Hello Kids is a preschool where children grow and develop while reading, listening and playing. At the school, they learn to move from dependence to independence, says Pritam Agrawal, Founder Director, Hello Kids, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN)
How Hello Kids help its children to grow and develop while reading, listening and playing?
Albert Einstein once said, “Play is the highest form of Research.” Knowledge and recreation go hand-in-hand for toddlers. Since the children at Hello Kids are not more than three years old, we undergo the effective approach of training of staff to inculcate the attribute of patience and saying yes to the child’s activities. Affectionate behaviour of staff imbibes a sense of belongingness in children that helps them in their progress.
Knowledge and recreation go hand-in-hand for toddlers. Since the children at Hello Kids are not more than three years old, we undergo the effective approach of training of staff to inculcate the attribute of patience and saying yes to the child’s activities.
Infrastructure wise, what facilities are provided at Hello Kids to make the learning delightful, yet keeping them safe?
To develop a strong foundation in the initial years of the kids, at Hello Kids children are taught in a playful environment. The infrastructure helps the teachers and staff to create this environment. At Hello Kids, we ensure that there is no such equipment or furniture that may harm the students. We also make sure that the objects students are playing with or using in their learning activity should not have poisonous colours or odours.
The preschool uses montessori, playway and ‘gurukul’ methods of education, how the combination of these methods helps the children to develop holistically?
Hello Kids caters to the age group of one-and-ahalf to five-and-a-half-years old kids and offers the best of montessori, playway and gurukul methods of education. These methods help us in all-around development of children using their five senses effectively. These methods help the children to enjoy and explore while learning something new. Hello Kids ensures all-round development of children and exposes them to many aspects of life.
How the curriculum helps the preschool students face the real-life challenges?
The academic curriculum at Hello Kids is only one part of the educational development of child, with as much emphasis placed on preparation for the future. We believe education is more than just academic success. Teaching is innovatively structured so that each child’s personality can develop and self-confidence can grow.
What is the vision and plans of Hello Kids for the future?
Hello Kids, by offering the best education, is trying to have the best of both the worlds in its children, i.e., Eastern culture with Western competitive standards. Our children will grow up as emotionally balanced, confident and strong individuals. With over 485 centres presently, we are planning to expand it to 500 till December 2017.