Images of playschool at Hiranandani Gardens, PowaiDay care Centre
Pre-school education aims to encourage children aged between two and five year olds to learn, play and develop. It builds on the learning that takes place in a child's home and also prepares the child for Primary school.
Day care centre, also called a day nursery, nursery school, or crèche (French: “crib”), is an institution that provides supervision and care of infants and young children during the daytime, particularly so that their parents can hold jobs.
Day care teachers develop lesson plans that include a variety of activities revolving around a theme, whether it be numbers, food, animals, the alphabet or any other idea that encourages academic development.
At Panvel, the daycare lesson plan will also include, learning through play.
• The early childhood staff at the centre is committed to a life-long learning.
• Staff members will be encouraged to be active leaders in the field through continuous training
• A value-centred curriculum will be followed
• Family is respected as the most important teacher in a child’s life; therefore, communication, cooperation with families and meeting children’s individual needs will be of utmost importance.
• The early childhood staff at the centre will serve as an integral part of each child’s family by recognizing the need for nurturing and respecting children’s own level of development.
• Playing outdoor every day in the fresh air and encouraging the children to respect nature will be a mandatory activity. This will promote adventurous and imaginative play.
• Prompt Medical Assistance and care will be extended towards the children as and when required.
• Meals will be cooked and served hygienically. The menu for each day will be planned considering the nutritive value of the food served , also ensuring wholesome food is offered hygienically.
• A rich play area with the best layout and furnishings is of utmost importance for us, ensuring a wide variety of materials used in all our indoor and outdoor areas. The area will be safe and challenging, arousing curiosity and creativity amongst the children.
• A weekly programme will be planned for different activities. A dance teacher, a music teacher and an artist will be conducting classes at the centre alternately for the children.
• The children who will be spending long hours at the centre will be encouraged to complete their homework at the centre itself.
• We will have fixed timings for the activities
• No child will be forced to participate, but we do encourage the children to try out new things. The child has the liberty to leave the group at any point of time for a specific activity.
• We organize games and activities that stimulate them to learn actively and work out solutions for themselves, thus, strengthening their motivation, self-confidence and independence.
• Depending on the age of the child, we will organise trips, drama and dance lessons, musical activities or yoga sessions.
• Routine provides structure to the day and gives the children a sense of security. Starting the day together with a game, story or discussion, washing hands and singing a song together, eating, and a set pattern to saying hello and goodbye; are all routines that form part of each day.