Kids 'R' Kids Leads the Industry with Interactive Classrooms

Aug 16, 2010, 14:00 ET from Kids ‘R’ Kids International, Inc.

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- True to its heritage as one of the nation's leading early childhood education providers, Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc.® today announced its partnership with Hatch, Inc.® to bring interactive learning systems to all 166 Kids 'R'  Kids Schools of Quality Learning® throughout the U.S.  Hatch, Inc. and Kids 'R' Kids International share core values that are dedicated to developing young minds through award-winning curricula and through technology designed for the needs of preschoolers.

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Owner-operators of Kids 'R' Kids Schools of Quality Learning throughout the nation have already committed to place over 100 of Hatch's TeachSmart™ and iStartSmart™ systems in classrooms at their facilities.  "Having watched the success of such interactive tools locally in both public and private primary/secondary schools, we are excited about repeating such success in our schools," said Frank Bennett, co-owner of two Kids 'R' Kids schools in the Atlanta area.  "Now that Hatch has designed a product specifically for preschoolers, we are embracing the technology by allowing each child within our facility to spend blocks of time with our new TeachSmart™ systems," said Lonnie Hutson of Sugarland, TX, the first Kids 'R' Kids owner to install the Hatch product.

"Kids 'R' Kids has long been recognized as a trend-setter in the early childhood education industry," said Ginny Norton, President of Hatch, Inc.  "They are continuing the trend by equipping their classrooms with 21st century technology.  We have been engaged by the education staff at Kids 'R'  Kids International to integrate activities from Kids 'R' Kids' AdvancED accredited programs into the software that drives our TeachSmart™ and iStartSmart™ Learning Systems.  This partnership ensures that their industry-leading curriculum is aligned with our state-of-the-art technology."

About Kids 'R' Kids®

Headquartered in the North Atlanta suburb of Duluth, GA, Kids 'R' Kids Schools of Quality Learning® provide a secure, nurturing, and educational environment for children (ages 6 weeks - 12 years) to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society.  With over 160 locations in 15 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 (

About Hatch, Inc.®

Hatch believes in supporting educators while developing young minds. Founded in 1984, Hatch has become the nation's leading provider of appropriate technology in early childhood classrooms and markets a full line of developmentally-appropriate early childhood products. Hatch is committed to providing customers with the highest level of service, support and training.  Hatch collaborates with award-winning experts and educators to develop an extensive line of its own exclusive and proprietary brand products such as the new iStartSmart™ educational learning system, TeachSmart® Learning System, Creative Diversity®, discover Science!®, Fit 4 You®, and Instant Classrooms (

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