TIPS KG Campus Erode has recently extended its early-years program to include playgroup school. Playgroup is for children between the ages of 1 ½ to 2 ½ years, calculated at the start of the academic year. Playgroup marks a child’s first independent time away from their familiar environment centered around the primary caregiver, usually mom. This naturally needs to be a short duration of the day, preparatory to subsequently longer scholastic schedules. Three hours can be considered an ideal duration for playgroup school. More than this time period a day is not recommended as it interferes with the normal physiological rhythm for this age group, with the children becoming physically and mentally fatigued.