the period from birth to the age of six.” – Maria Montessori
0 to 6 years is vital for a child’s development
During this period, a child undergoes tremendous changes, including:
Immense desire and
ability to learn concepts
The learning is the highest during this period
Our philosophy identifies this important period and provides the child with the right elements to
facilitate learning, including:
This period is also the right time to introduce a variety of concepts in the structured environment.
The concepts include:
We have identified a few factors that all preschools have to address in order to
maximize the child’s potential.
NON FRANCHISE BY DESIGN
We believe that education as a service should not be franchised. There are numerous variables that limit the effectiveness of a preschool.
The variables include:
1. Education is not a commodity to run on a franchise model
2. Huge franchise and royalty fees
3. Partially trained teachers
4. Teacher-centric curriculum
5. Materials that may not deliver the required learning outcome
6. Inadequate support from franchise for the day-to-day running of the school
7. Geographic location of the preschool:
a. Lack of trained teachers in a specific location
b. Inability to meet the cultural requirements of the region
This is precisely the reason why we launched Kreedo as a solution for individuals/institutions who would like to run an effective preschool.
Here is how we mitigate these variables:
1. Complete freedom to own and run your own school
2. Non Franchise and No Royalty model | One time setting up cost
3. Effectively trained teachers
4. Developmentally appropriate and child-centric curriculum
5. Scientifically designed materials
6. Expert academic support to streamline school activities
7. Geographic location of the preschool:
a. Robust teacher training
b. Capability of integrating the local culture and practices during the curriculum implementation
Additionally, we also provide holistic child assessment tools and suggestions on communicating with the parents about their children.
Children between the ages of 0-6 years have immense capabilities to learn and the preschool has to ensure that each child is exposed to an environment that aids in this development.
This is achieved through the combination of essential components, such as:
These components combine powerfully to help the child grow psychologically, physically, emotionally and also academically.
|Royalty (Pay royalty fee)|
|Franchise (Pay franchise fee)|
|Concept/Philosophy||Structured & well researched|
|Curriculum||Focused on specific development areas if the child|
|Objectives set to meet the learning needs of the child|
|Teacher’s Training||Basic training|
|Learn anytime anywhere|
|Materials and teaching aids||Recreational toys|
|Environment / classroom||Blackboard method of teaching|
|Freedom to move|
|Structured environment (layouts arranged in a successive order to meet the child’s development|
THE KREEDO JOURNEY
Kreedo Early Childhood Solutions is a product of Kido Enterprises, which has been working in the preschool space for more than 25 years.
Kido revolutionized the early education industry by providing a variety of solutions to its customers aiming to develop and nurture young
minds across the globe.
Kido Enterprises, a small home-unit begins manufacturing and supplying high quality preschool wooden materials.
Kido becomes the largest Montessori materials supplier in India by catering to over 5,000 centres across the country. It also marks the beginning of Kido’s export of Montessori materials.
There is a distinct lack of early childhood education/Montessori training centres. Thus, Kido starts research on Early Learning.
Kido caters to over 10,000 schools in India, Middle East and USA, with the highest quality of wooden learning aids. Many Montessorians and educators from across the country become closely associated with Kido.
Kido launches Kreedo, a revolutionary preschool solution based on the Montessori philosophy blended with existing formats. It becomes a huge success with over 75 centres opening in the first year.
The Kreedo Early Education Centre, a preschool established as a research centre for early education and a training ground for teachers, becomes popular among parents and their children.
Over 3,000 teachers and 1,000 associated preschools begin to follow the Kreedo curriculum for training, which emphasizes on children’s academic and social development.
Kreedo plans to change the way schools deliver early education across India. It has started making an impact in the K12 space by associating with 20 low budget schools, in and around Bangalore.
Mridula Shridhar is an Instrumentation Engineer with an MBA from IIM-C and more than 15 years of experience in the Early Education space, starting from Montessori and preschool products, sales and marketing, curriculum research, to preschool consulting and running her own Early Education Centre. Her deep understanding on Montessori products and how young children learn through play, led to the creation of Kreedo Early Childhood Solutions. It is a curriculum that has been so far implemented in over 1000 preschools.
VK Manikandan is an Aerospace Engineer from IIT-Bombay and has an MBA degree from IIM-C. He joined the Early Education business in 2004 by helping create a world class manufacturing facility in Bengaluru, capable of rapid prototyping as well as mass manufacturing of wooden toys and learning materials. While working with numerous preschools across the country a realisation was felt for a need to transform the preschool sector and thus Kreedo was born.