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HEI Schools - The world's best preschool as a scalable model

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With a playful curiosity, freedom to explore and a deep scientific understanding of how children learn, HEI Schools now seeks to export the success of the Finnish system around the globe.

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HEI Schools - The world's best preschool as a scalable model

  1. 1. FAMOUS FINNISH PRESCHOOL MODEL NOW AVAILABLE WORLD WIDE.
  2. 2. © HEI Group “Expanding access to high quality early childhood education is among the smartest investments that we can make. Research has shown that the early years in a child’s life— when the human brain is forming— represent a critically important window of opportunity to develop a child’s full potential and shape key academic, social, and cognitive skills that determine a child’s success in school and in life.” Barack Obama
  3. 3. © HEI Group EARLY EDUCATION NEED & MARKET Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics Database 0 25 50 75 100 Sub-Saharan Africa Arab States Central Asia South and West Asia East Asia and the Pacific Central and Eastern Europe Latin America and the Caribbean North America and Western Europe Across the world, nearly half of all three to six year olds - 159 million children - not part of preprimary education. (source: Early Childhood Development, World Bank, 2015 http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/earlychildhooddevelopment/ overview#1 Governments may be more willing to support the scale up of privately provided education services in sub-sectors that are not compulsory. These types of education services are typically already being delivered through private sector providers. (source: Paying for Performance: An Analysis of OutputBased Aid in Education, Results for Development Institute, 2016 http://wwwwds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/ WDSP/IB/2016/02/29/09 0224b0841be23e/1_0/Rendered/PDF/ Paying0for0per0sed0aid0in0education.pdf ) ACCESS TO PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION 2011 2001 1991
  4. 4. © HEI Group INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION MARKETS Source: International Schools Group Fee income $63,5 billion 2000 2009 2014 2019 2024 $17,5 $35 $52,5 $70 $ Billion
  5. 5. THE FINNISH EDUCATION MODEL 
 – AND THE ACADEMIC RESEARCH BEHIND IT – 
 IS BENCHMARKED WORLDWIDE
  6. 6. EARLY EDUCATION STARTING WELL INDEX 2012 #1 FINLAND IS RANKED HIGH IN NUMEROUS INDEXES GLOBAL CREATIVITY INDEX #5 ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS 2015-2016 #8 INSEAD GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2015 #4 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT #1 © HEI Group
  7. 7. INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM 
 BEHIND THE HEI SCHOOLS PILVI TORSTI, FOUNDER
 MEMBER OF FINNISH PARLIAMENT State Secretary, Finnish Ministry of Education 2013-15. Over 20 years of experience in international education. 
 One of the three founders 
 of United World College in Mostar 2006 which has offered international education for over 700 students to date. Adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki. https://fi.linkedin.com/in/ pilvitorsti LASSE LIPPONEN HEAD OF PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT,
 CO-FOUNDER A professor of education, 
 with special reference to 
 early childhood education, 
 at the Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki. Visiting professor and lecturer for early education and teacher training in many universities. https://fi.linkedin.com/in/lasse- lipponen-352742a MILLA KOKKO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CO-FOUNDER Experienced business professional and strategist with deep knowhow in brand and concept building, marketing strategies and customer experience both in Finland and internationally. https://fi.linkedin.com/in/ millakokko ANNE RUSANEN HEAD OF DESIGN, CO-FOUNDER Design and creative director with 15 years of experience in brand building, concept designing, and marketing communications for leading companies and organizations. https://fi.linkedin.com/in/ annerusanen UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI The University of Helsinki 
 is the oldest and largest university in Finland. It has repeatedly been ranked among world's top universities. 
 The Department of Teacher Education of the University of Helsinki is the most versatile unit providing teacher education in Finland. © HEI Group
  8. 8. © HEI Group TESTING COMPETITION PERFORMANCE RANKINGS SCHOOLING CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE
 CREATIVITY & PLAY
 EXPLORATION ENCOURAGEMENT
 SOCIO-EMOTIONAL SKILLS WHAT MAKES FINNISH APPROACH DIFFERENT Less More STILL NOT COMPROMIZING 
 THE ACADEMIC LEARNING RESULTS Counter to the main stream © HEI Group
  9. 9. © HEI Group BUT HOW TO MAKE A SCALABLE BUSINESS MODEL
 OUT OF KINDERGARTENS?
  10. 10. WE OFFER A TIGHT, WELL BRANDED RESEARCH-BASED SCHOOL CONCEPT RUNNING 
 ON A FRANCHISING MODEL AROUND THE WORLD. NOT JUST FOR THE FEW 
 – BUT FOR THE MANY. © HEI Group
  11. 11. HEI SCHOOLS OFFERS A SCALABLE MODEL AND A BRAND FOR LICENSING HEI CURRICULUM
 MATERIALS HEI TEACHER TRAINING
 HEI LEARNING ENVIRONMENT HEI COLLECTION HEI OPERATIONS
 Constantly advancing pedagogical approaches Professional development program 
 for teachers Thoughtfully designed learning environment Carefully selected 
 learning materials Global community and support or operators © HEI Group
  12. 12. HEI CURRICULUM
 MATERIALS • Official curriculum document (+ localization) • Teacher´s guide book • Sample materials:
 
