Maple Bear Central and Eastern Europe, part of the largest global Canadian bilingual educational franchise network Maple Bear Global Schools, joined hands with Kinderpedia in a partnership that will offer all the Maple Bear kindergartens and schools in the region a complete management solution for education.
Thus, Kinderpedia becomes the unique operation system of Maple Bear CEE, bringing an innovative digital tool that supports both the offline and online learning process, in the new context of blended education. More so, Kinderpedia reduces teacher’s administrative time by 40%, it significantly improves parental involvement through a secure and easy-to-use interface and offers school managers a complete perspective on all activities and communication.
“Supporting leadership and visionary transformation in education has been part of Kinderpedia’s mission from the very beginning. It gives us great satisfaction to be the preferred solution of one of the world’s most prestigious education brands and we are happy to contribute to the value that Maple Bear bring to education and to society, in this side of Europe. Kinderpedia and Maple Bear share a common vision in making families an active player in children’s education, from an early age, with the support of technology,” said Daniel Rogoz, CEO & Co-Founder Kinderpedia.
Kinderpedia brings together, on the same digital platform, all the administrative tools necessary for an efficient organisation of the school activities. From check-in with QR code to take students’ attendance, or instant access to the daily schedule and gradebook, to remote video teaching, homework module and quick messaging, Kinderpedia provides the digital infrastructure required to transform the education system in Romania, as well as in Europe. In addition, the platform includes functions of automatic invoicing, financial management and online payment of school tuition fees, by integration with electronic payment systems.
“We chose Kindepedia as strategic technology partner for Maple Bear in the region, after thorough consideration of the available solutions. The digital platform helps us provide a superior standard of organization, communication and transparency across our kindergartens and schools. As we aim to build a network of 50 Maple Bear centers in 22 countries in the region, uniformity and efficiency is key to support all our school owners. Kinderpedia’s management and financial modules will become our operational system and will allow our owners and their teams to focus more on the education side than on the administrative tasks. Additionally, beyond practical functionalities, Kinderpedia’s communication and extra modules offer the possibility to our Maple Bear owners to have their teachers and parents enjoying all the benefits of a connected education,” stated Yann Bidan, General Manager of Maple Bear Central and Eastern Europe.
Maple Bear kindergartens fully comply with the educational requirements defined in the national curriculum. In addition, children benefit from the Canadian bilingual teaching strategies and methodologies. Canada’s education system consistently ranks among the best in the world. In 2018, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) ranked Canada #1 in the English-speaking world in science, math and reading. The Maple Bear model aims to provide a complete education of the child – physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially, in which three components are fundamental: creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
The first kindergarten franchise opened in September 2019, in Sibiu, followed by three more. Two kindergarten will open in Cluj in September 2020 as well as an elementary school in Sofia. In Romania, Maple Bear aims to open 10 units for preschool, primary and secondary education. The chain also takes into account the possibility of expanding to high school education. Maple Bear plans to open 50 educational units in Central and Eastern Europe. The network is present in 22 countries, with 475 units, from kindergartens to high schools, with 45,000 students.