Whatever children learn between the age of 3 and 5 is permanently imprinted on their mind and character. This is the period when hundreds of billions of neuronic wiring take place in the brain. This time is the most important stage of life. Hence, we must be very careful as to what we are exposing to them at this tender age.
Shishu Sanskar is a niche created in the field of pre-schooling that innovatively integrates the best of Gurukul values with the latest pre-school knowledge system. It is a scientifically verified model that empowers parents and teachers to work together to give the best suited education for children.
Why Shishu Sanskar
The key reason why Bharat could not achieve desired heights in education is the neglect of pre-schooling. Nearly all brands exist on a 100-year old model. Our geographical and cultural needs demand an indigenous approach in order to address the drawbacks of prevailing pre-schooling systems.
We are one among the rarest in the world that have come up with a pedagogy in pre-schooling. When we say pedagogy, we mean a model that addresses the idea of education for children of the age-group 3 to 5. We leverage best the strength of the kids of this age group.
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Our initiatives have given immense pleasure to parents as they find their tender ones learning the best things in the world. At the same time, they find them competitively higher than children of other pre-schools.
Unlike other Franchise services, we operate on an open architecture allowing maximum benefit and minimum binding to our partners. Our value driven holistic approach carries enough USPs to achieve success for them.
It is noteworthy that since hundred years, pre-school curriculum have not taken any corrective action in our country. Generation after Generation, we have not moved ahead from A for Apple and Humpty Dumpty rhymes.
Events and culture at our schools are captured in this section. Also see testimonials on home page, to find who are our partners and mentors.
The following points will help you understand the prevailing drawbacks:
There is an attempt to teach kids a lot of content in an unorganized manner. E.g. fruits, vegetables, birds, animals, vehicles, phonic words, rhymes are all presented in an unrelated manner.
Devoid of Values:
The content is almost devoid of cultural values. Most of the pre-schools connect kids to western culture at this stage itself, which dilutes their pure mind. Our Bharatiya ethos finds no room in the child’s life thereafter. Home and school become two different worlds for the kids. This is not good for children of this age group.
Waste of important 3 years:
Speaking to the kids in a foreign language and in a very formal environment is a kind of torture. The pure minds need pure content and a loving environment where communication takes place in their language. Unfortunately, it is not happening.
Rhymes that have been taught to our kids for the past 100 years do not carry any usefulness. Hence, they find space in the child’s memory, but do not bring any value to their life.
Stories from our Bharatiya wisdom like Panchatantra, Jataka Tales, Tenali Rama, etc., are very touching and inspiring. Today, our core stories are being neglected. The children are presented very dry stories which are neither logical nor do they carry any value.
The child starts going to school with cries and pains, only to surrender to a non-motherly caring unit. He experiences disconnect and neglect from his parents and subtly develops several negative emotions that hinder his holistic growth later.
A Change is Needed:
Shishu Sanskar helps your child in two ways – first, it ensures that the pure mind of your child is not disturbed by purposeless content and second, it develops a better insight into objects.
Shishu Sanskar offers a highly optimized and holistic course curriculum for pre-schooling. It is an outcome of intensive research into the pearls of wisdom enshrined in our hallowed Shastras as well as research being conducted world-wide in this area.
We help schools develop processes and culture that ensures that the tender ones are taken care of the way they should be. While curriculum is one important pillar of our pedagogy, the assessment and cultural part of school are equally important to us.
We make sure teachers are more like mothers for the kids. The pedagogy makes the curriculum and methodology of teaching go hand in hand ensuring that child-teacher connectivity remains like mother-child. The pedagogy makes learning a continuous process. The pedagogy has a goal to be achieved. Shishu Sanskar is a pedagogy that addresses all that a model requires.
While other pre-schools have not moved ahead of ‘A’ for ‘Apple’ and ‘Humpty Dumpty’ rhymes, we have created a globally competing model where all the Sanskars that we want to find in an adult gets seeded in this so useful time. Starting with ‘A’ for ‘Ant’, it moves ahead to realize that ‘Ants are hard-working’ and that ‘We should be hard-working too’. The learning progresses to realize that ‘Ant’ is an insect and one among those which cannot fly. ‘Ant’ itself becomes the foundation for learning the relative terms like big and small, when the narration of a story about Ant, Caterpillar and Elephant takes place.
So, the pedagogy is that the child develops the Sanskar to see the whole world around ‘A’ for ‘Ant’, ‘B’ for ‘Brother’ and ‘C’ for ‘Cow’. These words becomes the seed for learning all that the world is teaching and much more. Since, it is not a scattered learning where content is haphazardly pounded on the child, Shishu Sanskar has given a very satisfying result for all its stakeholders.
Open a Shishu Sanskar School
We offer three models of operations for associating with us:
1. If you already run a school, you can only take our books and still experience the difference.
2. If you have experience of being in pre-school and can develop the infrastructure on your own, we offer you educational support at a service charge of 5% of your income. Services will include training of your teachers, assessment programmes, curriculum, parent education, etc.
