Podar Jumbo Kids is part of the Podar Education Group, which is a dynamic, constantly evolving nucleus, imparting education at various levels, and was established in the year 1927, that is more than 85 years of experience in the education field.
The first president of the Podar Group was Mahatma Gandhi and we are proud to follow his educational philosophy in nurturing children. Mahatma Gandhi said that, "Real education consists in drawing out the best out of yourself", and that is what we aim to do at Podar Jumbo Kids. We don’t test or rank children or make them aware of their faults and weakness, instead we help them identify their potential and create happy learners by implementing the Head (cognitive), Heart (emotional) and Hand (Physical and practical) philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. When children experience this kind of an environment then it is definitely not a school it is a nurturing play house - Podar Jumbo Kids.
At Jumbo Kids we use the best from Tagore (drama and nature), Montessori (learn independently), Vygotsky (let the child use mind tools like questioning, logic), Glenn Doman (sight reading that will enhance spelling and writing skills). When children are taught like this then reading, writing and number work happen naturally and do not have to be forced on the child leading to lifelong stress. Anything that is stressful for children is not part of Jumbo Kids, the way we interact with them, the way we help them communicate, the way we let them explore are all based on scientific brain research and lead to the development of lifelong learners.
This kind of education at PJK that is patterned on the individual needs of each child has been termed 'KIDUCATION' - an education which is flexible and which has tailored for each child.
And so we partner with parents with our parenting workshops, parenting articles and parenting books. As our Director Ms Swati Popat Vats says, "The two people who take care of children (parents and teachers) must be empowered about child development techniques and trained to understand the long term implications of incorrect teaching and parenting".
The Trustee of the Podar Group Dr. Pavan Podar says, "India is diverse and while the structure behind our system of learning is the same, we believe that learning is an everyday process and should suit the needs of the child, and tune it to the environment he/she comes from. Over the years we’ve nurtured toppers all over the country only because of this attitude towards academics and life skills".
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 the child's physical, emotional or intellectual development.
Overall at Jumbo Kids, in everything the child, does, learns or experiences, there is a lot of planning based on educational theories.
Our aim at Jumbo Kids? Not only to be the largest chain of preschools but to become the largest chain that gives back 'childhood' to children.
In short, what does JUMBO KIDS stand for? Here is the answer-
J - Joyful experiences for children
U - Understanding every child’s needs
M - Making learning fun
B - Brain based learning environments.
O - Organized activities
K - Knowledgeable about parenting
I - Intelligences developed
D - Developmentally Appropriate Practices
S - Specialists in life skills