July 12, 2018

Kiddie Academy® of College Station Honored

Local franchisee honored at national educational child care provider’s annual conference

College Station, TX (July 12, 2018)—Megan and Brian Van Dyck, owners of Kiddie Academy of College Station, TX, located at 4516 Mills Park Cir., recently received the Brand Champion award and New Academy of the Year award at Kiddie Academy’s® Annual Conference, held last month in National Harbor, MD, where hundreds of franchisees from over 200 academies nationwide were considered for the program. The Van Dycks were among the best of the best at this year’s conference, which recognizes exceptional franchisees who have made a lasting impact on their communities through some of the most progressive, accredited, and high-quality educational child care programs in the country.

The Brand Champion award recognizes individuals in the Kiddie Academy community who go above and beyond to help build the brand. Brand Champions are a vital part of growing the community by investing time talking with prospective franchisees, mentoring new franchisees in the system, and participating in leadership roles in various Kiddie Academy programs. As champions of the brand, these franchisees embody the Kiddie Academy vision and mission within their academy, within their local community and within the Kiddie Academy franchise system.

The New Academy of the Year award is given to an academy that has celebrated its six-month anniversary during the award’s year, met Kiddie Academy standards, supported the Kiddie Academy brand, and worked consistently and creatively to build enrollment in the academy.

According to the President of Kiddie Academy, Greg Helwig, winners were honored for their extensive contributions to the Kiddie Academy system by way of mentoring, leading, and championing the brand’s key growth initiatives. Other common denominators among award recipients include excelling in the areas of profitability; ambassadorship of brand systems, standards and processes; customer service; staff motivation and retention; and community involvement.

“All Kiddie Academy franchisees share a passion for our industry, our brand, and the people who drive the company’s success every day. With so many dedicated professionals working to provide best-in-class early educational child care in an environment that fosters learning and development, as well as the highest safety standards, the ‘best of the best’ are truly doing an exceptional job,” said Helwig. “This year’s award winners embody the highest standards of professionalism and caring, and we are proud to recognize their contributions not only to Kiddie Academy, but also to our communities, neighborhoods, and thousands of families nationwide.”

More than 200 Kiddie Academy locations in 27 states and the District of Columbia serve over 20,000 families nationwide. For more information about Kiddie Academy and their Life Essentials® curriculum approach to preparing children for school and for life, please contact the Van Dycks at (979) 690-5771 or collegestation@kiddieacademy.net. For more information about Kiddie Academy, please visit kiddieacademy.com.

About Kiddie Academy®
Since 1981, 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, kindergarten, 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 kiddieacademy.com.

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and operates 202 academies in 26 states, including the District of Columbia. With 40 more academies expected to open in 2018, Kiddie Academy’s network will grow to more than 240 open and operating locations this year. For more information, visit kiddieacademyfranchising.com.

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