Research suggests that 90% of children’s brain development occurs by the time they turn 6. So the right experiences at this early age are undeniably vital.
However, Indian preschools often rely on teaching styles that aren’t appropriate for the youngest learners, leaving children unprepared for school and beyond.
Understanding the dire need for high quality preschool education in India, America’s leading preschool educator, Sesame Street launched Sesame Street Preschools in India in 2012.
Sesame Street Preschools are child-centered, pre-primary education centres, launched as a venture of Sesame Schoolhouse, the latest educational initiative from Sesame Workshop, a non-profit informal educational organisation.
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 and now Chamki ki Duniya.
Sesame Street Preschools offer programmes for children aged 1-6 years to engage and learn. Now Sesame Street Preschool is expanding its footprint in Bengaluru with the launch of two preschools at Sarjapur Road and Kaggadaspura. Two other centres are already running in Bilekahalli and HSR Layout.
With a presence across 10 cities in India including Delhi, Ghaziabad, Dehradun, Alwar, Patna, Meerut, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Pune, and Udaipur, Sesame Street Preschool offers programmes for 1 to 6 year olds including Beginners (Parent- Toddler Programme), Playgroup, Nursery, Prep I and Prep II.
Furthermore, according to Sesame Street, the preschools also provide a set of afterschool programmes and Extended Day Care facilities which help in the child’s social and emotional growth in a fun filled and supervised environment.