18th Feb 2014: Little Millennium, a part of Educomp Solutions Ltd., India's leading education company, today launched ‘Little Millennium Kickers Club' for pre-school children in Bangalore in the age of 3-6 years.
An initiative of Educomp Child Care Pvt. Ltd., Little Millennium Kickers Club is a first of its kind soccer training camp designed for pre-schoolers in the age bracket of 3-6 years. The programmes aims to provide professional training to pre-schoolers and lead up to a soccer league finale.
Sports have been traditionally given less importance in Indian education, biased as it is towards academic excellence. Within that, Cricket has occupied centre stage to the detriment of development of other sports. Soccer is the world's most popular sport but India has lagged in the discipline for lack of initiative, instruction and most often, attention. However, soccer has the potential to improve numerous motor skills in children, provide a vigorous workout, divert youthful energy into the game and generate team skills, leadership and coordination facilities among them. Moreover, there can be no better time to inculcate love for this sport among young children than at a pre-school stage.
Little Millennium Kickers Club revolves around a uniquely designed sports curriculum that focuses on nurturing Motor Skills like eye-feet co-ordination, flexibility and body balance, developing leg strength, and building teamwork. It also focuses on building Football Skills like dribbling, dodging, passing and kicking the ball.
The sports initiative aims to inculcate the love for sports in children and help them develop the spirit of teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship and healthy competition. The curriculum aims to provide soccer training to children through a scientifically developed curriculum and provides students a platform to showcase their skills and abilities. Above all, it seeks to re-direct children's attention from passive watching and internet gaming to real life action sports leading them to fit, active and healthy lifestyles.
The Little Millennium Kickers Club has started out with six teams, appropriately named- Leaping Lions, Flying Tigers, Pally Penguins, Zesty Zebras, Mighty Pandas and Panthers United.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Raman Bajaj, Managing Director, Educomp Child Care Pvt. Ltd., said, "We are extremely delighted to launch the Little Millennium Kickers Club which aims to inculcate the love for sports in children and provide fundamental soccer skills to the kids. This is a significant initiative from Little Millennium which not only infuses important child development aspects but also integrates important life skills like team building, physical strength and agility among children".
About Little Millennium:
‘Little Millennium', an initiative of Educomp, India's leading Education company, is one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of preschools in India. Launched in 2007, it is among the first structured and process driven IP in the fragmented space for early childhood education. In a short span of four years since it began franchising operations, Little Millennium has already opened 250+ Preschool centers spread across 65 cities across India.
The vision of the programme is to enable, energise and enhance childhood by fostering growth of mind, body and spirit - leading students to become lifelong learners. The mission is to nurture young minds in a culturally sound environment and provide opportunities that will help them realise their true potential.
Little Millennium aims to promote holistic development of each child so that they become effective learners throughout their lives. At Little Millennium learning centers, the emphasis is on building the right foundation for the child everyday through unique fun and play activities where the children learn sub-consciously. Little Millennium believes that each child is unique and each has the right to grow based on his/her abilities and the program helps each child to do so.