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Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Grayson
1486 Grayson Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
(770) 963-9110
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GA Pre-K Orientation

For the upcoming 2017-2018 GA Pre-K school year

*Your child must already be currently registered with our program to attend.

Thursday, August 3rd at 7pm

Jr Kindergarten Orientation

For the upcoming 2017-2018 Jr K school year

*Your child must already be currently registered with our program to attend.

Friday, August 4th at 10am

Gwinnett County Public School (GCPS)

2017-2018 School Orientation

Thursday, August 3rd

*check with your child's GCPS for details on time of registration

School Info:

GCPS First Day of School

Monday, August 7th

Jr K First Day of School

Monday, August 7th

GA Pre-K Program First Day of School

Tuesday, August 8th

Solar Eclipse Dismissal

GCPS dismissing on a (1) one-hour delay

GA-K dismissing at 1:30pm

Thank you for showing interest in our Learning Academy .

Kids 'R' Kids is a locally owned and operated franchise in Grayson, Georgia. We are very proud to provide the most innovative facility and effective educational programs for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age.

Please allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Terri and Dale Carico, Owners/Operators of Kids 'R' Kids Grayson. As the owners of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, we are very proud to provide the most innovative facility and effective programming for children six weeks through twelve years. We have two children of our own and know how important it is to feel confident in the selection of a quality childcare center.

Our sincere love for children and strong belief that they should have a solid foundation, in combination with Kids 'R' Kids, the absolute leader in its industry, make the perfect choice for your family's childcare needs. Our center is approximately 17,000 square feet with 10 classroom suites, a cafeteria, a resource room, a large activity gym for before and after school students, a water park and 4 large play areas separated for age groups.

At Kids 'R' Kids we share a common desire with parents, which is to provide the absolute best for the children. Our high quality teachers, creative and fun educational programs and of course, our state of the art facility make us stand high above our competitors.

Please read through our information, if you have any additional questions feel free to contact us.

We love children and are dedicated to making our school a great success. Our door is always open for parents to come and discuss their needs, ask questions, give suggestions and comments. We encourage you to come take a tour and meet the staff. We are confident that you will agree with us that this is the best environment for your child!

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Thank you again.

Terri & Dale Carico

The Nation's Network of Child Care Resources & Referral

Kids `R` Kids of Grayson is pleased to announce that we have partnered with NACCRRA's Military Subsidy Program to provide high quality childcare to military families. NACCRRA, which applies to military families in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and the Air Force, was formed through a partnership with the Department of Defense and the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies. The goal is to support military families with the cost of child care outside military installations.

Click on this link for more information about NACCRRA's Military Subsidy Department.

Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS)

Subsidized child care in Georgia is provided through the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program to help low income families afford quality child care. The CAPS program is administered in all 159 Georgia counties through the county Department of Family and Children Services.

Click on this link for more information about the Georgia Caps Program.

What age children do you accept?

Children beginning with ages 6 weeks through 12 years.

Is transportation provided to local schools?

Yes, our centers have school buses with seat belts to transport children to and from school in the morning and afternoon.

Are field trips offered for the children?

Yes, our buses are available for area field trips. We transport children who meet the State's age requirements. These children are given opportunities to see their community and other places of interest year-round. Whether it is the local grocery store, the petting zoo, the library, and entertainment places such as roller skating, bowling or putt-putt golf, we provide fun and learning for the children and guarantee the maximum protection plan for parent's peace of mind.

Is playtime/outdoor time available?

Yes, our schools are equipped with three to four areas of outside play. The children have scheduled times in the morning and the afternoon to explore their outside world. As an added safety feature, our schools have six to nine foot fencing around the outside perimeter of the play areas. The play equipment is state-of-the-art and Kids Kids ´R´ Kids abides by the Federal regulations on safety equipment and their surrounding fall zones.

Are meals and snacks provided?

Yes, we serve hot meals and nutritional snacks. Our location is equipped with a full-service kitchen and staff trained in nutrition, USDA guidelines, and proper portions for young children.

Is your staff trained?

Yes, the Kids ´R´ Kids faculty are required to follow their state regulations that apply to training. All staff are trained in First Aid/CPR, Infectious Disease Control, Injury Prevention, and Child Abuse Awareness. Additional training in curriculum, child development, classroom arrangement, classroom management, age appropriate activities, nutrition, field trip planning and OSHA regulations provide the skills needed to create a quality learning environment. The staff is encouraged to further their education through CDA and CCP programs and are given opportunities to attend professional training conferences.

Is there internet viewing of my child at your center?

Yes, our internet viewing system can connect parents and family members to their child while at work or thousands of miles away. Through a secured internet site and unique password you can observe your child´s daily activities through your computer. The same cameras are fed to the front desk for additional monitoring by administrative staff.

How can I get more information about enrolling my child?

We are glad you are interested in finding out more about our schools. Please use the contact form to provide us with your name, address and phone number. We will send you more information through the mail. We look forward to meeting you when you come in for a tour. Thank you for your time and for visiting our website.

What are your hours of operation?

We are open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Kids ´R´ Kids is open to you, the parent, any time your child is present in the school. For the safety of all children, we do request that you make your presence known to the person in charge, and cooperate in not disrupting the Center´s program.

Parents are encouraged to eat breakfast or lunch with their child(ren) at their Center. (See Director for details.)

Children Served
Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies are open to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old without discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, religion, race, color, sex, mental or physical disabilities.

Hours of Operation
Hours of operation for Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies are Monday through Friday from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm, 12 months a year. (Hours may vary per Center.)
Standard Holidays observed by Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies are:
New Year´s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Kids ´R´ Kids Centers are licensed for specific hours of operation, early arrival and late pick-up cannot be allowed.

