Excellent curriculum, efficient management and the right ideologies are what attracted C Gayathri Jitendra to SMARTKiDZ. Five years as Center Head of the Bachupally franchise, she says she is proud to be part of this thorough and professional early childhood educator
Why did you get into preschool education?
Education is my passion. As I saw my children growing, I learnt many things myself. Their inquisitiveness made me realise that with little guidance, they could do wonders. With this inspiration, I thought of running a preschool where I can help and guide other children in the right direction and in turn, help the nation by nurturing future ambassadors. I believe a preschool is the only place where we can give the right morals, values and make children aware of traditions and culture from an early age. I believe one must have a strong foundation for a long-lasting impression.
I found SMARTKiDZ perfect for my mission as it is managed by efficient and capable directors. The quality of education and the ideologies are very well-suited for training preschool children.
What is the amount you invested?
The amount invested has been spread across couple of years. As it stands, school has become capable of handling its routine expenses without any external financial assistance.
What is the royalty paid by you to your franchisor?
A total of 15 per cent royalty is paid by the franchisee with extra service charges. I feel it is reasonable for the quality they provide.
How long have you been with Smartkidz?
I have been working with SMARTKiDZ as Center Head for the last five years and am proud to be part of this thorough and professional early childhood educator.
What is the assistance you get from your franchisor?
SMARTKiDZ provides all guidelines throughout the year which includes training teachers, center head in handling and guiding the tiny tots in a professional way. The training includes personality development, enhancing extra-curricular activities, motor skill development, special care for overactive and differently abled children, organising special events, child care, child safety, and new methods of teaching.
What is the curriculum prescribed by Smartkidz? Are the academic guidelines sufficient? Are you allowed to experiment?
One of the main reasons I choose SMARTKiDZ is for its excellent curriculum. Due to this prescribed curriculum, I have witnessed oustanding performances by children at school. Writing and reading skills have been introduced with easy and playful methods. Many concepts have been introduced through moral stories, pictures flash cards and puppet shows. Practical knowledge is gained trough field trips. Animated audio visual sessions help children learn concepts easily. Focus and concentration of the child is developed through various motor skill development activities. As we all know, every child is different in his/her pace of learning. The curriculum is well designed to bring all the aspects of early childhood education. New technologies, teaching methodologies and creative ideas are encouraged to promote positive outcomes to their learning and behaviour.n