Published: 04th May 2020
Leading education brand Kangaroo Kids launches new initiatives to help pre-school students learn amid COVID-19 lockdown
Virtual classrooms started by KKEL have enabled students to keep themselves engaged not just in their academics but also in their extra-curricular activities
In the midst of a national lockdown, India's leading education brand Kangaroo Kids Education Limited (KKEL) has begun several new initiatives to help their pre-school students to continue with their journey of learning.
The objective of the new digitally-enabled learning programmes designed by KKEL team is to ensure that the students' who are now home due to COVID-19 don't miss out on their education and connection with peers and teachers because of the pre-school closure.
Virtual classrooms started by KKEL have enabled students to keep themselves engaged not just in their academics but also in their extra-curricular activities, according to a statement issued by them.
For the children of Kangaroo Kids International Preschool, teachers are conducting daily online classes.
Just like during regular preschool, the learning objectives are shared in advance so that parents can keep the books and equipment ready and then the teacher takes the children through the various engaging activities.
In addition to ensuring learning continues, Kangaroo Kids preschools are providing parents with resource links, videos and seminars on how to build a positive mindset during these challenging times and how to optimize time with children while at home.
These activities help parents build a positive environment while at home and this safe and positive setting encourages children to learn more and acquire new skills.
Children are happy with the virtual preschooling program as it makes them feel connected with their friends and teachers despite the lockdown.
All of the regular preschool activities like circle time, concept time, rhyme time, storytelling sessions, yoga session etc. are being conducted via the virtual classes. Even sessions on languages like Hindi and Spanish, coding for preschoolers, fun with art and craft, cooking, dance and exercise sessions have migrated to the virtual classroom.
Commenting on the virtual schooling program, KKEL CEO, KVS Seshasai said, "When we had to close our preschools we were very clear that learning and social development of our children will not suffer and we would continue to deliver the curriculum remotely by making it personal and fun and engaging.
Our school leadership teams, curriculum development, IT and academic teams have done a phenomenal job working round the clock to ensure learning continues.
Our teachers also rose up to the occasion and are creating engaging learning experiences in spite of difficult circumstances. In fact, teachers have been putting in extra hours, using their own creativity and keeping children engaged. There has been no compromise on quality in delivery.