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WHO WE ARE

OVERVIEW

Thank you for your interest. Bonafide is an emerging Early childhood Center in Kerala that is inspired by Waldorf education. Our main center is situated in Thrissur known as cultural capital of gods own country. Since its inception we have vigorously pursued mission of giving the best education for our children. Bonafide reflects the natural beauty of our local environment and embodies true values. The centre is a warm, inviting and engaging place of discovery and learning for all…

FROM THE MENTOR

Dear Prospective Parents and Friends,It has been my pleasure to be associated with this sincere and dedicated group that is making an important contribution to society by setting up a stress free and holistic early childhood program in Thrissur. All big deeds start with small steps. Bonafide may be a small entity today but there is no doubt that it is already fulfilling its promise to each and every child and parent that comes into its fold. My best wishes to this team and may they continue their selfless task in the years to come.

Warmly,

Seetha Anand Vaityam

MISSION & VISION

We are dedicated to nurturing the child’s capacities of wonder, reverence, and responsibility while providing a curriculum of the highest quality. Our classical education addresses the whole child, including the head, the heart and the hands. We are devoted to protecting childhood and to providing an education that serves the needs of the developing human being. We aim to cultivate independent thinking, compassion and moral courage and purposeful action in our children. We will actively work on our own inner growth in an effort to be worthy of imitation.

PHILOSOPHY & FAQ

1. What is Waldorf Education?

Developed by Rudolf Steiner in 1919, Waldorf education is based on a developmental approach that addresses the needs of the growing child . Waldorf Education approaches all aspects of education in a unique and comprehensive way. The curriculum is designed to meet the various stages of child development

2. What is unique about Waldorf education?

What is the philosophy behind Waldorf education? The aim of Waldorf schooling is to educate the whole child - "head, heart and hands". Rudolf Steiner designed a curriculum responsive to the developmental phases in childhood and nurturing of children's imaginations.

3. What is the curriculum like in a Waldorf kindergarten?.

Kindergarten children learn primarily through imitation and imagination. The goal of the kindergarten is to develop a sense of wonder in the young child and reverence for all living things. This creates an eagerness for the academics that follow in the grades.

4. Is Waldorf similar to Montessori?

These two educational approaches began with a similar goal: to design a curriculum that was developmentally appropriate to the child and that addressed the child's need to learn in a tactile as well as an intellectual way. The Montessori approach emphasizes individual self-mastery in early childhood and elementary education. Waldorf see the young and growing child as fully integrated into a class of peers all receiving similar age appropriate educational experiences.

5. What is the waldorf difference ?

We leave it up to each individual to make the value judgment about it. Our differences arise from a different understanding of what it means to be a human being, and therefore the purpose of formal education and the role of community. We believe that formal education and community should be very involved with helping children reach their full potential.

FACULTY & STAFF

Early childhood chair

Our dedicated staff is committed to supporting the development of all children and fostering their imaginations and love of learning during these critical first years. The heart of education is the enthusiasm and commitment of the teachers. They teach to establish within each child his or her own high level of academic excellence, enthusiasm for learning, a healthy self awareness concern for fellow human beings and a respect for the world.

KAYANA KAMARUDHEEN -Academic Director

Born and brought up in Middle East (UAE), done her schooling at New Indian Modern school have acquired Degree in BCA (ICLBA Ajman) and Interior designing. After joining bona fide, found a kind of atmosphere – a home where her interest in the art and hand crafts, environmental justice, and movement has developed neatly into her professional life. She is anxious to put her creativity and passion as a lead teacher.Apart from the in-house trainings provided by Seetha Anand Vaidyam( Waldorf Kindergarten Trainer, Mentor @ Bonafide, Remedial Therapist @Ananda Foundation), Denise Bullen (Waldorf Teacher @Golden Hill Steiner School, Australia) and Pavithra Raghu (Waldorf Trainer), she has attended the 18th Waldorf (Rudolf Steiner) Education Seminar at Khandala 2016, Level 1 and Level 2 Training Programs of Sadhana - Indian Association of Waldorf Kindergartens in association with IASWECE.

SMITHA WARRIOR-Center Head

An MCA graduate, from Madras University, Smita Warrier used to work as a technical/content writer for a reputed software firm. Her introduction to Waldorf education as a parent and later on as a teacher gave her an opportunity to be with little children and foster her passion of educating and shaping young minds. Apart from the in-house trainings provided by Seetha Anand Vaidyam( Waldorf Kindergarten Trainer, Mentor @ Bonafide, Remedial Therapist @Ananda Foundation), Denise Bullen (Waldorf Teacher @Golden Hill Steiner School, Australia) and Pavithra Raghu (Waldorf Trainer), she has attended the 18th Waldorf (Rudolf Steiner) Education Seminar at Khandala 2016, Level 1 and Level 2 Training Programs of Sadhana - Indian Association of Waldorf Kindergartens in association with IASWECE.

TESTIMONIALS

"I just wanted to take a moment to extend our thanks and appreciation. It's been nearly one and a half years now since my son became a part of Bonafide. it was like a second home. He loves going to Bonafide each and every day and we can tell he truly loves his experiences there. As working parents there is no better feeling than knowing your child is happy and being taken great care of. I want to thank Bonafide for providing such a high level of quality care and would recommend this facility to any parent. One of the exciting things about Bonafide, and their play-based philosophy, is the way they invest in uncovering a child’s natural curiosity.At Bonafide, the staff works hard everyday with a smile on their face and a lot of determination to help children become self confident, learning to respect the others, to become mentally curious and stimulated, to enjoy the learning process and to appreciate life. We are more than pleased at what we see at Bonafide. Congratulations to all the staff! Great job!!!"

ANJALI JINO (Teacher St. Mary’s College Thrissur.

When we relocated from USA, we were really perplexed about which kindergarten to be selected for our two and half year old daughter Ammu. BONAFIDE- proved the right choice. By far the best in city. Its unique curriculum makes the difference. All the best to Bonafide family - Reshma Ganesh (Mother), Qatar

"When I think of Bonafide, I think of warmth. From the warmth of the teachers and their caring of our young children. Their words and activities. There is some magic about this kindergarten" - Anonymous

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