G. M. Abhayankar Day-care Centre

"G. M. Abhyankar" Day Care

Convenor

Ms. Chhaya Kelkar

Co-convenor 

Dr. Bakhtaver S. Mahajan

Secretary  

Ms. Asha Khandkar

Treasurer

Mrs. R. Bhuvaneswari

One of the major problems faced by working women is the care of their  children while they are at work. With the objective of providing a clean, comfortable environment and good care of their children, IWSA started its Day Care Center in 1988. The Day Care Center is named after 'G. M. ABHYANKER'.

This facility caters to children from six months to eight years, from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm, thus helping working mothers. Recently the age limit is extended to 13 years, only for girls.  The children are looked after by well-trained supervisors and maids under the guidance of IWSA members of the DCC Committee.  Besides the love and care showered on the kids, there is an annual dental and health check-up, celebration of different Indian customs and festivals, training in arts, crafts and reading/writing, annual picnic/field visits and regular meeting with parents. For more information contact In-charge Day Care Centre; 2 pm to 5 pm or contact on 022-2 7899705.

    

Salient Features:
Age Group : 6 months to 10 years

Only for girls : 6 years to 13 years                                                                              
Timing : 7.00 a.m. to 7 p.m.  on all week  days, except on Sundays and public holidays.

No. of Staff :Three supervisors and seven helpers. Trained supervisors with training in child care, manage the Center along with helpers.                                                                              

Facilities :                                                             
The Center has a large and  well ventilated  room for children and a small kitchenette, provided with a  microwave and a refrigerator. Perishable food items like milk, fruit juices, etc. are kept in the refrigerator. Food is warmed in the food-warmer and microwave before serving. An aqua guard provides safe drinking water. Adequate number of clean mattresses, pillows and other linen items are provided for children to sleep on during afternoons. Special racks of shelves allows to keep the children's belongings ( school bags, water bottles, etc. ) in a neat manner.
The Centre has an open courtyard with play equipments like swing and slide; educational toys and books for different age groups are being constantly added on.  
There is a separate toilet block suitable for children consisting of  2-3 Indian style toilets and wash basins, within the reach of children. A separate toilet has been provided for IWSA staff.
Extra facility--on payment--for taking children to and from the crèche and nearby school is provided.
Meetings between parents and management are held at regular intervals.
Skills of staff members are constantly being upgraded; they are exposed to lectures in child development by experts in the area.

Activities :
Children are kept engaged by the staff throughout the day with story telling, games, songs and other creative activities. Once a year, the children  are taken for a picnic to nearby gardens / places of interest. They are also examined medically once in a year by a pediatrician.

Supervisors:                    
Mrs. Sudha Mehta   : Day Care Superintendent
Mrs. Monisha Sarkar   : Assistant Superintendent
Mrs. Manisha Chand  : Supervisor

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