Q1) What programs are offered by CIPS and how do I know which program should I enroll my child in?
CIPS offers 4 programs, the age fitment for these programs are mentioned along with the same: • Play group – 1.8 to 2.5 years • Nursery – 2.5 to 3.5 years • KG- I – 3.5 to 5 years • KG- II – 5 to 6 years
Q2) When do the admissions for CIPS pre-school open?
Admissions for Nursery, KG- I & KG- II programs are open from January to Aug. Full- terms admission for these programs close on the 31st of Aug. We also have provision for mid-term admissions for Nursery that is between October and December. For Play group, admissions are open for most part of the year.
Q3) Is pre-school education important for my child? What is the appropriate age for my child to get admission in your Pre-School?
It is proven by research that major development of a child’s brain happens in the first 5 years hence it is recommended to start their pre-schooling education from an early age. More than academics, our pre-school programs in PG & Nursery are focused toward building life skills, social engagements, enhancing creativity and 360 degree development of your child. 2 years and above is the appropriate age for your child to commence pre-schooling. At this age, your child’s mind is most receptive and fertile towards learning.
Q4) What is the student: teacher ratio at Clever International Pre School?
To ensure that the teacher is able to give your child individual attention, we keep our batch sizes small to maintain a student teacher ratio of 15:1 however, the adult to child ratio in the Pre-School is 1:10 in order to manage a child’s safety and to provide maximum attention to every child’s need at the Pre-School.
Q5) What documents do I need to enroll my child at Pre-School?
We will just need a photocopy of the child’s birth certificate and 4 recent photographs of the child. Other details of the child have to be filled in the admission form that will be provided to you at the Branch.
Q6) What is the per day duration of the Classes?
Program duration for Play group and Nursery is 3 hours each and the duration for KG-I & KG-II is 4 hours each day. Please do check with your centre for the exact timings of these programs.
Q7) What is the language used to communicate with children in School?
The primary language for instructions and interaction at CIPS is English. However, for Playgroup and Nursery, the communication is done in regional language/ mother tongue during the primary stages of the program till the child starts understanding English.
Q8)Does the Pre-School provide children with snacks and refreshments or does the parent have to send the same?
Snack & refreshments for child will have to be sent by the parent. We request parents to avoid giving their children fried, oily or junk food either in the snack box or as breakfast meal prior to coming to the Pre-School, as it makes children lethargic and less active at the Pre-School. Filtered drinking water will be available at the Pre- School.
Q9)Are the teachers trained to take care of my child and will they be attentive to his/her needs?
At CIPS, we have qualified & trained teachers with years of experience who provide your child with great love and care at the Pre-School. Our teachers have passion for education, love for children, great patience levels and a touch of humour that will keep your child smiling always!
Q10) Does my child need to be toilet trained?
No, at the Pre-School age we do not expect the child to be toilet trained prior to joining the Pre-School. We do advise parents to ensure that the child comes in wearing a diaper. At the Pre-School we keep an additional pair of clothing just in case the same is needed.
Q11) Is the Pre-School environment safe, secure and hygienic for my child?
We understand that leaving your child at the Pre-School in trusted hands is really important for you as parents. We have ensured that our Pre-Schools remain a safe, secure and hygienic environment by having measures like CCTV cameras, profile verification of our staff by the police, and child-friendly furniture. Our Pre-Schools are clean and hygienic and have regular fumigation, pest-control, well sanitized toilets and an overall warm and nurturing environment for your loved one.
Q12) IWhat if my child falls ill when at Pre-School?
We have a doctor on call associated with all our Pre-Schools for minor ailments in the event your child falls ill at the Pre-School. The Pre-School teachers would get immediately in touch with you if the child needs to be taken home.
Q13) Does my child have a dress code while at the Pre-School?
For Playgroup and Nursery, the children should come to the Pre-School wearing casual, comfortable clothing which will help them move around freely and enable them to express themselves easily both indoors and outside. In Kindergarten, at KG-I and KG-II children wear a CIPS uniform to Pre-School.