DULUTH, Ga., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pat and Janice Vinson, co-founders of Kids 'R' Kids International, announced today that Kids 'R' Kids Schools and Academies is the first national early childhood education franchise to be granted District Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal. This means that the district and all of its schools are accredited, and that Kids 'R' Kids Schools and Academies are recognized across the nation as a quality school system.
The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review. The district's accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting occurring during the term.
"District Accreditation as conferred by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission provides Kids 'R' Kids Schools and Academies a nationally-recognized mark of quality for our district and all the schools within our district," shared Pat Vinson. "It demonstrates to the nation our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the families we serve."
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, stated, "District Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school system on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Kids 'R' Kids Schools and Academies is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement."
Parents and interested community members can learn more about the District Accreditation Process at www.advanc-ed.org.
About AdvancED and SACS CASI
Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research, and professional services, AdvancED is the world's largest education community, serving and engaging over 27,000 public and private schools and districts in 69 countries and serving nearly 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). SACS CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary agency that accredits nearly 13,000 public and non-public institutions throughout the world. (www.advanc-ed.org)
About Kids 'R' Kids Schools and Academies
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 (www.kidsrkids.com).
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