We know parents are busy balancing their careers and other life duties. Our goal is to provide an environment that is a natural extension of their home and lifestyle.
Delray Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) November 19, 2012
As educators wrap up the first parent-teacher conferences of the school year, some parents are wishing they could stay home and care for their children. But they are unable to because of financial pressures or the desire to grow in their own careers. Parents often turn to child care services as a way to help care for their children. Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy understands the struggles of working parents and helps ease some of the day-to-day stresses by providing quality, educational programs and after school care.
“As parents become more comfortable with the child care setting, the guilt of not being there throughout the day tends to ease. At Children of America, they know that they are getting comprehensive care and can see their child is learning and growing intellectually and socially,” said Thad Pryor, Children of America CEO and founder. “We know parents are busy balancing their careers and other life duties. Our goal is to provide an environment that is a natural extension of their home and lifestyle.”
Children of America encourages parents to participate in their child’s education at every level. Parents may participate as a classroom or field trip volunteer, and are encouraged to be front and center in the learning process. Parents may also check in on their child’s activities throughout the day using Children of America’s Internet video surveillance program.
Regular communication with parents is a key priority for Children of America staff. Parent-teacher conferences are held twice each year. During the conferences, a portfolio of the child’s schoolwork is shared. A daily sheet is also sent home each day with an outline of the child’s activities and comments from the teacher. Children of America teachers and administrators are happy to answer questions from parents and provide suggestions.
The Children of America Mind & Body Matters program invites parents into their child’s educational experience with three distinct initiatives:
- The 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 Children of America 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.
“We see ourselves as a partner to each family by providing a home away from home, with a quality child care experience that parents can put their trust in. At Children of America we encourage parents to be active participants in their children’s education and welcome any feedback they might have,” 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 1997, 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 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.