Maple Bear: Delivering Wholesome Education across Boundaries

Mr. Rodney Briggs | President & Co-Founder | Mr. Alok Kumar Modi | Chairman | Mr. Sumit Taxali | CEO | Maple Bear South Asia
Mr. Rodney Briggs | President & Co-Founder | Mr. Alok Kumar Modi | Chairman | Mr. Sumit Taxali | CEO | Maple Bear South Asia

The Canadian education system is globally ranked among Top 10 by The Program for International Assessment (PISA), a triennial independent study done by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Bringing Canada’s track record of excellence in education, with 400+ schools running around the globe is The Maple Bear Education System. Part of the Modi Group, Maple Bear South Asia has 130+ successful schools running within South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Nepal).
Attending Every Child’s Need
Infant Care & Early Learning
Bear Care Infant Care & Early Learning is for children from 6 weeks to 18 months of age. The Bear Care program’s warm, welcoming and nurturing learning environment is designed to keep the infant safe while allowing for exploration and discovery.
Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future opportunities. Maple Bear sets high standards to ensure children’s readiness for elementary school.
Elementary (Class 1 To 5)
Maple Bear has developed an excellent, hands-on, rigorous and relevant elementary curriculum in each subject area based on the highly successful Canadian approach to learning and instruction. The Elementary Program is designed to educate the whole child – physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
After School Programs
Maple Bear also offers a number of distinguished programs that have been specially selected and meaningfully crafted to enrich and complement the child’s learning. These programs range from 2 hours up to 6 hours per week.
Computational Thinking Program
‘Computational Thinking’ is a powerful universal problem-solving technique, which is not just about preparing young learners for coding but helping them navigate the world at large. The Maple Bear Computational Thinking Program for levels starting Senior Kindergarten up to Grade 4 aids the development of computational thinking skills at the early childhood level to help children become articulate and think logically.
Corporate Program
Bear Care gives corporates the perfect opportunity to build a family-friendly workplace with a strong childcare support system for their employees. Depending upon the location, budget, employee strength, and space availability, the company can either choose to set up a customized Bear Care facility on-site or avail the service at over 130 Maple Bear schools in South Asia.
Powered by Maple Bear Program for K-12 Schools
The Maple Bear powered by program offers K-12 schools an opportunity to implement the Maple Bear methodology and pedagogy in the Elementary Classes for Levels 1 to 5. The educators are constantly empowered to imbibe and deliver the curriculum to the learners. The program is adaptable to all boards including the different state boards, CBSE, ICSE, and IB.
Maple Bear ECE Program ((Early Childhood Education – Teacher Training Program)
Early Childhood Education has now been recognized as the most important need in the current scenario world over. With the growing demand, there is a need to have quality educators in the field of preschool. Over the years of dedicated research done by more than 72 Canadian experts, Maple Bear has developed the best-in-class child-centric learning methodology and now Maple Bear South Asia introduces an Early Childhood Education course, called ECE (Early Childhood Education – Teacher Training Program)
The Foundation
The idea to develop Maple Bear Canadian schools grew out of the work of the Canadian Education Centre Network (CECN), a non-profit organization supported by the Government of Canada and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada which was mandated to market Canadian education abroad to attract foreign students to study in Canada. Maple Bear was born after CECN managers overseas recognized there was a domestic demand for high quality, bilingual Canadian education from emerging middle-class parents, many of whom had studied outside of their own countries in general and in Canada in particular. The first Maple Bear Canadian School to open was in Indirapuram (New Delhi), India in 2005. Today, there are 423 schools in 20 countries with more than 41,000 students studying at Maple Bear schools worldwide.
Mr. Rodney Briggs, President & Co-Founder, Maple Bear Global Schools, graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.A. and M.A. (International Relations). In 1996, Rodney joined the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada as the Vice-President responsible for the CECN project. In 1997 he became the first President of the newly-formed non-profit company, the CECN. In this capacity, he was responsible for building the network from three centers in the Asia-Pacific region into an entity with a presence in 17 countries spanning the globe.
Alok Modi, Chairman, Maple Bear South Asia, is a dynamic entrepreneur and part of one of India’s foremost business conglomerates – The Modi Group of Companies, with diverse interests ranging from glass, education to travel. Known for his forward-looking approach and incisive vision, Modi plays a vital role in the Group with expertise in conceptualizing, strategizing and setting up new ventures.  It was under his leadership that Modi Edutech (Modi Group) entered into a joint venture with Maple Bear Global Schools to form Maple Bear South Asia.
Mr. Sumit Taxali, CEO, Maple Bear South Asia, graduated from Hindu College, MD University, in Computers and started his career journey at an early age with a Financial Institution in the Sales & Marketing division. A seasoned sales enabler, he has worked closely with Educational Institutions across India. He holds a verifiable success record of conceiving, developing and executing the strategies and initiatives that drive revenues, growth, competitive market positioning, profits, and shareholder value.
The Global Advantage
Maple Bear schools benefit from its distinguished academic faculty of Canadian trainers, curriculum writers, and quality assurance personnel. A large faculty of experienced teachers and education administrators constantly update it to develop a new curriculum, new training materials, and methodologies and school policies. It provides continual professional training and support for teachers throughout the year to ensure consistency and quality. Canadian Trainers as well as trainers from the regional head office mentor teachers and introduce them to the latest pedagogies and instructional strategies.
Every Maple Bear school undergoes inspection that covers everything from safety equipment to smooth center operations, to classroom performance. All Maple Bear schools have clean, secure facilities and low student to teacher ratios. Schools also use a customized ERP software (M.B.B.S. – MAPLE BEAR BUSINESS SOLUTION) with great features including the Parent App, Visitor Management and Online fee collection from Parents.
For Edupreneurs
Maple Bear, as a franchise, opens doors to infinite global platforms of experience, knowledge and proven methods of running a successful school. Starting a Maple Bear Canadian School/Preschool does not require heavy investment or a large space. It offers a holistic support system to address all spheres from setting up, running and operating a school to its franchisees. The School looks for the following attributes in a prospect franchisee:

