Kiddie Academy® Names Dr. Jason Goldstein as Health and Wellness Advisor
Nationally Recognized Provider of Educational Child Care Appoints MD to Strengthen Company Operations and System-wide Pediatric Health and Wellness Protocols
October 12, 2020 // Franchising.com // ABINGDON, MD - Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive educational child care programs, today announced the appointment of Jason Goldstein, M.D., F.A.A.P. to the position of Health and Wellness Advisor. In this newly created role, Dr. Goldstein will advise on the development of new and current health-focused business systems and projects. The move represents the company’s further commitment to the health and safety of its enrolled children and their families, employees and franchise owners and their staff.
“The wellbeing of the people who comprise our Kiddie Academy community has always been top of mind, but that focus has grown exponentially due to the global impact of COVID-19. Dr. Goldstein is an integral addition that brings expert, medical insights to our team and helps ensure that our health standards continue to reflect best practices,” said Greg Helwig, CEO at Kiddie Academy.
An experienced health practitioner specializing in pediatrics and a health advisor for several schools and hospitals, Goldstein will provide guidance to Kiddie Academy’s Education and Operations team on best practices for pediatric health, nutrition and fitness. He will also serve as a medical expert for topics relating to healthy habits and the wellbeing of children. Goldstein earned his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and did his residency in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he is currently on faculty in the department of pediatrics.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a lot of worry in our country, and Dr. Goldstein’s expertise in pediatric health will inform our efforts to alleviate parents’ concerns about sending their children back into the classroom, as well as easing back into social settings overall,” continues Helwig. “He’ll be a critical force in building out new operating procedures and safety protocols, ultimately providing greater peace of mind for all our staff and families.”
“I’m honored to lend my knowledge and expertise to the Kiddie Academy team at this pivotal time,” says Dr. Goldstein. “This is the perfect opportunity to leverage my personal experiences and learnings to benefit the Kiddie Academy network and beyond.”
For more information on Kiddie Academy, please visit their website.
About Kiddie Academy
Since its inception in 1981, Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care has been a recognized, national leader in educational 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 has received corporate accreditation from the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit the Kiddie Academy website or find Kiddie Academy on Facebook.
About Kiddie Academy Franchising
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and currently has over 260 open Academies located in 29 states and the District of Columbia. With 35 new Academies expected to open in 2020, Kiddie Academy’s network will grow to more than 280 open and operating locations this year.
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