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Teknol’s Early Learning Lab with a Tech Twist in San Jose 


San Jose welcomed a new addition to our education ecosystem, with the official grand opening of Laurel Play Gardens just west of Downtown at 1050 Park Avenue. The brainchild of Rahul Beri, father of two and an economist by qualification, Beri knows the importance of quality learning environment for young children.

Rahul is CEO of Teknol,  a cutting-edge education technology company with a vision to make knowledge delivery more efficient. Teknol’s core strength is in content development, leading edge technology, understanding of the education sector and a team of passionate individuals, collaborating to solve real world problems in education.

From left – Carol Reade , Teknol Board Member; Aakriti Beri,  Teknol Media Manager; Kristina Musgrave, Director of Academics & LPG Director; Elisabeth Handler, Public Information Manager, OED/City of San Jose; Rahul Beri, Teknol CEO; Ingrid Holguin, Mayor Liccardo’s office; Mary Anne Groen, Councilmember Dev Davis’ office.

The opening of Laurel Play Gardens puts the Teknol systems into practice, and the pre-school not only serves neighbor families but functions as a learning lab for PREto3, an app developed by Teknol.

“I am wildly passionate about products that have social impact,” Beri said at the opening of the new school.  “I am a product guy and an executive focused on enabling new and unique solutions that change the world for the better.”

The school is located in a spacious, two-story building on Park Avenue, with a garden and playground as well as an auxiliary building ready for expansion of the school. The school has a capacity for 47 children, ages two to six, with programs for 3s, 4s, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. The curriculum is comprehensive, from outdoor play to counting to music. The school’s goal is to give each child the opportunity to grow and learn in a supportive, enriching and engaging environment, with parents as partners in the process. Visit the website for details.

Officials attending the opening were Ingrid Holguin, Policy Advisor and Chief Learning Officer, Office of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Mary Anne Groen, Chief of Staff for City Council Member Dev Davis, District 6.

“We are delighted to welcome such a vital addition to the early learning environment in San Jose,” said Ms. Holguin. “It is wonderful to see technology applied to the critical learning needs of our children.”