Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
As Americans find their workdays longer than ever before, the need for extended hours in child care has become a necessity. In response, Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy (COA) is helping parents with busy schedules by offering longer, more flexible hours.
“Some of our locations open as early as 5:30 a.m. and close at 7 p.m., because parents have demanding schedules that often require them to work outside a traditional 9-to-5 schedule,” said Thad Pryor, Children of America CEO and founder. “Parents can be confident that their children are getting the highest quality care while they are away and can even check in on their children throughout the day using our Internet video surveillance program.”
Children of America even provides a night out for mom and dad with the “Parent Date Night” on the last Friday of each month. Children enjoy a fun-filled evening that includes movies, music and snacks.
COA caters to various age groups and learning styles, including infant, toddler, preschool and elementary children. Children of America has nearly 60 facilities across the U.S. with plans to expand into more than 30 new locations.
The organization offers state-of-the-art classrooms designed with both fun and learning in mind. The highly qualified staff, educational curriculum, value-added programs, advanced security measures and extended hours make Children of America a popular choice for parents.
“Children of America is dedicated to helping students develop and grow on an intellectual, physical, social and emotional level,” Pryor said. “We offer a variety of resources to help parents when their child is away from the classroom, including our Mind & Body Matters program. It encourages a love of reading, good eating habits and a healthy respect for physical fitness.”
The Mind & Body Matters program has three distinct initiatives:
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 each 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 the next 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.
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.
“Our Mind & Body Matters program helps take away some of the stress of being a busy parent. They don’t need to worry about their child getting a healthy meal or enough exercise, we take care of that for them while providing support and additional resources that parents and students can use at home,” 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.
About Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy
Founded in 1999, Florida-based Children of America is a leading provider of high-quality childcare and after-school programs. With about 1,500 employees, the firm operates nearly 60 schools in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. With the opening of about 14 new schools within the next year, the company will add nearly 450 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 Childcare Corp.