Klay Standards

KLAY Schools are compliant with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards. We adhere to the following KLAY standards in all our centers across India.

1) Relationship:

KLAY teachers create a safe and secure environment for every child. An interpersonal relationship and positive behavior is role-modeled in order to encourage individuality and build team work spirit in children. This enhances freedom of expression which intern boosts self confidence. Children thrive on the sense of belongingness and care for each other, hence molding themselves into better human beings.

2) Curriculum:

KLAY provides twin methodologies: teacher facilitated and child oriented curriculum. The curriculum is designed based on Multiple Intelligences, which ensures all round development of each child. To achieve this, our approach has hands on activities as well as real-life and age appropriate experiences. Constant assessment via daily observation is the high-light of KLAY curriculum.

3) Teaching:

KLAY applies Multiple Intelligence teaching approach which encourages individual as well as team based learning among children. It also uses teacher directed and child directed activities like sing along sessions, puppets, story-telling, music and movement and ICT to teach various concepts. These activities are integrated and cater to different learning areas of language, mathematics and social-sciences.

4) Assessments:

At KLAY a continuous, systematic formal and informal assessment of a child is done based on daily observation. Anecdotal records and daily activities of a child are shared with parents through diary communication on a daily basis. Progress reports and portfolios are shared at the end of the term.

5) Health:

KLAY believes in ‘Healthy Mind, Healthy Body’. Keeping a clean environment by using non-toxic educational resources and developing healthy habits are role-modeled by the staff. The staff is well-trained in First Aid. General rules and routines are followed to maintain hygiene and cleanliness as well as strict policies against contagious diseases is laid out to ensure healthy environment. Positive attitude towards health are reinforced by teachers and staff. The school resources and equipment are child safe.

6) Teachers:

KLAY teachers are compassionate, patient, passionate and responsible towards children, parents and colleagues. They are trained to execute planned, age appropriate curriculum by integrating various concepts of language, math and social-sciences. The teachers are trained in classroom management whereby they are able to inculcate positive behavior and right conduct in the children by being a role model to them in class. The teachers make learning fun and interesting. They support high quality learning environment in order to foster holistic development of the child.

7) Families:

AT KLAY we respect family values, language and culture of the children. KLAY lays emphasis in the involvement of families by conducting workshops, inviting parents to the events at school and organizing periodic parent teacher interaction and orientation. Parents are encouraged to be an integral part of the learning process by volunteering and participating in school activities and parent associations.

8) Community Relationship:

KLAY encourages and builds community awareness and relationship through:

> Visits to charitable institutions.
> Interactive sessions with community services like hospital, fire-station, post-offices etc.
> Inviting community helpers and health care providers for interactive sessions and workshops.
> Educational field trips to places of interest like zoo, museum, supermarket, bank, historic monuments.

9) Physical Environment:

KLAY provides well maintained, ventilated and organized physical environment to ensure safety and security along with fun. Our various learning zones are: creative zone, block zone, nature zone, cycle zone, book zone, theatre zone, discovery zone, wet zone – all of which have constant adult supervision. Provision of sick room is also made to help an ill child. The creative classrooms act as a third teacher at KLAY where learning happens effortlessly and spontaneously.

10) Leadership and management:

Leadership and management team at KLAY is efficient, approachable and maintains a process oriented system with well defined procedures, policies, roles and responsibilities. KLAY intends to create stable and happy staff. Their efficiency is enhanced through ongoing trainings, workshops, appreciation and appraisals. Clear communication is maintained between staff, parents and management.