June 24, 2013

Kiddie Academy of Bothell Wins Life Essentials Award

Kiddie Academy® of Bothell Receives Two National Awards:

Local Kiddie Academy child care learning center is honored with the Life Essentials® award by the parent company during their annual national conference
Bothell, WA (Grassroots Newswire) Date — Steven and Susan Ahrens, franchise owners of Kiddie Academy® of Bothell, recently received multiple awards from the parent company, Kiddie Academy, during their annual national conference in Orlando, Florida.

The academy received two Kiddie Academy® Annual Recognition Awards, including The Life Essentials® Award and the Sales and Customer Service Award. In addition, the academy received Best Practices awards for Character Education, Community Building and Family Involvement, Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum, Health & Fitness, and Technology Education.
Each year, one Kiddie Academy is chosen from the nearly 120 locations within the system as the sole winner of the overall Life Essentials® Award. The Bothell academy was selected as the 2012 winner of this award due to their dedication to exemplifying the highest level of program service delivery in each of the four Life Essentials pillar areas: Curriculum, Character Education, Health & Fitness, and Technology.
Curriculum: Kiddie Academy’s curriculum is designed to suit each stage of child development, from infancy to preschool, and up to the age of 12. The Director of the Bothell academy, Aleksa Overby, ensures that the curriculum and lesson plans for all classrooms contain the appropriate developmental elements and that they are implemented according to each child’s developmental level.
Character Education: Every month the children at Bothell learn about character education. It’s never too early for kids to learn the values that will help them to develop into good citizens, including respect, sharing, friendship, kindness, manners, and more. Their learning is documented through pictures and projects that are then displayed on the Character Education board in the lobby the following month.
Health & Fitness: Kiddie Academy of Bothell has been committed to health and fitness since the day they opened their doors by providing healthy food choices and physical activity, and through teaching the children how to carry these good behaviors throughout their lives. The teachers help solidify these behaviors and values by incorporating them into their lesson plans with discussions, projects, and both organized and free play physical activity time.
Technology: The Bothell academy takes advantage of the latest learning software and technology to make learning engaging and fun. Not only do children learn age-appropriate basic developmental skills, they learn computer literacy—a skill as essential as reading and writing.
“I am so proud to see that our staff’s hard work and dedication to the child care profession and to Kiddie Academy has been noticed and has allowed us to earn these awards,” Steven said. “We appreciate the recognition, as well as the support and encouragement from all of our families at the academy.”
Kiddie Academy, founded in 1981, began with an idea to combine learning with child care and a commitment to be a leader in the industry. Kiddie Academy has developed a comprehensive education-based child care program for its academies. The Bothell location utilizes the Kiddie Academy Life Essentials® curriculum, which promotes each child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth.
For more information about Kiddie Academy of Bothell, please contact Steven Ahrens or Aleksa Overby at (425) 485-7200.
About Kiddie Academy®
For more than 30 years, Kiddie Academy® has been a leader in education-based child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs. Kiddie Academy’s proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques help prepare children for school and for life. Kiddie Academy is using the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademy.com.

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and has nearly 120 academies located in 24 states, including two company-owned locations. Approximately 70 additional academies are in development, with 15 to 20 new locations slated to open each year. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademyfranchising.com.

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