Childcare Network Opens New School in Westpoint, GA.

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New program will provide child care for children of Kia employees and their suppliers along with other families in the Westpoint, GA area.

"We learned that child care was one of the most commonly cited needs for their associates."

Childcare Network, based in Columbus, GA, is expanding its programs to West Point, GA. The company recently opened an 8,750 square foot facility off Kia Blvd. The new school accommodates approximately 165 students. Scott Cotter, President of Childcare Network, indicated the company first met with Kia officials in late 2012. “During our initial meeting, we learned that child care was one of the most commonly cited needs for their associates. Based on this feedback, we decided to move forward with the project.” Childcare Network plans to offer two shifts along with a regular day program. First shift hours will be from 6:00 am to 3:30 pm while the second shift will run from 2:00 pm and end at 11:30 pm when the facility closes. The regular day program will serve families with more traditional work hours from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. As parents rotate from shift to shift, they can adjust their child care hours accordingly. While the program has been designed to specifically meet the needs of the Kia plant and their suppliers, enrollment is available to the public at-large on a first come basis for children from six weeks to twelve years of age.

This facility has passed a detailed inspection by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. In addition to meeting the basic child care licensing requirements, Childcare Network plans to follow the enhanced standards required by Georgia’s new Quality Rating system. The school will not be eligible to apply for a rating until it completes its first year of operations. To learn more about Georgia’s new Quality Rating system, you can visit

Childcare Network utilizes the research based HighReach Learning curriculum. The program begins at birth and includes interactive experiences for infants that involve sensory, motor, and social explorations to build brain connections. As a child grows, the program supports the different stages of development through purposeful learning experiences that are interactive and meaningful. These experiences cover all areas of learning, including language development, emerging literacy, math, science, social skills, physical development, reasoning, problem solving, and much more.

Childcare Network is the fourth largest private child care provider in the US with 203 schools in ten states with an enrollment of over 25,000 student. Childcare Network’s schools are entirely community based, freestanding locations that operate five days a week throughout the year. The Company is committed to being the working parent’s best friend by providing high quality services at an affordable price. For more information on Childcare Network, visit

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