BEIJING, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies have announced it will open its first two schools in Beijing and Shanghai in September 2015. After launching its China operations and establishing headquarters in Beijing in 2014, the innovative Learning Academies will be breaking new ground by opening two schools in Shanghai and Beijing for the start of the coming school year.
Its kindergartens in China are equipped with 360-degree security management systems, to create transparent classrooms. This model allows parents to keep track of what their kids are doing through Transparent School, a live Internet video tracking system.
Frank Su, executive vice president of Kids 'R' Kids China, told the reporter of Xinhua News Agency, "Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies in China will follow the same AdvancED accredited curriculum standard and program overview procedures as their American counterparts." Both American and Chinese teachers will have the same type of training and certification before they can teach in Kids 'R' Kids classrooms. These dedicated American and Chinese teachers will be schooling children with unique Kids 'R' Kids designed curriculum systems like Brain WavesTM, Big StepsTM, FastTrackTM and STEAM AHEADTM to foster Chinese children's learning, creativity and imagination."
"After launching our Kids 'R' Kids China operation last year, we are excited to start offering the same AdvancED accredited curriculum and the same quality of early childhood education in China as in US. It is a great milestone for Kids 'R' Kids and we believe creative thinking is crucial to innovative development of young children in the world."
In addition, Kids 'R' Kids China has set stringent standards for hygiene. Teachers must undergo professional training to deal with diseases, and every classroom has a health checklist. Additionally, every school in China has a safety and emergency system. This includes a network of real-time situation tracking, as well as requirements that every teacher be Red Cross-trained in CPR and first aid.
"Our Chinese parents have been very welcoming of our Kids 'R' Kids philosophy -- Hug First, Then Teach," said Mr. Su. In contrast to the mixed offerings of preschool education in China, the idea of "Hug First, Then Teach" has already been accepted by the public in advanced nations. The idea was initiated by Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies in the U.S., which also uses a comprehensive growth assessment system to evaluate students' aptitude, potential and shortcomings by assessing different learning domains and different objectives. Kids 'R' Kids will offer diversified education. "At Kids 'R' Kids, we believe every day is a wonderful day for our kids. Kids will be self-motivated to learn, explore and discover in our secure, comfortable and inspired learning environment." Su said.
While early childhood education in China has predominantly focused on memorization and absorbing information, Kids 'R' Kids will help children think outside the box. Through the AdvancED accredited curriculum, students will build a solid foundation for learning.
"There is a starting line in every stage of life. We value confidence, learning capabilities and habits that will benefit kids throughout their lives more than offering just knowledge with memorization," said Su.
Kids 'R' Kids founders Mr. & Mrs. Vinson started their early childhood education in 1961 in a small town in Atlanta. Today there are 160 Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies running in 15 states in US. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies was the first preschool accredited by AdvancED in America.
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 6 weeks - 12 years) to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. With nearly 160 learning academies 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 (www.kidsrkids.com).
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