|Ankit and Ashvin at school|
Ashvin goes to TISB as a pre-kg student. This is the youngest class in the school. We sent him their because it is the school Ankit goes to but are very happy with the decision. He gets onto the school bus with Ankit and we get updates on him via his brother, it is easy and convenient for us but to add to it the school has proved to be good too.
Ashvin’s class is comprised twenty children cared for by three teachers and an assistant. It is a bright cheerfully decorated class with a circle time rug in the center and areas for reading, building, eating etc. There is a big sandbox and a playground where they are taken to twice a day.
|Lining up for a field trip|
They have been learning phonetically and do a lot of drawing, coloring and real life learning. The teachers are well trained and seem to really enjoy teaching these kids. My questions about places to take kids or what to do with Ashvin after school hours have been responded to in great detail. Besides that there is a parent teacher diary that Ashvin takes to school daily that helps keep communication flowing.
|PlayGround at Jerry Marten Farm|
|Lunch in the dining room. TISB|
I had had my concerns about what an Indian school for a preschooler would be like and I must say that this school is at par and in some cases better than a preschool in the US. They have a good learning style, plays that kids participate in from an early age, swimming classes, field trips, caring teachers and a secure campus and classroom. Price wise it costs almost the same as a mid-range Seattle preschool (very expensive from Indian standards for a preschool) but it does have a 5-1 student teacher ratio and above all Ashvin loves going there.
|Lunch Menu to that day|
|View of playaround outside classroom TISB|