What is Vidyarambh?




Our Story

Vidyarambh: Where Tradition Meets
Education Excellence

Established in 2015, Vidyarambh has evolved into the leading Indian Cultural Immersion Preschool and Childcare Center in the Bay Area. Our journey began with just five students at a modest facility in Cupertino and has since grown into a vibrant educational community.

In August 2019, we proudly opened our first campus in Santa Clara, offering an exceptional educational environment. Our bright, airy classrooms, thoughtfully designed playgrounds, and stimulating activity centers provide a perfect atmosphere for learning and exploration. Committed to the highest standards, both indoor and outdoor areas are furnished according to the NAEYC standards, ensuring a safe and enriching space for your child.

What sets us apart is our innovative teaching approach and our dedication to fostering a strong connection between children and their cultural roots. We take immense pride in nurturing students who not only excel academically but also develop a deep understanding and appreciation for the intricate culture of India. Through our preschool and childcare programs, we empower children to become happy, responsible, and inquisitive individuals, ready to explore the world and contribute meaningfully and responsibly to the communities.

Experience the Vidyarambh difference. Enroll your child today and witness the transformational journey towards a bright and culturally enriched future.

Our Leadership

Founder & Executive Director: Sujatha Namboodiri

Sujatha Namboodiri is an alumna (1998) of IIT Kanpur with a Masters in Civil Engineering. She left her promising engineering profession and started Vidyarambh in early 2015 for her then three-year-old son. She hired a fully qualified teacher and worked alongside with her in the classroom. This gave her an opportunity to realize her passion and calling. She joined De Anza College as a part time student and started learning Child Development. Currently, she has a Site Supervisor Permit and Program Director Permit in Early Childhood Education. She is certified in WestEd’s Teaching Pyramid, which is a systematic approach that promotes social and emotional development in children. She is also trained in ‘SEEDS of early literacy’, a program that scaffolds the language development of young children.

Program Advisor: Jayanti Tambe Roy

Jayanti Tambe is a Professor of Early Child Education at De Anza College. Previously, she was the Executive Director of UCLA Early Care and Education. Jayanti has also served as the Interim Executive Director for Pacific Oaks Children’s School (POCS). She has also served as the director of the Rainbow School and Pepper Tree School at Stanford University. Jayanti has conducted workshops on Supporting Dual Language Learners, Multicultural Storytelling, Stress in Young Children and Anti-Bias Curriculum at the NAEYC, PACE Conference, SECA Conference, University of Wisconsin and at Stanford University.


Center Director: Latha Kalimani, Director of Vidyarambh, Cupertino

Ms Latha is a person who changed her profession from ECE (Electronics and Communication Engineering) to ECE (Early Childhood Education)! 🙂  She has more than 20 years of experience with IT and Management, most of which is with WIPRO India. Leaving her white collar corporate jobs in 2015, she followed her passion for social service and children by taking lead roles in some NGO’s in India. She moved to the Bay Area in 2018 with her husband and two daughters. She worked with special needs children in Cupertino and Sunnyvale school districts while taking child development classes from Foothill College. Ms. Latha worked as a preschool teacher at Ventana Preschool, Los Altos, and Mulberry school , Los Gatos before joining as the Assistant Director at our Santa Clara center in June 2022. She got promoted as the Center Director and moved to Cupertino center in January 2023.