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Kiddie Academy® Adds Four New Educational Child Care Centers To Its System »

September 08, 2014 at 8:55AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

ABINGDON, MD - (Marketwired - Sep 8, 2014) - Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive education-based child care programs, has just opened its newest franchise locations in Hamilton, New Jersey; Asheville, North Carolina; Morrisville, North Carolina and West Cary, North Carolina this month.
The company, founded in 1981, has been franchising since 1992. According to Greg White, vice president of franchise development, the Kiddie Academy team provides thorough support services to all of the academies within the system. By maintaining constant interaction with the franchise community, they are able to provide truly relevant tools, assistance and ideas to each franchisee in the following areas: site selection, construction, marketing, training and assistance with the pre-opening/grand opening stage...

Kiddie Academy: This Summer, Help Your Children Develop Their Historical Memory »

June 25, 2014 at 6:27AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care Experts Suggest Fun Family Activities That Offer a New Answer to the Question, "Where Did I Come From?"
BALTIMORE, MD - (Marketwired - Jun 24, 2014) - With Memorial Day having just passed, and July 4th just around the corner, many children can easily mistake these national holidays (and others) as just another reason to celebrate. Synonymous with backyard barbecues, parades, and bright, colorful firework displays, the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is anything but your average holiday. While celebrating is wonderful, we need to ensure that children understand the history that is behind the festivities that occur on our national holidays.
The educational child care experts at Kiddie Academy®, an educationally focused child care provider, believe that it's important for children to learn about history - on a national, local and family level - and to help children understand that each of them is, in fact, a living part of that history...

Kiddie Academy® Offers Tips For Choosing The Best Summer Camp For Kids »

May 05, 2014 at 12:43PM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

Education child care experts advise families to start their search now for the widest choice of schedules and programs.
May 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // Baltimore, MD – The "official" start of summer may be Memorial Day Weekend, but parents with school-age children need to begin now to think about summer camp programs. Kiddie Academy®, a leader in education-based child care, reminds parents that popular camp programs fill up quickly, so for the widest choice of programs that fit your children’s and your family’s needs, the time to start the search is now.
"Parents want their children to be safe, active and happy at camp," said Richard Peterson, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care...

Kiddie Academy Launches Academy Link™, An Innovative Parent Communication Portal »

April 24, 2014 at 6:23AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

Parents Can Stay Connected All Day, with Safe and Secure Communications from their Child's Classroom
April 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Abingdon, MD – Open communication is a cornerstone of the Kiddie Academy educational child care philosophy. Now, Kiddie Academy parents can stay connected to their child's activities throughout the day via Kiddie Academy's innovative new parent communication portal, Academy Link™, powered by Tadpoles®. This communication portal allows safe and secure information sharing between the academy and parents.
"At Kiddie Academy, we know that nothing is more important to a parent than the security of their children and their children's information," says Kevin Murphy, vice president of operations for Kiddie Academy...

Kiddie Academy® Adds Three New Educational Child Care Centers To Its System »

April 17, 2014 at 10:07AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

National Educational Child Care Company Expands Brand Presence in Illinois, New Jersey and Missouri
April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Abingdon, MD – Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive education-based child care programs, has just opened its newest franchise locations in Naperville, Illinois; West Caldwell, New Jersey and O’Fallon, Missouri this month.
The company, founded in 1981, has been franchising since 1992. The three newest locations join 117 others in the system, totaling 120 academies in 23 states across the country. According to Greg White, vice president of franchise development, the Kiddie Academy team provides thorough support services to all of the academies within the system...

Kiddie Academy® Urges Families To Share The Joy Of Reading With Their Children As Dr. Seuss's Birthday Approaches »

February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM PST | Source: Kiddie Academy

February 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // BALTIMORE, MD - Kiddie Academy® says that Dr. Seuss's birthday, March 2, 2014, is a great day for families to think about ways to give their children the gift of a lifelong love of reading.
"While learning to read is a gradual process, involving letter sounds, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension, learning to enjoy reading is something that children do best at home," said Richard Peterson, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care. "When children read only in school, they may see reading only as school 'work'; but when children see their parents and siblings reading at home for entertainment or sit down with a family member to share a favorite book, they get the message that reading can be something you do for fun...

Kiddie Academy® Adds Two Members To Franchise Development Team »

February 10, 2014 at 12:01PM PST | Source: Kiddie Academy

February 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // ABINGDON, MD – Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, a leader in educational child care, today announced the hire of two new Franchise Development Directors. Robert J. Cantrell and Broc Silberzahn work with entrepreneurs interested in opening their own childcare business.
Their duties include identifying potential candidates and introducing the comprehensive support and tools that Kiddie Academy provides its nationwide network of franchisees.
"We're pleased to have two seasoned professionals join our franchise development team," states Sue Hilger, Kiddie Academy's Vice President of Franchise Development. "Kiddie Academy's franchise opportunities meet the needs of career-oriented individuals who are also interested in the flexibility, freedom and financial rewards that self-employment affords...

