Pre School Program
A Strong Foundation
Independence is encouraged in every activity especially concerning self-care such as dressing and toileting however support is always available as needed. In principle, we encourage the child to do what they can for themselves. In addition, nutritional snacks and juice enriched with spirulina are offered and teachers maintain a register for each child of height, weight, and hygiene. We expect this early childhood program will prepare the children to enter the more challenging environment of pre kindergarten in the following year with some basic language development and skills that give them a foundation for the increased demands of school as well as beginning to establish friends.
Families frequently report that the children look forward to going to “school” and meet their friends and play with materials that are not typically available in the home. Many, report a significant improvement in the use of language at home and enthusiasm to use new words, for the families, such a facility also provides a respite from child care and in most cases, frees up one or both parents to work outside the home contributing a much needed additional income to the household.
The playgroup is managed by Malliga, 3 teachers and an international volunteer and in June 2020 will move into a bright, new building.