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Pre School

Pre Shool

Pre School


The pre-school aims to:

  • Provide foundations to literacy and numeracy in a positive, child-centred learning environment
  • Undertake first language teaching and learning (mainly Santali)
  • Provide an introduction to basic Bengali (the school language)
  • Promote the social, emotional and physical development of children, drawing onĀ  cultural resources such as Santali songs, rhymes and dance, and hands- on learning through play and art
  • Provide foundational experiences of equality.

The pre-school runs on two mornings and two afternoons a week for children in the age group 3-6. It has about 30 members, nearly all of them Santal. They are looked after by two Santal teachers. Children in the 4-6 age groups also attend twice weekly Early Learning Group sessions. The programme includes learning through play, learning hygiene, an introduction to literacy and numeracy, and a nutritious tiffin.

Pre school picture