Kiddie Academy® Promotes Generosity For Family Volunteer Day »

November 18, 2013 at 11:27AM PST | Source: Kiddie Academy

BALTIMORE, MD - (Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - Family Volunteer Day, a day that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together in support of their neighborhoods and communities, is strategically held each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to "kick-off" the holiday season with giving and service. It also signals the start of National Family Week. This year Family Volunteer Day takes place on Saturday, November 23.
"Today, families are finding new ways to spend time together-and volunteering is one way to do just that. It can benefit a child's psychological, social and intellectual development through new learning experiences and the development of new skills," says Richard Peterson, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy® Child Care Learning Centers...

Kiddie Academy® Adds Three New Child Care Learning Centers To Its System »

October 23, 2013 at 10:55AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

National Child Care Learning Company Expands Brand Presence in Texas, New York and California
ABINGDON, MD - (Marketwired - Oct 23, 2013) - Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive education-based child care programs, has just opened its newest franchise locations in Castle Hills, Texas; Flushing, New York and Tustin, California on the same day, October 7, 2013.
The company, founded in 1981, has been franchising since 1992. The three newest locations join 114 others in the system, totaling 117 academies in 23 states across the country. The Kiddie Academy team provides thorough support services to all of the academies within the system. According to Sue Hilger, vice president of franchise development, by maintaining constant interaction with the franchise community, they are able to provide truly relevant tools, assistance and ideas to each franchisee in the following areas: site selection, construction, marketing, training and assistance with the pre-opening/grand opening stage...

Building Math Skills Should Begin Early »

September 20, 2013 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

BALTIMORE, MD - (Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) - According to a recent study1 of middle school students conducted by the University of Missouri, children who lagged behind their peers in a test of core math skills needed to function as adults were the same kids who also showed the least number sense or fluency when they started first grade. According to Richard Peterson, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy® Child Care Learning Centers, this is further proof of the importance of an education-based preschool program.
"Math skills are an important part of Kiddie Academy's Life Essentials®2 curriculum, designed to prepare your child for lifelong success," said Peterson. "Most preschoolers are naturally interested in math as it exists in the world around them...

Kiddie Academy® Hires Richard Peterson To Lead Education Team »

September 17, 2013 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

Peterson will Lead The Company’s Life Essentials® Curriculum Development, Accreditation and Training Programs
September 16, 2013 - Abingdon, MD (Grassroots Newswire) – Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, a leader in educational child care, today announced the hire of Richard Peterson as Vice President of Education. In this role, Peterson will lead the education team in the development and updating of Kiddie Academy’s propriety Life Essentials® curriculum. His focus will be on maintaining educational quality and standards throughout the four pillars of Life Essentials, which include Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum, Health and Fitness, Technology and Character Education.
"As I take on this role at Kiddie Academy, I bring with me a passion for high quality educational experiences for students of all ages," says Peterson...

Kiddie Academy Hosts "Storytime LIVE!" Events »

July 16, 2013 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

Children Will See a Story Come to Life With Guest Appearance by Stories' Lead Characters
BALTIMORE, MD - (Marketwired - Jul 15, 2013) - Educationally focused child care provider Kiddie Academy will host Storytime LIVE! events at participating Kiddie Academy locations on July 27 and August 24, inviting children and their parents to come and enjoy a story highlighted by a visit from the story's lead character.
"Our Storytime LIVE! events are open to everyone -- our current students, new friends who would like to learn more about us, or anyone who would simply like to share a special experience with their child," said Renee Thompson, director of education for Kiddie Academy. "Reading together helps prepare children for school and for life by introducing new ideas and building essential speech, communication and literacy skills...

Kiddie Academy® Achieves System Adoption Of National Health And Fitness Initiative »

May 23, 2013 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

Educational Childcare Company Collaborates With Let's Move! to Promote Healthy Lifestyles for Children
BALTIMORE, MD - (Marketwired - May 22, 2013) - Over 90% of Kiddie Academy® locations nationwide have received certification as participants in the "Let's Move!" child care initiative -- a public statement of Kiddie Academy's system-wide commitment to a healthier future for children.
Health and fitness are integral parts of Kiddie Academy's Life Essentials® philosophy, which addresses the importance of keeping children fit and healthy by ensuring children's daily routines meet and exceed the recommendations of leading national health and fitness organizations.
"The health of the children in our care is a top priority, as is the development of healthy habits...

Growing An Eco-Friendly Family »

April 11, 2013 at 4:21AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

Kiddie Academy Offers Ideas for Earth Day Activities
BALTIMORE, MD - (Marketwired - Apr 9, 2013) - At Kiddie Academy, Earth Day, celebrated this year on April 22, is more than a global campaign to raise awareness about protecting the environment. Earth Day is also an opportunity to reinforce the importance of values such as respect, sharing, kindness, and manners -- all aspects of good citizenship that are core to the education-based childcare provider's curriculum.
"Our character education program includes, among other things, having respect for the environment we all share," said Claire Haas, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy. "That's why we include ongoing environmental lessons in our curriculum and make eco-friendly activities an important part of our unique Life Essentials program...

