Bengaluru, 24 March, 2017:
The friendly, furry characters of Sesame Street and its Indian adaptation, Galli Galli Sim Sim are popular faces amongst both parents and kids. This landmark television programme that was established in 1969 in the United States of America, bridges many cultural and educational gaps for millions of kids around the world with a fun programme.
This expertise is now being brought to the Indian preschool space through Sesame Street Preschool with the mission to “help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder”. More than 40 centres in 23 cities already benefit from Sesame Street’s unique preschool and afterschool programmes based on more than four decades of research in holistic learning. Looking at the growth of Bengaluru over years and the growing demand for high-quality early childhood education, Sesame Street Preschool has robust plans of expanding its network to the city. Sesame Street Preschool currently has 8 centres in Bengaluru and soon will be launching its 9th centre in city at 555/3, Ramaiah Reddy Colony, Sector A, Basavanagar, Bengaluru. The centre will be launched on Sunday, 26th March and will have exciting activities planned for children like tattoo making, sandwich making, weaving, balloon finger-painting, storytelling, parachute making and unique art and craft activities. The kids will also get a chance to meet their beloved muppet on Sunday. We welcome all kids and parents to come and experience the unique and fun world of education at Sesame Street Preschool, Basavanagar.
“Our preschools are built and designed in such a way that they help in the holistic development of the kid,” says Mona Singh, Vice President, Sesame Schoolhouse. “A well-designed activity room which supports the curriculum and activity-based learning has been set up to encourage kids’ hands-on learning. Children often use non–verbal medium to express and share their observations and learning from the immediate surroundings. The outdoors of Sesame Street Preschool has been designed to enhance kids’ fine motor skills with elements like stepping stone, sand pit, target wall, finger maze, locomotion.”
Sesame Street Preschool is spread across India, including cities like Ahmedabad, Anantapur, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Surat, Gandhidham, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Meerut, Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Patna, Pune, Secunderabad and Udaipur. The school offers preschool programmes for 1 to 6 year olds including Beginners (Parent-Toddler Programme), Playgroup, Nursery, Prep I and Prep II programmes. Furthermore, the preschools provide a set of after-school programmes inculcating critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills. Few centres also provide extended day care facilities which help in the kid’s social and emotional growth in a fun-filled and supervised environment.
Sesame Street Preschool has been awarded for its unique approach to preschool education having received the following awards: Most Influential Brand in Education Award by Asia One, Best Preschool in Delhi/NCR by Worldwide Achievers and Best Franchise of the Year Award by Franchise India.
Through TV shows like Galli Galli Sim Sim and Chamki ki Duniya, along with digital presence through www.galligallisimsim.com, www.sesamestreetindia.org, www.sesameschoolhouse.in and the Sesame Play App, Sesame Street Preschool aims to provide kids with a holistic educational experience anytime, anywhere.
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About Sesame Street Preschool
Sesame Street Preschool offers quality early childhood education throughout India with its unique preschool and afterschool programmes, where lessons are brought to life by the fun and furry characters of Sesame Street and its Indian adaptation, Galli Galli Sim Sim. The programmes integrate hands-on, project-based learning with creative approaches to foster the critical thinking and problem solving that are fundamental to lifelong learning. With curricula based on more than four decades of research by Sesame Workshop, one of the largest non-profit informal preschool educators in the world, Sesame Street Preschool promotes across India the Sesame Workshop mission: to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. To learn more, please visit www.sesameschoolhouse.in
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