Main goal
To create life entrepreneurs through holistic education and lifelong learning

The Unique and Innovative role of Teachers

The Indus Altum Early Learning Centre programme emphasizes trans-disciplinary education through an inquiry-based approach to learning. The curriculum encourages children to ask questions, plan investigations, explore various outcomes, and reach credible and logical conclusions, with teachers as facilitators. We provide a curriculum that is engaging, exciting, challenging, and relevant to children. Learning activities that involve higher-order thinking skills help children understand, synthesize, and understand what they learn while enhancing their ability to transfer competencies and skills. This unique approach to learning makes Indus Altum Early Learning Centre the best preschool in Belgaum.


Language Development

Preschool education concentrates on the basics of oral communication, speaking and listening, reading and comprehending simple texts and encouraging writing skills. This area of learning helps children stay ahead of the curve by giving them the motivation to start writing and reading with enthusiasm


This area helps children develop their skills in logical operations, like counting, sorting, matching, creating patterns, problem-solving and working with shapes and measures. We help them build a strong mathematical foundation through practical tasks, stories, songs, games and imaginative play. We also help children understand how mathematics can be applied in real life, during their pre-school education

Science and Social Studies

Children are inquisitive from birth. Every day, they are exposed to a whole range of sights and sounds, which stimulate their curiosity. At Indus pre-school learning center, we help them develop age appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding to make sense of the world around them, and learn from life itself

Personal, Social and Physical Education

To become true leaders, children learn to strive for success through the all-round development of their personal, social, emotional and physical selves. This provides them with excellent opportunities to succeed in all areas of learning

Creative Arts

Learning the arts helps children experience a unique integration of the body and mind. We, therefore, encourage children to indulge in and appreciate different forms of creative expressions like art, music, dance, and role play, which makes IAELC, one of the best in the country.


The IAELC curriculum aims to provide a transdisciplinary curriculum that is engaging, exciting, challenging and relevant to the children who fall into the age bracket of one to six years. It focuses on the whole growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional, cognitive and cultural needs in addition to academic development. At IAELC, our IB inspired curriculum or programme prepares children to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in life and the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.​

At Indus we believe that every child is altruistic and has the potential to change the world, for the better. We strongly emphasize the holistic development of a child. This journey begins in the early years by nurturing competencies and skills as listed below:

1) Tikkun Olam

Children don't simply observe the world, they also imagine how it could be different, hence the concept of Tikkun Olam or heal the world, nurtures empathy and also gives them a personal vision. The vision is decided by the child and facilitated by teachers and parents.

2) Deep Reading

Is an approach that helps develop perspective thinking, builds character, morals, and values; and also fosters moral imagination. Reflecting on fictional or nonfictional stories, can be a powerful force to get children to engage with a character’s life and emotions, cultivating empathy.

3) Junk Yard Philosophy

Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge", because imagination opens the door to creativity and innovation. This can be achieved through the Israeli concept of a Junkyard. When children play with each other with junk, household items and scrap materials; they manipulate materials, express themselves verbally and non-verbally, plan, act, interact, react, and try different roles. This encourages them to become independent thinkers, risk takers, decision makers and also conflict resolvers.

4) Biophilia

With the advent of technology, students are spending most of the time indoors and are experiencing a nature deficit disorder. Reconnecting with nature (Biophilia) is another way to foster empathy, a sense of responsibility, resilience and also creativity. The benefits of connecting with nature are immense - it fosters their intellect though inquiry and experimentation - bringing out the scientist in them.

The curriculum encourages children to ask questions, plan investigations, explore various outcomes, and reach logical conclusions, with teachers as facilitators. For older children from ages 4 to 6 the curriculum has a strong focus on conceptual learning and development of leadership skills. Children engage in a transdisciplinary curriculum that meets international benchmarks.



The Pre-Nursery Programme is designed to nurture young children, while providing the physical, emotional, and intellectual stimulus to help them optimize their potential for learning and growth. Our programme caters to students from ages 1 years to 2 years. Play based learning: Children learn best when they are experimenting and using their imagination, creativity and tactile senses to experience the world. We use the play-based approach, to ensure children learn even complex concepts, easily.

We guide the child on the road to discovery and inquiry, through our research- based standards and assessments along six developmental domains imparted through the play-based learning pedagogy. Our programme involves deep engagements that cater to sensorial awareness and literacy development through Story Time, Water Play, Sand Play, Library Time, Celebration of festivals and special days, Field Trips, Puppet shows and skits.