Kiddie Academy "Storytime LIVE!" Event Scheduled For August 4 »

July 17, 2012 at 7:09AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

Children Will See a Story Come to Life With Guest Appearance by the Story's Lead Character
BALTIMORE, MD - (Marketwire - Jul 16, 2012) - Kiddie Academy locations nationwide will host their Storytime LIVE! event on August 4 at 11:00 a.m. The educationally focused childcare provider invites children and their parents to come to the Kiddie Academy nearest them to enjoy a story highlighted by a visit from the story's lead character.
"Our Storytime LIVE! event is open to everyone -- our current students, new friends who would like to learn more about us, or anyone who would simply like to share a special experience with their child," said Claire Haas, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy. "Reading together helps prepare children for school and for life by exposing them to new ideas, new situations and new emotions in a nurturing classroom setting...

New Trend In Franchising -- Flexibility, According To Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising »

May 22, 2012 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

Entrepreneurs Looking Beyond the Cookie Cutter Franchise Model
BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - May 22, 2012) - Pursuing a franchise concept can be attractive for a variety of reasons: proven business model, layers of support and resources in place to achieve success. Entrepreneurs were once after a consistent formula -- the cookie cutter franchise. However, today's franchisees want the satisfaction of integrating their personal opinion or style into the development and future of their business.
Flexibility in franchising isn't new, says Sue Hilger, vice president of franchise development for Kiddie Academy, an educational child care franchise organization. "Flexibility used to mean the opportunity to own a business and have a better work-life balance...

Kiddie Academy Sheds Light On Educational Child Care Industry »

May 02, 2012 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

New Infographic Examines the Industry, Trends and What's to Come
BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - To celebrate their 20 years in franchising, Kiddie Academy created an infographic that examines the growth of the educational child care industry, the factors that influence the need for their services and trends to watch.
The child care industry is consistently growing as the number of working parents increases, along with their preference for higher-quality child care focused on education and early childhood development. As a result, this business is on a rapid rise, as more and more parents opt for the superior services of a child care learning center over a conventional preschool.
Some factors influencing the industry include:

More than 11 million children under the age of 5 are in some form of child care every week
58% of those children are in a center or full time preschool
The most important factors when choosing a child care are: 1...

Kiddie Academy Recommends Beginning Summer Camp Selection Process Now »

April 25, 2012 at 5:46AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy

Tips From Child Care Experts Help Parents Focus the Search for the Right Program
 BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - With school and after-school activities still in full swing, it's easy for parents to postpone thinking about summer camp programs for their children. But Claire Haas, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy, an educationally focused child care provider, says parents should act now to select and register their children, before popular camp programs fill up.
Haas suggests that parents begin their summer camp search by identifying key factors like schedules, interests, aptitudes and friends. She offers the following tips to help narrow down the choices:

Keep your needs in mind. Extended hours are important to busy two-working-parent families...

Kiddie Academy Makes 2012 Hottest 125 Franchises »

February 29, 2012 at 5:24AM PST | Source: Kiddie Academy

Educational Child Care Company Recognized by Opportunity World Magazine
BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2012) - Kiddie Academy, an educational child care company, was recently named by Opportunity World Magazine as one of the Hottest 125 Franchises for 2012. Kiddie Academy was the only child care franchise to be included in the list.
"Being on this list is third-party validation that Kiddie Academy is a sound, prosperous business venture. We have seen tremendous growth over the years, not only as a company but within the child care industry, and expect to continue down that same path," said Greg Helwig, president and COO of Kiddie Academy.
The magazine's franchise advisory panel reviewed thousands of franchises and developed the list based on such key aspects as financial stability, company history, client satisfaction and attitude of current franchise owners...

Kiddie Academy Continues To See Growth In Franchising »

February 15, 2012 at 4:59AM PST | Source: Kiddie Academy

Child Care Franchise Company Reports Amazing Success for 2011
BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - In 2011, Kiddie Academy, an educational child care franchise, saw continued growth in sales, development and openings despite the lingering effects of the recession. The company reported 13 openings, 71 academies in the development stage and over 25 preliminary agreements signed, making it a banner year.
Their 2011 fiscal year, which runs from October 2010 - September 2011, broke a number of records at Kiddie Academy -- more grand openings, signed franchise agreements and signed preliminary agreements occurred over that 12 month period than the average of the past five years.
"Our growth during 2011 demonstrates that those interested in our industry see the value of our business -- a demand for high quality, educational child care in communities -- and see that Kiddie Academy has a successful, proven business model," said Greg Helwig, president of Kiddie Academy...

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