The American School launches the first American Accredited Preschool brand in India at the International Pavilion of Franchise India Exhibition at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on 15th October. TAS becomes the first accredited preschool brand in an otherwise unregulated market.
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The Preschool market in India currently lacks standards and practices and the need for quality standards both in academics and infrastructure has been felt since long. With a view to provide nationally a child centric quality affordable preschool of international standards, The American School launches this brand with accreditation standards by Quality Schooling of USA. India has a largely young population, TAS sees the preschool segment as an opportunity provided there is quality coupled with affordability. Rob Leveille of Quality Schooling puts standards in place that are American in nature but customized to the Indian milieu.
The American School Director and renowned child psychologist Dr. Jawahar Surisetti introduces many new concepts out of which Any Time School (ATS) is being introduced for the first time in the world. Different parents have different time zones based on their work, which suit them. But they do not have the flexibility to send their children to School at a time of their convenience. The American School introduces the ATS concept under which the child could come to preschool anytime between 8 am to 11 am and leave school anytime between 12 noon to 3 pm. This flexitime concept is for the convenience of parents who can decide which 4 hours the child will attend. In case of need they could use the ETS or Extended Time Services at the school itself which will cater to after school activities, rest and exercise enabled services especially for working parents.Speaking about the initiative, Dr. Surisetti said,“Preschoolers need to enjoy their school days while learning. This has tremendous future effects on understanding and critical thinking in their high school days. TAS focuses on these aspects”.
TAS introduces life skills, physical education, a parent information and monitoring system for safety and awareness and a fun integrated curriculum that creates a continuum between school and home. The aim of TAS is to provide highly affordable quality international preschool education to children. TAS will take the franchise route to spread across the country and expand at the rate of 50 schools every year through a network of young entrepreneurs who have more promise than money. The American School is backed in South Asia by Santosh Rungta Group, the education giant ranked highly in the country.