Welcome to Safari Kid!
At Safari Kid, we believe childhood should be celebrated! Our proprietary preschool curriculum takes inspiration from a mix of both traditional methods (Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf) and reflects current brain research on early childhood development. This has resulted in a focus on the whole child, in which we offer the perfect balance of learning and play. Our daycare and preschool programs are carefully developed to ignite curiosity and encourage lifelong learning, but it doesn’t end there! We also offer a well-rounded after-school program for children in kindergarten through 8th grade, which provides a combination of valuable academic support and engaging extra-curricular enrichment.
Allow us to help turn your child’s Potential into Possibilities at Safari Kid Allen, TX.
After a tough day at work, Safari Kid parents feel comforted knowing their child has not only successfully completed their homework but also enjoyed learning something new! Safari Kid offers a comprehensive After School Program. We offer structured learning and tutoring coupled with a diverse choice of extracurricular activities. Our Safari Kid After School Program offers daily help with schoolwork but also provides supplemental mathematics and English Language Arts lessons that align directly with Common Core Standards. While academic learning is our primary goal, we also ignite interest beyond the core subjects through exciting enrichment activities that promote a love for new learning. Depending on demand, centers offer such enrichment classes as creative writing, public speaking, chess, robotics, visual arts, and performing arts. Students participating in Safari Kid’s After School Program consistently test above grade level, and many earn awards for academic achievement. We’re so proud of our Safari Kids and excited to be a part of their amazing growth!
Meet the Staff
Master of Commerce from India
Master Teacher – Early childhood education
PhD- Early childhood Education (Pursuing)
I love the childcare industry because
I believe in nurturing. I am passionate about crying, smiling, diapering, crawling, running, singing, jumping, and all aspects of the growth and development of the child. Also, I understand that early childhood educators can positively impact the child’s growth.
I was one of the first teachers at Safari Kid. I have been in Safari Kid for the past 17 years. I am a teacher at heart and love the opportunity to nurture future leaders from preschool and kindergarten up to help effect positive social change in the world. I currently manage the Safari Kid centers in Milpitas, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino in Bay Area filling my cup to the brim and my heart because it’s the job I love to do the most. I also manage the Safari Kid in Allen, Texas.
My specialties include child-centered learning, service learning, standards-based assessment, curriculum writing, and training.
In a “previous life,” I was a state-level chess player and athlete, winning many awards and recognition. I have completed Master’s in Commerce and have several units related to child care and Montessori education and currently pursuing my PhD in early childhood education.
I discovered my passion for teaching in high school, where I taught underprivileged children. My love for teaching brought me to Safari Kid, and I am honored to see it grow and establish itself throughout the world, helping and caring for children. I consider Safari Kid an opportunity to pursue my dream of bringing world-class education and care for children worldwide.
My name is Deepthy Ajithprasad, I am from India and I had been teaching college level and high school level students in India. I have a PhD in language and literature ( my native language Malayalam) and also obtained a bachelor’s degree in Education.
Now I am working in Safari kid Allen as an assistant director before moving to this position I taught the preschool classroom. Working with small preschool and kindergarten age kids is entirely different and lively. It is a big responsibility to create and mold the young minds and to learn day by day how to create a fun learning environment to teach and reach out for kids. I would love to be a milestone for these young learners to achieve a strong foundation for their successful future.
Hello, my name is Ms. Salima (Salima Makhani). I am a mother of twin daughters. Professionally I am a certified teacher, cosmetologist, and nurse.
I started teaching when I was 16 and have loved the profession ever since! I have 15 years of experience as a Montessori teacher, 10 years of experience as a cosmetologist, and 7 years of experience as a nurse. I have also had experience as an assistant director at a Montessori school.
My hobbies are spending time with my family, doing community service, traveling, and shopping. I love socializing and getting to know new people and sharing and learning new things.
I am so happy to be a part of Safari kids and cannot wait to share my knowledge and care.
Hi! My name is Mahder Sime Girgo, and I am a mother of three wonderful children. I joined Safari Kids in 2019, and have since been working there for more than three years. I love working with kids, and I am extremely happy to have the opportunity to work with amazing infants and toddlers at Safari Kids.
After I finished high school, I went to Kotebe College of Teacher Education in Ethiopia, and earned my diploma. I also went to Admas University and graduated in marketing management. After moving to the U.S, I took a CNA class in Alexandria,Virginia, on 2018. Then I got my Texas early childhood certification with C.P.R, and took the P.A.R.A Childcare Training.
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Safari Kid is a Global Chain of Preschools and After School Programs, founded by Ms. Shy Mudakavi in the heart of Silicon Valley in Newark, California. Over fifteen years, 35,000 children going through the program have shown consistent excellence in elementary and middle schools.