 1. Day/week/year programs
 2. Lesson plans
 3. Tutorial videos
 4. Learning cards Constantly advancing pedagogical approaches © HEI Group
  13. 13. • Teacher´s starting kit
 (Manuals, pathwright.com account) • Introduction training 
 (Face to face) • Continuous training modules (pathwright.com account) • Co-teaching period with Finnish teacher on site • Workshops, seminars, events Professional development program for teachers HEI TEACHER TRAINING © HEI Group
  14. 14. • Design concept for the creative learning space based on Nordic architecture and design Thoughtfully designed learning environment HEI LEARNING ENVIRONMENT © HEI Group
  15. 15. • Carefully selected 
 learning materials (digital & analog) supporting HEI pedagogy • heicollection.com
 online store for learning materials & interior design items (planning phase) Carefully selected 
 learning materials HEI COLLECTION © HEI Group
  16. 16. HEI PLAY HEI STORY HEI EXPLORE HEI EXPRESS HEI CRAFT HEI MOVE © HEI Group
  17. 17. • A-Z licensing process • Quality assurance 
 & control • Brand design & 
 marketing support • Management and leadership models • Consultancy & support throughout the process Global support and quality control for operators HEI OPERATIONS © HEI Group
  18. 18. HEI MARKETING MATERIALS BRINGING UP THE CURIOUS GENERATION P LA Y THIS IS HEI SCHOOLS PLAY IN ITS DIFFERENT FORMS IS IN THE CORE OF HEI SCHOOLS APPROACH HEI SCHOOLS HEI SCHOOLS BRINGINGUP THECURIOUS GENERATION heischools @HeiSchools HEI Schools heischools.com BRINGING UP CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT ONLY CAPABLE OF ADAPTING TO THE CHANGING WORLD, BUT CHANGING THE WORLD THEMSELVES. WELCOME TO HEI SCHOOLS! Helsinki International Schools (HEI) was co-founded by University of Helsinki and experienced educational and design experts. HEI Schools is responding to the increasing global demand for early childhood education and recognition of the importance of high quality early education. HEI Schools early education model is based on the world-known, proven and tested research-based Finnish educational approach and Nordic heritage respecting high quality every-day design. Embracing the Nordic values of accessibility and openness, HEI Schools wants to make first-class Finnish early childhood education available globally for children, teachers, parents and operators. In HEI Schools we want to feed the creative minds and raise the children of 21st century. Children who are not only adapting to the changing world, but changing the world themselves. Welcome on board to the world of children with HEI Schools! This book will guide you through the values and principles of our work and present the fundamental elements of the HEI model. Enjoy! Children do not play to learn but they learn while they play. In fact, we adults would be in a big trouble if we should teach children all the things that they learn by playing and through play: to think creatively, to get along with other people and cooperate effectively, and to control their own impulses and emotions. THIS IS HEI SCHOOLS PLAY IN ITS DIFFERENT FORMS IS IN THE CORE OF HEI SCHOOLS APPROACH HEI SCHOOLS HEI SCHOOLS BRINGINGUP THECURIOUS GENERATION heischools @HeiSchools HEI Schools heischools.com BRINGING UP CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT ONLY CAPABLE OF ADAPTING TO THE CHANGING WORLD, BUT CHANGING THE WORLD THEMSELVES. WELCOME TO HEI SCHOOLS! Helsinki International Schools (HEI) was co-founded by University of Helsinki and experienced educational and