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) Teacher and Child:
KLAY teachers create a safe and secure environment for every child. Positive relationships and empathy are modelled in order to encourage individuality and build the spirit of teamwork in children. This encourages children to express themselves freely, boosting their self-confidence. Children thrive when they feel a sense of belonging and feel encouraged to care for each other, hence nurturing their social and collaborative skills. To ensure individualised care and attention, the Adult:Child ratio starts from 1:3.
The curriculum is designed based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligence which ensures all round development of each child through hands on activities as well as real-life, age appropriate experiences.
3) Teaching methodology:
KLAY applies Multiple Intelligence and Inquiry Based teaching approaches which encourage 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 scientific exploration to teach various concepts.
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.
KLAY believes in ‘Healthy Mind, Healthy Body’. Keeping a clean environment by using non-toxic educational resources and developing healthy habits are role-modelled 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 a healthy environment. Positive attitude towards health are reinforced by teachers and staff. The school resources and equipment are certified child safe.
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 behaviour 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.
At KLAY we respect the values, language and culture of our children’s’ families. KLAY lays emphasis on the involvement of families by conducting workshops, inviting parents to the events at school and organizing periodic parent teacher interaction and orientation sessions. Parents are encouraged to be an integral part of their child’s learning journey, 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 hospitals, fire-stations, post-offices etc.
• Inviting community helpers and health care providers for interactive sessions and workshops.
• Educational field trips to places like the zoo, the museum, the supermarket, the bank, the aquarium, nature parks, etc.
9) Physical Environment:
KLAY provides a well maintained, well ventilated and well organized, child friendly physical environment to ensure safety, security and fun. The physical space is divided into various learning zones such as: Art zone, block zones, nature zone, play zone and language zone. There are also zones for the library, for music and movement, for discovery, for sand and water, and math – all of which have constant adult supervision. These creative classrooms act as a third teacher at KLAY, inspiring effortless and spontaneous learning.
10) Leadership and management:
The Leadership and management team at KLAY is committed to providing the best quality care and education to children and is always, approachable. It has instituted best practices in service delivery and maintains a process oriented system with well-defined procedures, policies, roles and responsibilities. KLAY is deeply committed to empowering its employees. It seeks out the best and brightest women from all walks to life, and creates a stress free, positive environment for them to thrive. Their efficiency is enhanced through ongoing training, workshops, appreciation and appraisals. Clear communication is maintained between staff, parents and management.