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If you are in the midst of scrambling through Whatsapp and Facebook groups trying to choose a preschool for your child, this list is sure to make it easy. It’s been curated from parent and teacher reviews around Delhi & NCR.
Aadyant, Vasant Kunj
A curriculum designed in a way that lets little ones learn to hypothesize, theorize, predict, problem solve, construct and document their understanding of the world in which they live. At Aadyant, they believe that children learn from quality interactions and relationships with people, places and things.
Where: Nelson Mandela Marg, New Delhi #tellmemore
A combination of play way and Montessori with emphasis on the theory of Multiple Intelligence. They provide for child centric activities, a fun learning environment and care and attention to each and every baby.
Where: Arjun Marg, Gurgaon #tellmemore
Early Learning Village, Gurgaon
A child’s day at Early Learning Village has a balance of open-ended activities, exploration, child-initiated play supported by adults, focused-learning with adult guiding the learning through playful and rich experiential activities. Through role-play, messy play, water and sand activities, construction and series of outdoor activities, ELV teachers work in small groups, with each teacher responsible for a group size of 4 – 6 children.
Where: Sushant Lok Phase-1, Gurgaon #tellmemore
The curriculum focuses on self-discovery and guides people towards realizing their full potential by unleashing their minds. With balancing beams, vermicompost pit, kitchen garden, bike path, london bridge, play areas, movable splash pool, in house kitchen, day care this is every little stars paradise.
Where: Sector 46, Gurgaon #tellmemore
The Sixth Element, Gurgaon
Designed as a fusion of the five elements – Vayu, Aakash, Kshiti, Tejas and Jal to engender the sixth element: ‘the spirit of enquiry; the unbridled joy of being’ through play, discovery and exploration. The Sixth Element is a pre-school for 12 months to 4 year old toddlers.
Where: Near Signature Towers, South City-1, Gurgaon #tellmemore
Classical approaches like Montessori and Reggio Emilia go back at least half a century, and Eastern approaches even further. They’ve combined best practices from these with insights from newer research into early brain development. Art, Drama, STEAM (including coding and robotics) and Music are integrated at the core. The preschool program is based not on the age of the child, but at their pace of learning in different areas.
Where: Near Galleria Market, Gurgaon #tellmemore
Step By Step Nursery School,New Delhi
The popular pre school currently has over 450 students, and a faculty of 50 to ensure kids are given the attention they deserve. There’s also a dedicated building that hosts an activity centre, complete with doll house, a music room and more. The average age of children here varied from 1 year 9 months, to about 4 and a half years, and the curriculum seamlessly encourages active parent involvement.
Programs: They have a series of programs – Mother & Child Programme for Junior Toddlers, Montessori and Nursery
Where: Panchsheel Parek,New Delhi #tellmemore
GD Goenka – La Petit, Greater Kailash
The environment is safe, playful and encouraging. They follow the Montessori approach and hence they encourage children to explore and learn from the very beginning.
Programs: ‘Mom and Me’ (12-18 months) | PlayGroup (18-24 months) | Pre Nursery (2-3 years) | Nursery (3-4 years) | Kindergarten (4-5 years)
Where: Greater Kailash-1, New Delhi #tellmemore
L’Avenir Pre school,Chattarpur
It offers an integral curriculum, based on the full development not only of the mind, but also of the emotional/vital impulses, the refinement of the senses, and a physical education programme, and most importantly, the cultivation of the inner sense of knowledge and discrimination, through an atmosphere of psychic refinement. Most of the learning is done outside and the little done in the classrooms is by experimenting and using children’s senses and hands.
The preschool program has two groups: Smile for 2-3 year olds and Joy for 3-4 year olds. Each group comprises of 15-20 children. The teacher-student ratio varies from 1:7 to 1:10.
Where: 21A Ansal Farms, Bijwasan, New Delhi #tellmemore
Learning Tree PlaySchool, Khan Market
Classrooms without doors and walls and topped by ecologically-friendly bamboo roofs, every class opens out to a lawn filled with flowering trees and plants. Children learn to be one with nature as they share their environment with rabbits, hamsters and birds.
Each class has 15 children with a teacher and a helper. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong educational foundation through hands-on learning activities.
Where: Sujan Singh Park, Khan Market, New Delhi #tellmemore
Our Montessori, Gurgaon
If Montessori is really what you want as a foundation to your kids future, look no further! Admissions begins as early as 18 months. Nature Walks, Field trips, Picnics, Festivals, Creative art and craft, Music and movement, Computers & media, Outdoor plays are just some of the activities your little one will get to experience.
