Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 23, 2012
Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy (COA) today announced the opening of its newest child care center in Smithtown, N.Y. An open house for the new facility is scheduled Saturday November 10, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school is located at 100 Landing Ave. Smithtown, NY 11787.
Families are invited to tour the 10,000 square-foot facility and learn about the innovative educational programs, technological security solutions and healthy nutrition & fitness initiatives. The first 50 families to enroll will receive 10 percent off tuition rates. Children of America will also meet or beat the advertised rate of any national competitor.
“We expect great things from this new school as we grow our presence in New York,” said Thad Pryor, CEO and founder of Children of America. “Our unique environment and well qualified staff offer creative solutions in child care to help children grow on an intellectual, physical, social and emotional level.”
The other New York locations include Nyack, Stony Point and Setauket. The new facility in Smithtown caters to the needs of each age group including infants, toddlers, and preschool and kindergarten children. The new facility is able to accommodate about 180 children.
Parents and family members traveling, working or living long distance may monitor their children/ family-members and classroom activities throughout the day using the school’s Internet video surveillance program.
Central to the Children of America curriculum is its Mind & Body Matters program. The initiative provides three distinct programs that encourage a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and fitness, and emphasize the importance of continuing to learn outside of the classroom. The programs include:
The COA Just Read Program offers a series of interactive books for students that can be accessed online or through smartphones and tablet devices. The program encourages parents to spend at least 15 minutes a day reading with their children to continue building literacy and reading skills.
The “An Apple A Day” Nutrition Program is taking Children of America’s nutrition initiative to a new level by bringing in Jaime Windrow, a registered dietitian, to advise parents through a nutrition blog with healthy cooking tips and recipes, private nutrition consultations and nutritious meal plans at school.
The school follows a U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved menu that ensures children are provided wholesome meals and snacks. The menu includes plenty of vegetables, whole grains and fat-free and low-fat milk. Meals can be adjusted to meet specific nutritional needs.
The COA Presidential Fitness Program helps instill a love of physical fitness at an early age, while emphasizing the importance of building endurance and cardiovascular strength through a variety of activities.
“We know that if we start early enough, we can help children to make healthy choices with food and physical fitness. We pioneered these efforts in child care and see it as our duty to bring these programs to the families we serve.” Pryor said.
Those interested in enrolling their children or learning more about Children of America may call 855-285-6892 or visit http://www.childrenofamerica.com.
The new school in Smithtown is part of an effort to expand Children of America into more than 60 locations by the end of 2012.
“In addition to our grand opening in Smithtown, we have plans for expansion in Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, New Jersey, Ohio, and other locations,” Pryor said.
About Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy
Founded in 1999, Florida-based Children of America is a leading provider of high-quality child care and after-school programs. With about 1,600 employees, the firm operates nearly 56 schools in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. With the opening of an additional 10 schools in 2013, the company will add about 350 new employees. An industry pioneer, Children of America's programs are developed to accommodate key age ranges and include innovative teaching methods such as "Tray Tasking," a learning tool proven to promote early reading and writing skills. Children of America is a subsidiary of World Wide Child Care Corp.