When it comes to looking out for a school for your child, there is no doubt a clamour to get the best. The task becomes more so challenging when both parents are working…Obviously, as the paranoia of leaving your child in the hands of strangers, does set in. The apple of your eye, to be safe, secure and happy is a parent’s foremost concern. With copious Pre schools and daycares scattered, you may feel spoilt for choice, but the primary concern remains safety, care and hygiene. There is one name that stands out in the genre of Pre schooling and Day Care, promising a home away from home for your kids….it is KLAY Pre-School and daycare.
The Moulding C(K)LAY- Early Childhood Years!
The name itself incorporates exactly what the brand entails….Moulding the kids according to their environment, experiences and activities, keeping their individuality untouched and intact! Staunchly encouraging every child to emerge as unique, yet evolved personalities.
So why are the early years of a child so important? Can learning while still ‘in the cradle’ really be beneficial for the growth and development of a child?
Early Childhood Education or ECE, as it is commonly known as, is a stream of education which relates to the formal and informal teaching of children from birth up to the age of eight. This particular field of study which originated in European countries comes with a horde of benefits ranging from better socialising skills, exposure to diversity, greater coordination skills and increased levels of confidence and creativity.
According to Priya Krishnan, CEO and Founder of KLAY Prep Schools and Daycare, “Not many people are aware of the importance of early education in a child’s life. In fact research has proven that by the time a child reaches the age of 3, 85% of the brain’s capacity is already developed. As parents and educators, investing in the education and learning of a child from birth till 6, would probably be the best decision you will ever take. Not only will your child thank you for it, but as a parent you will also be able to see your little one turn into an emotionally strong and well balanced individual with a constant thirst for knowledge.”
KLAY Preschools are a brand synonymous with safety and education. Standing under the shadow of Founding Years, a multi platform education services organisation,KLAY Preschools have emerged as a high quality educating medium in the fields of Teaching, Education,Infrastructure and Resources….a means to mould children’s formative years.
My Way….Is The Playway!
The belief that they resolutely stand by entails an environment where the children can bring their interests and personalities without inhibitions. The pre requisites to it…Safety, security, well trained teachers and proper attention through means of various innovative learning aids.
Research has shown that learning through play can not only be stimulating, but can also keep the child engaged and connected for longer periods of time. From simple and colourful building blocks that help develop logic, to dancing and running that increase coordination and flexibility, the activities that we can keep our little ones engaged in, are numerous and so wide spread that picking the right one for your child can be quite a task!
Their mission includes:
- Best Quality care- A boon for working parents, who live in the dilemma of leaving their kid/s with domestic helps and strangers, as quality care is ensured and delivered.
- Not just care, the education is given as much importance, the quality of which doesn’t waver.
- Support to parents- Their unwavering support in putting the parents at ease, is unsurpassable, making the transition smooth and stress free.
- High quality learning tools
KLAY follows a three-fold educative curriculum that includes Multiple Intelligence, Inquiry Based Learning and Experiential Based Learning. KLAY Schools are compliant with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards, with which they adhere, in all their centres across India.
The Growing years!
Infant care– The KLAY infant child care program is designed to provide a safe and secure environment for your baby. Apt for age group 6 months-15 months
KLAY Toddler Schooling & DayCare– Created for the age group of 15 months onwards, The KLAY Junior & Senior Toddler Program curriculum is based on experiential and social learning and helps your child learn in a fun filled space through different activities.
KLAY Day Care– KLAY provides full day care program for children between the age group of 6 months to 10 years. The program schedule includes schooling in the morning and various developmental activities as Art, Craft, etc in the afternoon program.
Pre K-Kindergarten– focus on developing all the skills and preparing for future academic success and holistic growth.KLAY values teacher facilitated and child oriented curriculum with sequential instruction.
After School Care–KLAY, in collaboration with expert partners in various areas, brings to you an unparalleled After School Day Care program for older children who go to formal schools and are looking for an extra-curricular program after school.
Tender Love & Care
However, in the middle of all this struggle to make a child become independent and kickstart their learning, what is equally important for us is to also understand that at the end of the day, learning also needs to be about doing enjoyable stuff that they like to do, while at the same time spending time with them!
Every child is different and learns at his or her own pace. So don’t push too hard. Encourage children to explore. Read to them. Play make believe games with them. Talk to them in a language they can relate to. Answer their innumerable ‘Whys’ even when all you want to do at the end of a long tiring day is to crawl into bed. And above all, shower them with lots and lots of hugs and kisses!