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Kiddie Academy® Awards $25,000 in Scholarships During Weeklong Celebration of Kindness

National Educational Child Care Provider Commemorates Milestone of Enrolling 25,000 Students with the Acts of Kindness Campaign

Press Release – ABINGDON, MD (September 18, 2018)—To celebrate the achievement of enrolling 25,000 students across its national network of 208 Academies, Kiddie Academy®, a leading provider of educational child care for over 37 years, recently awarded $25,000 in Academy tuition scholarships across 10 Kiddie Academy locations throughout the U.S. With kindness being a cornerstone of Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials® curriculum, the company challenged its nationwide network of Academies to participate in an “Acts of Kindness” campaign, where students and families participated in and chronicled their own kind acts July 23-27 in an effort to be named one of 10 scholarship recipients.

Created with the goal to inspire Kiddie Academy students to perform acts of kindness toward their classmates, family, friends and community, the Acts of Kindness campaign resulted in hundreds of post photos and videos that embodied the theme of kindness and consideration to others.

“We value our families and communities, and believe they are ultimately the reason we achieved this significant milestone,” said Greg Helwig, president of Kiddie Academy. “Shaping and inspiring children for the future has always been at the heart of Kiddie Academy’s purpose. By consciously performing acts of kindness, our students had a hands-on opportunity to demonstrate these values in action and also witness the impact of their kind acts on others.”

The following 10 winning Academies showed creativity, empathy, compassion, and respect throughout the promotional week—all key facets of Character Education, a main component of Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials curriculum—and made a difference in not only their classrooms but throughout entire communities. Each Academy received a $2,500 tuition scholarship to award to an enrolled student(s):

  • Kiddie Academy of Robbinsville, NJ
  • Kiddie Academy of Gaithersburg, MD
  • Kiddie Academy of Seattle at Queen Anne, WA
  • Kiddie Academy of Algonquin, IL
  • Kiddie Academy of Bridgewater, NJ
  • Kiddie Academy of Canyon Springs, TX
  • Kiddie Academy of Five Forks, SC
  • Kiddie Academy of Center Valley, PA
  • Kiddie Academy of Streamwood, IL
  • Kiddie Academy of Wilmington, NC

In support of the nationwide kindness event, 40 employees based at Kiddie Academy headquarters in Abingdon, MD, participated in a community service day to benefit the Harford Family House (HFH), a nonprofit organization that provides transitional housing for homeless families with children and unaccompanied adults ages 18 to 24.

For more information on Kiddie Academy, please visit kiddieacademy.com. To learn more about franchising opportunities with the organization, visit kiddieacademyfranchising.com.

About Kiddie Academy®

Since its inception, Kiddie Academy® has been a leader in educational child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full-time care, before-and after-school care and summer camp programs. Kiddie Academy’s proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities, and techniques help prepare children for life. Kiddie Academy has received corporate accreditation from the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit kiddieacademy.com or find Kiddie Academy on Facebook at Facebook.com/KiddieAcademy.

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising

Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and operates over 210 Academies in 30 states, including the District of Columbia. With 40 new Academies projected to open within the next year, Kiddie Academy’s network will grow to more than 240 open and operating locations. For more information, visit kiddieacademyfranchising.com.


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