About Us

  • Who Are We?

    Caterpillar Kids is a group of parents and teachers deeply passionate about children and education. We believe that kids have limitless potential – constrained only by our ability to guide them, enable their learning & growth and groom them for happiness and success.

    Caterpillar Kids was conceptualized in 2007 in New York, when our Founder, Priya Sanghvi, started developing new activities for our own kids, and slowly their friends joined, and the group grew. Back in India we restarted the concept and the response from kids has been overwhelming.

    Our Vision

    After traveling to many countries and seeing how the primary education system works we have realized that its the best to use the child’s natural curiosity to guide learning. Also, there is a lot of research on child development that suggests that the first 7 years of a child’s life are the most defining years that have a lasting effect for the rest of their lives.
    We want to make the most of these defining years in a fun way. To make a change in the work we have to start with our kids today and so we want to foster curiosity, independence and a life-long love of learning to help kids become contributing members to our community and the world at large.

    Philosophy

    Since we started Caterpillar Kids, many people have asked us about the activities, timings, peer group, location etc. But even more important is to understand the philosophy of CK. It underpins the design of all our activities, and if our key elements of philosophy match your value systems, then perhaps this is the right place for your kids.

    After much thought, we’ve summarized key aspects of our philosophy:
    1.Learning happens primarily by ‘doing’ rather than only ‘listening’ or ‘reading’; experiential learning is the most impactful form of learning
    2.Happiness is important – an unhappy child learning through forced measures can never learn effectively
    3.Children are whole people who have feelings, ideas and relationships with others, and who need to be physically, mentally, morally and spiritually healthy.
    4.Topics such as mathematics, art, science, sports etc. cannot be separated; young children learn in an integrated way and not in neat, tidy compartments.
    5.Children learn best when they are given appropriate responsibility, allowed to make errors, decisions and choices, and respected as autonomous learners.
    6.Group activities are often more impactful than individual activities. When kids are with other kids, they feel more stimulated, participate more actively and learn more quickly if in positive motivating environment.