Lites Little Wonder - International Pre School, Montessori, LKG, UKG

Every child
is a wonder

FAQ'S

Why do we need a curriculum for preschool?
It has been identified that the early years from 2-6 yrs are one of the most important time for brain development and learning in a child. It has been proven that the capacity for a child to absorb concepts and learning is the highest during these years of a human being's life. So, it is very necessary to identify areas of development that need to be focused on during these years of the child's development and ensure that the same is imparted in an effective manner to the child. Blackboard learning and learning by rote does not work during these years. The child learns through experience and repeatedly performing activities that interest him / her.
What are the prerequisites to set up a Little Wonder Preschool?
We require the following as a necessity to set up a preschool:
  • Passion to work with children
  • Teachers with an educational background preferably in the preschool segment coupled with good written and spoken EnglishPhysical Infrastructure (ideal setup for 60 students) - the space recommended would be a minimum of 2000-2500 square feet built-up area. As the number of students increase, the area requirement will increase though not necessarily proportionally. Guidelines for the physical infrastructure and number of teachers needed would be given after understanding the requirements of the preschool
  • Investment capability ranging from Rs. 9 lac to 12 lac based on the location of the preschool. This is a one-time set up cost
What is provided for the investment toward setup?
The tangibles that the investment entails include:
  • High quality educational material to support the proposed curriculum
  • Student starter kits that include bags, books and school-specific collaterals
  • Learning aids and multimedia kits
  • Little Wonder-patented 3D books as educational aids
  • Furniture to create a high class environment
  • Ongoing teacher training and reorientation
  • Training to your marketing team with relevant collaterals and effective marketing strategies that a preschool should adopt
What is the post setup support that I can expect?
Little Wonder will be with you from the time of inception till the school is running efficiently and economically and you are confident of handling affairs on your own.
  • Periodic audits to maximize RoI.
  • Curriculum upgrades
  • Periodic teacher and marketing training on topics of relevance
  • Regular updates on new activities that can be added to the existing setup
  • New ideas of working with equipment as well as new material introductions every year
  • Full access to our team of experts for the most effective way to handle new scenarios in the environment and redressal of grievances within as short a time as possible
Which age group is the preschool targeted at ?
A preschool is meant for the most impressionable growing years of two to six. After extensive research spanning over 500 established preschool methodologies over a period of5 years, we have broken up the age groups as follows :
  • Play home (2 to 3 years)
  • Montessori (3 to 4 years)
  • Kindergarten (4 to 6 years)
What is the curriculum and teaching methodology?
The curriculum is based on didactic educational materials that have been designed to teach children various concepts. These are learning aids that help the child understand various concepts and develop their skills. Books are a limited part of the curriculum and are not the core.

For the age group of 2 yrs to 4 yrs, the curriculum has a few pictorial books that are intended to develop the reading habit and understand pictorial illustrations. Books play a bigger role in the 4 yrs to 6 yrs curriculum, but a majority of the concepts are taught with wooden educational materials rather than books. Books just serve to reinforce some of the concepts and are used as workbooks more than anything else.

You and your teaching staff are provided with a Child Appropriate Curriculum and training that imbibes best practices from several established education methodologies that are upgraded periodically. We have identified various skills that could be either interest based or need based as the case may be and have identified methodologies, techniques and materials that would develop and enable those skills in the child.
How will Little Wonder help in marketing our school to get admissions ?
Little Wonder will provide your marketing team with training, regular tips as well as collaterals to effectively market your school in your locality to ensure admissions. We will also review any marketing collateral that you would need to circulate. We will provide you with ideas for events that will help draw attention to your school and maximize interest amongst parents.
How do I get teachers? How do I train them ?
Little Wonder will provide you strategies to recruit teachers along with their complete training as per our teaching methodologies.
Are there any government regulations / accreditations that are required for a preschool ?
Currently, there are no regulations / accreditations needed for opening a preschool.
How does the "Little Wonder" brand help us?
As we will be simultaneously working to increase parent awareness for understanding the importance of preschool curriculum and also its requirement and effectiveness, we believe that the Little Wonder brand will assist the school in building goodwill not only in education but also in related child-development activities aimed at brain development and growth.
If I am already running a preschool, how can franchising help me?
As Little Wonder has developed a fully rounded, revolutionary preschool curriculum and teaching methodology, it can take your existing preschool to the next level in terms of the type of education imparted to the child, feedback to parents on the strengths/interests of the child and also ensuring that there is a structured path for every child to develop skills and interests. Hence, adopting our curriculum and methodologies would help you maximize your return on your investment apart from providing the best for the child in your preschool.
Can we choose selected materials from the package?
The package cannot be broken up piece meal as there are a lot of inter-dependencies that ensure the effectiveness of the package. Removing even a single cog from the wheel would result in a dip in the overall effectiveness of the package and its benefits to the school. But, we do provide package options which allow you to gradually upgrade your curriculum.
What is the Return on Investment? When can I break even?
With over 5 years and 30 schools under our belt, Little Wonder can assure you that since the set up costs are low, the school would break even a lot faster with our proven track record and the return on investments would be considerably high.
What is the minimum assured number of years I have to run the school once I buy the franchise?
The initial term of the agreement shall be for a period of three years.
What is the best time of year to begin the preschool?
Anytime of the year. Though for Kindergarten, the academic year is the best (June).
What happens to the space after the 4 hrs of pre school can it be utilized by me for other purposes ?
Little Wonder will suggest alternate revenue streams for the optimum utilization of the free space after school hours. This will depend on the space available and the additional investment capabilities of the franchisee. The ideation is at no additional cost to the franchisee but a royalty of 20% on total collections is applicable if the Little Wonder brand is used for promotional or publicity purposes.
Can I run 2 batches of preschool in the same premises (8am – 12 noon and 12:30pm - 4:30 pm)?
Yes. The admissions and fee structure is at the discretion of the franchisee. Royalty at 18% will be charged as per the agreement according to the student intake and the overheads in terms of collaterals will increase accordingly.