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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why do we need a curriculum for preschool?
It has been identified that the early years from 2-6 yrs are one of the most important
time for brain development and learning in a child. It has been proven by experts world
over repeatedly that the capacity for a child to absorb concepts and learning is the
highest during these years of a human being’s life. So, it is very necessary to identify
areas of development that need to be focused on during these years of the child’s
development and ensure that the same is imparted in an effective manner to the child.
Blackboard learning and learning by rote does not work during these years. The child
learns through experience and repeatedly performing activities that interest him / her.
For the 1st to 12th grades in schools, a curriculum is defined by whether the school
follows ICSE, CBSE or State boards based on what the school has adopted. But, no such
standards have been defined in the preschool segment. Hence, it is extremely important
that a clear cut curriculum is defined enabled by materials which can be used to develop
a variety of skill sets, interests and intelligences in the child.
2. If I want to set up a preschool, how can Kreedo help me?
a. Kreedo provides a complete preschool solution that enables you to set up a
premium, world class preschool. The focus of the solution is in two areas:
i. Setting up the preschool
1. Kreedo helps you right from the time you name your school, to your
logo design, designing your pamphlets, brochures, sign boards, ad
banners etc. Kreedo will help you build your own brand.
2. Kreedo will also provide a marketing manual detailing how to
successfully market your school
3. Kreedo will train you to talk to parents so that you can clearly talk
about how your school will help their children in various aspects of
their education.
4. Kreedo will provide you with all the templates necessary for you to
run the school including parent enquiry form, admission forms,
receipts, fee structure, calendar, parent hand outs and more.
5. Kreedo will provide you inputs on how to setup your school in terms
of the layout of materials, effective use of outdoor area, painting
and more.
ii. Running a preschool
1. Kreedo provides a developmentally Appropriate Curriculum that
imbibes the best practices from several established education
methodologies. We have identified various intelligences / skills that
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Also.g. getting “toilet trained” could be a big issue for kids in the environment). Solution includes high quality Educational Materials to support the curriculum.g. The curriculum objectives themselves are a lot more advanced compared to those offered by others and the curriculum provides a stress free way to achieve them for every child. These activities will not need any materials and can be devised as individual or group activities by teachers to implement and present various concepts to the child – for e. d. Every customer will be provided with a special “Ask The Expert” form that can be used to fill in any problems that the customer may have related to admissions. A child evaluation software that enables the teacher to create an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for every child and track the development of the child in the environment by effectively observing and recording information about the child’s activities on a day-to-day basis.. Our team of experts will revert to you on the most effective way to handle such scenarios in the environment within as short a time as possible. At nominal additional costs. Kreedo will provide every customer with regular updates on new activities that can be performed in school. techniques and materials that would develop and enable those skills in the child. Kreedo will also arrange special workshops / training that may be required by your school on topics of relevance.2. Replacement sets are also available as and when required. What is the post setup support that I can expect from Kreedo? a. lesson plans. a volcano eruption can be effectively demonstrated by shaking a coke bottle b. Page 2 of 8 . we could send our trainers to your premises for the same. 3. could be either interest based or need based as the case may be and have identified methodologies.. 3. Continuous training & monitoring throughout the year through video conferencing. Furniture to create a high class environment A multimedia based teacher training software that includes videos on how to present the materials to the child. we will undertake repair work from time to time on materials that can be repaired. 5. Kreedo will also provide you continuous spare support to ensure that the materials need to be replaced everytime which reduces the total cost of ownership of the equipment purchased. 4. usage of materials or issues that kids may have (For e. If there are any extra training requirements that your school might require. skype calls and one-to-one teleconferencing. Charges for the same would be communicated in advance. c. Charges for the same will be mutually agreed upon before the same is finalized.

