Breast Feeding V/s Top feed !

while generally Breast feeding in regarded as superior to Top feeding or bottle feeding child with milk/milk/formula powder based supplements, the moot question is what are the actual practices.

At the Sixth Element school & daycare research cell - we continuously study some of these trends in Gurgaon, with a view to attempt to correlate the same with learning outcomes and child health.

while this will vary with demographics of family/mother, summarised below is some summary analytics - which may illustrate some of the trends in Gurgaon:

  • Breast feeding for upto 3 months - 22%

  • Breast feeding from 4 to 6 months - 56%

  • Breast feeding from 7 months to 1 year - 14%

  • Breast feeding from 13 months to 2 years - 6%

  • Breast feeding for greater than 2 years - 2%

    The Study was conducted over the last few years, from amongst parents of children enrolled with the Sixth Element School & daycare.

Since almost 78% of mothers reported that they had breast fed their child for upto 6 months - this seems to have a good co-relation with the maternity benefit of 6 months, usually provided by organisations in India/gurugram.

While the Sixth Element Childcare & health research is still on - prima facie there does seem to be a good co-relation between child health and duration of breast feeding - and the Sixth Element school & daycare recommends breast feeding to its parents for longer periods, than just the overwhelming “upto just 6 months” that the majority Sixth Element school population - at Gurgaon - seem to follow. Even if the mother is constrained to get back to work faster - which is often the case…it is recommended that a hybrid approach be followed, if possible, than discontinuing breast feeding completely .

Independent research done in India and overseas reports different outcomes - especially when the research is sponsored by baby feed companies, so its difficult to make out based on a google research which is better …. however the Sixth element school &daycare study seems to clearly favours breast feeding !

  The Sixth element School & daycare - research & analysis cell, continues to study & develop parenting & childcare trends - and is eager to hear from you…to get your thoughts & inputs too.

 Do write in the comments section below - and we’ll be glad to acknowledge & respond to your inputs; or of you like do write in to info@sixthelement.edu.in  or just call us at  977-363-2626

  Or should you want to visit the Sixth element campus( at South City 1(B Block)  or our campus at Tata Primanti(sector 72)  ….we’ll be glad to show you around and discuss/detail this piece of research further with you. Thanks !

 With our very best wishes,

 Team : Sixth Element – the only

who is the primary caregiver for your child, at home ?

Who is primary care giver for your child ?

 Is it mother or father or someone else in your home ?

Choosing between the father or mother is complicated. Research done elsewhere indicates that their styles and approach to care giving is very different , but the mother seems to have an edge . Read this article to understand some of the differences.

https://www.care.com/c/stories/10599/are-mothers-and-fathers-interchangeable-its/

Research done at the Sixth element school & daycare, provides interesting insights to the question

  Lets review summary of the responses given by sample of parents of children @ the Sixth element, below:

  Number of responses % of population

MOTHER 45 56%

MOTHER & FATHER 12 15%

GRANDPARENT(S) 18 23%

FAMILY* 4 5%

BABYSITTER 1 1%

Total Number of study respondents : 80

( responses have been sampled randomly, from Parents of children at The Sixth Element School & Daycare)

(*) indicates joint family setting, with multiple family members participating in care giving

To the question “ who is the primary caregiver ?” for your child, administered to a sample of 80 sixth element school & daycare parents - over the last few months - the above responses were obtained.

  •  Mother was perceived overwhelmingly as the principal caregiver (56%);

  • Both Mother and father were perceived to be caregiver by only 15% of the population

  •  while Grandparents and extended family in a joint family like setting were thought as principal caregivers for only 28% of the population.

  •  interestingly “baby sitter“ as distinct from a “maid”  is now beginning to emerge in Gurgaon (bit like trends abroad or in very affluent/busy families) - as a primary caregiver.

 What are your thoughts & views on the subject ?

Above analysis is a representative slice of gurgaon’s childcare trends ( for early years schooling & daycare) at the Sixth element school- and may vary in other Cities/smaller towns/villages and with different demographics, income levels, etc - but at a sample size of 80 respondents chosen randomly is statistically significant and perhaps fairly representative of the Gurugram trends.

  The Sixth element School & daycare - research & analysis cell, continues to study & develop parenting & childcare trends - and is eager to hear from you…to get your thoughts & inputs too.

 Do write in the comments section below - and we’ll be glad to acknowledge & respond to your inputs; or of you like do write in to info@sixthelement.edu.in  or just call us at  977-363-2626

  Or should you want to visit the Sixth element campus( at South City 1(B Block)  or our campus at Tata Primanti(sector 72)  ….we’ll be glad to show you around and discuss/detail this piece of research further with you. Thanks !

 With our very best wishes,

 Team : Sixth Element – the only pre-school, nursery, primary School & daycare in same green eco-friendly campuses in Gurgaon, operating successfully for over 14 years!

Schools Providing Over Comfortable Spaces, Impacting Immunity of Children

Schools Providing Over Comfortable Spaces, Impacting Immunity of Children

Many Schools Today Seem To Have :

- Huge “hotel like” over managed & sanitized school infrastructure?

- Fully air conditioned spaces all over?

- Technology enabled classes & education process (like a BPO) drive the education delivery minute on minute?

making learning a joy & future enabled school & daycare - the Sixth element  

making learning a joy & future enabled school & daycare - the Sixth element   

making learning such a joy that children don’t want to stay at home is unique to the future enabled school & daycare - the Sixth element ! read more about the what & how….or visit our two green eco-friendly campuses to experience at Tata Primanti, Sector 72, golf course extension road or B Block, South City 1 - operating successfully for over 14 years ….

