Sesame Street, the world’s largest preschool educator is launching its 8th centre in Hyderabad with Sesame Street Preschool, an early childhood education centre that is set to change the way children engage and learn. The centre will be located in Telecom Nagar, Hyderabad. According to recent statistics, Hyderabad ranks 6th in the index of emerging markets for preschools in India with an increase percentage of 10-45% annually1. In the existing 7 centres, we have received very positive reactions from parents whose children are enrolled in the centres. Given this fact along with the statistics mentioned above, Sesame Street Preschool has decided to launch another centre in Hyderabad to bring such positive experiences to more parents of preschoolers.
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 reach their highest potential. Present in India since 2006, Sesame Workshop in India, produces the educational television program Galli Galli Sim Sim, an entertaining educational television show, that is broadcast on the leading children’s channel POGO and the public broadcaster Doordarshan. 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.
Realising the need for quality preschool education, Sesame Street Preschool endeavours to change the paradigm in the preschool space making high quality education, teaching standards and learning spaces accessible to Indian children. Our curriculum and methodology integrates hands-on project based learning, with creative approaches to foster critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.
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. We also have a plethora of afterschool programmes inculcating critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills. Some of these programmes are- Beginners, Aanchoo’s Bookroom, Discoverer’s Club, Play Dates and Reflections.
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.