Children of America Announces Grand Opening Event for New Bull Run Plaza School in Manassas, Va.

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New location is the 14th for Children of America in Virginia.


A grand opening event is scheduled Sept. 22 for one of the newest Children of America facilities in Manassas, Va.

Our educational curriculum, value-added programs and advanced security measures allow us to offer the best value in the market. This is our 14th school in Virginia and we have plans to open more in the state.

Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy (COA) today announced the opening of a new child-care center in Manassas, Va. A grand opening event for the facility is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school is located in the Bull Run Plaza at 11730 Sudley Manor Drive.

Parents and children are invited to tour the 12,808-square-foot facility and learn about the educational programs geared toward children from six weeks to 12 years of age. The new facility is able to accommodate about 248 students. Families that enroll will receive the fifth week free along with free registration, which is a $350 value. Children of America will also meet or beat the advertised rate of any national competitor.

“We are excited to be opening another Children of America location in Manassas,” said Thad Pryor, CEO and founder of Children of America. “Our educational curriculum, value-added programs and advanced security measures allow us to offer the best value in the market. This is our 14th school in Virginia and we have plans to open more in the state. We offer a unique environment for learning and a highly qualified staff that’s dedicated to helping children learn and grow on an intellectual, physical, social and emotional level.”

The new facility in Manassas has state-of-the-art classrooms designed with both learning and fun in mind. The programs cater to the needs of each age group.

Parents who wish to check in on their children may even monitor them and their 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. The program provides three distinct initiatives 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 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 a new 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 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.

“We developed these programs because we believe in the importance of helping children develop a love of the written word, healthy eating habits and a healthy respect for physical fitness,” Pryor said.

Those interested in enrolling their children or learning more about Children of America may call 703-335-7700 or visit

The new school in Manassas is part of an effort to expand Children of America into more than 60 new locations by the end of 2012.

“In addition to our grand opening in Manassas, we have had recent grand openings in Pennsylvania, Indiana and New York, Illinois, 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 54 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 Child Care Corp.

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