Launches preschool in Navi Mumbai to help children grow smarter, stronger and kinder
Navi Mumbai, 1 March 2016: Sesame Street Preschool – leading preschool chain in India expanded its footmark and launched a new preschool in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. Coming from the reputed brand of Sesame Street – world’s largest preschool educator, Sesame Street Preschool brings with it the legacy and expertise of providing high-quality early childhood education.
On the occasion of the launch of its new centre, a special fun-filled carnival was organised for parents, children and educators. Many interesting activities like tattoo making, art & craft activities, gaming zone, food stalls and surprise gifts for every kid– entailed children and their families in enriching experiences.
Today, Navi Mumbai’s success as a city is vouchsafed by its tremendous growth over time. In the last decade, Navi Mumbai has grown at an incredible speed and also ranks high in terms of social indicators like literacy rate, social and civic infrastructure. Naturally, there is now a huge demand for preschools offering world-calss early childhood care and education .Through the introduction of Sesame Street Preschool, the aim is to meet these needs and help build their foundation for a successful future.
The curriculum offered at Sesame Street Preschool goes beyond ABCs and 123s to inculcate the skills of ideation/ creativity, confidence, communication and collaboration – skills that are needed not just for school but for life. The endeavour is to change the paradigm in the preschool space making high-quality education, teaching standards and learning spaces accessible to Indian children.
Mona Singh, Vice President, Sesame Street Preschool says, “Sesame Street was built around a single, breakthrough insight; that if you can hold the attention of children, you can educate them. Our curriculum is based on over 45 years of research on how children learn, what engages them, and most importantly what ignites their desire to learn so that it becomes a lifelong habit. With the launch of our preschool in Navi Mumbai, we aspire to meet the educational needs of young children and help build their foundation for a successful future. Our curriculum and teaching methodology follow a unique six-step procedure towards teaching a concept to a child through introduction, recall, demonstration, reinforcement, reflection and application. We hope to change the paradigm in the preschool space making high-quality education, teaching standards and learning spaces accessible to Indian children.”
Sesame Street Preschool is currently present across 11 cities in India including Delhi, Ghaziabad, Dehradun, Alwar, Patna, Meerut, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Pune, Bengaluru and Udaipur offering 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 child’s social and emotional growth in a fun-filled and supervised environment. Sesame Street Preschool in Kharghar will offer all programmes including preschool and afterschool. Innovative afterschool programmes have been introduced in Kharghar which caters to the extra-curricular interests of children with an aim to hone their creative and critical thinking skills.
With presence beyond preschools, through Sesame Street, Galli Galli Sim Sim and Chamki ki Duniya television shows and presence in the digital space through http://www.galligallisimsim.com and www.sesamestreet.org, Sesame Street Preschool aims to provide a holistic educational experience to children.
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About Sesame Street Preschool
Sesame Schoolhouse is the latest milestone in Sesame Street’s mission: to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Sesame Street Preschool is a venture of Sesame Schoolhouse, the latest educational initiative from Sesame Workshop- one of the largest non-profit informal educational organisations in the world who also produce the world acclaimed kids’ educational television show, Sesame Street. Sesame Workshop is present in over 150 countries and produces educational content across television, radio, mobile, tablets and print. Sesame Workshop has been present in India since 2006, through its television show, Galli Galli Sim Sim which has been watched by over 100 million kids since its debut.
Sesame Street Preschool is setting a new standard for early childhood education through its unique preschool and afterschool programmes. It is a learning experience brought to life by the fun and furry characters of Sesame Street and Galli Galli Sim Sim- India’s first kids’ educational programme. The preschool and afterschool programmes are developed by Sesame Workshop and are based on over 45 years of insight into how kids learn best. The programmes integrate hands-on project-based learning, with creative approaches to foster critical thinking and problem solving, laying a strong foundation to promote lifelong learning.
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