Deep Griha crèches and balwadis provide early educationfor children, preparing them for starting school at the age of five.
They also provide vital help to families: with children cared for safely during the day, both parents can go out to work and older siblings are able to attend school. The children receive fully-rounded care, and emphasis is placed on working with parents and building positive relationships with the community.
Each child enrolled at a crèche or balwadi receives:
- Pre-school education
- Regular medical check-ups (and treatment or referrals if necessary)
- Immunisations against childhood diseases
- Recreational activities
- Nutrition - snacks and one nutritious, balanced main meal
Parents are also invited to monthly meetings with their child's teachers, to monitor progress and address any problems.
Our crèches and balwadis currently care for approximately 700 children across our three target communities.
Children from our communities can also benefit from our Special Nutrition Centres , (even if they do not attend our creches or balwadis).