Founded in 1988 as Smart Education Centre by Dato' Sri Dr Richard Ong and Datin Sri Dato' Dr KH Wang, the organisation changed its name to Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn Bhd in 1998. This move was made to reflect the expansion of its English Programme into the international arena.
Backed by the success of the Smart Reader® English Programme and the rich experience of the group of educationists, Smart Reader® Worldwide launched the Smart Reader Kids® concept in 1999. Tagged as Every Child's Dream School, this unique, imaginative and vibrant 21st century model child development centre has emerged very aggressively and accredited by the Malaysia Book of Records as The Largest Chain of Child Enrichment Centres in Malaysia.
With the formation of two other franchised programmes in 2000, namely Smart Reader Kids Junior® and Smart Reader English for Adults and Youths®, the organisation has evolved to become the largest educational franchise group with the establishment of more than 300 franchise centres in Malaysia. Smart Reader® Worldwide has also expanded its wings internationally by having 150 franchise centres in the Philippines, China, Thailand, Brunei and Middle East.
For an organisation that has been around for a good number of years, success is influenced by ONE key factor, QUALITY. Constant research and development and continuous upgrading of the programmes has enabled this quality product to remain at the helm, steering preschool education into a glorious and exclusive era.