August 15, 2018

New Kiddie Academy Breaks Ground in Hanover

Renowned franchise to build a state-of-the-art facility set to open early next year

Hanover, MD (August 15, 2018)Kiddie Academy®, a leading provider of comprehensive education-based child care programs, is coming to the Hanover area. In preparation for its opening, the franchise conducted a groundbreaking ceremony. The new academy will be located at 1492 Dorsey Road, Hanover, MD 21076.

Kiddie Academy of Hanover is scheduled to open in early fall, and will serve 174 children between 6 weeks and 12 years old. The groundbreaking ceremony marks an important step in supporting families within the Hanover community.

Kiddie Academy of Hanover owners, Yusuf and Gulnar Patel, were joined by Raj Kudhchadkar (President of Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce); Delegate Pam Beidle, Delegate Mark Chang, Delegate Peter Smith, Pat Daly (Assistant to County Executive, Steve Schuh); Michael Miller (Executive Chairmen of Kiddie Academy), Greg Helwig (Kiddie Academy President), Chris Commarota (Vice President of Construction at Kiddie Academy), Sarah Niblick, Amanda Bovill (Kiddie Academy Corporate), community members, friends and relatives.

“This is a really exciting time for us and we are eager to introduce our well-trained, attentive staff to local area parents and their children. We look forward to assisting local children in developing the confidence and self-esteem necessary to meet the challenges of tomorrow,” said Patel. “Our passion and dedication to providing high-quality child care is at the heart of the Kiddie Academy difference.”

Kiddie Academy of Hanover will have a positive impact on the local economy, creating approximately of 30 jobs within the community.

“For the last several decades, Kiddie Academy has experienced phenomenal growth and we’re very pleased to bring that growth to the Hanover area. Our success is a testament to not only the brand but the franchisees and their communities,” said Michael Miller, Executive Chairman of Kiddie Academy.

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. With over 200 locations nationwide, 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 Hanover location utilizes the Kiddie Academy Life Essentials® curriculum, which promotes each child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth. According to Patel, the programs emphasize continuous, open communication between teachers and parents concerning each child’s development.

“We invite children to embark on the Kiddie Academy journey that will enable them to learn and grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually,” Patel added.

For more information about the groundbreaking ceremony or about the new Kiddie Academy location in Hanover, please contact Yusuf Patel at (410) 218-3073 or email

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

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and has 200 academies located in 26 states and the District of Columbia. With approximately 40 more Academies expected to open in 2018, Kiddie Academy’s network will grow to more than 240 open and operating locations next year. For more information, visit

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