The roots of Parents Pride go back to 2008 when two friends – Sarika and Divya, teamed up to create this unique Program for early childhood education.
Sarika holds an undergraduate degree in Economics Honors and Masters in Business Administration. She worked as a media and advertising professional for a couple of years and then later became interested in Early Education. She is passionate about Math and has simplified math concepts to over 50 elementary - public, private and Montessori school students.
Divya completed her undergraduate in computer engineering and worked for an Internet startup for several years. In 2008, she shifted her career focus to childhood education. After relocating from Richmond in 2014, she has continued working in the elementary school system.
In addition to sharing a common interest in early education, both friends had younger children of the same age and were searching for enrichment opportunities for their own kids. They soon realized that they weren’t any programs that provided engaging content to stimulate the young minds. This gave them the impetus to start a program on their own. Both friends did extensive research and consulted experts to incorporate the best practices in Math coaching from around the world. In summer of 2008, they launched Parents Pride with a cohort of students ages 3 to 10 including their own kids. They were delighted with the success of the program measured by the impact on the kid’s education trajectory and the positive feedback from the parents and their teachers.