The Dream Team
At the Dreaming Child Pre-School the teachers collaborate with children as decision makers to create appropriate learning opportunities. The teacher constantly listens to and observes children in the classroom to discover what interests them. They use this knowledge to plan the curriculum and prepare the teaching tools and environment, while at the same time pursuing developmental improvement.
Founder & Director – Mahima Kaur
Mahima founded DREAMING CHILD in 2010.
Steve Jobs said “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” And that’s what Mahima knows – that she is meant to be the champion of children.
The number of children and parents who stand witness to and have benefited from her vision of what matters in the education of the young is growing.
She is multi dimensional : singing , dancing , acting , teaching and learning – and all define who she is now.
Ken Robinson said ‘Education and training are the keys to the future. A key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way and you lock resources away; turn it other way and you realize resources and give people back to themselves’.
Her passion for empowering children through the unique models created in Dreaming Child speaks volumes of her ‘entrepreneurial and creative skills’ in ways never seen before. It is not experimental, it is not a flash in the pan – it is built on much research on the what, why, how, when and where of ‘learning’ experiences .
Her moral and ethical compass will not let her do less by children and it is these values which have become the back bone of the company and draws facilitators and parents to it.
Mentor – Veena Parunkush Das
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, a ear to listen and a push in the right direction.”
And that is what Veena is for Dreaming Child. Her constant thirst for knowledge and research in child-care practices keeps the teachers of Dreaming Child on the edge of their learning curve, pushing forward for growth.
She leaves no stone unturned to bring out the best in every teachers. She celebrates each teacher, believing in them and empowering them to be the leaders of their classroom. Be it curriculum designing or assessments – every teacher partners with her, deepening their understanding on the subjects, for she ensures that the design of the modules is such that every child at Dreaming Child is challenged in class.
She is extremely accountable and proactive – keeping Dreaming Child, the teachers and children, as her first priority. While every teacher at Dreaming Child takes care of the emotional and cognitive safety of the children, Veena takes care of the emotional and cognitive safety of our teachers.
With her calm persona, honest character and boundless wisdom she is a role-model to us. Veena is a true blessing upon Dreaming Child. And we flourish and thrive under her guidance.
Administration Head – Suman Grover
Suman believes our center is a temple, and ensures every nook and corner is cleaned and cared for. Her loyalty to the institution has no bounds. We have learnt from Suman to take care of every staff member, especially the ground staff, with utmost respect and compassion.
A person entering Dreaming Child is greeted by her and made welcome. She sits at the reception, addressing her administrative duties but at the same time makes sure the needs of parents and children are met. Her loving vibe and bright smile lingers in one’s memory long after one has left the centre.
The most critical area that we are truly thankful for is that she ensures the emotional and physical safety of every child at our center. Dreaming Child has got a pearl amongst this rough sea called life in Suman Grover and we treasure her every day.