Our Management


The Team of Nurture Kids which comprises of its Directors and all Staff Members believes in giving love & care and respect to the students. We believe that although the curriculum is such a necessary raw material for the school, but warmth is an equally vital element. Warmth is much needed for the growth of the soul of a child and that’s what we nurture.

Our staff is regularly trained with all the latest in education and variety of activities which helps them bring the best to the students. All the directors of the NURTUREKIDS share the dream of spreading the education through love and care and providing a one-stop-shop for the varied learning needs of children.

Dharminder Dewan
(CEO, Founder, nurtureKids)
A software engineer by profession, and an entrepreneur. Mr. Dewan owns couple of companies in California and in India. His heart lies with kids and is passionate about new programs in education industry. He holds a masters degree in Computer applications and has credentials of being a teacher. He is actively involved with various political and non-profit organizations. He has conducted many community services activities and has organized various events for children for many non-profit organizations.
Shalini Dewan (Shalu)
(Chief Scholar Officer (CSO) and Program Director)
Ms. Dewan holds a master’s degree in Pharmacy and is an entrepreneur operating multiple companies in California. She has over 18 years of experience working with children in different fields. She has conducted many speech and debate workshops and developed a skill of 'speaking right' in many children. Activelyinvolved in elementary school activities and has organized various fun and sports events for kids in the community at both, small and large scale. She works for various charitable organizations and helps raise funds to get education to unprivileged kids.
Shashi Relan
(Director, Fremont Preschool)
Ms. Relan has abundance of experience and has worked with children for past 30 years. She brings with her diverse knowledge of managing children as small as 2 years old. She has set up diversified and multicultural programs for all ages. Ms. Relan has also worked with various non-profit and for-profit companies and has built many programs for preschoolers.
Madhu Shahani
(VP Operations)
Ms. Shahani brings with her a vast experience of working in the administrative field and as a teacher. She has over 10 years of experience working with children of all age groups and coaches in Hindi language. She is CPR certified and has a passion to work with kids.
Lavanya Bhardwaj
(Director, Pleasanton Branch)
Ms. Lavanya holds a master’s degree in science and is very passionate about sharing her love for math and science with the kids. She has several years of experience tutoring and volunteering in local elementary schools and thoroughly enjoys working and interacting with children. Creating an engaging and positive environment for the kids where they can not only grow academically, but also as wholesome individuals is her top priority. At Nurture Kids Pleasanton, her main goal is to provide a well-balanced accelerated learning program that is not all just work, but also fun!!
Namrata Doodeja
(Director, Fremont, Warmsprings branch)
Ms. Namrata Doodeja has been working with children for last 16 years. With her degree in early childhood education, she understands the needs of children and how to fulfill them. She has worked with children in many schools since 2002 and has relentless passion to make "Learning" fun for kids. Ms. Doodeja was associated with KinderDance® in 2010 and has been running the program since then, which entails learning through the medium of dance. She believes, Nurture kids was a dream come true for her. After working as a teacher for a long time, she took this opportunity to run her own center and follow the Nurturekids philosophy by creating an environment, where children could be nurtured to develop their skills and to prepare them for academic excellence and success in life, with a wholesome experience. Her tag line "I want safe, healthy, clean and fun environment along with an academic driven curriculum for all kids at Nurturekids".
Sneha Mahecha
(Creative Head- Marketing)
Sneha Mahecha is a lawyer from India with a passion for writing. She has volunteered with various non-profits and human rights organizations since she moved to the United States in 2012. Having written for organizations making a difference in various fields, Sneha has used her experience in law and passion for writing to create compelling content, both written and pictures. She believes that children can bring out the best in anyone and harbor a talent in one field or the other, and we need to tap into the talent. Her motto in life, "Let your life be a story, you would want your children to read."