IIT Delhi starts day care centre for children of faculty, scholars
IIT Delhi will allow 40 children aged between 18 months and eight years to be admitted to the centre at a time.Updated: Aug 10, 2017 10:16 IST
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, has started a day care centre to support researchers and faculty by taking care of their children while they work on the campus.
The institute said 40 children can be admitted to the centre at a time. Children aged between 18 months and 8 years will be admitted.
“The Centre is operational from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm and is divided into three slots — half day, full day and afternoon. It caters to play group and nursery kids,” IIT, Delhi said in a statement.
Technology has also been brought into play here with parents using an app-based service through CCTV to keep and eye on their children as they spend time at the centre.
The curriculum revolves around social and emotional development, cognitive development and developing creative arts.
Naresh Varma Datla assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering said, “we are extremely happy that this has started. The centre has a caring and child friendly environment”.
Centre director Raina Jaggi said the main focus was to provide a stable and stimulating environment to children.