Every parent knows the anxiety of letting go of their child for the first time to the world outside.
‘Though, as a mother I have passed that phase, but I remember the dilemma vividly. My daughter’s first day at the preschool were probably my hardest hours to spend, where I kept looking at the clock every second.’
Their first small step into the big world is like a milestone in parenting. On one hand, parents are eager to see their little ones in a social environment, but they are also apprehensive about their safety and security. They are too young and most vulnerable..and the world out there is too harsh. So, the first and foremost question in the minds of parents regarding a preschool or an accompanied day care is ‘whether they will be properly taken care of’. We all expect a preschool or day care to like a home away from home. And, undoubtedly there are a handful of responsible, well-equipped and well-managed brands whom parents have trusted over the years.
One such name is KLAY Preschools and Daycare. And, it was a privilege for me to visit KLAY- Whitefield center for “Once Upon A Story Time”. It was a Storytelling and Activity event by Kathalaya and Toys’R’Us help on September 22nd.
‘The event that several interactive story telling sessions, different activities from fire-less cooking to play dough and others. And, of course a visit from Geoffrey from Toy’R’Us made the event so lovely and lively. In addition to this, I also got a chance to interact with the staff and look around the facility. It was a wonderful experience.’
KLAY calls themselves the ‘parenting partner’ because they knows what parents wants and how they can effectively contribute in parenting. Apart from taking care of a child, they nurture their young minds with their enriched educational model
It is true that in the first 6 years of life, the brain develops numerous pathways of learning and development. KLAY strives to establish a strong foundation in kids in terms of reading, composition, analytical skills and creativity with their Multiple Intelligences-based curriculum.
They ensure that KLAY is the place where not only kids love to go, but also parents feel confident to send their child.
In terms of safety, they have Live CCTV streaming from classroom, door guards to ensure that kids don’t hurt themselves, 24 X 7 alert and attentive staff and of course centers will fully equipped and approved safety norms. In addition, they provide freshly cooked meals and utmost care is taken regarding hygiene practices. Their facility is spacious and properly divided to accommodate different kids of activities depending on age and requirement. The aesthetics are also meticulously designed to ensure a healthy and happy environment for the child to grow in. They also have a lovely play area with safety precautions and vigilance.
In terms of curriculum, they have a learning through play model where they encourage kids to learn different things through activities, games etc. They aims at a holistic development of a child so that they are not only ready for their next big steps in life, but also imbibe good values as an individual.
The different KLAY programs are as follows:
Preschool: 15 months to 6 years
Daycare: 5 months to 6 years
Enriched Program: 6 years to 10 years (different value-added sessions which kids can attend after school)
They have various centers across Bangalore with a new one opening at Brigade Golden Triangle at Bidarahlli. For complete detail on their centers and facilities, you can visit their website.
Whether you are an anxious parent wondering how your little one will manage in the outside world without you or both of you are working parents trying to figure out the best option for your child, KLAY Preschools and Daycare might just be the ‘perfect’ answer if you have a center nearby.