3. If you want to open a franchise
No doubt, we have all the freedom to innovate in pre-schooling – no government regulations, no board affiliation. Yet, the best brains have never cared for this important time in the life of a man. Shishu Sanskar is a curriculum that is an output of best brains across the globe. Shishu Sanskar curriculum is designed after research into pre-schooling content of some developed nation like Singapore, USA, UK, etc. It is designed with a goal to excel them all. The curriculum has following features:
1. Encapsulates all important content of prevailing pre-schools
2. Follows a scientific model of Tridosh
3. Imbibes values that we want to see in generation next
4. Develops National Pride and orients to National Culture
Shishu Sanskar Curriculum has attracted many popular schools in our nation like SSRVM, Ram Krishna Mission and Padmabhushan Dr. Vijay Bhatkar’s ISIL. The most important aspect of our books is that parents get so happy by just seeing the content, that school don’t need to try hard to keep parents satisfied.
We provide you books, assessment programme, specially designed report cards, and all other services related to teaching.
For details about curriculum design, see pedagogy page.
The children at Aryavarta greet visitors, teachers and parents by saying ‘Namaste’ and ‘Jai Shri Krishna’ following Bharatiya traditions. Right from Nursery, the little ones learn to recite Sanskrit shlokas. As a teacher at Aryavarta and parent of a child myself, I find the vast difference in culture between children of other pre-schools and those from Aryavarta. The parents are allowed to sit with their child till the child gets used to the new environment. Indeed, the beginning of the journey of education should be heartening for the child. Children learn through ‘fun’ here. In addition, the rhymes being taught are refreshing and original as they relate to our country and traditions. I recommend such exposure full of values to the little minds.
As a franchisee, I must say that the Shishu Sanskar team has been holding our hand while guiding us through the entire process of starting this franchise. They have provided regular training to our teaching staff, apart from designing all the publicity and promotional materials. Shishu Sanskar is distinctively different from other pre-school brands. The content and approach adopted in presenting the curriculum books enable creation of a stimulus in the little ones to observe, absorb and express with minimum efforts.
Smt. Pranali Pravin Bhatkar
Principal, International School for Integrative Learning (ISIL), Murtijapur, Akola, Maharashtra (An initiative by Padma Bhushan Dr. Vijay Bhatkar)
We have been teaching our Pre-Primary students from the Shishu Sanskar books this academic year onwards. The teaching staff has stated that this is the need of the hour, and this will go a long way in inculcating the right values in children, in addition to imparting them academic knowledge. Our students’ parents also have expressed great delight in the content, saying that this was what was missing in the curriculum.
Smt. Surekha Maheshwari
Principal, Cambridge School, Dabra
Apart from imbibing ethical values which are ingrained in the lessons, the children will also learn about great personalities from our history and scriptures. The books have been well designed and presented. If every pre-school follows this syllabus, there will definitely be a favourable shift in Gen-Next’s attitude and response towards burning issues in society, when the children mature into adults.
Shishu Sanskar is a niche created in the world of pre-schooling, much needed for our times. Everyone was talking about some change that needs to be brought about. But none exists. Shishu Sanskar has all that we are looking for when we talk about pre-schooling. Children, parents and teachers - all of them experience a change that makes them feel so happy. It has so much and yet it looks so simple and so less - that is Shishu Sanskar.
Shri Harsh Patwari
Principal, Water World, Pune, Maharashtra
We have for long felt a need for educating the little ones based on Bharatiya culture, right from the child’s formative years. The SHISHU SANSKAR syllabus has indeed practically filled the void that has existed, and comes as a whiff of fresh air. There is a perceptible difference in approach, methodology as well as in content. It is so devised that it also takes care of inculcating social emotions, patriotism, family and educational values, and care for environment. It will indeed be welcome by parents and educators alike.
Smt. Aanchal Vikram Ghorpade, B.Com B.Ed
Director of KSD Shanbagh school Satara
Last year, when the Shishu Sanskar Team approached me with their curriculum, I found it to be very different from other publications. It is so rich in content and presentation that every Indian parent would be proud that their children could get these values and wisdom from such a tender age. Such knowledge based on our ancient traditions will certainly go a long way in cementing the bonds between children and their parents, children and teachers, and parents, teachers and the school management. This will definitely lead to a healthy relationship among the stakeholders, thus resulting in a healthy society.
Shri Sudhirchandra Jagtap & Shri Shailesh Kamble
Directors – Victory English Medium School, Fursungi, Pune
Parents have for long been looking out for schools which could instill cultural values in children, based on India’s rich heritage and legacy of the ancient glorious past. They have also wanted English medium education for their children right from their early age. Shishu Sanskar curriculum is a unique and judicious blend of these aspects. An in-depth study of the curriculum enlightened us on the organized way in which concepts like brotherhood, obedience and respect for elders, nationalism and concern for the environment have been subtly ingrained in the lessons, which will contribute to the making of responsible adult citizens. All schools must adopt Shishu Sanskar curriculum for a strong India.
Shri Pradeep Biradar
Director – Gyan Vardhini Gurukul English School, Udgir, Latur Dist., Maharashtra
A cursory glance of the Shishu Sanskar books made us aware that this perceptibly distinctive curriculum offers the best of both – Bharatiya values and English language skills – from Nursery onwards. A comprehensive re-look into the books made us realize the significance of and deeper meaning in the intelligently selected words and their expansion of knowledge in each successive year of pre-school.
Director – Prayag Edukidz School, Manjri, Solapur Road, Pune, Maharashtra
Parents are extremely delighted with the perhaps only one-of-its-kind Pre-Primary Shishu Sanskar curriculum. They are happy that their children will learn English not as a culture, but only as a means of communication. The books ingeniously teach little children about the virtues of idealism and about the values of friendship, maintaining cleanliness and the benefits of truthfulness and honesty. Every pre-school needs such a curriculum to lay the foundation for a positive change in society.
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