Kiddie Academy® Opens in Washington D.C.- West End
Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive education-based child care programs, has just opened its newest location in Washington, D.C. For more than 30 years the company has been successful with combining learning with child care, said Milena Mattingly, Franchise Owner of Kiddie Academy of D.C.- West End, located at 1227 25th Street, NW.
“Our well-trained, attentive staff assists children in developing the confidence and self-esteem necessary to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Our philosophy at Kiddie Academy is that care and learning go hand in hand,” Mattingly said. “We also believe that it’s extremely important to foster bonds between not only our educators and children, but between educators and parents, academies and the local community.”
According to the National Childcare Accreditation Council, children’s learning and development is enhanced when they make choices and guide their own experiences through their individual interests, personalities and skills. Children’s learning occurs through planned and spontaneous experiences, during their participation in daily routines and through their experience of positive modeling by adults and peers.
Mattingly says that’s exactly Kiddie Academy’s focus. “The assortment of activities we have available for the children is endless, which encourages them to learn, play and explore. When children attend Kiddie Academy of D.C.-West End, they will acquire the skills and strength of character that will foster their success.”
Kiddie Academy, founded in 1981, began with the idea to combine learning with child care, and a commitment to be a leader in the industry. Kiddie Academy developed a comprehensive education-based child care program for its academies, which are structured to respond to the increasing demand for child care. The D.C.- West End location utilizes the Kiddie Academy Life Essentials® curriculum created to promote each child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth. According to Mattingly, the programs emphasize continuous, open communication between teachers and parents concerning each child’s development.
“Opening a business is a very exciting and challenging endeavor, but to finally be open and enrolling is what we’ve been waiting for. We’re looking forward to providing child care options to the local families and making an impact in our children’s lives, as well as within the community. We invite DC-area families to stop in for a tour of the academy or to receive more information on our services,” Mattingly said.