Jabalpur, 9 December, 2016:
Sesame Street Preschool, an early childhood education centre set to change the way children engage and learn, is now opening in Jabalpur on 18th of December. The friendly, furry characters of Sesame Street and its Indian adaptation, Galli Galli Sim Sim come with the mission to “help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder”.
Around 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.
Activity based learning:
“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 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.”
The preschool inculcates stimulation of imagination, creativity and etiquette through various unique and popular activities. The arts and crafts workshops and story-telling sessions help them understand symbolic means of communication and individual craftsmanship. Sandwich making activities help them develop proper table etiquette, while educating them about the food they eat. Putting kids at the centre of everything, from playful project-based activities to an environment made for rampant imagination, the results are dramatic with better-rounded, better adjusted and more confident. In short, they become better equipped for school and for life.
The Preschool is spread across India, including cities like Ahmedabad, Anantapur, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Dehradun, 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: 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.
TV shows like Galli Galli Sim Sim and Chamki ki Duniya, along with digital presence through visit 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.
“We are ushering in a new generation of global citizens with the confidence skills and cultural awareness that they will need to thrive to become global citizens. This means nurturing children with lessons about growing happy and healthy, as well as academics. Our curriculum is based on over 40 years of insight into how children learn best and spans across six key areas of early childhood development—cognition, language, social, emotional, physical and cultural diversity. We are also in line with India’s National Curriculum Framework.” – Sashwati Banerjee, Director, Sesame Street Preschool
Notes to the Editor
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 visit www.sesameschoolhouse.in.
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