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ABOUT US

Embrace the Joy of
Learning

WELCOME TO DDLC Academy where every child's journey of dreams, discovery, learning and creation is nurtured and guided.

With a comprehensive approach to education that spans from early childhood to college years, we are dedicated to being your partner in supporting young minds.

As a hub for STEM courses, ski schools, English education, summer camps and family vacations, we provide a nurturing environment for children to explore, learn and grow.

ABOUT DDLC ACADEMY

Discover Paths to Dream,
Learn and Create

Dream

Fostering big dreams and goals, nurturing aspirations for young imaginations to envision their futures.

Discover

Promoting exploration and self-discovery, we provide diverse learning experiences to spark curiosity in students.

Learn

Education here focuses on skill development and personal growth through engaging experiences.

Create

Cultivating diverse learning encounters aimed at igniting students’ creativity and fostering curiosity.

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ABOUT US

Meet Our Founders!

Ceylan Duru Can

Ceylan Duru Can, born in Istanbul in 1975, brings a rich background in education and business to DDLC Academy. After her early education in Switzerland and college in the USA, she gained experience in tourism and investment consulting. Returning to Turkey, she led the family business, Duru Turizm, with her sister, Gonca. As a devoted mother of two, Ceylan’s passion for quality education led her to co-found DDLC Academy and introduceSylvan Learning Center to Turkey, ensuring premier education for children.

Gonca Duru

Gonca Duru, born in 1979 in Istanbul, combines her educational achievements and management skills to enrich DDLC Academy. After attending Notre Dame de Sion French Girls High School, she graduated from Koç University. Her career in Duru Tourism has been marked by innovation in event and corporate travel, and a focus on educational seminars. Also a mother of two, Gonca co-founded Sylvan Learning Center with Ceylan, aiming to provide top-tier educational experiences.

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ABOUT DDLC ACADEMY

Brand Story

Our journey, initially with Sylvan Learning, a globally recognized educational service with 60 years of history across 750 locations, has evolved into DDLC Academy.

Established to equip children with the skills to realize their dreams, DDLC Academy introduces an innovative educational model structured around four pillars: Dream, Discover, Learn, Create. We ‘re committed to fostering a love for learning and discovery, aiming to provide a strong foundation for success in every child’s life.

Explore more about our educational and travel programs at DDLC Academy

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OUR VISION

Nurturing Dreams and
Fostering Lifelong Learning

Our vision is to create a continuous thread of growth and development in your child’s life. We envision a future where each child’s dreams are embraced, their potential is nurtured and their creativity is celebrated. From ski slopes to English language development, hands-on experiments to college counselling, our goal is to stand by your child every step of the way, instilling confidence, resilience and a lifelong love for learning.

OUR MISSION

Guiding Steps to Discovery
and Educational Exellence

Our mission is to be the guiding light in your child’s educational journey. Our commitment remains steadfast from their first steps in our enriching preschool programs to their college preparation. Through engaging STEM activities, exhilarating ski experiences, language education and unforgettable summer adventures, we empower a passion for learning and self-discovery that carries them forward in life.

Our Vision

Our vision at D.D.L.C. Academy is to create a continuous thread of growth and development in your child’s life. We envision a future where each child’s dreams are embraced, their potential is nurtured and their creativity is celebrated. From ski slopes to English conversations, from hands-on experiments to college counselling, our goal is to stand by your child every step of the way, instilling confidence, resilience and a lifelong love for learning.

Our Mission

At D.D.L.C. Academy, our mission is to be the guiding light in your child’s educational journey. Our commitment remains steadfast from their first steps in our enriching preschool programs to their college preparation. Through engaging STEM activities, exhilarating ski experiences, language education and unforgettable summer adventures, we empower a passion for learning and self-discovery that carries them forward in life.

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Education
Counseling Abroad

As part of our commitment to your child’s journey, our Education Counsel services are tailored to provide comprehensive support as they transition to high school, college or university abroad. Building on earlier experiences, our counsellors guide students academically and in character and personal growth. We are here to ensure that your child’s journey from childhood to college is smooth, enriching and marked by success.

INNOVATE AND INSPIRE

Dream, Discover, Learn & Create

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Sylvan Learning STEM Workshops

English Drama Classes: Designed for children aged 6 to 9, our offering effortlessly merges linguistic discovery with the magic of drama.

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Immersive Language Learning through Theatre

Designed for children aged 6 to 9, our offering effortlessly merges linguistic discovery with the magic of drama.

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Family Discovery Travel Packages

Experience educational family trips that merge cultural discovery with learning in breathtaking global destinations.

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Summer Camps İstanbul I Çeşme I Bodrum

Summer adventures with language immersion and sports, building skills and joy in a lively environment

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