Crestar Education Group (CEG) will open a 15-classroom ELFA Preschool on a 6,666.7 sqm land area in the ancient city of Zhuji City, in Zhejiang Province in early 2019. Zhuji City has a population of about 1.07 million. It is 40 miles from Hangzhou.
Zhuji ELFA Preschool is located on Chunjiang Road (春江路) with a total built-up area of 5,630 sqm and an out-door space of 4,000 sqm.
The construction of the Zhuji ELFA Preschool is scheduled to complete by late 2018. The Preschool will commence operation in March 2019.The total investment cost of this project is RMB$37.0 million.
This 450-student capacity large preschool will cater for 2 to 6 years old children.
The facilities include a music studio, creative art studio, dance studio, cookery cum dining room, digital literary room etc.
CEG and its local partner, Mr. Cao Xinhuan (曹鑫奂) has appointed well-known Singapore company, CPG, to design the preschool building. CPG has been involved in designing and building township, commercial and residential projects in many Chinese cities. Armed with 40 years of preschool operation experience, CEG and its subsidiary, ELFA China, has worked closely with CPG to bring together the best practices of learning spaces for young children.
CPG has integrated the external greenspace to form the quintessential element of the preschool design. Every learning space overlooks the Central Courtyard. This central courtyard together with the vertically connected tiered outdoor play decks at every floor of the preschool, forms a landscape enclave where children are able to enjoy interactive learning activities within safe confines.
Zhuji was the birthplace of the legendary beauty Xi Shi (西施) during the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 B.C.) in ancient China, who sacrificed herself to save her homeland. Zhuji also boasts of many famous scholars, artists, scientists and revolutionists in modern and contemporary times.
Today, Zhuji has an excellent education system and a robust economy. The per capita income of Zhuji in 2016 was RMB 53,527.