DULUTH, Ga., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In just two weeks, the world will collectively tune into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with three decades of experience, along with 835 students from 14 of its centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will gather on July 22 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas to host their own summer Olympics – the 5th Annual Kids 'R' Kids Summer Olympics. The event will benefit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). The games will kick off at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony and the National Anthem sung by patient Skyler Wicke. Students will compete in 10 different events for trophies and celebrate a successful fundraising event with a closing ceremony and check presentation to the hospital from the school raising the most money on behalf of the organization.
"This year, it's an honor to host the Kids 'R' Kids 5th Annual Summer Olympics in Dallas, just prior to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and benefiting the area's leading children's hospital," said Dena Soliman, owner of Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of West Allen. "This inspiring event is designed not only to foster friendly competition and bring our students from local schools together, but to teach children the importance of giving back to the communities in which they live and how working together they can achieve a common goal."
Last year, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies in Dallas raised more than $17,000 for TSRHC. Since its inception, the annual event has donated nearly $30,000 to various charitable organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A check will be presented on July 22nd at the conclusion of the games.
"Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is honored to once again work with the great staff, children and their families at Kids 'R' Kids! We are looking forward to the Summer Olympics on July 22 and appreciate the tremendous support of this fine organization," said Stephanie Brigger, Vice President, Development, TSRHC.
The Kids 'R' Kids Summer Olympics will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in half of the AT&T Stadium. Following a check will be presented to TSRHC as part of the opening ceremony, students will participate in Camp Cowboys on the lawn, hosted by the Dallas Cowboys Football Academy. Current and past NFL players, as well as Dallas Cowboys players and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, will play with kids and participate in a dance party. Starting at 11:15 a.m., kids will rotate through activity stations, including: High Jump, Bullseye, Soccer Shootout, Medley Relay, Javelin Throw, 50-Yard Dash, Dizzy Shot Put Throw, Hurdles Relay, Discus and Olympic Ring Toss. Schools will compete against one another and be judged on a point system. Trophies will be awarded at 1:20 p.m. as part of the closing ceremony.
For the past 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. Most recently, 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 preschool 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 Academy locations remain open during all major school breaks and school holidays year-round.
For more than six years, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies have been accredited by AdvancED in America, 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.
As part of its long-term growth strategy for domestic development, Kids 'R' Kids is seeking qualified franchisees to open 15 to 20 schools in cities, such as Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Las Vegas, and Orlando; as well as communities in New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. Internationally, the brand is targeting cities across South America, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, and India. To learn more about ownership opportunities with Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, contact Rashid Khan, vice president of franchise development for Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc., at (844) KRK-FRAN (844-575-3726) or [email protected] or visit kidsrkidsfranchise.com.
For more information about Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies in Dallas-Fort Worth, or to enroll your child at one of its local centers, please visit dfwkidsrkids.com.
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 three nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers (www.kidsrkids.com).
About Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family's ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call 214-559-5000 or 1-800-421-1121 or visit tsrhc.org.