We cannot thank Pathfinders enough for their efforts in making Sahaana what she is today already. We are extremely happy and satisfied with Sahaana's development and hope that this strong base that was built by Pathfinders will take her a long way in life.
Our second born was at Pathfinders for two years and I would say that we as parents and my son all were extremely happy with the pre-school. Personal attention to every kid and encouraging them to learn new skills and hone them was the hallmark. Ashwini and her partner and all the staff were extremely responsive, caring and communicative. Wholeheartedly recommend parents living in vicinity to consider Pathfinder as their first choice for their toddler to begin her journey of lifelong learning and build social skills.
Reeti had joined Pathfinders when she was around 15 months for a Parent Toddler program. It started with an art class wherein she had to paint with a brush on a paper stuck on a wall. As she started painting with the brush in her left hand, I told her to hold the brush in the right hand. At that moment, I was told me to let her be. That moment is unforgettable till date because what followed then, was an enriching experience of seeing my daughter grow to an independent, disciplined and a happy child while continuing to let her be. And independent to an extent that, she completely took me by surprise when she happily went to the high school and told me to leave unlike other kids who had a tough time transiting to the high school and wanted their parents to stay back. During the tenure Reeti was at PF, there were occasions where I would have queries, doubts, issues, etc. with PF and discussing them with you always helped and the faith in PF continued to be intact throughout. I must admit that I dread her curiosity and constant questions whether its while travelling or playing with her or just reading a book. I am sure its what you have imbibed in her. But its also the only reason why her learning curve is remarkably high. Well, there are many such things in her nature that I can attribute to only her learnings at Pathfinders. And without a doubt, these are all things I am really proud of as a mother. I owe a big thank you to you for making my child what she is today. For people who say that preschool really doesnt determine the kind of person a child develops in to, my child is my answer to them. And I wouldnt say this is too early to say all of this as I am confident that the qualities instilled in Reeti will stay with her forever. To end it, a big thank you for a beautiful and a fulfilling experience over more than 2 years and that too in context of something, that is most dear to me in my life – Reeti.
Our daughter, Prisha was with Pathfinders preschool for one and half years and I can easily say that both of us enjoyed every single day. I have seen her blossom from a shy kid to a confident, friendly young girl. It is difficult for me to pinpoint the best thing about the school – is it (a) the free play time every day where kids could draw and color whatever they liked, get themselves dirty but be so thrilled!! Or (b) the method of teaching as every letter or number was actually explained in a different manner. Or (c), the vibrant classroom, and the amazing library. Or (d) the individual attention every child got – Prisha was promoted to Junior K.G. before she was due as the teachers felt that she was ready to be more challenged. Or (e) the endless field trips, which will stay with the kids as happy memories. Or (f) the gymnastics class which the kids so looked forward to. I think for me it will be the staff of the school including the founders of the school who knew each and every child individually. We had regular PTAs for all of us to address any concern we may have regarding the child or discuss how we can further enrich the child’s learning. They were with us through the admission process to the ‘big’ school. Prisha and her friends are going to start their new journey soon, but they still do talk about going back to their second home.
We have been part of Pathfinders School for 5 years. My elder child Agastya Shah was in Pathfinders for 2 years and was soo happy to see his growth, so decided with the younger one also to join Pathfinders. Unfortunately, we got hit with Covid in 1st year of my younger child's ongoing school...But Pathfinders was soo easy to operate online because they had given all the activities with crafts and objects needed for online school pre-week of an online class. I have always been happy with Pathfinders. Love their Staff and teachers as they are very helpful and cooperative.
Pathfinders is an amazing preschool and stands among the best in Mumbai. People here really understand how kids' little minds work. They have created a safe environment where kids undergo a variety of experiences just through playing. The colorful & well-planned interiors and absolutely wonderful founders, facilitators & teachers make this a happy place ☺ My child absolutely adores this place and has blossomed under its able wings!
Raghav and both of us have sincerely cherished our long association with Pathfinders and thank the entire team for your kind support during this time. Basis my discussions with many fellow parents with kids going to different preschools, I strongly believe that the approach and process of Pathfinders is one of the absolute best. In particular, the support and consideration displayed for getting a child ready to settle in school was extremely heartwarming. We wish the school and the entire team all the very best for a very glorious future ahead.
Ayesha joined Pathfinders in November 2014, soon after they opened. She was 3 years at that time. I was very impressed the first time I visited Pathfinders. I loved the glass ceilings, the free play zone, the space, the use of colours etc. What I loved most was the approach of the founders of the school and the teachers. The objective was not to spoon feed the children. The objective was to make the foundation strong and emphasise on letting them discover themselves, on creativity, on their vocabulary and making them independent. Ayesha was not very fluent in English when she joined, but within a few weeks we noticed a change in her vocabulary, her diction and her ability to speak fluently increased manifold. We loved the way they handled kids in pathfinders, they gave a lot of special attention. Each of the teachers and counsellors knew all about the kids – their interests, their strong points…..they addressed the concern areas very nicely and with a lot of patience. Ayesha loved the story telling sessions and the music and the fact that she was treated like an adult. In fact, today she is in JB Petit and I would say, it is all because Ashwini, Tapoti and all the teachers in Pathfinders who groomed her so well. I would recommend Pathfinders to every parent. Ayesha enjoyed herself thoroughly and we were confident we had made the right choice. The only negative part of pathfinders was that we missed it so much after passing out, that we kept wanting to go back to pathfinders.