Extract from the Newsletter – Gyankriti Times (October 2015)
Tips for First Time School Choosers
Every year we come across a lot of anxious parents who are trying to check out schools with sole purpose that their child starts learning to read, write and speak in the shortest time. Our tip to all those anxious parents is that one has to be choosy but for a different set of reasons. For a first time school goer, the child, it is the first time they are out of their parental reach and comfort zone, a truly scary feeling. Each child reacts differently whilst some learn to make quick friends, some others start bullying the other kids, some others spend the whole day crying and a few of the others are actually are ready for a new environment. So the first thing a School Choosers has to do is to understand how well a school handles the transition process.
Teaching Tools – Make sure that the child gets to learn with all his/ her senses ( no pun intended but the sense of smell, touch,hear, etc ). All Teaching tools that are utilized should be in line with this learning process and should encourage engaging of all senses. Sensory Development of a first time school goer is at its very best phase at that age, make the best of it. Hands On learning not only teaches better but also inculcates in a child a lifelong habit of doing things instead of just learning by rote.
Teacher to Student Ratio – I am sure most people would have heard this and also logically agree to this but let me touch this topic with a teachers perspective .In a class room with the right ratios the teachers is not only able to devote more time and attention to individual children but will also be able get under the surface and understand what the child’s mind is thinking, the ability to understand some of the innate strengths of each child. A hammer breaks glass but bends steel , the ability of a teacher to understand which or who amongst of his or her student is Glass and which one is steel is established when the density is lower.
Age appropriate infrastructure – At many senior schools you will find that the school has same infrastructure facility for all age groups. Ideally there should be separate playing area, dining area etc. for the various age groups. We have come across several schools in big cities where they have separate building for pre-school, junior school, middle school and high school in the same campus.
What’s next after preschool?
Most common questions we are usually asked during the “admission season”:
- What’s after preschool? Which senior school should we prefer for our child?
- Should we admit our child in a senior school before standard 1?
- How difficult is it to get admissions in good schools?
- What is the admission procedure of a senior school?
- What are their fee structure and other yearly recurring expenses?
At Gyankriti, we understand the requirement of hassle free transition from Gyankriti preschool to senior schools. We always try our best to answer your queries on this subject. More details on next page:
True cost of a senior school
Leaving a pre-school before Senior KG means…
- Increasing unnecessary financial burden- There’s a huge gap between the fee of a preschool and a senior school. In some cases the senior school fee is 4-6 times the preschool fee. Apart from higher fee there are other expenses too in the form of school uniform, stationary etc. that is of more or less useless for toddlers.
- Pushing too early towards unfamiliar environment – During the early years a child is exposed to unfamiliar environment for the first time. Those years are very challenging for kids of age group 2-5 years. Preschool operating in a bungalow or premise in a residential area gives child a homely touch & makes it very convenient for them to cope up with the situation unlike scary environment when little eyes experience huge infrastructure of a senior school.
What is the right time to admit in a senior school?
- Too many schools in city. No scarcity of seats as such – Indore, being only city which host both IIT & IIM, is home for educational institutions. With 80+ CBSE and many international schools already in the city, there are plenty of options for schooling of child after graduating from Senior KG of a pre-school.
Alright! Can Gyankriti help us secure admissions in schools?
Reservation of seats in standard 1 of reputed schools – Gyankriti students enjoy privilege of guaranteed admission in selected senior schools of Indore. Here’s a list of associated K-12 schools and the number of seats reserved in first standard exclusively for Gyankriti Preschoolers.
|Name of School||Reserved Seats|
|Anusuiya School (Pearson)||20|
|G.D. Goenka School||20|
|Indus World School, Chhawani||15|
|Indus World School, Jhalaria||15|
|Progressive Education, Annapurna||15|
|Progressive Education, Nemavar Rd||15|
|Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir||20|
|Shri Ram Centennial School||20|
|Global Indian International School||–|
|The Millennium School (Educomp)||–|
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