DULUTH, Ga., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with more than three decades of experience, announced today that it ended 2016 with nine new franchise agreements across five states. As part of this development, the Duluth, Georgia-based company is set to open new academies in cities including Kissimmee and Wiregrass, Florida; Buford, Georgia; Olathe, Kansas; Leander, Conroe and Katy, Texas and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
Furthermore, in 2016, Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc. marked its expansion in China with the opening of five academies in Beijing, Tianjin, Nanjing and Dalian. The company has plans to open six additional locations in China later this year.
"2016 was a strong year for Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies as we signed nine franchise agreements throughout the year and expanded our international presence in China," said David Vinson, president and chief executive officer of Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc. "We expect 2017 to be another big year as we continue our national and international expansion. Early childhood education is a growing industry and an ideal franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs based on the growing importance of investing in the future of our nation's children."
To kick off 2017, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies will be exhibiting at Franchise Expo South Jan. 12 through 14 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Local entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to meet the brand's franchise development team at Booth No. 123 to learn more about growth opportunities. Also, this year, Kids 'R' Kids is continuing to target additional areas in Texas, Maryland and Northern Virginia. On the international front, the brand is looking to expand in cities across South America, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Colombia, and India.
For more than 30 years, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies has upheld its long-standing principle of strengthening and encouraging childhood development on an emotional, intellectual, social and physical level through a unique partnership between its child care providers and parents.
The company offers a variety of curriculum programs designed for infants through prekindergarten. Its proprietary First Class Curriculum™ is designed specifically for every developmental stage of education with theme-based units, specific learning activities and teacher-friendly lesson plans. Last year, Kids 'R' Kids launched a revolutionary music curriculum called ColorSoundation™, which was developed by noted Los Angeles-based musician and teacher Shiho Yamamoto, to teach very young children the fundamentals of music through the integration and interplay of colors with sounds. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies also offers an integrated project-based curriculum, STEAM AHEAD™, designed for preschool students, ages three to five, which incorporates more science, technology, engineering, art, and math into everyday learning through play.
With a nationally awarded curriculum, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies provides early education and care for children from six weeks through 12 years of age at its nearly 160 schools located in 16 states across the country. Programs offered to children include infant care, toddler and preschooler care, private pre-K and kindergarten, before-and-afterschool care and summer camp. In order to provide even more convenience for families with busy schedules, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies remain open during all major school breaks and holidays nationwide, all year round.
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies has been accredited by AdvancED in America for more than six years, the world's largest education community. This accreditation ensures its schools are meeting and exceeding the highest accreditation standards and providing excellence in education beyond most daycare and childcare providers.
About Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies
Headquartered in the North Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Georgia, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies provide a secure, nurturing, and educational environment for children (ages six weeks - 12 years) to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. With nearly 160 learning academies in 16 states, Kids 'R' Kids International® is a family-owned and operated organization that ranks in the top three nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers (www.kidsrkids.com).
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