With numerous other Preschools & Daycare Centres to choose from, permit us to give you some reasons, what differentiates Kara4Kids and why you should perhaps consider our Preschool for the next stage of your Child’s development ?
Kara4Kids was set up after nearly three years research into the Best Practices adopted by the 3 Leading countries in this domain, namely the UK, US and Italy, then adapted to the unique Indian milieu and culture. Our first school was started nearly 10 years ago. Kara4Kids in their present form were started over 6 years ago, this being our 7th year ; well over a thousand kids have passed out from our Portals during this period. Incidentally, all our 3 Centres are company-run, that is no franchises, to enable us to be the “gold-standard” in this industry, which is our most important Vision-statement.
As Chairman and Co-Founder of the Schools, I am an I.I.T. Graduate with over 45 years of Corporate experience and have been a MD of a company listed on the London Stock Exchange(LSE) and Chairman of two companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
With this background, you can be certain that all our Centres are run professionally and follow the rules of big-company Corporate Governance. All our Teachers are well-qualified and continuously trained. All our Welfare-Support team (“Didis”) who actually handle the children are well-paid, members of ESI and a Retirement Gratuity scheme, with proper annual and medical leave and regular medical check-ups. In other words they are not Domestic servants in disguise but highly valued members of our team, treated with dignity, from which your children will immediately benefit, from the loving care that they receive.
Kara4Kids has been set up especially for “Discerning Parents”....but what is a Discerning Parent ?
A Discerning Parent is a “Thinking Parent” who understands that the first 5 years of a child’s existence are vital to the child’s “success” in Life, however you choose to define this term. Study after Study shows that over 90% of the Brain’s Synapses (Connections which govern logicality, IQ, EQ, Social confidence, Negotiating skills, leadership qualities etc.) are formed during this period. Thus a Good Preschool helps the Parents to lay-down the Foundation and the Stronger the Foundation, the taller the Building can rise !
This is what Ellen Booth Church, a British authority on Early Childhood Learning said recently in an interview (Read TOI dated 4th June 2012 for the full interview) : “We know from brain research that the first 2000 days in a child’s life are the most important. Children are born with billions of brain cells but unless we stimulate them and develop programmes that encourage the synaptic connections between these cells, they actually die off…this is the window of opportunity to develop thinkers and lifelong learners….and to make a child be in love with learning ”.. “One of the things we have learnt is that there is huge value in children interacting with other children and trained adults in a Preschool environment, as they prepare children for interaction with other people”. Letter after letter compliments us on the smoothness of the transition into the Main Schools. Indeed Kara “graduates” now exist in all the Top Main Schools in Bangalore without exception and are welcomed everywhere.
Indeed we can show you hundreds of letters from Parents telling us the same thing : How their child has been TRANSFORMED from a shy, gawky, caterpillar….into a confident, beautiful butterfly, who can fly around unaided and is not afraid to take on the world. So how and why is this TRANSFORMATION achieved? Of course we have well trained Teachers but that is a ‘given’ with all the top Preschool & Daycare providers. An important reason is our “Support system”. At the end of the last Academic year we had nearly 250 children supported by 80 Adults. This is unquestionably the highest Child-Adult Support Ratio anywhere in the country and shows up in the confidence that our children exhibit by the time they leave Kara.
Kara is not a Sausage factory producing “identi-kids”. Kara is a Boutique, where children are treated individually, where they are ‘mapped’ and allowed to grow at their own pace. Furthermore we consider their holistic development, not only IQ, but their kinaesthetic, aesthetic, musical, social and emotional development which are equally important. Together, these Life-skills make for success in Life, in fulfilling their Heart’s desire, whether it be Mountain climbing or Dancing or becoming a Neuro surgeon !
Possibly the most important reason for the TRANSFORMATION is the eclectic mix of our children. We have Parents from Corporates like Google, Intel, Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Tesco, Goldman Sachs, Accenture, Infosys, Wipro. TCS and all the other leading companies in Bangalore you can mention. When
20 bright kids from bright Parents like yourselves, rub shoulders on a daily basis…the result is enhanced sharpness of mind, a tremendous increase in poise, social confidence and articulacy...we call it “Magic”!
Incidentally, Kara4Kids operates a unique “Open-Door” policy which means that any Parent can walk in anytime to spend time with their child and other Parents who may be visiting…we consider you to be a part of the Kara family and family members do not need invitations to visit their own kith and kin !
Some 20% of our Kids are returned NRI’s or Expatriates as these Parents are looking for a Preschool with international standards. Indeed many Kara Parents make huge efforts, some by travelling long distances, to enroll their children, for access to all the Main Schools in Bangalore and for the transformation they see taking place.
So if you too are willing to make some efforts for your child’s future, please ring Trupti at +91.97433.33601 and visit us on any day between Monday and Friday to get a feel for what a working-day would be like ? If this is not possible we can meet you out of school time on a Saturday. Alternatively mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kara Learning Private Limited
872/F, Michael Palya Road
Opposite Sapna Book House
Off 80 Feet, Road, HAL II Stage
Indiranagar, Bangalore 560 058
Tel: +91 80 42180570
Mobile: +91 9844936363