Our learning environment is meticulously created and researched. The design of our schools encourages imagination, creativity and provides a stimulating learning environment, says Jitendra Karsan, Chief Executive Officer, Safari Kid, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).
What is the vision and mission of Safari Kid?
We provide the most comprehensive early childhood curriculum, customised to each child’s needs, with the greatest amount of care. The objective of Safari Kid is to provide safe learning environment, high quality education based on our proprietory learning approach for every child.
Curriculum lays a strong foundation for children’s learning, what are the areas of focus while designing it for the early childhood education at Safari Kid?
There is a conclusive research that shows that first five years are the most crucial time for brain development in an individual. The experiences children have in these years help shape the adults they will become. We have the most comprehensive, research-driven early childhood programme. Safari Kid’s emergent curriculum takes best practices from Reggio-Emilia, Waldorf and Montessori teaching methods. Our accelerated early years learning programmes developed over 10 years in Silicon Valley focuses on the fundamental development areas of physical, personal, social, emotional, creativity, imagination, cognition, language and communication.
Our strongest pillar being customisation of curriculum best suited to a child’s learning abilities. Above all, the most crucial element is we care. We care about the child’s development, well being and their happiness.
Along with creating a stimulating learning environment at preschool, what are the measures adopted at Safari Kid for a safe premises?
At Safari Kid, we take great pride in our security measures adopted for our children-on-campus. State-of-art CCTV cameras cover the entire premises and classrooms. Parents can view live CCTV footage of campus on-demand. School buses are equipped with Uber tracking devices and parents get regular updates on the bus locations, pick-up and drop points. We recruit only female support staff or care providers at all centres. We strictly follow a no male policy on campus. Our teachers are well trained to address/report/handle any safety or medical issue. We have strategic tie-ups with nearby hospitals for emergency services and some centres have dedicated nurses as well. Our Safari Kid communication app builds a level of transparency in communication as teachers send weekly reports and images of children doing different activities.
Along with Studies, how does Safari Kid help students develop independent learning, creative thinking, and excellent communication skills?
At Safari Kid, the children are introduced to different activities based on PSED (Personal, Social, Emotional Development) and CLC (Cognition, Language and Communication) development such as public speaking, show and tell, and student-led conference, so as to ensure that they become more independent and are ready to face the world. At the end of every session, Safari Kid students emerge as confident, unique, reflective and critical thinkers.
How Safari kid involves parents along with teachers for holistic development of its students?
There are different programmes and events designed at Safari Kid that bring together the parents and the teachers so as to provide a holistic development for kids, such as student-led conference, sports day, annual day etc. We host events like Diwali and Christmas markets where parents put up stalls and sell their wares. Besides, the regular school programmes and activities, we have an open communication policy not only with the parents but with staff as well. State-of- the-art Safari Kid Parent App is designed to keep parents aware about their ward’s progress and to connect with their teachers.