DULUTH, Ga., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with more than three decades of experience, announced today a groundbreaking ceremony for its second Illinois center in Cary, IL on Friday, Feb.17 at 10 a.m. at 2250 Crystal Lake Road. The Village of Cary Mayor, Mark Kownick and members of the board of directors are expected to attend the event, along with the local chamber of commerce. The opening of the Cary school marks the second Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy in the state of Illinois.
The new Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Cary-Grove will be owned and operated by local husband-and-wife team Ed and Andrea Kulach. This marks the second Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy for the Kulach's, who opened their first location in Crystal Lake in 2010. Prior to joining Kids 'R' Kids, Ed worked in operations, managing large distribution centers and overseeing customer service and support for various companies, including JNL Industrial. Andrea brings more than 20 years of marketing, sales and advertising experience to the Kids 'R' Kids network, calling on her skills and acumen to drive the continued success of the business.
"For the past six years, Kids 'R' Kids has built strong relationships with both children and families in the Crystal Lake community and now we look forward to working with even more families at our new facility in Cary," said Ed Kulach. "Both Andrea and I are thrilled to bring Kids 'R' Kids to the community and are eager to introduce our exclusive curriculum and stimulating environment to local residents. We look forward to supporting the education and development of future generations in our hometown for many years to come."
The Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Cary-Grove will feature top-of-the-line safety equipment with cameras in each classroom, SMART® Board interactive technology and four different age-appropriate playgrounds. The 18,000 square-foot facility will also include a computer lab, cafeteria, library and 14 classrooms. Located across from the Deer Path Elementary School in Cary, the new Academy will provide before and after school care with busing supporting districts D3, D26 and D46. The Learning Academy is projected to open in Summer 2017.
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 teachers and families.
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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