Once a child joins the centre, he/she goes through a Phasing In period in which the parents enjoy the convenience of sending their child for lesser hours which are increased as soon as the child is well settled. During this period the staff makes special efforts to ensure that the child feels at home and enjoys his/her time spent in the centre. In case a child takes longer than one week to settle, the teacher takes necessary steps based on her observations of child. She assists in settling the child by providing ample opportunities of those activities which the child particularly enjoys.
Settled children begin to enjoy the planned activities by the class teachers. This gives us the opportunity to observe all abilities of the child and link these observations to different areas of development. The classroom teacher fills up the baseline assessment for each child on the first month of each term, to see and mark the progress. The baseline assessment helps teachers to plan the day to day activities and helps children to achieve one milestone after another.
Progress reports are carefully written for each child once a year by the class teacher at the end of the school year. Teacher uses all collected observations and baseline assessment to note child’s abilities in each area of the development guided by EYFS curriculum. The reports are often wanted for the assessment in the school where child will be continuing his/her education.
EYFS lays stress upon keeping track of a child’s progress. Practitioners at Kids Kingdom Learning Centre observe children’s play, learning and progress and record the same in each child’s learning journey in a routine manner. We also have a unique concept of sharing child’s learning journey with parents. “Learning Journey” is an informative and interesting collection of pictures, anecdotes and art samples from the learning journey of each child. We share this periodically with parents during parent teacher conferences. Besides parents are welcome to explore it as and when they wish to during the year.