Delray Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
The parents of children in several U.S. cities will soon have new educational options with the announcement that Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy will undergo a major expansion in the next six months.
With a new business model, the company has experienced rapid growth by expanding into existing buildings in several East Coast and Midwest states. Children of America’s educational facilities serve children of all ages, from infants to students in the fifth grade.
“This improves our schedule tremendously,” Thad Pryor, Children of America CEO and founder, said about expanding into existing buildings. “We will cut our timeline in half from location selection to build-out, which allows us to bring our much-needed service to more areas in more states.”
As the recession took hold, several prime buildings in the United States were abandoned in the past five years, explained Jim Perretty, chief operating officer for Children of America Childcare & Academy.
“By implementing this new business model, our expansion efforts can be more aggressive, and our turnaround more immediate. We will continue to concentrate our efforts on opening new schools in areas with existing schools in order to exploit and leverage the benefits of concentration,” Perretty said.
The newest Children of America child-care facility opened in Chestnut Hill, Pa., in June. At 16,089 square feet, Pryor called the school Children of America’s “flagship” location. Inside the educational center is a 1,955 square-foot playground. The new Pennsylvania facility can serve about 234 children with a staff of 45 employees.
“With the successful launch of our new school in Chestnut Hill, we hope to have ribbon cuttings soon in Northvale, N.J., Manassas, Va., Powell, Ohio, and several other locations,” Pryor said.
He said Children of America’s innovative child care centers thrive in about a dozen U.S. states by providing a unique, positive environment that promotes every child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
“With highly qualified teachers and a proprietary curriculum, Children of America maintains a strong commitment to every child’s future,” Pryor added.
To learn more about Children of America and for detailed information about each location, visit the website at http://www.childrenofamerica.com.
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 1,500 employees, the firm operates nearly 50 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 2012, 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.