MEXICO CITY, Mexico. KidZania Journal, May 5th, 2017.
The world’s fastest growing award-winning edutainment concept for children is heading to the U.S., promising to offer unique educational experiences to American children. KidZania USA is set to launch in 2018, thanks to a partnership led by E2W. Chicago and Dallas will be the first cities to host KidZania facilities, thus expanding the reach of KidZania’s Nation.
“At KidZania, we offer the ideal environment for kids to learn about a host of occupations and careers, all while building skills like teamwork, trust and financial responsibility,” said Keith Rubenstein, acting CEO of KidZania USA. “We look forward to bringing this innovative learning experience to families and educators in Dallas and Chicago and expanding to around 20 other major cities in the near future.”
KidZania USA will empower children ages 4 to 14 with the same unique educational model that has already had a transformative impact on families and educators in 24 KidZania facilities that are currently operating across the world.
“Role-play is a critical part of early childhood development, teaching children how to communicate, explore and collaborate with others. Concepts like KidZania allow children the opportunity to experiment with real-life situations, think critically and express ideas in a fun environment, better preparing them for life,” said Dr. Ger Graus, director of Education at KidZania.
The inaugural U.S. facilities, developed by Chicago-based real estate firm GGP Inc. are expected to open in 2018 and 2019. They will join the rapid expansion of facilities in Paris, Doha, Johannesburg, Guadalajara, Abu Dhabi, Surabaya and Toronto.
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