We have decided to keep our unit small with reference to the number of children in the program. We maintain a child:adult ratio of 6:1 at the very early levels, and increase to 8:1 as the children grow older. This enables us:
All adults who work at Bhavya are selected with care on the basis of their willingness and ability to be patient, sensitive, respectful, gentle, and to grow with the children. Hence, during our On-the-job Training Process, they learn how to:
While working with the children in a genuine attempt to accept them unconditionally, the trainees find themselves confronting their own limitations and blocks. Over time, the trainees are helped to work through their own personal difficulties in order to free themselves emotionally. Now, they are ready to truly accept the children unconditionally with their limitations and blocks and thus contribute meaningfully towards maintaining an accepting environment for the children at Bhavya.
Trainees are free to raise questions when they encounter situations which might conflict with their own perceptions of children or education. Through the ensuing discussions, coupled with their experiences in the environment, their own understanding of the Bhavya philosophy deepens.