DULUTH, Ga., Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc., an international early childhood education franchisor with more than three decades of experience, announced the opening of four international academies in China. The new schools are now serving hundreds of children in Nanjing, Beijing, Dalian and Tianjin. Last year, the Duluth, Georgia-based company opened its first international school in Beijing, followed by a second opening in Shanghai last summer. Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc. will open an additional six locations across China in 2017.
"We are thrilled to continue our international expansion in China," said David Vinson, president and chief executive officer of Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc. "Since opening our first school in Beijing, our concept has been well received. These new openings are a testament to our long-standing principle of "Hug First, Then Teach," which has not only stood the test of time, but also has demonstrated the ability to transcend cultures in the classroom."
All Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies in China utilize the brand's standard curriculum, including a supplemental Mandarin program that supports the concept's longstanding philosophies while meeting the requirements of the Chinese education system. Approximately half of the curriculum is taught in English and the other half in Mandarin. The schools staff members include both Chinese and foreign instructors from the U.S. and across the globe.
As part of its long-term growth strategy for international development, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is looking to expand in cities across South America, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Colombia, and India. Domestically, the brand is seeking qualified franchisees to expand its presence in existing markets while delving into new areas across the country.
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. This 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. Last year, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies unveiled its new STEAM AHEAD™ curriculum, an integrated project-based curriculum 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, Ga., 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 10 nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers (www.kidsrkids.com).
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