(Image of a Eurokids pre-school from Jayanagar, Bengaluru)
Mumbai: EuroKids International, one among leading chain of pre-schools has opened its 1000th pre-school in Thane, near Mumbai. With a presence in three countries and over 350 towns and cities, the pre-school chain plans to triple the number in the next five years.
In an official communication, EuroKids International' Co-founder and Group CEO Prajodh Rajan said, "we are experiencing stupendous growth and the 1000th pre-school represents a major milestone that commemorates our expertise of over 17 years in early childhood education.
"The 1000th pre-school is testament to the efforts that our content & academic teams have put in and the years dedicated towards understanding young children & their learning needs. These efforts have defined our progress and are the reason why we are among one of India's most preferred pre-schools," he added.
The pre-school chain ihas added 250 pre-schools in the past year itself. This illustrates the growing popularity and rise in demand for pre-school education in the country.
Shedding light on the company's future growth plans, Prajodh Rajan said, "Currently close to 60% of our preschools are in non-metro cities and we believe that there is great untapped potential in the tier-II and III cities. Therefore, we will largely focus our energies on these territories."
The pre-school chain that operates on a franchise model, says it has empowered nearly 1000 entrepreneurs till date, of which over 80% are women. The franchise model offers a unique training methodology coupled with NextGen advantages and a 360 degree support to help entrepreneurs in building franchise business. In addition to training and support, financial assistance in association with leading institutions is provided to set up a franchise, especially in tier 2 & 3 cities.
EuroKids is evolving the education landscape by paying close attention to enhancing teaching methodology. To ensure that the professional needs of teachers are addressed periodically for effective delivery of curriculum, EuroKids has developed ETAT (EuroKids Teacher Assessment Tool), an online teacher assessment tool, that ensures that the teachers comply with uniform standards and their skill sets are continuously upgraded.
Moreover, its curriculum is developed basis years of experience and research findings by 'Center on the Developing Child' at Harvard University. All EuroKids pre-schools follow 5-point safety program which includes provision of CCTV cameras and GPS, child safe furniture and interiors, safe school certification, qualified female staff and first aid and emergency services.
The brand has recently won 23 awards that stands testimony to the high quality education and sustainable model created for franchise business. Some of its recent wins include Best Education Brands of 2018 - ET Best Brands Awards 2018, Early Child Playschool Chain - Indian Education Awards 2017, Innovation in Preschool Pedagogy 2017 - World Education Summit 2017 and pre-school Franchisor of the Year 2017 - BW Top Education Brands in India.