Strengthening its position in New Jersey, Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy is opening its seventh location in the state. The new school is located at 271 Livingston Street in Northvale, N.J. “This is our seventh in New Jersey,” said Thad Pryor, CEO and founder of Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy. “But we have two more in the pipeline and our feelers out for another five or six.”
Parents are invited to tour the 10,078-square-foot facility to learn about Children of America’s educational programs geared toward children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. The first 50 families to enroll will receive 20 percent off tuition for the first six months. Children of America will also meet or beat the advertised rate of any national competitor.
Other Children of America locations in New Jersey include: Aberdeen, East Brunswick, Freehold, Oakhurst, Sicklerville and Somerset.
“We have a viable business model, and with 2013 approaching, we will continue to aggressively expand,” Pryor said. “Our comprehensive roster of services and programs, and highly qualified staff, help us maintain a leadership role in the industry. So by expanding our reach, more families can benefit from our services.”
Programs at Children of America cater to the needs of individual age groups including infants, toddlers, preschool and elementary children. The Northvale facility is able to accommodate about 188 students. The new school has state-of-the-art classrooms designed for fun and learning. Parents may even monitor their children and classroom activities throughout the day using the school’s Internet video surveillance program.
Central to the school’s curriculum is Children of America’s Mind & Body Matters initiative. The programs encourage a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and fitness, and emphasize the importance of continuing to learn outside the classroom. Programs include:
The Just Read program offers a series of interactive books for students that can be accessed online or using smartphones or tablet devices. The program encourages parents to spend at least 15 minutes a 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 using a nutrition blog with healthy cooking tips and recipes, private nutrition consultations and nutritious meal plans at school.
The 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.
“These programs underscore the importance of helping children develop a love of reading and healthy eating and physical fitness habits,” Pryor said.
Those interested in enrolling their children or learning more about Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy may call 855-285-6892 or visit http://www.childrenofamerica.com.
“In addition to our grand opening in New Jersey, we have recently opened new schools in New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Virginia and Illinois,” Pryor said.
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 more schools in 2012, the company will add about 350 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.