DULUTH, Ga., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with more than three decades of experience, announced today it will be expanding in Florida with its new location in the Waterset community, located at 6406 Covington Garden Drive in Apollo Beach. To celebrate, the Academy will host a grand opening event on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony kicking off at 11:30 a.m. The community event will feature a variety of family-fun activities such as food trucks, a petting zoo, a bounce house, snow cone and popcorn stations, among other family-friendly activities.
The new Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Waterset is owned and operated by long-time franchisees and local residents, Kevin and Carrie Elwell. Since opening their first Gibsonton, Fla. location in August 2007, the husband-and-wife team have served thousands of families in the Greater Tampa Bay area.
"We are so excited to bring this amazing, state-of-the-art early care and education center to the heart of the beautiful Waterset community," said Carrie Elwell. This facility is an expansion of our existing award-winning center located on Big Bend Road, and we are thrilled to open our doors and welcome families, seeking advanced learning opportunities for their children, to stop by and tour the facility so they can experience for themselves all that Kids 'R' Kids has to offer."
The Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Waterset features a top-of-the-line facility including 10 developmental appropriate classrooms, SMART® Board interactive technology and a variety of outdoor play areas for students of all ages. The 15,000 square-foot facility also includes a computer lab, cafeteria, and library. Located on the corner of Covington Garden and Parkshore Drive, the new facility in Waterset is open from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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 teachers and families.
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 learning with theme-based units, specific educational activities and teacher-friendly lesson plans.
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies also offers an integrated project-based curriculum, STEAM AHEAD®, designed 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 most major school breaks and holidays nationwide.
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.
For more information, or to enroll your child at the Kids 'R' Kids center in Waterset, please visit KRKWaterset.com or call 813-641-0101.
About Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies Headquartered in the North Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Georgia, 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).