KKEL went international with a preschool in Dubai.
The first Billabong International High School was set up in Goregaon, Mumbai.
KKEL's first primary school was established in Juhu.
Kangaroo Kids opened in Delhi.
The first Mother-Toddler Learning Centre in the industry was established.
The first Kangaroo Kids franchise was set up at Juhu, Mumbai in partnership with a Kangaroo Kids parent.
The first Kangaroo Kids started at Tulsi Mahal, Mumbai.
The ONLY brand to create curriculum for three education boards - ICSE, IGSCE and CBSE.
The first brand to adopt a franchisee business model – scaling up systems and processes into a global footprint and freeing income to invest in research-based learning systems.
The first to follow a theme-based learning programme and design an integrated and interdisciplinary curriculum.
The first to adopt an activity-based learning model, not as a stand-alone concept, but integrated into the larger learning process for the purpose of demonstrating practical application of knowledge, thus leading to its more effective assimilation.
The first to have a dedicated in-house R&D team and provide a constantly updated and researched curriculum.
The first in the country to introduce and implement inclusive education across its schools, along with an open-entry system.
The first to set and maintain an industry benchmark in providing an optimum teacher-student ratio in its schools.
The first to introduce a feedback-drive parent-partnership model based on high parental involvement.
The first and only institute to develop a 360-degree delivery model of curriculum, infrastructure, teaching methodology, operational processes, policies and quality benchmarking from the learner's point of view.
The first to adopt comprehensive and continuous evaluations for ongoing assessments – both formative and summative – which is a holistic and sequential method and aligned closely with the students' curriculum/programmes.
The first brand to introduce SPA (Sports and Performing Arts) for holistic development.
The first brand to introduce Special Days at schools – colour days, grandparent days, culminating activity days, guests at schools, field trips – as ways to reinforce the understanding of the students via non-rote methodologies.
The first preschool in the country to introduce an ECCE programme, KITDR (Kangaroo Kids Institute for Teacher Development and Research), thus imbibing the principles of andragogy, which is a learning strategy focused on adults.