DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with more than three decades of experience, announced today it is targeting additional areas in Virginia and Maryland for future expansion. The Duluth, Ga.-based company aims to develop additional locations in communities in Northern Virginia, including Manassas, Woodbridge, Centreville, Gainesville, and Bristow, among others. Target areas in Maryland include: Bowie, Columbia, Elkridge, Glenn Dale, Waldorf, St. Charles and White Plains.
"Early childhood education is a growing industry and an ideal franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs based on the growing importance of investing in the future of our nation's children," said David Vinson, chief executive officer for Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc. "Given the success we've experienced at our current Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy in Virginia, there is a great opportunity for growth and the Mid-Atlantic region will continue to be a strong focus for our brand's future development."
Last year, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies opened a school in South Riding, Virginia, a community not far outside of Washington, D.C. Local resident and first-time franchise owner Thuylinh Nguyen enrolled approximately 80 percent of the center's students in under a year. Nguyen, who has a background in engineering, spent nearly a decade researching different franchise opportunities in the early childhood education industry when she decided to pursue her dream of business ownership as a Kids 'R' Kids franchisee.
"I signed with Kids 'R' Kids because I truly believe in the company's philosophy and curriculum," said Nguyen. "Building trust between parents and faculty, as well as strengthening our relationships within the community is vital to the success of our operation. My goal is to provide children with the very best education possible, and as a Kids 'R' Kids franchise owner, that's exactly what I am able to deliver."
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 three nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers (www.kidsrkids.com).