The goals of the education programme vary based on the age of the children, but they all share the core aim of providing children with the tools for successful learning.
Creche: For the creche babies, aged birth to three years, the primary goal is to create a stimulating environment that nurtures motor, cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth.
Pre-School (Balwadi): Children aged 3-5 years are part of the pre-school (balwadi) programme, which focuses on promoting overall growth and development of children as well as school readiness.
After school support: In the after school support classroom, for children aged 6-14 years, teachers focus on the enrolment and retention of children in municipal schools.
Methods: Over 60% of our children remain with us only for 3 months. In response, MMC follows the ‘Prakalp’ where a monthly theme is presented and related concepts are taught to the children. Teachers at MMC centres employ a variety of educational aids, art and craft materials, songs and puppetry to engage the children.
Outings: Children also taken on educational outings around the city all through the year to supplement their classroom experience. This is a wonderfully fun opportunity for them to see the world beyond the walls of the construction site.
Child to Child: MMC engages students in innovative programmes to build their leadership and confidence. The Child to Child Programme is one such example, where children from MMC centres visit neighbouring schools in Mumbai, form friendships and share their skills with the school children and vice versa.