The Learning Experience®, one of America’s fastest growing Academies of Early Education for children six weeks to six years old, has retained Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH), a leading boutique commercial retail real estate advisory company, to lead the site selection process for its expansion foray into the United Kingdom.
For this initiative, HDH will actively seek out sites that provide at least 10,000 square feet of space as well as a 10,000-square-foot interactive outside playground. The sites will accommodate the The Learning Experience’s purpose-built design of its centers which match its six stages of early learning development.
“The same fervent demand for quality and enriched education seen in the United States is echoed in the United Kingdom, and our proven proprietary curriculum is transferable internationally to positively impact all children during the most critical years of their development,” said Richard Weissman, Chairman and CEO of The Learning Experience. “Our centers have long provided a positive ROI for our franchisees and have added significant twice-daily foot traffic resulting brand exposure to the surrounding businesses within the retail destinations in which we are located.”
The Learning Experience currently has more than 180 centers open and operating in the United States, with an additional 120 under development. Approximately 70 percent of the centers are independently owned and operated by local businesspeople.