Vathsalya provides stimulating activities, organized games, day-care and schooling programmes for many migrant and low socioeconomic children within the Bangalore community. In the morning the children engage in subjects of math, grammar, spelling all of which taught in English. In the afternoon the children do language classes in Hindi and Kannada as well as participate in vocational training such as arts and crafts. This vocational training provides children with skills to make and sell various practical and artistic relics further creating extra income source for their impoverished families.
Many children don’t have access to a regular health professionals; as such Vathsaya conducts regular health-check-ups for children at the centre once a month. We conduct initial screenings for physical delays or deficiencies, provide essential childhood immunizations, prescribe treatment for illnesses and infections, and monitor children’s health on a regular basis. The children’s growth is also monitored and vitamin supplements, first aid or medical intervention is provided if required. Additionally the childcare workers provide cleaning, bathing, feeding and sleep hygiene in order to ensure the children are well rested daily.
Disciplinary concerns will be discussed with parents, as the same mode will need to be continued at home. We also ensure our staff have regular interaction with parents regarding their child’s progress. We wholeheartedly encourage feedback from parents regarding the center’s program or curriculum.
Vathsalya also runs a Day Care for Children with Special Needs providing specialized care on a day-to-day basis. The Vathsalya staff have 24 years of experience in taking care of high-care children, providing constant supervision. With a diverse range of trained staff including nurses, social workers consultant doctors available there will always be constant supervision of a child. Our consultant doctor also assists in medical treatment and medication for these children. In case of an emergency we take the child to the hospital. Vathsalya also networks with schools in the area of special education to facilitate referrals.
Assessments and Therapies provided to all children engaging with Vathsalya include
- Psychological Assessment
- Functional: gross and fine motor skills
- Activities of daily living
- Handwriting assessment
- Speech Therapy
- PT/OT Therapies
- Play Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Child Counselling
- Marriage Counselling
- Career Counselling
- Relationship Counselling
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