and vibrant country.
Teachers, fluent Hindi speakers, speak and translate Hindi at a level kids can understand. Children learn Hindi songs, nursery rhymes, the national anthem of India, and how to introduce themselves. ICC's goal is for kids to begin to understand the language through partial immersion with the teacher toggling between English and Hindi.
Cultural units are hands on. Most weeks, kids have time to play games like with Carrom and Ludo. Homework that encourages dinner conversations is assigned weekly -- things such as where parents and grandparents are from, Indian inventions, and national symbols.
Parents are asked to participate in a class once a session. The teacher and parent will collaborate on how and what is being taught with the parent choosing how he or she can contribute.
Enrollment and Class Placement
ICC is planning five groups for Fall 2022 including a group of children in grades 4 to 6..
Children must be age 4 or older to attend. Children will be placed in class according to age and grade.
REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 9.
Fall 2022 Schedule
9:00 am to 10:45 am
Sep. 18, 25
Oct. 2, 16, 30 (NO class weekends of Indigenous People Day and Diwali)
Nov. 6, 13, 20 (NO class Thanksgiving Day weekend)
Dec. 4, 11
$350 per child. To apply for tuition assistance, email email@example.com.
Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich
4 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich CT 06830