The Helen Doron Educational Group began in 1985 as a small home-based business. Since then, the company has become an international leader in children’s educational franchising, with 90 Master Franchisors and over 800 Learning Centres and Kindergartens in 35 countries across 5 continents. The Helen Doron Educational Group has built a reputation for innovation and excellence, a reputation that our local franchisees share and extend.
When you join the Helen Doron Educational Group, you gain a business model which has proven itself in the language education marketplace.
We are a global company dedicated to providing you with the best and most innovative educational materials and training support. The reputation of our pedagogic excellence is known worldwide and highly respected.
Nearly two million children of all ages have benefited thanks to Helen Doron’s unique pedagogic methodology and educational materials. The methodologies for all Helen Doron Educational Group trace their origins to her unique English as a foreign language (EFL) methodology which allows children as young as three months to learn English just like they learn their mother tongue–through repeated hearing and positive reinforcement.
Just as babies and infants learn their mother tongue by hearing words, sentences, songs and stories over and over again, and receiving positive feedback from their caretakers, so children can learn a foreign language using this same natural technique. Today, Helen Doron English system offers courses in English for children from only 3 months old up through secondary school completion – age 19.
Scientific research today is saying what every mother has always known in her heart: young children have infinite potential and contain the seeds of genius. Together with wanting to nurture and develop their children’s mental and physical capacities, parents want their children to be happy, joyful, confident and compassionate. Helen Doron English programmes for children ages 3 months up through secondary school completion, age 19, enable infants, youth and teens to develop their full potential, while remaining thoughtful and loving individuals.
Right Brain –Left Brain
The language through movement programme, Ready-Steady-Move methodology is based on whole brain learning (right and left hemispheres). The programmes exercises and routines involve cross-body movements, such as slapping the left knee with the right hand, to help children develop better coordination and to encourage bilateral neural connections in the brain. Lessons also include a variety of activities to stimulate both left- and right-side brain functions. Combining a language-learning element with the physical routines is particularly effective at engaging both hemisphere’s of the child’s brain.
Children need to stay active – regular physical activity promotes healthy growth and development. The simple fact is, the more active the child, the healthier the child. A variety of mental and physical activities help children develop into healthy adults.
It’s especially important to engage young children in exciting, dynamic physical activities. Participating in the structured body and mind building exercises of the Ready Steady Move! programme helps children start an “Active” rather than a “Passive” life, for better growth, more self-confidence and improved learning.
MathRiders is all about bringing maths to life. The programme makes maths a vibrant part of everyday experience and gives students the knowledge necessary to achieve better grades in school. The programme is based on four important principles:
Appreciation: With mathematics around us everywhere, children should be trained to see it. MathRiders and Mathjogs reveal the beauty and logic of maths in the day-to-day world: music and rhyme, architecture and art, science and engineering – even nature.
Encouragement: Children are naturally motivated to investigate and explore the world around them. Our instructors build an environment of trust, patience and cooperation that leaves students open to new concepts and ideas.
Assessment: Students receive regular assessment of their math skills and progress, to keep an accurate record of their strengths and to plan effective lessons. By sharing in the evaluation process, students develop confidence in their own abilities.
Partnership: No student learns in a vacuum. In the MathRiders and Mathjogs programmes, students work with the support of a teacher and a peer group. In addition, parents are invited to join the process.
Children establish healthy eating habits through healthy nutrition and benefit from tender, loving care support and encouragement.
The Helen Doron teaching method takes into account children’s unique learning styles and uses games, movement, music and lots of fun to maximize kids’ natural love of learning and tendency to absorb languages. At any age, children enjoy our lessons which are highly structured, yet fun and dynamic at all times.