August 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // Baltimore, MD – As back-to-school time approaches, Kiddie Academy offers parents some advice to help get the new school year off to a strong start. The key, according to the educators from this educationally focused child care provider, is to make certain that your child knows what to expect, feels familiar with his school environment, and is already on a sleep and meal schedule that revolves around school routines – before the school year begins.
“Parents need to begin transitioning children into the back-to-school routine early enough so they have time to adjust – mentally and physically,” cautions Richard Peterson, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care. “Waiting until right before school begins is not an effective strategy for a smooth start to the school year.”
To help parents get kids back into the school routine, area Kiddie Academy offers the following tips:
As opening day approaches:
“A little advance planning can make back-to-school an exciting time – rather than an anxious time – for children,” said Peterson. “Establishing routines and talking with your children about their concerns and interests as they begin the school year can help put parents’ minds at ease, too. A smooth transition from summer to school can set a positive tone for the entire school year.”
To learn more about Kiddie Academy, please 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 more than 130 academies located in 23 states. Approximately 30 additional academies are in development, with 15 to 20 new locations slated to open each year. For more information, visit www.kafranchise.com.
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