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 Sunnyvale.
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 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 daycare for children in preschool and beyond!
● Masters in Public Administration- Madras University
● AA in ECE- De Anza College, CA
● Director @Safari Kid Sunnyvale – March 2017 to Present
● Lead Preschool Teacher @ Safari Kid Sunnyvale March 2013- 2017
● Preschool Teacher @ Early Horizons Preschool February 2011 – February 2013
● Master of Science (Chemistry)
● ECE Credentials
● 4+ years of teaching experience in preschool
I love the childcare industry because:
It gives me immense joy being around the kids. As a teacher, I like to encourage and help children learn and discover things around them and their curiosities.
● High school – 12th grade
● Pursuing ECE credentials
● I worked as a babysitter for 4+ years; mainly with children between the ages of (2 months – 7 years)
I love the childcare industry because:
You’re able to help each child learn and grow at their own pace.
Being able to express my creativity to provide a fun engaging environment for the children
● Bachelor’s in Science
● Master’s in Science
● Child development course
● 5 years’ experience in India as a teacher
● 1 ½ years’ experience in Safari kid as a teacher
I love to the childcare industry because:
I love to be around children and help them as a teacher. They make me happy, and I love to help them explore new things.
· High School
· Medical Assistant Certificate
· ECE Credentials
· 11+ years teaching preschool and working with afterschool age children.
I love Childcare Industry Because:
I enjoy working with children. I love to see their smiling faces every day. As a teacher, I am amaze of how much of an impact I can make on the children’s life by helping them learn new things and helping with their development.
● Bachelor degree in electrical and electronics.
● ECE units.
Worked in a college as a lecturer for 3 years.
Worked as an Amazon Associate for 6 months.
Worked in a Licensed daycare for 2 years.
Working in Safari kid from june2022.
I have loved being with children and nurturing them from my childhood. I strongly feel that teaching children at a very young age is significant and lays the foundation for the rest of their lives. Being in this field, I can learn and explore many new things with children.
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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.