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March 7, 2018

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New Event Series by Leading Educational Child Care Provider Introduces Children and Families to STEM Concepts through Interactive Play

ABINGDON, Md. (March 7, 2018)Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive educational child care programs, today announced the launch of STEM Adventures- a free community event designed to help children of all ages and their parents learn about science, technology, engineering and math through age­-appropriate, interactive activities. The STEM events will be hosted at more than 100 select Kiddie Academy locations nationwide this spring.

Participating Kiddie Academy locations will host STEM Adventures beginning at 10 a.m. on one of two dates: Saturday, March 24, or Saturday, April 28. At the event, attendees will enjoy activities with two themes: Out of this World and Fun with Machines. Children can create lunar volcanoes, make mini-constellations, a virobot scribble machine, marble run and build cardboard derby cars among other projects. To find a participating Academy and to register, please visit Kiddie Academy STEM Adventures.

According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), exposure to STEM during early childhood is critical to establishing an optimal educational trajectory. “STEM Adventures is a fun and interactive way to help put children on the right path to develop a lifelong love of scientific inquiry,” said Richard Peterson, Kiddie Academy vice president of education. “Current research shows scientific instruction also improves abilities in subjects outside of science, including literacy, language-learning, and critical thinking, and our new program is designed to equip kids with a strong head start.”

STEM Adventures will engage children in STEM concepts via active exploration, introducing participants to the scientific process through hands-on experiences and play-based activities. Kiddie Academy hopes to enable young learners to explore their curiosities and interests while developing and testing theories, in everyday situation that combine learning with fun-a key component to Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials® curriculum.

Participating locations will provide refreshments and engaging educational activities for children and families. For a list of participating Kiddie Academy locations, or to reserve your attendance, please visit Kiddie Academy STEM Adventures.

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 childcare. For more information, visit kiddieacademy.com.

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising

Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and operates 200 academies in 27 states, including the District of Columbia. With 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 kiddieacademyfranchise.com.

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