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Laguna Phuket Kindergarten

Laguna Phuket Kindergarten

Originally established in 1992 as a Child Care Centre, the facility was officially registered under the Ministry of Education as Laguna Phuket Kindergarten in 2009. The school provides free education to children of associates and disadvantaged community members. Since the school’s commencement, approximately 956 students have graduated from 16 classes.

Awards Received:

2000: Best Childhood Development Centre Award in Phuket from the Department of Community Development, Ministry of Interior.

2003: Best Child Care Centre in Region 11 (upper Southern Region of Thailand - and being 1 of 12 best in the country) from the Ministry of Public Health.

Start Date:

1992

End Date:

On-going

Details:

In 1992 while visiting Laguna Phuket, Claire Chiang, the wife of founder Ho Kwon Ping, saw that children of the men and women working to construct the hotels had no safe place to stay during work hours. She subsequently worked with Laguna to establish a free child care centre to improve their well-being. Since then, the centre has continuously offered free child care services to children of employees. It has expanded over time to the local community on a first-come-first-served basis. The centre is widely acknowledged as one of the best in Thailand and at the end of 2008 was formally established as Laguna Phuket Kindergarten under the guidance of the Ministry of Education. Today, the greatly-expanded program caters to 190 children aged between three and six, with 10 certified teachers creating their daily activities of fun and education.

Awards Received:

2000: Best Childhood Development Centre Award in Phuket from the Department of Community Development, Ministry of Interior.

2003: Best Child Care Centre in Region 11 (upper Southern Region of Thailand - and being 1 of 12 best in the country) from the Ministry of Public Health.