The Sixth Element - Gurugram's Unique Single Section School

At a time when schools pride themselves in terms of scale & size (especially in terms of number of children & tens of sections in each grade or class), usually with more than a thousand or two children Whew!- so many kids & so very many sections), the Sixth element formal school at Tata Primanti is unique, as it has plans to limit its intake & number of sections to only 1 section in a grade or class ( we will go maximum up to two sections for class/grade).

 This concept of limited intake of students is unique to Gurgaon, and is modelled on the famous “Riverside school, at Ahmedabad”. This is to ensure that children in each class get the requisite attention & focus and do not get lost in the “mob” of thousands and tens of children in multiple sections.

 If you were to visit the Sixth Element school at Tata Primanti, you would observe large spacious, airy and comfortable class rooms, spacious corridors and large open areas left both inside and outside the building ( big playgrounds & lots of play/sitting areas around the school ). We have easy comfortable seating inside the classrooms too(without the children getting cramped in rows and rows of theatre like seating) . This is done to keep in mind that the number of children/class remains modest which is around 30 children and number of “sections” will be ideally be 1 or maximum 2 per class.

 As a child centric school, we believe that this simple approach will help us do justice to each child enrolled, and just like our well reputed, successful and famous 14 year old South City 1 campus, this school will be appreciated as an absolutely unique “quality”  & not “quantity” focused school.

  fact that all Sixth Element schools are

  • Green & Eco- friendly and leverage experiential learning practices & pedagogy

  • Leverage team success through working jointly on projects, rather than working towards individual excellence

  • Inculcate values & ethics too,

  • Balance of academia, practical hands on activities through project work, extra curricular and sports activities

  •  All campuses of Sixth element have daycare integrated in the same campus……is a bonus !

 Do check us out at our Go Green creative campus @ Tata Primanti, Sector 72, Gurgao near Sohna Road, you will surely feel and notice the unique Sixth Element in our spaces !!!

 or share your feedback and thoughts in comments below or simply reach us at info@sixthelement.edu.in or just call us at 0124 - 4086466 or +91 8527274695

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Summer Activities At The Sixth Element- Schools & Daycare - Tata Primanti & South City 1 Campuses  

Summer Activities At The Sixth Element- Schools & Daycare - Tata Primanti & South City 1 Campuses  

Summer is here…. schools are beginning to close down for the 2 hot months ?

At The Sixth Element for over 14 years at Gurgaon - we have been operating activities at our campuses…which have been a hit with children & parents..

The Parent Trap: Why Parents Shouldn't Give into the Child's Demand for Gadgets

The Parent Trap: Why Parents Shouldn't Give into the Child's Demand for Gadgets

Being a parent is a wonderful experience but it can also be quite demanding. Sometimes the temptation to take a break can lead us to fall into a well-familiar 'Parent trap'. The trap where we let our kids watch the television or use electronic gadgets to have a moment of peace and quiet. 

ACTIVITIES AT THE SIXTH ELEMENT SCHOOL - BEST DAYCARE IN GURGAON

SUMMER IS HERE !

ACTIVITIES IN THE EVENINGS !

ACTIVITIES OVER THE WEEKENDS !

 Many schools are closed for summer vacations - so what will children do during this period ?;

also in the  “after” school hours….. like in the evenings & weekends…and during school holidays… children are often restless and wanting to go out and play ….and as caregivers & parents we should  encourage to get engaged in activities - get some fresh air, exercise and sporting spirit in the elements - across all seasons - as it is very healthy to get acclimatized with all weather conditions and even “break some sweat”  in extreme summers or in spring, autumn or winters …

Engagement in different activities is good - and channelizes the young one’s bubbling energies into playing physical sports or some creative & socially enriching activities in secure environments like dance, music, theatre,painting, pottery making, etc

You’ll be pleased to know that the Sixth element runs extensive “ activities “ in partnership with experts on its campuses.

While at its South City 1 campus in B Bock it has been successfully operating its pre-school & daycare & various activities for over 14 years, at its Tata Primanti campus in Sector 72 its just launched the following actvities, while more will be added in due course.

l Skating

l Basketball

l Soccer

l Dance

At its airy, spacious & green eco-friendly  campus - the Sixth Element School and daycare @ Tata Primanti looks forward to engaging with children in its neighborhood including the following areas.

Ø Tatvam Villas

Ø Vipul Club area

Ø Golf Course extention Road

Ø Southern Periphery road(SPR)

Ø Tulip apartments

Ø Sector 33

Ø Sector 34

Ø Sector 48

Ø Sector 48

Ø Sector 51

Ø Sector 54

Ø Sector 57

Ø Sector 59

Ø Palm Springs

Ø Vatika City

Check out our campus for our vibrant actvities - give us a shout - lets talk - get engaged with our experts on our wholesome, outdoor & indoor , enjoyable & learning activities !

 - Team The Sixth Element !

 info@sixthelement.edu.in 

 

 

ENGAGING & ECO-FRIENDLY SCHOOL & DAYCARE – THE SIXTH ELEMENT

ENGAGING & ECO-FRIENDLY SCHOOL & DAYCARE – THE SIXTH ELEMENT

We experience massive change & disruptions across sectors – and so schooling & education particularly for the early years needs to adapt – so as they are growing up they are ready for the massive change around.