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About Us

"Empowering Minds, Enriching Futures: Beyond the Bell."

Meet Our Founder

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Viji Anand


Certificate: Entrepreneurship and Acceleration Program: Scaling a Business 

Wharton School of Business - Executive Education

Semi-finalist in Pitch Competition

M.S., Chemical Engineering

Washington University in St. Louis

Math Educator (K-12): 20+ years

Artist: Oil & Acrylic

Artist: Tanjore Painting

Curriculum Developer: Academic and Enrichment

Visit my Art Gallery!

Message from the Founder/CEO

As the founder of IKIDZ, I am writing this message with a heart full of passion and conviction about the vital role that our after-school programs play in a child's life.

From the very inception of IKIDZ in 2011, my driving force has been a deep-seated belief in the transformative power of education and mentorship. I have witnessed firsthand how after-school programs provide children with invaluable opportunities for growth, enrichment, and personal development.

In today's fast-paced world, where demands on children's time and attention are ever-increasing, our after-school programs serve as sanctuaries of learning and exploration. We offer a safe and nurturing environment where children can continue to engage in meaningful activities, expand their horizons, and discover new passions beyond the confines of traditional classroom settings.

Beyond academic enrichment, our programs foster crucial social and emotional skills that are essential for success in life. Through collaborative projects, team-building exercises, and mentorship opportunities, children learn the importance of communication, teamwork, resilience, and empathy—skills that will serve them well into adulthood.

Moreover, our programs provide a lifeline for working parents, offering much-needed support and peace of mind knowing that their children are in a safe and productive environment during after-school hours.

At IKIDZ, we are deeply committed to creating after-school programs that not only inspire a love for learning but also empower children to reach their full potential. Whether it's through hands-on STEM activities, creative arts workshops, or sports and recreation, our programs are designed to ignite curiosity, spark creativity, and instill a lifelong passion for learning.

Core Values

What Sets Us Apart

Mathematical Mastery: The Core of Intellectual Growth

Mathematics lies at the heart of all learning, serving as a cornerstone for intellectual growth. It equips individuals with analytical thinking and sharpens reasoning abilities—skills essential for navigating life's challenges.

Bridging Disciplines: Mathematics as a Gateway to Holistic Learning

Math plays a pivotal role in facilitating the understanding of other subjects such as science, social studies, and even art. By engaging with mathematical concepts, students develop a holistic approach to learning, enriching their educational experience across diverse disciplines.

Artistic Integration: Fostering Creativity

Fusion of math and art stimulates both hemispheres of the brain, fostering creativity and cognitive flexibility. This integration nurtures a robust mind capable of innovative problem-solving and creative expression.

Compassionate Connections: Building a Foundation for Personal Growth

Just as mathematics is integral to learning, compassion forms the foundation of human interaction and personal development. Cultivating empathy and kindness towards others is fundamental to fostering harmonious relationships and building a successful future.

Empathy in Action: Nurturing Well-being and Success

Embracing compassion not only enriches our interactions with the world but also enhances our overall well-being. By infusing compassion into every aspect of our lives, we pave the way for a fulfilling and joyous existence—a life that everyone deserves to experience.

At iKidZ, we uphold these core values of Mathematics, Art and Compassion, recognizing their profound impact on child development. By nurturing mathematical proficiency alongside empathy and kindness, we empower every child in our program to flourish as confident, compassionate individuals—laying the groundwork for a future filled with success and happiness.

Each student finds success uniquely, excelling in their individual strengths and interests. There is no universal solution that applies to everyone. The key is to provide abundant learning opportunities, offer unwavering compassion, and introduce the invaluable gift of education and enrichment. By empowering students to explore, the results are consistently remarkable.

Our History

​"In order to know where you will go, you will always need to remember where you have been."
 Our journey since 2011 ...
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