IKidz, a premium play school chain that ensures the intellectual, social, and emotional development of children aged 2 to 5, has announced a significant expansion of its business activities across multiple cities and states in India. Through this expansion initiative, the preschool aims to launch more than 200 centres across more than 90 cities by the end of fiscal year 2024, according to an official release.
According to IKidz, it accommodates an average of 40 students per centre, resulting in a 170% return on investment. Building on the success of existing centres, the platform is expanding its presence in states such as Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh.
As per the official statement, the upcoming IKidz centres are believed to utilise their software, ‘IKidz Smart,’ an AI-based tool designed to assist parents during admissions. This app will also be an assessment tool, helping parents and teachers track a child’s academic development and observing progress before and after enrollment at IKidz.
Speaking about the development, Founder & CEO of IKidz, Dhruv Ahuja, said:
With our expansion, we are aiming to bring forth an inclusive ecosystem of early education across the Indian periphery, ensuring that every child in the country has an equal opportunity to holistic growth and development.
Furthermore, IKidz has formed a strategic alliance with Franchise India. Through this collaboration, the company plans to showcase its offerings at upcoming Indore, Jaipur and Chandigarh exhibitions.
IKidz strives to provide a warm and nurturing environment that provides a safe and happy learning environment and assists children in reaching their social, physical, and emotional milestones. The platform creates large, colourful play schools with a scientifically planned curriculum that makes learning fun. The schools are designed with a theme and concept that allows children to associate, appreciate, and learn from their surroundings. It is India’s first and only preschool to incorporate Augmented Reality into preschool through its in-house developed app, redefining learning. This includes fun learning modules that teach children letters, numbers, shapes, seasons, etc. All of this is accomplished in a novel manner that no other preschool in India can match. All Ikidz schools have Augmented Reality capable Flash Cards and Tablets. The programme gives the schools a competitive advantage in the Indian market.