  • Passion towards education and belief in the system of early childhood education
  • Belief in the vision and mission of Maple Bear
  • A no-compromise attitude towards delivering the program as per the quality standards defined by Maple Bear
  • Leadership skills
  • Willingness to learn

Maple Bear provides such entrepreneurs with the following and more:

  • Comprehensive Curriculum based on proven Canadian methodologies
  • Multiple stages of teacher trainings by Canadian and local trainers throughout the year
  • Customized ERP software to manage the complete centre operations smoothly
  • After School Programs – Early Mom & Tots, Mom & Tots, English Plus Programs and more
  • Complete Marketing Support including brand collaterals & online platforms, designing city-specific, region-specific and localized marketing campaigns
  • 360° quality assurance audits to guarantee quality control
  • Mentorship and guidance with overall school operations & business growth planning strategy
  • Vendor support (uniforms, books, teaching aids, furniture & fixtures) for end-to-end school operations
  • Recruitment & training of staff
  • Annual convention of Maple Bear School Owners for knowledge sharing and exchange of industry best practices

A Multi-dimensional Growth Plan
From just 3 preschools in 2005, Maple Bear has grown to 400+ schools in 20+ countries. Its approach towards growth is multi-dimensional. This includes expanding its network of schools, increasing its enrollments across the schools and also creating more opportunities for revenue generation by diversifying its portfolio of programs. In the first half of 2019 alone, Maple Bear has added 15 new centres to its network in South Asia including India and Nepal. It is now looking at growing this number to 500 schools within the next few years.
Maple Bear’s mission is not just to expand its network but to provide budding entrepreneurs with a promising platform to help realize their dreams to support the fast-expanding start-up culture in the region.

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