I AM A regular reader of EducationWorld and want to thank you for publishing the comprehensive EW India Preschool Rankings 2022-23 (EW December), especially after the understandably truncated surveys over the pandemic years.
I also welcome inclusion of the best government-run anganwadis in your survey. This will serve the purpose of focusing government attention on upgrading anganwadis which provide pre-primary education to youngest children from bottom-of-pyramid households.
CONGRATULATIONS for the well-researched preschools rankings survey across 17 cities (EW December)! In most metros and tier II cities of the survey, many newly ranked preschools have replaced those that downed shutters during the pandemic. In this scenario, your survey is a Godsend for parents looking to make informed admission decisions.
You are also doing a commendable job by felicitating budget private schools. Keep up the good work!
THE LATEST December issue featuring the EW India Preschool Rankings 2022-23 is very valuable for parents of toddlers. It offers a reliable benchmark as many parents are concerned about issues such as child safety, teaching-learning, parental involvement etc. Your parameters of preschool education excellence are very comprehensive.
May I also suggest that you take this one step further and segregate preschools into budget, mid-range, and high-end? This will also help parents choose their child’s preschool according to the fees structure.
‘Value for money’ is one of the ten parameters of preschool education excellence under which all preschools are assessed in EWIPR 2022-23. High scores under this parameter is a good indicator of a preschool’s affordability — Editor
Please note name change
IN THE latest EW India Preschool Rankings (EW December) you have ranked Little Millennium, Girish Park, Kolkata’s #2 franchised preschool. I sincerely request you to verify your data before publishing.
For your information, we are no longer associated with the Little Millennium brand. We are now a playschool named Smilee Hearts. Please update your records accordingly.
Smilee Hearts, Girish Park KOLKATA
Demoralised & demotivated
THE ENTIRE team at Sunderji Nursery School, Pune, is demoralised and demotivated by our demotion from the Top 5 in 2021-22 to #9 in the latest EW India Preschool Rankings 2022-23. Please advise how we can improve our scores on some critical parameters of preschool education excellence.
Sunderji Nursery School
Off Shankar Sheth Road, PUNE
Proclaim your school’s achievements and encomiums regularly — Editor
Toilets for girls
THE EDUCATION news (EW December) on Karnataka based on the Union education ministry’s recently published UDISE report holds a mirror to the dismal primary education system not only of Karnataka, but the entire nation. While proudly flaunting the beti bachao beti padhao (‘save girls by educating them’) campaign nationwide, the least government can do is ensure availability of basic amenities to girl children.
It’s such a shame that in this day and age our girl children are deprived of basic toilet facilities. The plight of millions of adolescent girl children who undergo daily physical and mental trauma makes me shudder.
Wake up India!
RE YOUR editorial ‘Reconsider 103rd amendment verdict’ (EW December), I disagree with your view that “permitting government to appoint employees on criteria other than proven merit is against the public interest”. I wonder if you would hold the same opinion if religious minorities were provided additional quota. Somehow when there is a general category reservation, all hell breaks loose.
Nevertheless, I agree with you that provision of loans and scholarships is the proper way to “address historical injustices” to schedule and backward communities.