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 Dublin-Positano.
At Safari Kid, we focus on whole-child development through a combination of programs that develop and enhance social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. We welcome our toddlers, our “Safari Cubs,” with a range of engaging activities, developmentally appropriate educational materials and books, and toddler-sized furniture and toys made of natural materials. Research shows toddlers need to feel safe and comfortable but also engaged and challenged. Our Cubs enjoy activities such as yoga and mindfulness, parachute story time, STREAM mini-exploration projects, art lab, music & movement, and so much more. Our modern and safe environment will feel as welcoming as our warm, nurturing staff. Your toddler will receive encouragement and positive reinforcement every step of the way.
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
Ms Vidya Gopidas
Director & Owner
Children bring out the child in me. Playing and learning along with my students gives me great joy. I have been an educator, as long as I can remember. I have over 25 years of experience in teaching in various fields. I have been teaching, and assisting with Safari Kid since 2004. I forayed into franchisee ownership in Santa Clara since 2014. I enjoy the arts, dancing and singing with the children. I also administer the program and I am grateful for my wonderful staff. I am also a yoga teacher. You will hear many a ‘Breathe in, Breathe out’ resounding from my facility. I inculcate spirituality in all dimensions of my work. It serves as a beacon in the role that I play in life. I have two Master degrees, one in Curriculum, Instruction and Media Technology from Indiana State University.The other in business. I have worked in the income tax department for the Government of India and had a short stint with Oracle as technical support in the bay area. I am a perennial student. At present, I am studying French and Korean. I volunteer with a non profit Art of Living Foundation. I am proud to have been a mentor and guide to the hundreds of children who have walked into my school and my life.
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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.