International School of Hyderabad
CHIREC’s founder and Managing Director, Ms.Ratna Reddy was awarded the prestigious International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge award.”
Ms.Ratna Reddy completed her Bachelor’s degree in Home Science from A. N. G. R. University, Hyderabad. It was here that Ms. Reddy’s early interest in a career in education emerged. She went on to specialize in Child Development at the postgraduate level at the same college. She then went on to completed her second postgraduate major in ‘Early Childhood Education’ from the University of Iowa, United States in 1988. She held an assistantship at the department, and supervised and graded the student teachers working on their teacher certification. The two year programme provided her with insights into the Program, Structure, Organization and Management of Pre schools and Public schools.International School
Ms.Ratna Reddy returned to India in June 1988 with a desire to start a preschool. Schools in those days typically focused only on academics. Sports and other extra –curricular activities, though part of the course, were not given too much emphasis in the overall development of children. She identified a definite gap and decided to fill this gap and set up Children’s Recreation Centre, popularly known as CHIREC, to offer summer camp, after school, weekend and vacation camps. The first summer camp in April 1989 was a huge success, and in June 1989, she started CHIREC Nursery and the institution which changed the face of education in Hyderabad was born. CHIREC nursery popularly known as “CHIREC” has affiliation with three curricula International Baccalaureate, Cambridge International Education and Central Board of Secondary Education with 3300 students in three campuses.