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 sets the standards for safety, education and trust. With Academy Link, our parents can stay connected and see firsthand just why we say Community Begins Here®."
On the forefront of technology, the Academy Link communication portal includes daily reports, updates about educational achievements and information about daily activities such as meals, snacks, diapering/toileting and more. Photos and short videos are included to help parents stay in touch with their children throughout the day. All information captured using this parent portal is considered private communication between the schools and their families. No personal information is shared with any external parties.
"With Academy Link, Kiddie Academy gives our parents the information they need and want, all while reducing our carbon footprint," says Murphy. "Parents don't have to wait until the end of the day to know how their child's day is going. Utilizing mobile technology, we provide real-time visibility, improving communication between Kiddie Academy schools and the parents they serve."
Technology is an integral part of Kiddie Academy's Life Essentials® philosophy. With the latest learning software and technology integrated into the classroom to make learning engaging and fun, Kiddie Academy also uses technology to keep children safe in a secured environment. And now, with Academy Link, Kiddie Academy is extending its focus on technology to incorporate parent communication throughout the day, providing safe and secure sharing of important information, critical notifications and documentation that helps parents stay connected.
For more information about Kiddie Academy, visit www.kiddieacademy.com.
Since 1981, Kiddie Academy® has been a leader in education-based child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs. Kiddie Academy's proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques help prepare children for life. Kiddie Academy is using the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademy.com.
Kiddie Academy International, Inc. is based in Maryland and has nearly 120 academies located in 23 states, including two company-owned locations. Approximately 30 additional academies are in development, with 15 to 20 new locations slated to open each year. For more information, visitwww.kafranchise.com.
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