American School launches any time school (ATS) in India

| Updated: Oct 15, 2016 18:09 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 15 (ANI-NewsVoir): The American School launches the first American Accredited Preschool brand in India at the International Pavilion of Franchise India Exhibition at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on 15th October. TAS becomes the first accredited preschool brand in an otherwise unregulated market. The Preschool market in India currently lacks standards and practices and the need for quality standards both in academics and infrastructure has been felt since long. With a view to provide nationally a child centric quality affordable preschool of international standards, The American School launches this brand with accreditation standards by Quality Schooling of USA. India has a largely young population TAS sees the preschool segment as an opportunity provided there is quality coupled with affordability. Rob Leveille of Quality Schooling puts standards in place that are American in nature but customized to the Indian milieu. The American School Director and renowned child psychologist Dr Jawahar Surisetti introduces many new concepts out of which Any Time School (ATS) is being introduced for the first time in the world. Different parents have different time zones based on their work, which suit them. But they do not have the flexibility to send their children to School at a time of their convenience. The American School introduces the ATS concept under which the child could come to preschool anytime between 8 am to 11 am and leave school anytime between 12 noon to 3 pm. This flexi time concept is for the convenience of parents who can decide which four hours the child will attend. In case of need they could use the ETS or Extended Time Services at the school itself which will cater to after school activities, rest and exercise enabled services especially for working parents. Speaking about the initiative, Dr. Surisetti said, "Preschoolers need to enjoy their school days while learning. This has tremendous future effects on understanding and critical thinking in their high school days. TAS focuses on these aspects." (ANI-NewsVoir)