The national franchise Little Monsters, specialized in education, will expand its presence in the country with the opening of seven venues in the course of 2018.
Silvia Hidalgo, founder and general director of the company, explained that before the Expofranquicia 2017 took place they had signed a franchise in Barrio Escalante and that, after participating in that activity, they obtained another six.
“Together with our original center in Sabana, we will soon be eight locations and we are still in negotiations that could lead to more,” added Hidalgo.
The first two venues to open next year, and which will receive children between the ages of 1 and 5 in their preschool programs, will be located in Barrio Escalante and Heredia.
This national franchise opened its doors in April 2015 with an investment close to $ 100,000. He expects 2019 to open the high school in all of its venues.
“Our curriculum seeks to develop all the skills that are required both in early childhood and for life.” Before the age of 6, more than 80% of our brain connections are generated, and the child constructs, proposes and guides his / her learning process, through play, exploration, and creativity, “said Hidalgo.
The franchise sector in Costa Rica has experienced a growth of 114% in the last six years, representing a total of 321 brands of which 76 are national, according to the National Franchise Center (Cenaf).
Karol Fallas, executive director of Cenaf, stressed that the education franchise is one of the most dynamic sectors in recent years because it creates a great opportunity in terms of creating new learning spaces, new technologies, and methodologies for the knowledge of minors.
“The Little Monsters franchise comes to raise the name of Costa Rica, serving a very attractive sector with a high potential nationally and internationally,” added Fallas.
According to a press release, shared by Little Monsters, internationally they have attracted the attention of countries like Germany, Spain, Ecuador, Peru, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, and others.