EducationWorld in association with the Delhi-based market research and opinion polls company Centre for Forecasting and Research Pvt. Ltd (C fore) conducted its 9th annual EducationWorld India Preschool Rankings 2019-20 survey in 16 cities to rate and rank 662 preschools for youngest children countrywide. The country’s top-ranked proprietary and franchised pre-primaries will be felicitated at the 9th EW Early Childhood Education National Conference scheduled for January 23, 2020 at the Sahara Star, Mumbai.
by Priya Jadhav
Bangalore, December 9, 2019- EducationWorld in association with the Delhi-based market research and opinion polls company Centre for Forecasting and Research Pvt. Ltd (C fore) released its 9th annual EducationWorld India Preschool Rankings 2019-20 survey in 16 cities which rates and ranks 662 preschools for youngest children countrywide.
To eliminate apples-with-orange type comparisons, standalone proprietary and franchised preschools (aka pre-primaries) in four metros and 12 cities are ranked separately. Moreover, for the second time, the most well-managed anganwadis in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore are also ranked with the objective of presenting them as models for other government–run pre-primaries.
The country’s Top 10 proprietary and franchised pre-primaries will be felicitated at the 9th EW Early Childhood Education National Conference scheduled for January 23, 2020 at theSahara Star, Bangalore.
The ninth perceptual survey of India’s best preschools was conducted in 16 cities -- Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Ghaziabad, Bhopal, Jaipur and Kochi. Over 100 C fore field researchers interviewed a total of 8,497 SEC (socio-economic category) ‘A’ parents with at least one child in preschool, teachers and principals in pre-primary education. India’s most admired preschools are as under:
Delhi: Step by Step, Panchsheel (proprietary), Kangaroo Kids, New Friends Colony (franchised)
Mumbai: Besant Montessori School, Juhu(proprietary), Kangaroo Kids, Chembur (franchised)
Kolkata: Mongrace Montessori House, Short Street (proprietary), Kangaroo Kids, New Alipore (franchised)
Chennai: Vruksha Montessori, Alwarpet (proprietary), SEED School, Saligramam (franchised)
Bangalore: Indus Early Learning Centre, Whitefiled(proprietary), Seed International, OMBR Layout (franchised)
Hyderabad: Indus International Primary School, Jubilee Hills (proprietary), Kangaroo Kids,Banjara Hills (franchised)
Pune: Indus Early Learning Centre, Bhosale Nagar (proprietary), EuroKids, Ashok Nagar(franchised)
Ahmedabad: Redbricks Early Years Centre, Satellite (proprietary), Kalorex Preschool, Opposite Punit Ashram, Maninagar(franchised)
Noida:Windows Play Group & Nursery School, Sector 50 (proprietary), Kangaroo Kids, Sector 34 (franchised)
Gurgaon: Amiown, Amity's Caring Preschool, Sector 27and Anand Preschool, DLF Phase 1(proprietary), The Shri Ram Wonder Years, Sector 54 (franchised)
“Every respondent was shown a list of most well-known preschools in their city and was requested to rate preschools they were aware of on a ten-point scale under ten parameters of early childhood excellence. Preschools assessed by less than 30 persons have not been ranked. The rating points awarded by respondents under each of the ten parameters were totalled to rank preschools in the 16 selected cities. All the parameters were given equal weightage except ‘competence of teachers’ which was given double weightage,” says Premchand Palety, founder-CEO of the Delhi-based Centre for Forecasting & Research Pvt. Ltd. (C fore, estb.2000)
Adds DilipThakore, formerly founder-editor of BusinessIndia and BusinessWorld and currently publisher-editor of EducationWorld (estb. 1999): “As proved by the research studies of economic Nobel laureate Dr. James Heckman, the early years are the most important in an individual’seducation journey. The EW India Preschool Rankings 2019-20 highlight the best practices of the most admired preschools across the country. Very useful information for young parents and practitioners of early childhood care and education.”
The 10 parameters of excellence on which the preschools were ranked are -
· Competence of teachers
· Teacher welfare
· Individual attention to students
· Value for money
· Leadership/management quality
· Parental involvement
· Innovative teaching
· Safety and hygiene
· Special needs education
About EducationWorld: EducationWorld is India’s premier analysis monthly magazine reporting on the entire education spectrum from kindergarten to Ph D. Promoted in 1999 with the mission to “build the pressure of public opinion to make education the no.1 item on the national agenda”, EW which completed 20 years of uninterrupted publishing and has a national readership of 1 million. Its promoter editor is DilipThakore, the former founder editor of Business India and Businessworld. www.educationworld.in