Albeit rapid urbanization as well as industrialization creates job opportunities for the people,the working women are worried about taking care of their kids because of lack of caretaker in the family or lack of availability of the domestic help and thus demand for day care center also increases.
To address the issue, MSS established 3 Day Care Centers in 2000 with financial support from Royal Danish embassy in Dhaka with the objectives of providing motherly care and basic education ensuring security to the kids of the working mothers.To meet the increased demand later three more Day Care Centers were added. Each day care center has 20 kids aged 3-5 years.
To provide proper care and nursing to the children of WCP members and other community inhabitants, many of whom are working women
To involve the WCP members and community leaders in managing and running the Day Care Center
To keep children healthy by providing nutrition supplement and medicare and to develop their sound mental health providing them standard environment
To offer Satellite Clinic facilities to the adjacent poor community making the house as the base on Friday (holiday for Day Care Center)
Children aged 3-5 years of Women’s Credit Program (WCP) members and the poor working women living in slums
Twenty children are taken for each Day Care Center. One teacher and one Aya guide them for the whole day. The teacher teaches alphabets, rhymes as well as basic numeric knowledge. For the children of 5 years age are taught on the basic sanitation and hygiene. The teacher takes individual care for each child of the center. The center is kept open 5 days a week (Friday and Saturday closed) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is a Supervisor who pays a visit once a week to look after the overall activities of the day care centers.
Provide toys, books
Taking care of the kids
Provide basic education (alphabets, rhymes, numeric knowledge)
Assist kids in taking their meals (served from their homes)
Provide warm clothes during winter season
Provide new clothes during Eid-ul-Fitr festival