Innovative centre spearheads Helen Doron Educational Group’s planned expansion in Asia
The Helen Doron Group, international leaders in teaching English as Foreign Language (EFL) has launched its first educational centre in Dongtan, South Korea. Building on the success of the company’s kindergartens launched in 2014, the state-of-the art centre incorporates the first Helen Doron Baby Centre, the classic Helen Doron English centre and kindergarten, all designed to offer optimal stimulation and development for young minds and bodies.
“My goal was and still remains excellent education for babies and infants as a means to assuring a wonderful life,” said Helen Doron, founder and CEO. “Children’s emotional wellbeing and happiness are our priority,” explained Doron. “Our unique centre, serving children from birth onwards, features activities that provide children with maximum brain stimulation while ensuring learning is joyful and stress-free.”
The Helen Doron Baby Centre offers a variety of courses which introduce babies to English using the proven Helen Doron English methodology. The centre will also be introducing the new DadaVinciTM brand for sensori-motor development as well as in-depth knowledge of the world – all including songs. A beautiful 4th floor swimming pool with balconies serves both baby swimming classes as well as the kindergarten. “Learning is designed to challenge the infant brain as well as bring parents and children closer,” Doron notes.
The kindergarten, a one-of-a-kind environment catering to children from 2½ onwards, features the unique and carefully-planned Helen Doron Kindergarten courses including English, Multi-Music (songs in 7 languages for linguistic sensitivity and brain stimulation), art, science, mathematics and specialized exercise programme that includes dance, Yoga and Pilate.
The Helen Doron English centre, aimed at children from ages 3 to 9, offer the best English programmes for speaking English fluently, as well as reading and writing.
“Many countries, including South Korea, understand that English is necessary for communication throughout the world,” said Doron. “Dongtan is the ideal location to launch the first Helen Doron International Centre, as South Koreans want only the best for their children’s education and understand their children’s limitless potential. Now these parents have the ideal setting in which to stimulate and nourish their young children’s brains and bodies in a way that is systematic, healthy and enjoyable.”
Students are taught by specially trained teachers who focus on building children’s confidence through positive reinforcement and personal attention, with only 8 students per class. The cutting-edge facility features 14 classrooms, gym, indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, as well as a plant-based kitchen stocked with vegetables from the centre’s organic garden.
The launch of the flagship international centre is a significant step in the Group’s planned expansion into Asia. “We believe our investment in Korea is a significant step which positions us to increase our foothold in the Asian market. We want to bring our proven methodology to children throughout Asia, teaching and maintaining bright young minds English from their earliest years,” commented Doron. “In addition, our curriculum nurtures important values such as giving, empathy, compassion, and joyfulness. In addition to South Korea, the company maintains a strong presence in China and Thailand. Extended expansion is planned in both those countries, as well as in new Asian markets.
On a personal note, Doron shared an additional reason for choosing Dongtan to launch Helen Doron International. “I have two Korean grandchildren from my son Benaya and my Korean daughter-in-law Kyungeun. I want them to enjoy and benefit from what I believe to be the world’s best kindergarten education. Rohan started kindergarten with the beginning of Helen Doron International in March, and his younger brother Leeon is set to follow in his footsteps; so that goal has been achieved,” she concluded.
About the Helen Doron Educational Group
The Helen Doron Educational Group stands at the forefront of innovative educational systems, providing exclusive learning programmes and quality educational materials for babies, children and adolescents throughout the world since 1985. The company’s flagship franchise, Helen Doron English, together with Helen Doron Kindergarten, MathRiders and Ready Steady Move! Franchises today encompass 1,000 learning centres in 35 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Today, more than two million children have learnt with the unique Helen Doron methodology. http://www.helendorongroup.com