With nearly a decade of experience in training and organizing workshops for pre-school teachers and parents, research & development of curriculum and providing consultancy for setting up pre-schools, the team at Educational Catalysts has a passion and commitment towards the holistic development of a child.

Anita Rao
At the helm of the company is Anita Rao, Founder and Managing Director of Educational Catalysts. She is a Post Graduate in Early Childhood Care & Education and has also done her management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkatta. She is trained in “Total Quality Control in School Management” by the Confederation of Indian Industries and in Phonics by Jolly Phonics of UK. She has attended workshops in” Primary Years Program “conducted by International Baccalaureate of Geneva. She is also a member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) USA and has undergone their “Train the Trainer” programs and workshops in various aspects of child development & Pre–school education.


She has successfully trained vast number of pre - school teachers through her teacher’s training institute and also regularly conducts parent workshops on child development and on various other topics related to the learning processes in children.

Marina Lai
Marina Lai, Coordinator – Academics, is a Post Graduate in Early Childhood Education with 15 years of teaching experience. She specializes in Language Development and has been trained in Phonics from Jolly Phonics, UK. Marina has conducted workshops in India, UK and Australia.
Panchamukhi
Panchamukhi, Manager – Program Administration, is a Post Graduate in Child Psychology and a Diploma Holder in Early Childhood Special Education from the National Institute of Mentally Handicapped, Hyderabad. He has over 10 years experience in training teachers and has the distinction of training over 400 teachers on Inclusive Education. He was also associated as a consultant with “Save the Children Project”, UK.