JIE Preschool employs those teachers who love the children unconditionally, are patient, and have a nurturing personality. Their main goal is to participate in a child’s growth and development, learn to understand and help their students, and to use a child’s natural curiosity to develop a learning plan, says Avneet Kaur, Director, JIE School India Pvt Ltd, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
To help students reach their maximum potential, how curriculum and strategies are modified at preschools?
Implementation of curriculum to meet the preschool standards is an ongoing process. Full understanding of curriculum and familiarity with appropriate developmental practices are necessary for their implementation. Children should be given time to be creative without any specific purpose and opportunity to work on their own.
To unleash the potential of the children, the teachers have an open dialogue with the children so that they can share their feelings and talk about their passion.
What are the parameters adopted by JIE Preschool to employ experienced and qualified teachers?
In our schools, we employ those teachers who love the children unconditionally, are patient, and have a nurturing personality. Their main goal is to participate in a child’s growth and development, learn to understand and help their students, and to use a child’s natural curiosity to develop a learning plan. Preschool teachers need to create an atmosphere where risks can be taken and discoveries can be made while maintaining a safe environment for children. A teacher should be able to create a climate of safety and respect, and when this happens learning follows automatically.
With an individual focus on every child, how their learning capabilities are enhanced?
Play builds the imagination, promotes social skills, advances physical and cognitive development. Play also helps kids work through emotions. Children seek attention of a teacher when they enter a classroom. Attention given to the children while playing or learning together build their self esteem.
What are your expansion plans for India and abroad?
We are a franchised business and we intend to expand it globally. Our main focus in India is in Tier three cities. We believe that there is a great untapped potential in these towns and cities. Currently, we are present in seven states of India but are looking forward to ensure our presence in maximum number of States. Internationally, we have entered Malaysia and the target is to enter more countries in future.