Sanskriti Global Preschool: A Holistic Approach to Early Childhood Education

Revati Raju & Yamini Raju,   FoundersWay back in 2001, a seed was sown by two novice yet dynamic and passionate young women. Today, that seed has borne fruits of their labour and the Sanskriti Educational Society flourished with 2000 students catering from KG to UG. Sanskriti Global Preschool is now a brand with 50 franchisees across several states in India.

“Each Child Matters” is the vision with which Revathi Raju and Yamini Raju started Sanskriti school and that has today become a transformative academy. Balancing quality education with affordable fees, recruiting and retaining qualified teachers, ensuring children's safety and health, managing parent expectations and communication, meeting regulatory requirements, and adapting to the changing needs of the community, Sanskriti Preschool addresses all these challenges with finesse and expertise.

A Holistic Approach to Early Childhood Education
Confucius once said, ‘I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand'. Based on this maxim Sanskriti offers a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the holistic development of children, encompassing academic, social, emotional, and physical aspects. The school's primary objective is to revolutionize traditional education and develop global citizens. The founders, Revathi Raju and Yamini Raju were inspired to start the preschool after their own childhood experiences. They envisioned an organization that prioritized overall development and extracurricular activities for all children. To achieve this, the school started with a mother-toddler group that focused on the holistic development of children, with positive results.

The school targets the crucial first eight years of a child's life, during which maximum neurological development occurs. It is mandatory for children to participate in various activities, allowing them to discover their hidden talents and build confidence. To achieve the goal of holistic development, Sanskriti has introduced IMAGO, the inhouse curriculum focusing on both the dominant and dormant intelligence of the students. Inspired by Dr. Harward Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence theory, the IMAGO curriculum
uses different learning styles for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. Activities in the curriculum are deliberately designed in a way that all learners find something that they can connect with; find relevant to their instinctive learning styles. “At Sanskriti, we believe that knowledge cannot be static and is in fact dynamic and organic. So our R&D keep experimenting and digging out new facts, thoughts, and ideas which are incorporated in our IMAGO curriculum”, states Revati Raju, Founder, Sanskriti Preschool.

To achieve the goal of holistic development, Sanskriti has introduced IMAGO, the inhouse curriculum focusing on both the dominant and dormant intelligence of the students

Discipline & More
The success of any organization depends on resource management. Sanskriti believes in providing the right platform for all teachers to become professionally strong. Teachers go through continuous training tailored as per the requirements. What does Sanskriti look into while hiring teachers?'Patience' comes pat reply from Yamini. A quality that is really essential for all teachers and which needs to be incorporated in students, is what the school believes in.

Yamini Raju, Founder

Speaking about the success mantra when it comes to schooling, especially in the preschool sector, the co-founder Yamini Raju states, “Listening to students and giving them a reason or logic for any instruction given. Gone are the days when students followed all instructions given. Today’s generation needs a reason. Give them the reason, and they will follow you".

Road Ahead
Sanskriti School has come a long way since its establishment 22 years ago, having progressed from a simple play school to a leading educational institution offering programs up to degree level. Sanskriti’s success is not restricted to the school but the organization has also made an indelible mark in the education sector through the introduction of Skill Courses and setting up incubation centres for the same. Sanskriti truly is a transformative academy, providing options to specialize in fields like Journalism, Film Making, Law, and 26 other subject combinations in grades 11 & 12, it paves way for a secured future for all its students.