New Reports Say Selecting the Right Child Care is a Challenge for Parents
December 15, 2012 - With so many options, finding the right child care can be a challenging decision for many parents. They want to be confident that their child is in an environment where they will receive the highest level of supervision, while meeting their individual needs for learning and growth. Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy has new facilities in Virginia, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and other states, that specialize in providing a highly educational experience, while offering a nurturing and safe environment.
"There are many factors to consider when choosing between child care options. Each child has unique needs and their child care experience should meet those needs, while helping them grow intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally," said Thad Pryor, CEO and founder of Children of America. "When selecting a child care, parents should ask lots of questions and carefully consider their choice. They need to feel comfortable with their decision and know that they are getting the best care available."
Some questions parents should ask include:
- What curriculum is followed?
- What safety procedures are in place?
- What is the student-to-teacher ratio in the classroom?
- What kind of activities will the child participate in while in child care?
- What kinds of foods are served for meals and snacks?
- How does the child care communicate with parents?
- How often is the facility cleaned and disinfected?
Parents and children are invited to tour Children of America facilities and meet with the school directors and staff. The schools are designed with both fun and learning in mind. Children of America is a popular choice for parents because of the highly qualified staff, educational curriculum, value-added programs and advanced security measures. Children of America is now offering to new enrollees a "Meet or Beat" the tuition rate of any major competitor.
Once a child is enrolled at Children of America, parents may check on their child at any time using the Internet video surveillance program that the schools provide.
"Offering this service adds an extra level of confidence for parents," Pryor said. "They can see their child and know that they are in a safe in a secured environment and are actually being taught while attending."
About Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy
Founded in 1999, Florida-based Children of America is a leading provider of high-quality child care and after-school programs. With about 1,500 employees, the firm operates schools in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. With the opening of several new schools in the next year, the company will add nearly 450 new employees. An industry pioneer, Children of America's programs are developed to accommodate key age ranges and include innovative teaching methods such as "Tray Tasking," a learning tool proven to promote early reading and writing skills. Children of America is a subsidiary of World Wide Child Care Corp.
SOURCE Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy