Vaishnav Samaj of Midwest

A Not For Profit Organization 501(C)(3) - FED ID# 36-4130487

440 W. Fullerton Ave, Addison, IL 60101

Tel: 630-568-8600

Email: Contact@Shreejidwar.org





VYO Education

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. Your child’s future is in your hand. VYO-e nurtures your child and brings awareness about the religion through courses.

Mission & Vision

To offer a unique weekend learning program to develop an appreciation for India’s rich cultural heritage, a sound value system and a variety of life skills to the children for a more productive and well rounded life.

To prepare well-balanced, competent and compassionate citizens of tomorrow who are proud of their roots, heritage, culture, history and religion and are ready to build a brighter tomorrow

  • Overview
  • Importance
  • Curriculum
  • VYOE Training

Goals and Objectives

  • Facilitate children to appreciate, learn and practice Hindu and Pushtimargiya way of life.
  • Instill pride and confidence in Hindu children about their identity.
  • Raise Hindu awareness in the society around.
  • Develop social awareness and leadership skills among children.
  • Prepare and develop standardized, well researched curriculum.

Program Overview

  • Consistent Pre-Designed class modules.
  • Well researched curriculum and continuous improvements.
  • Teachers training and presentations.
  • Teaching by using activities.
  • Understand children’s development of spirituality.
  • New interactive learning methodology that will motivate children to become curious about Spirituality.

VYO Education Concept

  • Detailed research performed
  • Education program
  • Curriculum development methodology
  • Other Hindu education programs
  • Curriculum based on mental / psychological development stages
  • Society and technology evolved and religious principal evolves with them
  • Teach kids on applying religious principals in daily life

Importance of Educational Programs

  • It’s for LIFE.
  • It provides a basic systematic study of the scriptures.
  • Introduction of Shri Mahaprabhuji’s teachings at a level of understanding for that age group.
  • It allows a time for its members to dialogue and share about their needs with others in similar life situations.
  • It provides an opportunity for personal application of the scriptures based on the age level of the class.
  • It provides for fellowship and a sense of belonging for each member of the class.
  • It provides a platform for people to serve Shri Nathji through teaching and participation.
  • It is to protect the Temple’s future.
  • It is a training ground for young vaishnavas.
  • It is INVESTMENT for the future.

Various Aspects

  • Understand Children’s Development of Spirituality
  • Understand methodology that will motivate children to become curious about Spirituality
  • High level learning curriculum
  • Understand role of Teacher
  • Understand role of organization and Structure

How is curriculum organized?

  • Curriculum is divided in to four age groups.
    – Age 6 to 8 (Level 1 to Level 3)
    – Age 9 to 11 (Level 4 to Level 6)
    – Age 12 to 14 (Level 7 to Level 9)
    – Age 15 and over (Level 10 to Level 12)
  • Curriculum for each group will have content for three years.
  • Three bridge programs.
    – Bridge Level 4
    – Bridge Level 7
    – Bridge Level 10
  • It allows a time for its members to dialogue and share about their needs with others in similar life situations.
  • It provides an opportunity for personal application of the scriptures based on the age level of the class.
  • Total 15 classes.

Course organization

  • Class for each age group will be for one hour and 15 minutes.
    – Prayer – 10 minutes
    – Recap from last week and plan for the day – 5 minutes
    – Topics for the day ~ 30 minutes
    – Activity time ~ 3o minutes
    – Chanting, reciting and ‘Ashray nu pad’
  • Class will be held once a week

Curriculum – Age 6 to 8

  • Introduction to Religion.
    – Introduce different Hindu Gods, Goddess and Hindu symbols
    – Stories from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Krishna Lila, Shiv puran and other Hindu scriptures
    – Introduction to Shriji bawa, Shri Yamunaji and Shri Vallabh
  • Develop cultural awareness.
    – Introduction to Hindu calendar
    – Introductions to Hindu festivals
  • Life and religion.
    – Panchatantra, Hitopdesha and other moral stories to teach kids about Truth, trust, friendships, faith, unity etc
    – Importance of these values in life and how they can apply
    – Easy stories from 84-252 varta’s like Pare, chakada etc.

Curriculum – Age 9 to 11

  • Introduction to Hindu Scriptures.
    – Ramayan
    – Mahabharat and Gita
    – Bhagwatam
    – Shrinath Charitrakatha
  • Develop cultural awareness.
    – Colors used in Hindu culture, why are these colors?
    – Linkage of Hindu festivals to western world e.g. Kite flying with new year, Vasant Panchami with Valentine’s day
  • Life and religion.
    – Panchatantra, Hitopdesha and other moral stories to teach kids about Truth, trust, friendships, faith, unity etc
    – Importance of these values in life and how they can apply
    – Easy stories from 84-252 varta’s like Pare, chakada etc.

Curriculum – Age 12 to 14

  • Science and Religion.
    – Science and vedic knowledge (Sanatan dharma)
    – Cosmos and Hindu scriptures
    – Physics, meta physics linkages to Atma and paramatma
    – Shri Yamunaji – Shri Yamunastakam
  • Develop cultural awareness.
    – Hindu Rishis and their inventions (concept of zero, first surgery etc.)
    – Hindu heritage and linkages with western world (pushpak viman to airplane, concept of television used in mahabharat)
  • Life and religion.
    – Meditation to concentrate
    – Vedic maths
    – 84-252 vartas – intermediate level

Curriculum – Age 15 and over

  • Science and Religion.
    – Human psychology and Pushtimarg
    – How does Shri Vallabh’s principle of Seva helps with concentration
    – Shri Vallabh, Shri Gusaiji, Shri Gokulnathji, Shri Hariraiji
  • Develop cultural awareness.
    – Aapras – Cleanliness
    – Dusang – right company and remaining focused
    – Annayshray – Trust
  • Life and religion.
    – Navaratnam – worry free and stress free schooling
    – Vivek Dhairayashraya – Trust and give your 100%
    – 84-252 vartas – High level
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