Where: Vipul World, Sec- 48 Off Sohna Road, Gurgaon #tellmemore
The school follows the unique ‘Pallavan System’, which is based on the experience of the educators and the study of various existing systems. The day begins with a half-hour ‘baatcheef,during which the children talk to their teachers about the’topic of the week’. They also have their ‘nastha’ sitting on the floor, after reciting their prayers. For a weekly ‘Show and Tell’ activity, students bring any object and talk about it, which helps developing their confidence.
Where: Sohna Road, Gurgaon | Anandgram Mehrauli – Gurgaon Road New Delhi | Qutub Plaza ,Gurgaon #tellmemore
Pathways Early Years, Greater Kailash
The comprehensive Early Years Curriculum features activities and equipment designed for the development of gross and fine motor coordination. Hands on activities that are appropriate for children at this age are planned and incorporated into their daily routines. This curriculum is focused on individualized care and attention to build strong foundations of love and security.
Where: Greater Kailash, New Delhi #tellmemore
SAKSHAM, Africa Avenue
A preschool that makes “every child count,” Saksham gives children the liberty to express themselves, but installs in them a sense of personal responsibility. Children put away their own toys, arrange their classroom themselves, and are encouraged to share. Activities here include games, puzzles, yoga, pottery and more.
Where: Africa Avenue Marg, New Delhi#tellmemore
Samsara World School, Greater Noida
The Kindergarten program is a four and a half hour program for children from the ages of four years to five years. This program is also based on the principle of free progressive education, led by a curriculum of art, science, music and movement. At this stage emotional independence is encouraged amongst children. Once again, this program encourages bilingualism in languages other than the mother tongue.
Where: Semia Estate, Greater Noida #tellmemore
The Magic Years, Vasant Vihar
The school is home to children from over 18 countries, and follows an interesting teaching method that is based on Montessori, Play Way and Reggio Emilia. The curriculum includes life skills that encourage self reliance, as well as language, mathematics, and most importantly, culture.
Where: Vasant Vihar, Near Delhi #tellmemore
The Ardee Montessori School, Sujan Singh Park
The sprawling campus extends over an acre and half of land, is eco friendly, and includes a water play zone, wooden play jungle gyms, and a sandpit. The school also provides nutritious vegetarian meals for kids. They have have an Early Nido program for 12 month – 16/17 month toddlers.
Where: Sujan Singh Park, New Delhi #tellmemore
The Sri Ram Early Years, Multiple Locations
A warm, inviting and vibrant infrastructure, combined with a well-qualified, experienced and sensitized team, contributes towards making The Shri Ram Early Years( TSEY) a happy place for all. The vibrant Front Porch and the Jumbo Play Station with their bright hues and child – friendly texture are a favourite with the children.
Program: They have 2 programs – Nanhe Kadam (equivalent to Play-group):- Minimum age: 1.5 years up to 2.5 years. Badhte Kadam (equivalent to Pre-Nursery):- Minimum age : 2.5 years up to 3.5 years
Where: Greater Kailash -1 New Delhi | Vasant Kunj, New Delhi | Sohna Road, Gurgaon #tellmemore
The Mother’s International School, Aurobindo Marg
The main thing about Mother’s International is simplicity. Children sit on mats when doing painting and other activities in primary school. There are no air-conditioned classrooms. Apart from education, a strong value system is something they focus on. Stress-free learning and a “down to earth” attitude in teaching are some other values parents appreciate about the school.
Where: Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi #tellmemore
Shiv Nadar Play School, Multiple Locations
The curriculum is designed to help young children excel in language and cognitive learning. It also promotes independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity and problem solving. The domains of learning are: communication, language and literacy, numeracy and logic, knowledge and understanding of the world, physical development , aesthetic and creative development , social and emotional development.
The activities for different domains and concepts are planned purposefully to enable children to engage with and experience the concepts.
Where: Gurgaon,Noida,Faridabad #tellmemore
The Heritage School,Gurgaon
Their theme based style of teaching is very effective. They use their themes very broadly and innovatively so before you know it, your child could be coming back home with stories and knowledge about a whole gamut of things that you didn’t expect. For example, they used Goldilocks and the Three Bears to teach kids about all sorts of things such as families, relationships, sharing, relevant letters of the English and Hindi alphabet, numbers, and all sorts of other stuff.The school focuses on a lot of things other than the “curriculum.” One of the important aspects is the spiritual bent they seem to have. The children know their prayers, meditation, basic yoga, time of silence, etc. and take it very seriously.
Where: Sector 62, Gurgaon #tellmemore
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