Early childhood is a very important period of a child’s development. Research has proven that the brain forms as many as 700 neural connections per second before the age of 5. Providing the right stimulus at this age that is developmentally appropriate is absolutely vital. This is what Sesame Street Preschool endeavours to do, prepare curious little minds for a future full of possibilities.
Present in India since 2006, Sesame Workshop in India, produces the educational television programme Galli Galli Sim Sim, an entertaining educational television show, that is broadcast on the leading children’s channel POGO and the public broadcaster Doordarshan in many languages. The show is watched by over 10 million children every year. Delivered through a variety of platforms, the Workshop develops research-based content – including television programs, books, games, mobile apps and community engagement initiatives – that supports early childhood learning, helps prepare children for school, and addresses developmental needs.
Sesame Street Preschool is the latest initiative of Sesame Workshop in India. Sesame Workshop is the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the landmark television program that reaches millions of children every day in more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere.
The Sesame Street Preschool Advantage:
• Globally acclaimed Sesame Street curriculum and content.
• A curriculum that integrates audio-visual, digital, print and the outdoors in a unique set of activities.
• A curriculum that instils the skills of Imagination, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration in children.
• Specially created Sesame Street resources for educators that help them transact the Sesame Street Preschool curriculum and methodology.
• Curriculum, methodology, teacher training, policies and infrastructure benchmarked to the best in international and national early childhood education practices.
• Great emphasis on child protection and safety, empowerment of children, positive role modelling, inclusion, mutual respect and tolerance, and parent involvement.
• A 360 educational experience beyond the Sesame Street Preschools, through the Galli Galli Sim Sim television show and on digital platforms such as galligallisimsim.com, sesamestreet.org, Airtel VoD and games on iPad and Google play.
• Children are ready not just for school, but for life.
Says Sashwati Banerjee, Director, Sesame Street Preschool, “Sesame Street was built around a single, breakthrough insight; that if you can hold the attention of children, you can educate them. 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 excelling at 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.”
Sesame Street Preschool is currently present across Alwar, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Dehradun, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Meerut, Patna, Pune, Secunderabad and Udaipur, offering a preschool programme for 2 to 6 years olds. With presence beyond the schools, through the Galli Galli Sim Sim television show and the presence on the digital space through galligallisimsim.com and sesamestreet.org we aim to provide continuum in the educational experience to children, making them ready for school and for life!
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About Sesame Street Preschool:
Sesame Street Preschool is a venture of Sesame Schoolhouse, the latest educational initiative from Sesame Workshop, one of the largest non-profit informal educational organisation in the world who also produce the world acclaimed children’s educational television show, Sesame Street. Sesame Workshop is present in over a 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.
In our complex and rapidly changing world, young learners need an energetic head start to succeed. That’s what Sesame Street Preschool is all about. We’re setting a new standard for early childhood education through our unique preschool and afterschool programmes. It is a learning experience like no other, brought to life by the fun and furry characters of Sesame Street and its Indian adaptation Galli Galli Sim Sim, India’s first educational program just for children. Our unique brand of age-appropriate education puts kids at the centre of everything, from playful project-based activities to an environment made for rampant imagination. And the results are dramatic: children who attend are better-rounded, better adjusted, and more confident. In short, they’re better equipped for school and life.
Our Preschool and afterschool programmes are developed by the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street and based on 40 years of insight into how children learn best. Sesame Schoolhouse is the latest milestone in Sesame Street’s mission: to empower children everywhere to reach their highest potential.
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