Children in kindergarten classroom 311.
(photo credit: woodlywonderworks)
Yahel Kaplan writes for No Camels.
Long journeys around the block, endless conversations with neighbors and friends, comparing information and prices; the search for the perfect kindergarten for our tiny loved ones can often be rather unbearable.
That’s how Infogan came about: An internet-based platform designed to ease the search process for kindergartens, according to parents’ needs.
Infogan offers an exact cross-reference of kindergartens based on address, with the help of an interactive map. Beyond enabling parents to search for local kindergartens, Infogan also publishes an array of information about the kindergartens, including teacher details, contact information and curriculum schedules. There is even a feature allowing parents to chat directly with the teachers.
Infogan’s CEO, Lior Shalev, explains the idea came out of “a conversation with a friend, complaining that kindergarten search is a nightmare, since kindergartens rarely have much easy-to-access information available.”
The site also incorporates tips and suggestion sections. The “articles”
section includes reviews about legislation, different kinds of
kindergartens, recommended books and information about various
educational methods as well as nutrition tips and recipes. On the site’s
video section there are various videos about with topics ranging from
safety in the house, to driving with a child in the car and first aid
Of the benefits of online search methods versus word-of-mouth, Shalev
said: “Today, people already search for kindergartens via the web, but
it provides them with a non-suitable solution, since most of the results
are index-sites. Infogan’s site is designed to become a
Infogan also allows each kindergarten on its site to create its own
mini-site, with information about the educational curriculum, activities
and notes from the teachers.
Infogan is currently only active in Israel and is available only in
Hebrew, but is planning to expand worldwide, starting with the United
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