Report for the Quarter June2016 to September 2016
Ashraya’screches for children two and half years to 4 years of age reopened in June 2016 after a short summer break. The 6 creches saw a large no of new admissions and a few of the older children also returned for another year before they join regular school.
All the children settled into the routine fairly quickly. Below is the details is the total number of children in each creche.
Avalhalli Creche - 33
Banaswadi Creche - 36
Shivajinagar Creche - 45
Siddapura Creche - 27
Nelamangala Creche - 22
Indirangar Creche - 33
In the first two months the children are engaged in learning colours, picture reading with flash cards and picture charts, orally, to help them recognize and verbalize. Alphabets and numbers are also taught orally during this time.
The children do various activities like coloring, drawing, dancing and singing new rhymes; they also play outdoor and indoor fun games. Some of the activities include playing with building blocks, beads etc. These activities help the children to be creative and also help them understand the basic concepts of letter numbers coloursetc more easily.
All these activities help the children to learn thing with fun and creates eagerness in them, hence making it easy to help them understand the concepts faster.
Children are taughtboth English and Kannada rhymes with lots of action. Story telling is engaged in once a week ; these stories are simple with a value highlighted in it.
In the month of August and September the children start learning to writing on slates with chalk . The children start scribbling first and slowly the teacher starts teaching them to write letters and numbers.
The older children write in notebooks and are made to practice numbers and alphabets. A wide variety of resource material is used to work with the children and this makes the learning more enjoyable.
Each month the teachers pick a topic - animals, shapes, transport, colours and help the children learn more about these by using drawing, charts, picture books and other activities .
Doctors Visit:- Once a month the doctor visits the crèches and checks the children. Due to the inclement weather the children have coughs and colds and the doctor prescribes medicines accordingly.
Health: Immunization details are checked and parents are encouraged to get them done if not done. All the children get a nutritious mid day meal and a snack before leaving for home.
Height and Weight:- Every month the children’s heights and weights are checked to ensure that their general health is steadily improving.
Parents Teacher Meeting:- Every Quarter Parents Teacher meetings (PTM) are held where the children abilities and potential are discussed be it play activity, oral recitation, confidence . The parents are encouraged to follow some of the good practices learnt at the creche at home as well such as hygiene, eating habits etc. The parents in turn give their feedback be it appreciation on how well their children are doing -health wise and in terms of new things learnt.
Volunteers: Many volunteers spend time with the children in the creches and bring with a varied no of ideas and activities for the children.
Sports Activities:- Volunteers Ms. Sinchana and Ms. Prathima along with the teacher and assistant teacher organized a fun filled sports day on 24th September 2016 for the Indiranagar Creche Children. They ensured that all the children got a turn to play in different games. They also invited afew of their friends to volunteer and help in organizing the sports day for the children. The children enjoyed the sports activities and each child was given a gift and a well designedcertificate for their participation.
The festival season has started in India and the children will enjoy Dussehra and Diwali in the coming month.