Learn How to Boost Your Toddler’s Immunity while in Preschool

As the world continues to fight against the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus, one interesting fact has come up. Statistics show that children and toddlers worldwide have been the least affected by this virus. Young children account for only a small percentage of Covid-19 infections and fatalities.
While scientists are puzzled by this fact and some are saying that the immune system in children is better equipped to fight this virus, it’s absolutely important that you, as a parent, do not take this too lightly. Your children are still at risk of catching a viral infection, even Covid-19, and you must take every step necessary to augment your child’s immune system even as they go to a preschool in Bangalore.
Let’s learn how you can boost your toddler’s immunity while they are in preschool.
Good Nutrition
A good and healthy diet is extremely important in providing your toddler’s body with the necessary nutrients and developing their immunity. Breast milk is the foremost requirement for infants. For children above the age of breastfeeding, a healthy and nutritious diet comprising of the necessary vitamins and minerals and an adequate amount of safe drinking water is essential in building their immunity.
Also, include fibre-rich foods like whole-wheat products, whole grains, fibrous fruits, and vegetables that help flush out toxins from your kid’s bodies. Make sure that you include such foods that your toddler gets an adequate amount of vitamin C, vitamin A, beta carotene, B vitamins, vitamin E, Zinc, Manganese, and Iron, all of which helps in building a strong immunity in children.
It’s also important that you help your child build a routine where moderate to intense exercises are included to be performed regularly. Regular exercises improve blood circulation and flush out toxins. Exercises like active sports, dance, or any other physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day, increase heartbeat and blood circulation, providing ample WBC and immunoglobulins as the blood pumps through the dilated vessels. It also releases endorphins or happy hormones, so that your child remains mentally fit and sound as well.
A good play school in Bangalore will have ample scope and good infrastructure for engaging your children in a variety of sports and physical exercises.
Quality sleep is another important factor in boosting your children’s immunity. Persistent sleep deprivation weakens the immune system and also generates body fat.
A lot of mechanisms happen in the body while you are sleeping. A hormone called leptin is secreted by body fat. This hormone is responsible for managing food cravings. Inadequate sleep reduces the time for the release of this hormone and thus your child might crave high-fat and high-carbohydrate foods.
The body also releases a protein called cytokines while children are asleep. This protein is responsible for fighting off infections, illnesses, and stress. So, quality and adequate sleep are extremely important in boosting your toddler’s immunity.
Apart from what’s mentioned above, managing stress is also very important to boost your child’s immune system even as they go to a daycare centre in Bangalore. Breathing exercises can help manage stress, sleep better and thus help build a strong immunity in your children. There could be several other ways of boosting a toddler’s immunity, it’s also the easiest to make a move towards building stronger immunity at this age. However, keeping aside the ways and means of making this happen, it’s important to ensure that this has the topmost position in every parent’s priority list.

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 Curriculum Head

Geraldine Dmello is the Curriculum Head and Consultant at Kara 4 Kids.
She has attained her MS ( diploma) in Special Education and a certification in Adult Supervision in Early Childhood Education from the UCLA University.
Her past experiences involves over 30 years of experience in private schools both international and in India.
She has authored poems, conceived books, speaks and consults on the topics related to the whole child development making teaching in the Early Childhood space a reciprocal experience, filled with a vibrancy that creates a powerful sustained shared thinking.
While in the conceptualizing of the curriculum she keeps in mind the importance of honoring a child. Her core belief is in the saying that ” A berry ripens in its own good time and so does a child’s readiness.”

Sandeep U


Spearheading the finance, Sandeep is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has close to 10 years of experience in handling finance for various organizations. Having spent his career life in a CA firm, venture capitalist firm, real estate and in the garment industry, Sandeep is keen on implementing his knowledge and expertise at 315WA to fuel the growth that we envision. He’s the true follower of the saying that “None of us are stronger than all of us” which has enabled him in achieving the 315WA’s goal to build a most strong and consistent team. He was a part of setting up and implementing a complex business processes committee across multiple industries/sectors. In his journey at 315WA he made sure that every ₹ spent on each square foot will have a direct and huge impact in every organization’s growth as even the biggest cloud is a large collection of very tiny droplets of water. He is a strong believer of money saved is money earned and is looking forward to starting this fast-paced ship.

