ABINGDON, Md., April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive educational child care programs, today announced the company will be inviting families to engage in age-appropriate dance, art and music activities at 130 participating Academies across the nation with free indoor Music & More events throughout April and May. Activities offered are based on Kiddie Academy's Music & More curriculum, created in partnership with Kindermusik International, the world's leading provider of music-based education for children from birth through age seven.
"Building on the young child's natural love of music, stories, movement and pretend play, our Music & More lessons lean on music as a fun and powerful avenue for learning," said Richard Peterson, Kiddie Academy's vice president of education. "It is our hope that with these events, families across the country will see for themselves all the ways in which Kiddie Academy's Music & More curriculum helps children develop language skills, learn about nature, colors and different cultures through song."
Research supports that music makes your child a better learner, and Kiddie Academy's Music & More lessons were developed to improve children's memory, cognitive development, learning skills and expressive ability. Providing complimentary, 30-minute lessons filled with music, stories and activities designed specifically by age group, Kiddie Academy's curriculum includes:
- Laugh & Learn (music classes for all ages): An active-listening program that advances early literacy development and expression skills in young learners. This class combines preschoolers' natural love of music, storytelling and imaginative play with age-appropriate group activities for kids that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth and self-control.
- Move & Groove (music class designed for children ages 4 – 5): A vocabulary-rich program that takes early literacy, phonemic awareness, music and pre-mathematics to the next step. In class, children are engaged in music and movement activities that also promote language, social and emotional skills, early math and early literacy, physical coordination, creativity and more.
- Music & More (at home): So that families may continue learning at home, Kiddie Academy is offering a free Digital Family Guide packed with classroom companion resources. Each month, they can download classroom songs and stories for their personal family library as well as the monthly family magazine with stories, activities and developmental information. Parents can also download the free Kindermusik Radio app from iTunes (or get the full version that includes lyrics for $1.99). On Android, parents can find 25 albums of songs from Kindermusic International in the Google Play store.
To find a participating Academy near you or to register online, click here.
About Kiddie Academy®
Since its inception in 1981, Kiddie Academy® has been a 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 kiddieacademy.com or find Kiddie Academy on Facebook at Facebook.com/KiddieAcademy.
About Kiddie Academy® Franchising
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and operates over 210 academies in 29 states and the District of Columbia. With more than 40 new Academies projected to open within the next year, Kiddie Academy's network will grow to more than 250 open and operating locations in 2019. For more information, visit kiddieacademyfranchising.com.
SOURCE Kiddie Academy