Sri Lanka: Palathuduwa Preschool Support
Palathuduwa Preschool Report: Q1 2015
March 31, 2015
Summary of Activities
Classes and activities continued as planned, providing parents and guardians with support and advice in the proper care of their young children, and providing children with a safe environment, at least one nutritious meal a day, and quality preschool education, including health awareness, eco-awareness, diversity awareness, and basic communication technologies.
- Work with guardians and caregivers to assist in proper care of the children
- Educate children in the area to ensure health awareness and proper sanitation
- Provide children with nutritious meals
- Educate children about their environment, integrating eco-awareness and outdoor activities into their routines
- Educate children about natural disasters and environmental pollution, including skills they can use to help preserve their surroundings
- Provide education about cultural and ethnic diversity in their community, including exercises aimed at increasing tolerance and understanding of differences
- Give lessons to children about modern communication technologies, including the use of mobile phones
- Continue basic English knowledge education in a practical setting
Palathuduwa Preschool is becoming more familiar and accepted within the community. Children, parents, and the school’s staff all benefit from a wider acceptance.
- 15 families who live in and around the village temple
- Low-income families who earn a living as day laborers, performing tasks such as growing low country vegetables, making bricks, and working for others.
Social and Personal
- Children learned to identify with each other.
- Children learned how to work with friend and teachers.
- Children followed a schedule. (These young children haven’t previously worked with set times for eating, sleeping, playing, etc.)
- Teachers explained National Day and why it is important to us.
Arts and Culture
- Children learned to draw and color pictures.
- Children learned new poems, stories, and songs.
- Children performed well in the concert.
- Teachers worked to develop children’s art skills during their first term.