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 Meet Rukmini P, our esteemed Head of Human Resources, bringing in over 15 years of progressive experience in the field. As a seasoned leader, she has demonstrated her prowess in various aspects of Human Resources, including workforce management, recruitment, payroll, and policies/procedures development. Her exceptional expertise lies in sourcing and hiring top-notch talent, ensuring that our team comprises the industry’s best and brightest minds.

With a background in Science and a PG degree in English literature, along with a PG Diploma in Human Resources and Marketing, Rukmini exemplifies a highly skilled professional. Her unwavering commitment to driving our organization’s success through effective HR strategies and practices, particularly focusing on workforce management, sets her apart as a true asset to our team.


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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do” – Steve Jobs

It is this belief that inspired Ms. Sapna Erappa to follow her passion, after a decade’s career in banking and finance. Her journey in Early Childhood Education began in 2010 and ever since she has worked with renowned preschools in Bangalore in various leadership roles over a span of 15 years. She holds a degree in Finance & Marketing and has wide exposure in Early Years Education. She has participated in a number of Early Childhood Conferences and IB workshops. 

In her current role as the Strategic Operations – Head at Kara4Kids, she has worked towards building a strong team, motivating them to ensure top-notch standards are maintained in the schools. She believes that a loving and happy environment not only helps children to learn while having fun but also brings the best out of the teachers. Ultimately, the aim is to ensure plenty of learning opportunities are offered to children to bring out their innate potential. Her goal is to create a balanced learning ecosystem where every stakeholder in the school community takes responsibility for the child’s learning journey. She firmly believes and hopes that the education system of today helps children to develop empathy, compassion, and resilience along with academic excellence.



Manas Mehrotra is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bachelors of Law, MBA (Entrepreneurship) from Babson College (USA). The Founder of NestaVera Group of companies, Manas has his vision rooted in the core belief that the only thing constant in this dynamic business era is Change. He believes that the ongoing process of Brainstorming, Innovation, and Adaptation to change should always be the heart of any organisation that seeks economic and social success. He drives his workforce with a strong emphasis on inculcating faith and building long term strategic relationships with both clients and employees.

Manas has also played a pivotal role in the success of Greenwood High Schools. The institution has grown many folds with more than 9 National level Awards to its name in last 3 years under his leadership. Under his stewardship & unique approach to education, Greenwood High Schools have unparalleled achievements to their name in moulding the young minds of tomorrow. He believes in combining quality education with a proper blend of traditional values and the best that modern-day technology has to offer.



Khushroo Rustumji, an alumnus of IIT is the founder of Kara. Having been the Chairman of two companies listed on the BSE, a subsidiary of a Company listed on the London Stock Exchange and a Consultant to numerous national and international organizations, his tenure of work before establishing Kara spans a myriad of corporate experiences.

With a strong belief in how a good Preschool is the vital ingredient in building a Child’s Foundation, Rustumji and his wife envisioned Kara. Upon returning to India after having spent 21 years in the UK, they decided to establish the first pre-school with international standards in Bangalore, much to the delight of discerning parents here. This is how the tale of kara unravelled years ago under the stewardship of Rustumji.



Backed by their sheer hard work and talent, women entrepreneurs worldwide are changing the landscape across every industry. One such visionary in the field of early education is Prachi Mehrotra- Executive Director at Kara4kids. She is also the Director at NestaVera Group of Companies.

 After completing her formal education at a boarding school in Mussorie, Prachi moved to the UK to pursue her degree in Management studies at the University of Nottingham post which she returned to India to pursue her MBA in Finance & Marketing. Her enriching experience, exposure, and learning in these pivotal years taught her the art of adapting to different scenarios, pertaining to education, demographics, and cultures.She strongly believes in developing a culture of trust and transparency at the workplace, which will in turn facilitate the construction of an efficient, effective, productive, and valuable organization.

As an achiever of excellence in both academic and extra co- curricular fields, she reckons that curiosity to learn is the spark that should be the driving force of every organization. As a millenial mother to three children herself, she strongly beleives that early learning is where the root of knowledge begins to get founded for an individual, therefore it is imperative that equal importance be showered upon these nascent founding years of our children’s lives. She passionately envisions to create dynamic,explorative, nurturing – learning and childcare spaces where children fall in love with the joy of learning every day.
 As an Executive Director of Kara4Kids, she handles a multi- faceted role across various domains i.e. Operations, Marketing, Teaching Pedagogy, Expansion, Implementation of teaching interventions, and Management of all the preschool and child care centers. Her ever-dynamic approach and exuberance make her an exemplary leader.