Based on our research, there is significant demand in this area for our centers and our approach to early childhood education.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) September 27, 2007
The announcement was made jointly by Thad Pryor, president and CEO of Children of America, Inc., and David Thornburg, president of Titanium Development Group, Ltd.
"Children of America's expansion will make high quality childcare available to the families throughout the Midwest," said Pryor. "Based on our research, there is significant demand in this area for our centers and our approach to early childhood education."
Children of America currently operates 15 centers in Virginia and Pennsylvania and will open 32 additional facilities by 2008 in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Under this new arrangement Children of America will be able to accelerate its planned opening, with anticipated center openings in Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis.
Titanium Development Group, Ltd., formed in 2006 by David Thornburg and Scott Underwood, specializes in development of retail/office projects, hotels, senior housing and residential subdivisions. In addition to developing Children of America child care centers, Titanium has a new hotel development in Washington, Illinois slated to open in late 2007. A new hotel and retail project is slated for Charleston, Illinois in mid 2008. A new retail/office project is being developed in Washington, Illinois and another one is planned for Princeton, Illinois in 2008. The company also has a residential home building division. Scott Underwood has 15 years experience in commercial and residential construction/development. David Thornburg has 20 years experience in banking and business development.
David Thornburg, president and Scott Underwood, vice president, view this agreement as an extremely positive step forward for the future of Titanium. Titanium brings its network and knowledge of the area in identifying potential sites in the designated markets. Children of America analyzes each site based upon numerous factors and criteria to determine the potential a site has as a child care center. To date, through their combined efforts they have identified over 20 sites which Titanium is in the process purchasing. Pryor and Thornburg stated that they hope to be opening 10 centers in 2008 and over 20 in 2009. Pryor was amazed at the potential of the marketplace and opportunity it presents for Children of America. Pryor stated, "I am excited to be able to offer these communities our product."
Curriculum Designed By National Expert
Children of America's learning curriculum is designed by Dr. Vicki Folds, one of the nation's leading child development experts. It includes:
-- "Tray Tasking" - Hands-on learning program promotes early reading and writing
-- Interactive "Old Towne Colony" teaches through fun activities
-- Baby signs for infants and Spanish for preschoolers
-- Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS)
Rigorous Safety Standards
Each center is designed with stringent safety features to protect every child. These include:
-- Centers require a unique PIN to gain access
-- Remote video monitoring with internet access for parents
-- Outdoor play areas built to the highest safety standards
About Children Of America
Founded in 1999, Children of America is a subsidiary of World Wide Child Care Corp. (WWCC), formerly known as International Child Care Corp. (ICCR).