design experts. HEI Schools is responding to the increasing global demand for early childhood education and recognition of the importance of high quality early education. HEI Schools early education model is based on the world-known, proven and tested research-based Finnish educational approach and Nordic heritage respecting high quality every-day design. Embracing the Nordic values of accessibility and openness, HEI Schools wants to make first-class Finnish early childhood education available globally for children, teachers, parents and operators. In HEI Schools we want to feed the creative minds and raise the children of 21st century. Children who are not only adapting to the changing world, but changing the world themselves. Welcome on board to the world of children with HEI Schools! This book will guide you through the values and principles of our work and present the fundamental elements of the HEI model. Enjoy! Children do not play to learn but they learn while they play. In fact, we adults would be in a big trouble if we should teach children all the things that they learn by playing and through play: to think creatively, to get along with other people and cooperate effectively, and to control their own impulses and emotions. Brochures Posters FlagsFamous Finnish Preschool model now available in Baotou Rollups © HEI Group
  19. 19. © HEI Group CASE HEI SCHOOLS BAOTOU, CHINA Children: 3-6 years old, maximum 300 students Teachers: Finnish and Chinese Principals, 9 Chinese Kindergarten Teachers, 4 Finnish Kindergarten Teachers   Families: Middle class / upper middle class families interested in international education. Paying tuition fee Language: Chinese and English. English as a working language for all teachers and as “language shower” for children Building: 4500m2 indoor space + large outdoor facilities. Gone through a total renovation process during summer 2017 Operator: Private Kindergarten operator, 100% owned by the City of Baotou Concept and license provider: Helsinki International Schools Group (HEI Schools)
  20. 20. HEI SCHOOLS BAOTOU OPENED SEPTEMBER 2017!
  21. 21. A “HOME UNIT” 4 multi function rooms and the corridor area serve different purposes and pedagogical activities 2 groups of children (2 x 30) and their teachers using the unit of 4 rooms together HEI Atelier HEI Cottage HEI Workshop HEI Field HEI Room (corridor area)
  22. 22. © HEI Group WHAT WE ARE 
 LOOKING FOR NOW?
  23. 23. WE ARE LOOKING FOR 
 A PARTNERS INTERESTED IN: PROGRESSIVE AND HIGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL APPROACH BASED ON FINNISH EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM CREATING A NEW HEI CONCEPT SCHOOL 
 AS A PILOT PROJECT ACTING AS A HEI MASTER FRANCHISEE 
 FOR CERTAIN REGION OR COUNTRY AFTER 
 THE PILOT PROJECT OPENING A NETWORK OF HEI KINDERGARTENS / PRESCHOOLS
  24. 24. TESTED, VERIFIED AND DESIRABLE FINNISH EDUCATION BRAND SUPERIOR TEAM 
 WITH OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES 
 AND AMBITION EXPANSIVELY GROWING MARKET FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SCALABLE MODEL 
 THROUGH FRANCHISING & DIGITAL TEACHER TRAINING MOMENTUM FOR HEI SCHOOLS
  25. 25. © HEI Group BRINGING UP CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT ONLY CAPABLE OF ADAPTING TO THE CHANGING WORLD, BUT CHANGING THE WORLD THEMSELVES. heischools @HeiSchools HEI Schools CONTACT Milla Kokko CEO, Co-Founder Milla.kokko@heischools.com + 358 40 860 0277 www.heischools.com

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