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Bala Vikas Classes for Kids

Fall 2019  
Sep 8 Sep 15  
Sep 22 Sep 29  
Oct 6 Oct 13  
Oct 20 Oct 27  
Nov 3 Nov 10 Thanksgiving Break Nov 18 – Dec 7  
Nov 17 Dec 8  
Dec 15 Special Event for kids  
Spring 2020  
Jan 12 Jan 19  
Jan 26 Feb 2  
Feb 9 Feb 16  
Feb 23 Mar 1  
Mar 8 Spring Break Mar 9 – Mar 28
Mar 29  
Apr 5 April 12  
April 19 April 26  
May 3 May 10  
May 17 Special Event for kids  

Please submit child information first (step 1),  and payment (step 2).

Steps for registration (2 steps):
1. Fill in and submit the registration form – REGISTRATION LINK.
2. Make payment after submitting the registration form –  PAYMENT LINK (For One year Fall 2019 Semester & Spring 2020 Semester)
Both steps are required for completing the registration.
Thank you for your interest in Bala Vikas classes.  The goal is to teach moral and cultural values to our kids.

If questions on Bala Vikas registration, please contact KISHOR.


Age Group Curriculum
Four-Year-Olds Stories of Gods/Festivals, Panchatantra and Basic Slokas
Five-Year-Olds Bhagavatam (Sree Krishna Leelas), Daily Slokas and Puzzles
Six-Year-Olds Dasa Avataras, Lingastakma, and Puzzles
Seven and Eight-Year-Olds Ramayana, Achyutastakam, and Puzzles
Nine and Above Lives of Saints, About the Temples, Benefits of Visiting Temples for new students & Astalakshmi Stotram

Bal Vikas has two batches, which meet on alternate Sundays, starting on Sept 8 & 15, 2019 from 10:15 am – 11:55 am, followed by lunch prasad.  

Bal Vikas starts precisely at 10:15 AM with group practice of Yoga/Surya Namaskar taught by a qualified yoga instructor.  At 10:30, children break into groups by age.  Children can start at four years of age, and usually graduate out of Bal Vikas by age 11 or 12, when they may join the Teen Class.  The class begins with a short Aum Meditation, then a story is read.  In 2019-2020, students will study stories from the gem of Veda Vyasa, the Mahabharata.  After reading the story, students discuss the story and its relevance to their life.  Then a Sanskrit sloka is learned. (Many grandparents in India listen with great delight as young children repeat slokas over the phone!)  Then, depending on the age group, a word puzzle or crayon drawing is done by each student.  This concludes the class by age group; finally, all age groups meet together to answer questions about the lesson, and then to perform a short Baba Aarati together.  Finally, a snack is distributed and class ends by 12:00 Noon.
The purpose of the classes is to BUILD CHARACTER, learn Human Values, and basic Hindu Principles.
Bal Vikas classes are designed to give the child the moral values to face life.  The most important quality to build in a child is CHARACTER.  Through the telling of stories and group discussions, the child learns the subtle differences between right and wrong, and good and bad.  The lessons learned and the habits developed through Bal Vikas help a child navigate the treacherous waters of life not just as a  youth, but for their whole lifetime.