EducationWorld India Preschool Rankings 2018-19

December 6, 2018

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 2018-19survey in 16 cities to rate and rank 530 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 19, 2019 at the­­ Shangri-La Hotel, Bangalore.

Bangalore, December 6, 2018EducationWorld in association with the Delhi-based market research and opinion polls company Centre for Forecasting and Research Pvt. Ltd (C fore) today released its ninth annual EducationWorld India Preschool Rankings 2018-19 survey in 14 cities which rates and ranks­­­ 530 preschools for youngest children countrywide. Survey results of 2 cities i.e. of Hyderabad & Jaipur shall be declared on 12th December.

To eliminate apples-with-orange type comparisons, standalone proprietary and franchised preschools (aka pre-primaries) in four metros and 6 cities are ranked separately, whereas in remaining 6 tier-2 cities, there is a single category. Moreover, for the first 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 19, 2019 at the­­ Shangri-La Hotel, Bangalore.

A national sample of 8,245 respondents comprising parents with preschool children, principals and teachers were interviewed by over 100 field staff of C fore and rated and ranked inter se. India’s most admired preschools as under:

Delhi:The Magic Years, VasantVihar (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: SEED, Adyar(proprietary), SEED Saligramam (franchised)

Bangalore: Head Start Montessori, Koramangala(proprietary), Seed International, OMBR Layout (franchised)

Hyderabad: Indus Early Learning Centre, Jubilee Hills (proprietary), Kangaroo Kids, Banjara Hills (franchised)

Pune: Indus Early Learning Centre, Koregaon Park  (proprietary), Podar Jumbo Kids, Baner Road (franchised)

Ahmedabad: Redbricks Junior, Satellite (proprietary), Kalorex Preschool, Punit Ashram, Maninagar(franchised)

Noida: Gaia Playschool, Sector 93 (proprietary), Kangaroo Kids, Sector 34 (franchised)

Gurgaon: Pallavan, Sohna Road/DLF Phase 1and Amiown — Amity’s Caring Preschool, Sector 27 (proprietary), The Shri Ram Wonder Years, Sector 54 (franchised)

Chandigarh: Strawberry Fields, Sector 24B

Bhubaneshwar:  SAI Angan, Infocity Road

Jaipur : Balvatika (Pre-Primary), Sawai Ram Singh Road

Kochi :  Sam Kids International Preschool, Kadavanthara

Bhopal:  Sprouts — An Aakriti Preschool, Aakriti Ecocity 

Ghaziabad:  GD Goenka Lá Petite, Lohia Nagar

Every respondent was shown a list of pre-selected list of preschools in her city and asked to rate the schools that they were sufficiently aware of on a ten-point scale against ten parameters of early childhood and educational excellence. Schools assessed by less than 30 persons were not considered for ranking. The score awarded under each parameter by sample respondents was totaled to rank preschools in the selected 16 cities.All parameters are given equal weightage except ‘competence of teachers’ which is given double weight,” says PremchandPalety, the founder- CEO of C fore whose broad-based client list includes the Hindustan Times, Mint, Nestle and the Congress party.

Adds DilipThakore, formerly founder-editor of BusinessIndia and BusinessWorld and currently publisher-editor of EducationWorld: “The purpose of this exercise is not only to enable urban middle class households to identify and choose suitable preschools for their infants to give them a good start in life, but also to reiterate the critical importance of ECCE for developing the country’s abundant human capital resource.”

The 10 parameters of excellence on which the preschools were ranked are

  • Competence of teachers
  • Teacher welfare
  • Infrastructure
  • Individual attention to students
  • Value for money
  • Leadership/management quality
  • Parental involvement
  • Innovative teaching
  • Safety and hygiene
  • Special needs education
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