Children of America Announces Grand Opening Event for New School in Plainfield, IL

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New location will be the seventh Children of America facility in Illinois as company expands throughout the Midwest.


An grand opening event is scheduled Sept. 8 for one of the newest Children of America facilities in Plainfield, Ill.

Our success has come from offering a unique environment with a highly qualified staff and innovative programs. We are proud to be able to help children learn and grow on an intellectual, physical, social and emotional level.

Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy (COA) today announced the opening of a new child care center in Plainfield, Ill. A grand opening event for the new facility is scheduled Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school is located at 27040 W. 127th Street.

Parents and children are invited to tour the 8,042 square-foot facility and learn about the educational programs geared toward children from six weeks to 12 years old. The first 50 families to enroll will receive 10 percent off tuition rates for the first six months of enrollment.

“We have been expanding rapidly throughout Illinois and are excited to be opening our seventh location here,” said Thad Pryor, Children of America CEO and founder. “Our success has come from offering a unique environment with a highly qualified staff and innovative programs. We are proud to be able to help children learn and grow on an intellectual, physical, social and emotional level.”

The new facility in Plainfield has state-of-the-art classrooms designed for both fun and learning. The programs cater to the needs of each age group including infants, toddlers, preschool and elementary children.

Parents may even monitor their children 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. It 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 with a computer or with 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 using 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. 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.

“These programs are an important part of our commitment to the families we serve. They emphasize the importance of helping children develop a love of the written word, healthy eating habits and a respect for physical fitness,” Pryor said.

Those interested in enrolling their children or learning more about Children of America may call 855-285-6892 or visit

The new school in Plainfield 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 Plainfield, we have had recent grand openings in Pennsylvania and Indiana, with plans for expansion in Virginia, New York, 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 1,500 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.

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