Mrs. Vishakha Deshpande, Head - Pre Primary Section.
She holds B. A. degree with Economics and specialized in Early Childhood Care and Education with a Diploma & has been in the Early Childhood Education field for 27 years.
She is a regular invitee in National and International Conferences to share her expertise and read research papers on various topics related to Early Childhood Education. She is the Ambassador of India for the World Forum Foundation USA.
As a researcher, she has been instrumental in developing content and designing Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for Pre-Schools, nationally and internationally. She has been the Working group member of the Curriculum Research team of World Forum Foundation. At present she is the leader of the Curriculum Working Group along with Patrick Mokokoro of Zimbabwe. (www.worldforumfoundation.org/curriculum)
She has been identified and honoured as 1 out of 40 ‘Promising Emerging Leaders’ in Early Childhood Education amongst 191 candidates from around the globe.(www.ChildCareExchange.com/leadership)
She continues to serve as a Resource person for ECE for the Oxford University Press – Pan India (https://india.oup.com) and has been with Yeshwantrao Chavan Maharshtra Open University Nasik for their Distant Education Early Childhood Teacher training course.
Vishakha is a regular Key Speaker on All India Radio and Television channels. (ref-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quhp8jOA0mU)
An eminent amateur theatre artist, Vishakha Deshpande is a Writer and director of Children’s dramas. She believes that incorporating drama in pre-school curriculum is of utmost importance.
‘Knowledge stream for every dream” is her mission statement.
Sangeeta R. Chavan, Teacher.
She believes that pre-primary education is a child centred programme which follows a play-way method. She thinks that the job of a teacher is not limited to teaching formally but to provide supportive environment to students to learn. Her enthusiasm would influence students to participate in many activities other than studies. She has the ability to bring out student’s hidden talents.
With her experience and knowledge in psychology, she has accepted her role of being a good teacher.
Mrs. Madhuri Aher, Teacher.
She has attended several workshops regarding early child education and aims to incorporate them in her time with the students. She promises to be a facilitator rather than a teacher and help children to explore on their own.
Mrs. Swampa Mohite, Teacher.
She is a graduate from Mumbai University and a Diploma holder in ECCED, Handicraft and Montessori, has a passion for uncovering unique things. She is open to learning and discovering new things. She is also a classical dancer (Kathak).
Being a teacher, she believes that every child can reach his learning potential with high expectations, necessary support, opportunities and caring classrooms. Our approach should make children feel that they are important part of our life. She also believes that children should be motivated to learn by appreciation in the form of small prizes etc for their contribution or skills that they have developed.
We welcome her to our team and wish her a bright future.
Poonam Chhatre, Teacher.
Poonam Chhatre loves to take challenges in professional life. She loves being around kids and interact with kids which stimulates their mind and encourage them to endorse lots of ideas. Poonam has done her graduation in commerce and diploma in Aviation. She has worked with reputed organisations in India like Carlson Wagonlit Travels Pvt. Ltd. She has done her E.C.C.Ed from National Academy and has 3 years of work experience as a Teacher and Co-ordinator in the Pre-primary school. Her hobbies are cooking and listening to music. She loves to teach kids in a play way method as teaching concept using real objects, games, puzzles songs and dance help children develop interest about that topic. She strongly believes that kids grasp everything when they are in a playful mood.
Aruna Surlekar, Teacher.
She is a commerce graduate. She holds a Diploma in Travel and Tourism and has experience of 6 years in Customer interactive work. She has also worked with (IATA) International Air Transport Association for one year.
Since Childhood, dancing is her passion and she has Visharad in Bharatnatyam.
Being interested in child psychology she went on to complete her Diploma in ECCED and Montessori. She is highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed educator with innate ability to understand and motivate children. She believes that each child is special and unique and should never be compared.
Geetanjali Amrute, Teacher.
Mrs. Akshataa A Kasturey, Teacher.
Hetal Modi, Teacher.
Swapnali Manjrekar, Teacher.
Mrs. Kumud More, Teacher.
Manisha Dhale, Teacher.
Aparna Jeste, Teacher.
Mrs Pramila. D. Patil, Teacher.
Mrs Pramila. D. Patil is a Software Engineer, but she had a passion to teach and mentor, so pursued Diploma in Education (D.Ed.) & Early Childhood Education (ECCED). She has overall 6 Yrs. of teaching experience. She firmly believes that children are quick learners and teacher helps them to mould and bring out the best in them.
Radhika Gupte, Teacher.
Hemlata Nawale, Teacher.
Hemlata teacher is presently pursuing her BA in literature. As she loves children very much, she had done her E.C.C.Ed, because she thinks children are only the one who brings smile all time on our face.
She is having five years of experience in teaching and two years as a shadow teacher and two years as a shadow teacher which gave her a different experience in her life. She has also worked as a teacher with an N.G.O called L.C.C.W.A. in Powai for 1 year.
Dancing is her passion and love to listen to music. Reading is also her hobby.
Gayatri Dhotre, Teacher.
Gayatri Dhotre, is commerce graduate. She has done ECCED (Early Childhood Care Education). She has worked with various reputed institution (Rainbow, Makoons, Little Millennium) and has 5 years of experience. As teaching is her passion. She believes, that teachers are the sculptures who moulds the child and develop further their potentials to the fullest. She always believes that honesty and hardwork would lead to achieve the goals in life. Her hobbies are dancing, watching movies, yoga and reading different books.
Samiksha Desai, Teacher.
She is a B.A. graduate. She has completed diploma in early childhood care and education. She believes that teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character and future of an individual.
Mrs. Sagayamary Carassco, Teacher.
She has completed Early Childhood Care and Education. She has eight years of experience in teaching field. She loves teaching and believes that child should be given the freedom of self – expression. Her hobbies are singing, dancing and being with kids