JUMBO KIDS, a state of the art preschool, is part of the Podar Education Complex , which is a dynamic, constantly evolving nucleus, imparting education at various levels. It has been established in 1927 and is being managed by Anandilal & Ganesh Podar Society.
The motto of society is "Excellence in Education" and the trustees make every effort to live up to this ideal. Today it has multifarious activities that cater to the needs of children as well as adults.
Trustees at the inaugration of Podar Jumbo KidsHere your child will get his KIDUCATION. This is a term coined by our director Ms. Swati Popat to best describe the educational method that we follow here-which is education for the child, based on the developmental needs of the child.
Jumbo Kids has been designed, set up and led by our director, Ms. Swati Popat who has worked with many of the best schools in Mumbai and is also a well known name in the field of pre school education. She has also written some books for children such as Mr. Pencil and friends, published by Tata Infomedia
Our Director is a member of the NAEYC- National Association for the Education of Young children. Jumbo Kids has evolved a unique system of education, 'KIDUCATION' which means it follows the child's needs according to his developmental stage.
At Jumbo Kids the activities are full of fun and learning. The child is given full freedom to explore the world around him. Teaching and learning is not just restricted to classrooms, the child is exposed to various activities such as atelier time for art and craft, sand play, water play, drama time, eurythmics, role play, cooking, gardening, traffic park, library time, field trips to name a few.
At Jumbo Kids we believe that each child has a unique learning style and we respect this uniqueness. When a child does any activity at Jumbo Kids, you can be sure that it is contributing directly to your child's physical, emotional or intellectual development
At Jumbo Kids we apply a developmentally correct and age appropriate curriculum- based on the international standards set by the N.A.E.Y.C- National Association for education of young children.
A wide variety of activities are offered to the child with the three main goals as the foundation of the curriculum:
CURRICULUM To help each child in positive self esteem and self-understanding through enjoyable, effective social relationships
To help each child grow in understanding, knowledge and appreciation of the world in which he or she lives.
To help each child experience success and confidence in acquiring the skills necessary for entrance into Primary school.
Our curriculum is based on Montessori, Playway, Reggio Emilia, Glenn doman and Rudolf Steiner.
We take care of the development of all the 5 important skills necessary for preschoolers: -
Hence the curriculum at Jumbo Kids is developmentally appropriate - which means, it keeps in mind the developmental stage and need of every child and teaches him accordingly. Hence a child is motivated to race against himself and improve his past performance and not race with his friends.
A unique method is followed in teaching writing, which is indeed a path breaking activity especially in India and that is using 3 lines instead of the age old four line method for teaching children writing.
Jumbo Kids believes strongly in Indian values and hence the National Anthem is sung everyday by the children at the beginning of the day.
OUR PLAYSCHOOL In our playschool the 2 year olds learn by Reggio Emilia way which is a time tested playway method.
OUR NURSERY In our nursery the 3 years olds learn arthimetic and sensoral activities and exercises of practical life through the Montessori method.
OUR JUNIOR KG In our Junior KG, the 4 year olds follow the Steiner way using the 3 Rs - Rhythm, Reverence and Repitition, gardening and cooking activities that help them for maths and writing of small letters. We do phonics and elocution which enhances the child's speech and spelling.
OUR SENIOR KG In our Senior KG, the 5 year olds follow the Reggio Emilia method and learn to link things together. They also do sight word reading and sentence reading through the Glenndoman way. They do 2-3 letter words and sentence writing. Addition and Subtraction is also done.
Space Required 1200 sq.ft or more Total Project Cost 6.5 Lakh rupees Investment 3 to 3.5 lakh rupees Brand Fee 2.5 Lakh Rupees Royalty 20% Brand Upgradation Fee 50,000 per year applicable from year two. Term of Franchisee 20 years
Staffing 1 teacher per 12 children Maid 1 per 20 children Assistant teachers Atleast 2 float teachers Centre Head One required will help if admission counselor is separate Batch Timing Atleast 2 hours for playschool and nursery and atleast 3 hours for Junior & Senior KG Fees Minimum 1200 per month Age Group 1.5 yrs - Little School 2 yrs - Play School 3 yrs - Nursery 4 yrs - Junior KG
'Podar' today stands for quality education, everywhere it operates pre-schools, schools, and junior college and extension courses. It transfers all the attendant benefits of an 81 year commitment to education to every Franchisee of Podar Jumbo Kids.
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