ensure that you have an ethnic day as part of the weekly dressing. 5. What is the methodology all about? How are children taught various concepts? Do we use books to teach children? The curriculum is based on didactic educational materials that have been designed to teach children various concepts. Again. new ways of working with equipment as well as new materials will be introduced every year or as and when they become available. 4 to 5 yrs and 5 to 6 yrs as part of our package which will form a part of the student kit. We have broken up the packages such that the investments can be staggered. Books play a bigger role in the 4 yrs to 6 yrs curriculum. As regards to items such as school bags / water bottles. Books are a limited part of the curriculum and are not the core. The curriculum will be constantly upgraded.? Kreedo does not provide any dresses / uniforms as part of the package. As regards to dresses / uniforms – we again encourage the school not to have rigid classroom uniforms for the preschool and allow the child to dress the way they would like. we will not be having heavy schoolbags that the child will be carrying back and forth. We will also be providing teacher planners. Do we provide any school kits like dresses / uniforms / stationery etc. assessment booklets. f. 4.e. we are always just a phone call away. These will be provided to all franchisees at a nominal cost which will allow them to keep themselves up to date with the latest in the preschool education space. Hence. Which age group is the solution targeted at? The preschool solution is meant for the preschool years from 2 years to 6 years. The first package is for the age group of children between 2 years to 4 years. as part of our kit which will be necessary to implement the curriculum. For the age group of 2 yrs to 4 yrs. Also. We will be providing work books for the age groups of 3 to 4 yrs. For any other special requests. These are learning aids that help the child understand various concepts and develop their skills. again these can be requested by the parents to purchase and the school can just provide guidelines. 6. since the curriculum is not designed to burden the child heavily by providing too much homework. The main rule that can be enforced is to ensure that the dressing is simple without being flashy and not have too many writings on the T shirts and dresses. The second package is for children between the age group of 4 years to 6 years. but a majority of the concepts are taught Page 3 of 8 . the curriculum has a few pictorial books that are intended to develop the reading habit and understand pictorial illustrations. daily observation sheets etc.

7. What is the ideal teacher to child ratio recommended? The teacher to child ratio recommendations vary based on the number of children in various age groups. 11. Please do look at the kit break up sheet to know exactly what is provided with the solution. How many of each variety of material is provided with the kit? Most of the educational materials as part of the kit are 1 in number as part of the package except items such as chowkis. the school may have to invest in a few additional furniture pieces such as sitting mats. For children between the age group of 3 to 4. the idea ratio would be 1:12. 9. Books just serve to reinforce some of the concepts and are used as workbooks more than anything else. sitting mats. The furniture set up provided with the package initially is good enough for 30-40 children. learn and discover. Investment in additional material will only be needed if the count goes beyond 60 children.5 yrs. What is the area required to run the preschool? The area required obviously depends on the number of students the school will accommodate. chairs and so on which we provide more than one as per the requirement of the classroom. the ideal ratio would be 1:15. Typically for about 30 students.5 yrs to 6 yrs. 8. Page 4 of 8 . For children between the age group of 2 yrs to 3 yrs.with wooden educational materials rather than books. The table and chairs (which are limited in number) provided as part of the environment are used only for specific activities which are defined as part of the curriculum. For the additional admissions beyond 40 children. Teachers play the role of observers and directors where they present the materials to the child and then allow the child to play. we require a minimum of 900 to 1000 sqft of space and as the number of students go up. the area requirement will increase though not necessarily proportionally 10. The methodology is to have a classroom where the materials are arranged in such a way such that children will work with the materials and while doing so learn and develop various skills at their own pace. and for the age group of 4. A majority of the work and presentations are done on the ground where children sit on mats and work with low level tables called Chowkis. this is not a traditional classroom concept of having benches and desks and having a teacher teaching with a blackboard. How many students can the package materials and curriculum accommodate? The educational materials / equipment provided with the package for the 2-4 yr age group is sufficient to accommodate about 60 children provided there are enough adults / teachers to manage the children. chowkis and so on. the ideal ratio would be 1:8. working mats. Is it a traditional classroom concept? Will we have tables and chairs and so on? No.

Physical Infrastructure Guidelines for the physical infrastructure and number of teachers needed would be given after understanding the requirements of the preschool. there are no regulations / accreditations needed in opening a preschool as per our knowledge. Passion to work with children b. What do I need from my side to set up the school? We require the following as a necessity to set up a preschool: a. How do I get teachers? How do I train them? Kreedo will provide you inputs on how and where you can recruit your teachers. We will also interview teachers for their final rounds before recruitment (maximum of 4) to ensure you get the right person for the job. Adults willing to work with children c. Our services range from finalizing the name of your school. What would be the costs? What would be included in the costs? The costs of the preschool solution range from Rs. We will also review any marketing collateral that you would need to circulate. We will also provide you with ideas for events that will captivate the parents. 1. 16. Are there any government regulations / accreditations that are required for a preschool? Currently.8 lakhs to 5 lakhs varying based on the age group. kind of curriculum required and existing set up if any. How will Kreedo help in marketing our school to get admissions? Kreedo is focussed on helping you build a successful preschool brand. 12. designing your logo. templates for every form required to providing you a marketing manual on how to market your school as well as talking to parents effectively to garner admissions. brochures. This is a one-time set up cost and there are no mandatory recurring costs (such as royalties). 15. We will also provide you inputs on how to interview teachers and what to look for in them.The idea is that each child will work with different materials in the environment at any point in time. 14. The child is also taught to wait his / her turn when some other child is working with materials of his / her interest. Please do send us your requirements and we will revert with the best possible solution for your requirements. We advise customers to do the necessary checks in their area with the Page 5 of 8 . 13. designing your pamphlets.

