One of the biggest stress that comes to the mind of any working parents is about their children. Their demanding work schedules and responsibilities as a parent have to be balanced. There will be constant thoughts of ensuring the safety of your child in stages like this, where you can’t manage to be with them. Day care comes to the rescue in cases of working parents. Day care is a place where the child spends a few hours under the supervision of a teacher/supervisor.
It is very important for the day care supervisor to know your child well. It’s the place where your child will spend hours in your absence. For the supervisor to understand better on all the requirements, the need for an interview with the parents becomes a must. The following has to be considered which sets the necessity for an interview with the parent:
- BETTER UNDERSTANDING: There should be a proper understanding between the parties, the supervisor as well as the parents. Nobody can understand a child’s requirements as best as his/her parents. After ensuring the overall facilities of the day care, if found suitable, the day care can be opted for the child. The needs of the parents can be enquired to provide maximum support, care and comfort to the child at the day care.
- SPECIAL NEEDS OF YOUR CHILD: If there is any health issues, food allergies or special diet to be followed by the child, mention it in detail to the supervisor in charge. This enables to take care of the child’s requirements properly. Also, get an emergency contact number to contact the parents in case of emergencies.
- SIGN A CONTRACT: While choosing Day Cares, it is necessary to understand if it’s a professional or certified day care. For professional day cares, it will be best if there is a contract signed by the parent. The provider can explain the terms of the contract to the parents so that they are aware on all the terms binding upon signing the contract along with the facilities provided by the day care. This will help to avoid the risk of any misunderstanding in the service offered in future.
By developing a better relation with the families there will be an increasing number of parents preferring your day care facilities as each of them give priority to the comfort and safety of their children.
VKIDS organized a visit to Army Cantonment recently, as a part of its co- curricular activities. This field trip gave children their share of amazing moments to cherish forever. They learned more about an Army cantonment and had a fun time visiting the relatively different aesthetics of the cantonment. They were taken to MEG museum where they witnessed many war equipments, clothing and medals etc. Teachers also took them to bomb/mine defusing training area. They even witnessed the Afghan soldiers who have come to India for taking the training from MEG centre. Teachers also explained them about the vital role, the MEG centre plays in the armed forces. It was a wonderful experience for learning and exploring new horizons of general knowledge for both children and teachers. The visit’s success could really be measured by the deep interest and enthusiasm shown by the students and it was refreshing and promising to see some of them even pledging to take up a career in the armed forces
This month’s Kitchenette activity in VKIDS was ‘fruit salad making’. Teachers instructed children to make fruit salad in a very simple manner. To know the nutrients of the food we eat is very essential for our physical growth so that we can choose the food which is right for our physical development. So teacher explained the nutrients of the fruits such as banana, papaya and pomegranate that are the ingredients of fruit salad, to the children, in detail. The children were helped by the teachers to make fruit salad by mixing all the chopped fruits with sugar. Children really enjoyed the activity as the making and having fruit salad was nothing but pure fun!
VKIDS organized a ‘Show & Tell Competition’ on 20th & 23rd September for LKG &UKG classes (Pre Primary students). In this competition students must make a speech using the things related to the topic, given to them. Each student must narrate it with five or six sentences. This was a perfect platform for children to grow their confidence and public speaking skills. An individual must possesses these qualities to be a leader and we strive to make our children the leaders of the future. UKG children had a great time exploring different varieties of healthy food dishes as their topic was healthy food. Even LKG children enjoyed exploring different types of toys as their topic was toys. A few students were outstanding in the way they presented themselves in the competition. As a result, they walked away with the prizes!
Recitation helps students to express their reciting skills and their sense of music. The brilliant bond of words, their meaning and the way it is presented makes a recitation flawless. V KIDS organized a recitation competition on 23rd September for the little stars of Nursery. A few parents and teachers attended the program and the general feedback was very encouraging. One of the pre primary class rooms is used as the venue for the competition. Many students performed with a lot of excitement and their sincerity for the content they explained was really visible in their performance. Parents opined that such events really encourage children to grow personally and that it improves their confidence level too. Prizes are awarded for the best performance in the final session.
V Kids always focus on the importance of extracurricular activities, to tap the full potential of the children. The good learning experience and creative contests in childhood helps children to be creative leaders in future. VKIDS organized the RED DAY on 18 September 2013 and the theme and concept of the program was to come in red coloured dresses and to decorate the hall reserved for the event in red colour. VKIDS celebrated the day with children and teachers coming in red coloured outfits. The playing room is decorated with red dominating toys, balloons, tables and other objects. Some of the parents also participated in the program with a lot of excitement. We received a very positive feedback for the program and parents informed us that they expect more of such activities in our pre primary school. Children opined that it was great fun to participate in the program.
V Kids always puts an emphasis on extracurricular activities, especially on festival days. Onam is a national festival for India and it is traditionally celebrated, in the name and glory of King ‘Mahabali’ who ruled Kerala state and made the place very prosperous, both morally and materialistically. VKIDS celebrated Onam festival on 13 Septermber 2013 in the school premises. Children were excited beyond imagination to participate in this celebration as it gives them a challenge to make a beautiful flower carpet. Making a flower carpet is a traditional way of celebrating Onam festival. The myth is that Mahabali will visit the places where people celebrate with flower carpet and will bless them. First, they made various paintings of flower carpet and with the chosen ones; they started putting the design on the floor and then flowers in it. A few parents, teachers and Principal helped them to achieve a wonderfully beautiful flower carpet
Field trips are always a fine way to broaden the minds of the students and it helps to provide them more knowledge in different fields .On 13th September our tiny little stars of nursery were taken to helipad as a part of field trip. Children got excited as they could see the helicopter from such a close distance. They were also shown the interior of a helicopter. It is everyone’s childhood wish to fly and helicopter and aero planes are the inventions that made that dream a possibility. To see a helicopter from such a tender age really inspires them to aspire for a career in it, in psychological sense. Children had great time watching the helicopters and the place and opined that it was great learning experience for them.
VKIDS always puts an emphasis on extracurricular activities and kitchenette activity was one of them. VKIDS, the pre-primary school of Vydehi School of Excellence, organized a kitchenette activity on 30 August 2013. The theme of Independence Day extended itself for the Kitchenette activity and Children learned how to make ‘Tricolor Sandwich’ with tomato sauce and green chutney, with the help of teachers in this program. The color dominated the kitchenette activity decorations was green. Teachers also explained the children how to green chutney without chilly. Finally sandwiches are made and all children enjoyed their healthy sandwich.
Fancy dress is an art of wearing an amusing or unusual costume as a part of a theme. Such extracurricular activities help to grow the imagination of child minds. We, at VKIDS a division of Vydehi School of Excellence, have a fine share of extracurricular activities with our academic curriculum. Such contests stir the spirit of children and open up their minds. The fancy dress competition was held on 27th & 29th of August. The program drew a lot of excitement and laughter among both students and teachers. It was really amazing to see kids dressing up according to various themes. There are umpteen numbers of themes which ranges from freedom fighters, gods like Krishna, Gopis to social reformers such as Swami Vivekananda and political leaders such as Nehru. Parents have chosen very apt dresses for the themes and that added more gloss to the whole programme. We congratulate all the winners of the Fancy dress competition.
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