Way Preschools: Creating Room for Children to Explore themselves through Blended Learning System

Saranya Thangavelu,  FounderPreschools are an important part of the education system because children develop the basic cognitive, physical, social, and emotional abilities that will prepare them for subsequent success in school and life during their first four years of life. Rising parent awareness for early childhood education and care, as well as an increase in the number of nuclear families and working women in the country, are driving the rise of the Indian preschool/ child care sector.

Playing a pivotal role in the segment is WAY Preschools. This preschool was founded in April 2022 with the sole aim to assist children in achieving their full potential and preparing them for formal education. The 'WAY' program places a strong emphasis on kids’ holistic development, which is thought to be very important for the world of the future. Through a blended learning system, WAY’s pragmatic learning philosophy helps to give kids the freedom to explore who they are as learners. To foster and explore the hidden talents in young people by creating a supportive and participatory environment. At 'WAY', kids are encouraged to ask questions, explore, think critically, and learn skills that will help them become lifelong learners.

Programs at WAY Preschools have been created specifically for Generation Alpha. To provide the best service possible, they frequently update their technical knowledge. They are much more focused on nurturing the children’s abilities in all areas, including Joyful learning, creative expression, athletics, and social intelligence. Their playgroup is a
small, welcoming group where kids from ages 2-3 can hang out, play, and learn together while being looked after by the trained staff. The other is Nursery Children between the ages of three and four are included in the nursery program, which ideally combines academic materials with creative and thematic concepts to strengthen the foundation for each child’s future success in life. The third one is LKG, where kids between the ages of 4-5 engage in quiet concentration and creative activities. And lastly, there is UKG, where preparations are made for the child’s smooth start and future success in school at the age of 5 to 6 years.

We allow children to learn & grow at their own pace as our teachers play the role of presenters & caretakers

The other program includes Day-care where Working mothers can entrust their kids to WAY while they are at work, and WAY wants to be there to lend a helping hand. The day-care will be staffed by a committed educator and a caregiver. The children will be occupied throughout the entire after school period, save for meals and naptime, thanks to the many educational and entertaining activities planned. Between the hours of 9 am and 7.30 pm, WAY offers day care services. WAY Preschool has a reasonable schedule and cost structure so that the parents are still very at ease there. As a result, every mother in this situation is happy to entrust their child with WAY. Children are being taught independence at WAY Preschool, and parents are pleased to see many improvements in those areas.

'Overall, the parents’ response has been positive. Now that they feel rest assured that their child will be safe and sound at school, some parents are very happy and satisfied because the children are willing to come to school on holidays too. The word ‘Nurturing’ represents care and guided growth and we live by that. We have seen exceptional welcome from parents and the kids who brighten our days. “In the future, we plan to start another two branches nearby, as soon as we reach the threshold limit here. We are also planning to build a facility to accommodate 60 students with a teacher-student ratio of 1:10 in each branch”, concludes Saranya Thangavelu, Founder of WAY Preschools.