Finnish teachers are joining hands with local experts to co-implement the Fun Learning approach.
Fun Academy China will open two new kindergartens in Beijing in September 2018, with four more locations in China planned to open doors throughout 2019. The Fun Learning philosophy will be implemented holistically in the early education centres, from the design of the learning environments to planning the kindergarten curriculum, as well as putting it into practice under the leadership of Finnish educators.
“As Finnish early education has been recognized as the world number one, it has drawn an unbelievably increasing attention in China.”Ting Wu
The opening was officially announced at the Fun Academy Launching Press Conference in China, at the ‘Early Years Education Beijing Forum 2018 – China Education and International Experience’.
- The kindergartens will have a combined capacity of up to 380 children.
- These initial learning centres in Beijing will be located at the East second ring road of Beijing and Chaoyang District at Huangqu Road, respectively.
- The bigger kindergarten has indoor space of more than 3360 square meters, over 1000 square meters of outdoor space and its own movie theatre.
- Facilities have been designed to be simple and functional learning spaces, inspired by Finnish design.
“Both in China and in Finland education is highly regarded and children show excellent academic performance. However comparatively, Finnish children spend longer time on sports and fun activities than doing homework. Finnish education system not only fosters high academic achievement in children but also happy children. That is what I would like to bring to Chinese education and Chinese children as well.”Peter Vesterbacka
Six Finnish kindergarten teachers have been appointed by Fun Academy China to support the implementation of the Fun Learning approach. These teachers, along with the Fun Academy China pedagogical team-lead Rose Chen, will attend intensive Fun Learning educator training at Fun Academy’s HQ in Finland in June, before relocation to China. A larger number of Finnish teachers are expected to join them next year, as new Fun Academy China kindergarten locations open in 2019.
More information on the Fun Learning Educator Training will be available soon on the Fun Academy blog and social media channels.
“I am so excited to see how warmly Fun Learning is welcomed here among the Chinese parents and teachers. We look forward to co-creating effective and Fun Learning experiences with the Fun Academy China team.”Sanna Lukander
About Fun Academy
Fun Academy is an early education company that provides pedagogical solutions, based on a uniquely developed Fun Learning approach, nurturing the passion for learning through play and exploration. Fun Academy is present in eight countries.
Fun Academy China is a joint venture with Fun Academy Finland, allowing a broader offering of the Fun Learning approach, based on the best practices of Finnish education. Fun Academy will co-create the future of education in China, with local experts in the region to explore together the most advanced teaching methods.
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