Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive educational child care programs, has joined the Early Care & Education Consortium (ECEC), a nonprofit alliance that serves as a unified voice for early education and care around the world. Kiddie Academy CEO Greg Helwig will serve as an acting board member for an organization whose work is more relevant than ever as the nation reevaluates the critical role of child care in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re thrilled to have Kiddie Academy as a new member of the consortium,” said ECEC Executive Director Radha Mohan. “Kiddie Academy’s long-standing record of providing high-quality early education and care to children across the nation makes them a trusted and respected voice in the field. We look forward to continuing our work with Kiddie Academy to advance our shared goal of ensuring all families have access to high-quality, affordable and accessible early childhood education options of their choice.”
The ECEC represents over 6,500 child care programs in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and select international locations. Members of the ECEC work to amplify the voices of providers of high-quality programs and services that support families and children from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Kiddie Academy works to create a community that shapes and inspires children for the future. As part of ECEC, Kiddie Academy will contribute its unique perspective on educational child care to collaborate with peers and advocate on behalf of children and families.
“Community Begins Here is a cornerstone of our values here at Kiddie Academy,” CEO Greg Helwig stated. “This ‘community’ extends far beyond our Academy walls. We’re dedicated to working towards a future that empowers children and families with the confidence and creativity to grow with every interaction in and out of the classroom through high-quality education. ECEC’s work furthers this mission every day and we’re honored to be a part of it.”
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