In Nursery Programme, a broad-based curriculum integrates a genuine love for learning through stories and language and expression, along with a focus on numerical concepts and exploration of the world around them. This thorough foundation is underpinned by a strong commitment to the social, emotional and cultural awareness of each child and realized through a creative and interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning. Arts, sports, music and dance are seamlessly incorporated into the curriculum, affording multi-sensorial and comprehensive learning opportunities.

The primary focus is to help children gain independence socially, physically and emotionally whilst giving them opportunities to develop their linguistic, mathematical, creative and cognitive skills and helping them explore the world around them and orient themselves with the environment. We follow an inquiry-based approach that facilitates children’s curiosity and experiential form of learning, that goes beyond academics, catering to students’ signature strengths.


Our Reception programme caters to students from ages 3 years to 4 years. The curriculum encourages children to ask questions, plan investigations, explore various outcomes, and reach credible and logical conclusions, with teachers as facilitators. The curriculum is a balanced blend of five essential aspects: concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes and action.

Language Development in our Reception is encouraged through active engagement with the three strands of language- oral language, visual language and written language. Logical thinking and numeracy skills are developed through an application-based approach through five strands, namely, Number System, Data Handling, Measurement, Pattern & Function and Shape & Space. Social and emotional growth is nurtured through our unique leadership curriculum that balances development of the Intelligence and emotional quotient. The innate creativity and curiosity of students is further nurtured through our music and movement programme and creative arts curriculum.



In Prep One, we construct an environment and pedagogy that is secure and enriched, where students are encouraged to become lifelong learners, both inside and outside the classroom. With a strong focus on conceptual learning and development of leadership skills, children engage in a transdisciplinary curriculum that meets international benchmarks for Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Social Studies and PSPE (Personal, Social and Physical Education).

Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of communication and thinking skills through a culture that encourages learner agency. The leadership curriculum at Indus plays a pivotal role in progressing toward our aim of unlocking the individual child’s potential. Leadership is developed by encouraging self-awareness, thereby enabling students to discover their complete range of multiple and emotional intelligences. Sports, community involvement, fine & performing arts and robust outdoor activities lend themselves to the fostering of leadership qualities. The focus is on connecting to self, connecting to nature and connecting to the community.


We offer the Prep 2 Programme for children aged 5 to 6 years of age. The core skills we help students to imbibe and strengthen are critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. The Prep Two environment is warm and inspiring, filled with wonderful learning materials. We believe in following the child and helping them in attaining their potential capabilities. We endeavor to create a strong community where every child’s developmental needs are met and they truly experience the joy of learning.

Prep Two has a distinct curriculum that is designed to challenge and nurture a child’s multiple intelligences and diverse aptitudes and talents, to help them unlock their hidden potential. Learnings in the early year’s program have core language development, units of enquiry with science and social studies as the foundation, second language exposure to Hindi and Spanish, dedicated reading programs that are levelled according to a child’s abilities, Math, Music and Keyboard, Physical Education, Yoga, Coding & SEN/ESL (Special education needs & English as Second Language).


Indus Altum Early Learning Centre, Belgaum, prides itself as an inclusive school. We strive to cater to the diverse needs of students by ensuring that each student gets equitable access to the learning process.


Our students come from diverse cultures, religions and creeds. They make long-lasting friendships that continue way beyond their school years.

Our school is a place where we value the importance of effective communication within and beyond the classroom. Effective communication defines how we think and learn and is a means to achieve a healthy global and local perspective.

Our teachers are all language teachers. Together, they help our students become confident in their English skills, which is the common language used in the school. They appreciate that students learn in different ways and therefore use a wide range of teaching methods.

Age Criteria

The age criteria for Indus Early Learning Centre is determined through scientific research and detailed discussions between people who understand child psychology and growth patterns.
This ensures that the children are not over-burdened and are free to excel as per their capacity


  • Pre-Nursery
  • Nursery
  • Reception
  • Prep 1
  • Prep 2


  • 1.6 to 2 years
  • 2 to 3 years
  • 3 to 4 years
  • 4 to 5 years
  • 5 to 6 years


  • Pre-Nursery -   1.6 to 2 years
  • Nursery         -  2 to 3 years
  • Reception      -  3 to 4 years
  • Prep 1            -  4 to 5 years
  • Prep 2              -  5 to 6 years

Disclaimer: *verify with the scholl on age and availability