Dhara Mehta – The Kids Company – Mumbai
Founded in 2013 by Dhara Mehta in Mumbai, The Kids Company is an intelligence building activity centre offering its fun filled and intellectually stimulating programs to children in the age group of 3 – 7 years.
About the Program
The Kids Company’s activities consist of a blend of educational games, I.Q. sessions, puzzles, mazes, crosswords and teaching through play. The activities are aimed at improving the child’s skills related to logical thinking, problem solving, self-management, communication and inter personal skills. “The ‘experience and the surprise element’ which a child unwraps in every session at TKC is what makes us unique!”
Mrs. Mehta says, “Our multi-level program currently has 4 levels catering to children from Nursery to Grade 1 i.e. 3 years – 7 years. The curriculum demands smaller group sizes and for that reason we don’t have more than 5-6 kids in a batch with one instructor.”
Mrs. Dhara Mehta tell us, “I am an M.B.A. by qualification and a certified Early Childhood Care and Education provider. Back in 2008, I quit a promising role as a media professional in an MNC to embrace motherhood.
‘Play is the work of childhood and is the highest form of education!’
As a mother I realised that play is the best educational tool an adult can have at his disposal for teaching a child!With this thought, I decided to reach out to the pre-primary kids with a service which would bridge the gap of play and learning and thus was born ‘The Kids Company’.”
What Will a Child Learn
Mrs. Mehta says, “Some big life’s lessons can be easily taught over a board gaming session. Children learn to be patient, accept other kids with a different mindsets and learn to work with them in teams and at times even learn to handle failure. We acknowledge and encourage kids who play honestly and display compassion towards their friends and use those kids as role models for their friends.”
Activities / Workshops
The Kids Company organises workshops for children during the vacations i.e. summer and Diwali holidays. They bring to children what they want and like – it includes their love for surprises, variety and fun.
In 2015 they included LEGO in their Diwali workshops. It was accepted so well by the kids that they included LEGO as a part of regular sessions too. “Since the past 4 years, our summer have always been a huge success, where we engage our kids with some brain flexing activities along with loads fun, thrill and excitement. Most of the city’s leading dailies including Mumbai Mirror, Hindustan Times and DNA have featured our workshops.
Through these workshops, we have managed to reach out to kids not only from our vicinity but pan India and have had kids from U.S.A. too!” says Mrs. Mehta.
“The biggest challenge I face till date is to explain new parents the benefits/objective of TKC’s curriculum as it’s an experience!Since we don’t advertise and purely work on word of mouth, most parents come from references from other happy parents. Often they sign up based on hearsay, but are somewhere skeptical. However, once their child is exposed to our program, they instantly see the merit in the program and their child’s love for TKC right from the first session! Probably that’s the biggest reason for that our dropout rate is very low.”
· Best Activity Centre (pan India) Second Runner Up Award at the RIVOKIDS Parents and Kids Choice Awards 2015.
· BABYCHAKRA Mom’s Choice Service Certificate 2016 in the category Activity Classes.
For more information, please visit www.thekidscompany.in
The Kids Company
5th floor, Saket,
Gulmohar Road,Juhu,Opposite Sujay Hospital