Hence. 18. and more likely to attach importance to quality education. How does the “Kreedo” brand help us? As we will be simultaneously working to increase parent awareness for understanding the importance of preschool curriculum and also the effectiveness of the Kreedo curriculum. feedback to parents on the strengths / interests of the child and also ensuring that there is a structured path for every child to develop skills and interests. we request all the preschools that adopt the Kreedo package to mention “Follows Kreedo Curriculum” on their advertisement / hoardings. If I am running a preschool. Do we need to run the school under the “Kreedo” brand name? How is it different from a preschool franchisor? Is there any royalty? Kreedo is NOT a preschool franchisor. how can Kreedo help me? As mentioned above. Also. The low set up cost ensures that you can provide state of the art preschool education in an effective manner to children in the non-metro areas at an affordable price. Kreedo has developed a revolutionary preschool package that can take your existing preschool to the next level in terms of the type of education imparted to the child. We only franchise our curriculum and hence. There is no royalty. 19. But. The parents are less likely to be carried away by fancy brand names. We believe that you can successfully build your own preschool brand with the tools that we provide you with. Can we choose selected materials from the package? The package cannot be broken up piece meal as there are a lot of inter-dependencies that ensure the effectiveness of the package.local government offices before proceeding with the project as rules keep changing from place to place and time to time. we do provide package options which allow you to gradually upgrade your curriculum. All these places usually have a high demand for quality education. Removing even a single cog from the wheel would result in a dip in the overall effectiveness of the package and its benefits to the school. Does this model work in a non-Metro area? The package was developed with focus on semi-urban areas. The major chunk of the investment will be one time as mentioned above in the package costs. 20. we believe that following the Kreedo curriculum will assist the school in building its own brand. 21. the Page 6 of 8 . 17. Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. adopting the Kreedo curriculum would help you get better return on your investments as well as providing the best for the child in your preschool.

What is the Return on Investment? When can I break even? Kreedo is not a franchisor and hence we do not commit to any return on investment as is the market norm. we charge a fixed one time charge. 26. We are giving you all the tools you need to run a preschool and for this. Also. the investments to start a preschool are quite low and hence the return on investments is much faster. How was the curriculum developed? We have taken inputs from: Page 7 of 8 . since it is not a royalty based model. we will be providing regular activities through our website which can be adopted by teachers to apply in the environment. Given our attractive package offering. the investments can be staggered where the customer can adopt a basic package to start with and gradually upgrade the curriculum over a period of time. Can I take a basic package and upgrade to the next? Yes. How will the curriculum be updated? Kreedo will regularly update the curriculum by introducing new materials along with training videos and evaluation strategies which the customers could upgrade to. Also.and if implemented in the right fashion – it will provide a benchmark in preschool education that others will find very difficult to match or achieve. Multiple Intelligence and so on) . knowledge base support and other such mechanisms.“Wow” factor for such a premium curriculum would be a lot higher in the non-metro areas which would attract the parents a lot easier. What we can assure you is that since the set up costs are low. 22. This we do through teacher training videos. the customer can run a best-in-class preschool. There are no royalties. there are no recurring costs from a curriculum perspective which again increases the RoI. Also. 25. 23. the school would break even a lot faster and the return on investments would be considerably high. the curriculum solution being provided ensures that the customer does not have to be dependent on Kreedo for ongoing support. 24. We encourage the customers to build their own preschool brand and we believe that with the tools and expertise we provide. How are we different from a franchisee? Kreedo is a solution provider. The curriculum itself is a revolutionary package incorporating methodologies from the best in class theories and practices in the world today (including Montessori.

We will be running a formal teacher training course in the school for adults to understand the Kreedo curriculum c. 27. What is the company background? What experience does the company have in this space? We have been working in the early childhood space for 20 years. It will aid in our focus to continuously improve on our curriculum and research on new areas that we can help the child. Special educators d. Several early childhood educationists b.a. We manufacture Montessori materials and other preschool aids of very high quality. Montessorians e. Teachers who work with the children We have taken 2 years to do research in several areas and combined this with our experience with preschools for 20 years and developed this curriculum. The school will be a training ground for our customers to see how to implement the curriculum effectively. d. but keeping in mind the competitive world we live in today and helping the child adapt himself into this environment. 28. Do we run preschools of our own in the name of Kreedo? Kreedo is currently running a model school in JP Nagar area of Bangalore. Preschool Owners f. b. It has been made with a lot of emphasis on the overall well being of the child. but to just showcase our solutions effectively for our customers. Various books related to the cognitive as well as overall development of the child c. The objective of running our own school is the following: a. Page 8 of 8 . It is not our objective to run a chain of schools.