Chaitra Nayak

“ELC has wonderful facilities to cater to the requirements of the children and also includes the concept of connecting to nature. It gives importance to the essence of learning and has picked methodology from a spread of times as well. Thank you so much for your attempts and congratulations at the success of making the environment so conducive for learning.”

By Chaitra Nayak - Aryan Kasargode's mother

Dear Team ELC,

The first few years of life of a child are, perhaps, the most crucial part of the education process. They learn a great deal in pre-school. It’s the first step outside the secure environment of homes and the kind of treatment they get in a play school makes a long lasting impression on their young minds.

My heartfelt appreciation goes to team ELC for making the transition for my child Aryan, as well as to me as his mother, very easy. The initial apprehensions that i had weren’t only handled by words but also through action. The consistency that was shown in making my child develop a sense of belonging is highly appreciable. I never thought that my child would take as long as 7 months to get used to the new environment outside home. He did have anxious mornings followed by a series of throwing up session. His level of anxiety of waking up to the thought of going to school started diminishing at the consistency of love, reassurance expressed to him by his teachers and care givers. He started expressing and acknowledging his sense of belonging to the school gradually and is well rooted. I fall short of words to express how lighthearted I feel to see my child going to school with a broad smile and greet back a good day.

I wish to acknowledge the small little things that made a huge difference in overcoming Aryan’s apprehensions and develop a sense of belonging. Greeting and conversing in his mother tongue made a way for the beginning. Respecting his choices, may it be refusal to take off his shoes or hold on to his bag made him feel that I have a space of my own here. Not pushing him to do things that he doesn’t prefer gave him the confidence of non domination. Not forcing him to eat his snacks when he had low appetite and encouraging when he made an attempt to complete, reinforced his latter behavior.

When he initially joined for toddler group he was very comfortable with his Teacher and i would always find him clinging to her, wherever she moved. During the next level , it was the teacher’s magic that helped him leap into a smooth transition with her warm, affectionate nature. I was very happy to see how his crying face would turn into a smiley one at her presence and attention. Her genuineness was rightly felt by my little one and he loves her dearly. He refuses to leave the campus without waving a bye to her.

ELC has the advanced facilities to cater to requirements of the children and also includes the concept of connect to nature. As I have noticed, it gives importance to the essence of learning and has picked methodology from a spread of times as well. A principle of Learning through play and experiential learning with many avenues that open up for enjoyment, gives a better opportunity for exploration and wanting more to the young curious minds.

My sincere thanks to the collective effort of the whole team ELC for making OUR transition so smooth and hassle free. Thank you for your attempts and congratulations at the success of making the environment so conducive for learning.

 

Warm regards,

Chaitra Nayak

(Aryan Kasargode’s mother)