“To establish a learning environment that welcomes every unique learner and offers them the chance to maximize their inherent potential.” This is the core mission of Kangaroo Kids International Preschool.
Since its first establishment in 1993 in Mumbai, Kangaroo Kids International Preschool kick-started a movement that transformed the face of preschool education in India; eventually, it went on to become India’s most desired premium preschool brand.
The preschool has today spread its wings throughout the country with over 130 centres in more than 36 cities and six different countries. Its well-researched and meticulously executed curriculum design within an emotionally safe environment amidst a fantastic infrastructure encourages children to reflect, think, and apply while having lots of fun. These are the key reasons why the preschool has been a raging success among children, parents, and franchise partners.
Adopting Unique Pedagogic Approaches
In 1993, Kangaroo Kids International Preschool pioneered ‘a whole new concept’ in learning. The school knew that the conventional rote system of learning would not equip children with skills and abilities for the dawn of the new age of information. Its focused efforts delivered positive results, and 20 years later, the same brand was voted ‘The Most Trusted Education Brand’ by The Brand Trust Report 2014 amongst institutions such as IIM, IIT, NIIT, Oxford, and Yale University.
The preschool is known for its path breaking pedagogy and learner-centric approach that ensures a research-based curriculum reaches out to all children in more effective ways. Its vision has been ‘To Ignite Greatness’ in every child in its fold. As per the management, gaining knowledge is not the only primary goal, but it is also about being able to apply it effectively.
About the iCan Learning System
To prepare children for the future, the essential element required is a well-researched system specifically created for this rapidly changing world. At Kangaroo Kids, the pedagogy, learning–teaching strategies, grouping strategies, outcomes and assessment, external and internal learning environment design, and teacher training together form the iCan Learning System.
The objective is to offer an enhanced, high-quality learning environment where every child’s individuality can be fostered. The child forms the center of the iCan Learning System’s curriculum framework. It pays attention to preparing them for an unpredictable future. The fluidic learning methodology allows the children to thrive in a learning environment that blends in with their learning needs.
The aim is to equip them with the right future skills and habits of the mind to harness their inner selves and be lifelong learners.
Kangaroo Kids International Preschool have reimagined and recreated a whole new concept in learning.
Equipping Students with Essential Skills
The objective of the school has been to make sure that the learning is mapped and measured for each child in consideration of their genetically imbibed attitude, knowledge, and skills required for success. Accordingly, the school transitioned the curriculum from outcomes to competence. Kangaroo Kids Preschool’s Station Rotation Model makes sure that children learn in small groups and have time to observe, tinker, showcase, and build thinking skills through information processing, discussion, and reflection.
The management opines, “As the world is constantly evolving and changing, we can neither predict how the future world will be for our children nor plan for it. What we can do is to prepare them for it.”
Kangaroo Kids Preschool prepares the learners by developing the 9 Future Skills through its iCan curriculum. The management believes that no matter how the world changes, these future skills will aid the children in making the right choices that will lead towards a life of success and fulfilment.
They have also picked the 15 habits of the mind that are developmentally appropriate. They believe that children as young as two years old, when exposed to these habits through deliberate practices and focused attention, grow as thinkers, navigate, and thrive in the face of unprecedented change.
The Inspirational Frontrunner Kangaroo Kids International Preschool has achieved tremendous success in guiding the children owing to the unwavering support of Mr. Seshsasai KVS, the CEO. He leads the school from the front. He ensures that each child is treated with utmost care. The overall development of every child is the foremost priority of Mr. Seshasai.
Driven to Bring the Best Out of Every Child
Kangaroo Kids Preschool is based on the philosophy that children learn best when they are given a choice and voice within an emotionally safe environment. They blossom when they are nurtured by those who have their best interests at heart and use evidence-based teaching–learning strategies that are supported by years of research and up-to-date methods.
The management’s purpose is to create a learning environment that accommodates all individual learners by providing them with opportunities to maximize their inherent potential. The school’s ultimate and cherished dream is to capture the latest and most innovative learning and teaching techniques and to introduce them successfully in India and across the world.
Achievements to be Proud of Kangaroo Kids has always remained dedicated to nurturing the children and providing them with the best education. The school have been recognized rightfully due to its devoted efforts. Kangaroo Kids International Preschools across regions have been awarded as ‘India’s Most Preferred Franchise Preschools 2022-2023′ by Education World India Preschool Rankings. Furthermore, the school was recognized as the ‘Best Education Brand 2022’ by Economic Times. Focus on Enhancing Learners’ Adaptability The curriculum at Kangaroo Kids includes Math, Language, Creativity, and Enrichment Programs.
The Enrichment Program includes computer-less coding, project-based learning, service learning, genius hour, and makerSpace, which is designed in a manner that the little ones can practice and learn from it. The Spiral STEAM themes are the sessions through which children are exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Kangaroo Kids’ curriculum and pedagogy are designed to build self-directed learning, focus, perseverance, humour, collaboration, flexibility, creativity, and problem solving, amongst other skills.
The management emphasizes that no book can help in developing these skills. The inbuilt learning processes and practices within Kangaroo Kids Preschool play an important part in developing these skills. The school’s iCan Learning System is a wholesome programme which makes sure that the children learn tangible and intangible skills in equal measure.
Emphasis on Early Childhood Education
The team at Kangaroo Kids believes that brain development is most rapid in the early stages of a child’s life. A high-quality early childhood education program provides multiple levels of simulation, support, and cultivation to the child, which gives them an early advantage.
Training the Educators
Teaching is not just about making children achieve their learning outcomes but making them evolve into lifelong learners who engage in self-directed learning. Kangaroo Kids Preschool develops the same philosophy of learning among the teachers as well. They are constantly observed, measured, and mentored to make sure that they are keeping pace with the changing needs of the children. There are self-learning modules that make sure that every teacher becomes an observer, initiator, thinker, and facilitator.
KITDR is an integral part of Kangaroo Kids, where each partner is empowered to train their own teachers. They specially train teachers to ensure that each child receives a high-quality foundation for preschool to make their first five years count.
Preparing Students for the Challenges of the World
The management at Kangaroo Kids International Preschool opines, “What a child learns in the formative years has a lifelong impact on how they perceive education in future.” It believes that the right sets of skills and habits that are instilled in the early years give them the confidence to successfully transition in this constantly changing and evolving world.