The Fun Academy Kindergarten Global Network Partners with Countryside Children’s Academy in Virginia

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CCA joins the rapidly growing international network of classrooms implementing Fun Academy's Fun Learning approach. The children in Virginia will take part in their first common science project with children from Finland and Hong Kong during the spring term of 2017.

The Fun Academy Kindergarten global network is expanding to partner with Countryside Children’s Academy (CCA), a top-rated childcare center in Virginia, U.S.

This partnership enables children enrolled at CCA to embrace the innovative Fun Learning approach; an early childhood education initiative that builds on the best of the world-renowned Finnish educational system, and combines this with the strength of an international network of teaching professionals.

“I’m driven to continually improve the level of service I provide to children. I looked at the most successful educational systems around the world, and discovered the breakthrough innovations made by Finnish Fun Learning," says Meenoo Labana, director of CCA.

Fun Learning is a child-centric approach that guides children to innovative and scientific thinking. It encourages the fundamental element of the natural development process: a child learns through exploration, fun and play. The Fun Academy Kindergarten Fun Learning implementation gives children a hunger to explore and learn in a safe, playful and encouraging environment.

“Learning how to learn, think innovatively and participate actively at an early age develops the 21st century skills necessary to evolve as creative and responsible citizens and leaders,” CCA’s Labana emphasizes.

Most importantly, Fun Learning promotes the overall well-being of the child. This partnership gives children enrolled at CCA access to the most up-to-date learning methodologies. They will have the opportunity to grow up in a safe and inspiring environment, and receive support to become socially adept creative and scientific thinkers prepared for a world of lifelong learning.

“I'm delighted that our initiative is becoming truly global," says CEO of Fun Academy, Sanna Lukander. “This again proves our Fun Learning philosophy adapts naturally with local curricula and cultural settings. Our diverse network shares best teaching practices, and teachers benefit with peer support from colleagues in different countries and cultures.”

This Thursday, Countryside Children’s Academy and Fun Academy take part in a Centennial Education event at the Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C. Fun Academy will present the Fun Learning approach, and the benefits of global collaboration and learning together.

Fun Academy Kindergarten focuses on continuous professional development of educators; answering their needs with on-going access to training sessions, principle guidelines, practical examples and peer collaboration. The Fun Academy & CCA partnership is proceeding at full steam with training of teaching staff and management starting next week.

Fun Academy

Learning can be Fun!

Fun Academy is a Finnish education company with a global mindset and works in the areas of early childhood education and digital solutions. Professional development of teachers is a core focus for the company as well as the Fun Learning approach that supports children to become lifelong learners by identifying their learning strengths and areas of interest or passion. Rovio Entertainment, the University of Helsinki and Polkuni Ltd are among the shareholders of Fun Academy.

Countryside Children’s Academy

Founded in 1993, Countryside Children’s Academy is the premier independent child care center in Sterling, VA. Our aim is simple: to provide an outstanding education experience for all the children in our care. We do that by leveraging a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) environment for your child that is both fun and stimulating. We understand that every child is an individual with great potential, which is why our teachers tailor their STEAM curriculum to ensure each class is working at a level that encourages optimal learning and development.

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