If children are left at the Center after closing time and no word is received from the parent(s), or an emergency contact cannot be reached, authorities will be contacted.

After the Center´s licensed closing time, the Center may charge a late pick up fee. (Fees vary per Center.)

Forms
Upon enrollment, your child(ren) will need all state, county and Kids ´R´ Kids forms completed in a timely manner. All forms necessary will be provided by your Center.

Information on forms regarding your child(ren) or specific Center forms must be updated as needed.

Nutrition
Breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks are available at Kids ´R´ Kids Centers. Information will be provided by the Center on any charges that may apply. The Center will also provide information on the schedule meals and snacks are served.

For bottle-fed children, parents must provide prepared formula, placed in bottles. The Center will inform you of their policy regarding baby foods. All infant items should be marked with the child´s first and last name.

Weekly menus for children on table food are available for review.

Please see the Director for information regarding special diets and allergies.

Fees
A tuition and fee schedule will be provided by your Kids ´R´ Kids Center. You will be informed of all rates, discounts, late fees, breakfast charges, activity fees, registration fees, check return fees, and any Center specific fees.
(Fees may vary per Center.)

The tuition and fee schedule will also provide you with information as to when payment is due, and any late charges to be applied. Also included on the tuition and fee schedule will be the Center Policy on Attendance explaining the number of days that require full tuition, half tuition, and vacation days allowed.
(Policy may vary per Center.)

Medication
All prescribed medication must be left at the front desk with the person in charge. A medication form must be filled out completely and signed by the parent or guardian before any medication can be given.

Medications must be in the original container and labeled as follows: child´s name; current date; dosage; times to be given, expiration date; and any other special instructions.

All medication must have a signed, dated note from the child´s doctor stating the name of the child to receive the medication, name of the medication, amount to be given; times to be given(Dispensed at 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. only); length of time to be given and any other special instructions.

Medications will only be dispensed by the person or persons designated by the Franchisee or Director of the Center.

(Your director will inform you of any Center specific policies that cover medications.)

Medical Emergency
If a child becomes ill, injured, or has an adverse reaction to prescribed medication while at the Center, the parent(s) or emergency contact person will be notified immediately.

If it is necessary to seek immediate medical attention for a child, the child will be transported to the designated medical facility. * The child´s vehicle and emergency medical permission forms, as well as the health information file, will accompany the child.

In the event of an occurrence of a communicable disease as outlined by the Department of Health, written notification will be posted on the classroom door within 24 hours or the next business day.

*(The designated medical facility will be listed on all emergency, transportation, and enrollment forms.) KRK #49 uses the Gwinnett Medical Center for all emergencies.

Transportation (To and From Public School)
Transportation is provided to and from public or private elementary or grade schools designated by the Center.

Transportation Agreements are signed once for each school year.

Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed and information kept up to date.

The Center will inform you of the time your child must be at the Center for transportation to their elementary or grade school.

If your child will not be transported by the Center to school, or will not be picked up by the Center from school at the end of the school day, you must notify the Center in advance. The Center will inform you of the time by which you must make this notification.

Transportation (Field Trips)
Field Trip Permission Forms must be signed and dated for each field trip.

Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed and information kept up to date.

Children going on field trips must wear a Kids ´R´ Kids t-shirt.

An identification bracelet will be provided by the Center for each child.

Internet Access
Internet access to your child´s classroom is by password only. By enrolling your child at Kids ´R´ Kids you consent that your child(ren) may also be seen on the Internet by other persons viewing with passwords.

If Internet Access is available at your Center, you will be given information upon enrollment.

Severe Weather, Fire or Emergency Situations
If an emergency situation develops such as severe weather, fire, physical damage to the building, or any other situation that poses a threat, the safety of the children is our first concern.

The Center is equipped with a weather band radio, a fire alarm sprinkler system and fire extinguishers. Fire and severe weather drills are conducted according to state and county regulations or every 30 days.

If there is an emergency situation and it becomes necessary to close the Center, parents will be notified to make arrangements for early pickup.

If there is inclement weather and it is determined that the Center will not open, parents will be instructed by the Center as to TV or radio stations providing closing information.

If an emergency situation develops and it is determined that the building or premises are unsafe, your child(ren) will be transported to a safe location.

Parents will be notified of the situation and you will be required to pickup your child(ren) as soon as possible.

Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco
In our effort to provide a safe, healthy environment for each child to grow and develop, we maintain a Center free of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use.

The use or presence of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited in the building or anywhere on the grounds by Center staff, parents, or anyone visiting the Center.

The use or presence of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited during any outing or field trip, as well as, on any vehicle used by the Center to transport your child(ren).

Discipline
At Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies we use a method of ´redirection´ to guide your child(ren) toward appropriate behavior. If a child is engaged in behavior not conducive to a safe and happy learning environment, the teacher will ´redirect´ the child toward appropriate behavior. (The use of physical punishment or harsh language is prohibited.)

Parents or guardians are required to abide by the Kids ´R´ Kids Discipline Policy any time they are on Center property.

Dismissal Policy
The staff will work with each child to fulfill the needs of that child, and every effort will be made to provide a positive learning experience. Special needs will be accommodated when possible.

Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies reserves the right to ask parents to make alternative arrangements for care if it is determined that a child´s needs cannot be met, or the child has not adjusted to group care provided by the Center. In the event behavior becomes disruptive to the program or becomes a problem that poses an unsafe situation for the child or other children in the class, alternative arrangements will be required.

If you, as a parent, are uncooperative in completing and returning forms, fail to pay your tuition on time, fail to follow any state or county regulations, or fail to follow any Kids ´R´ Kids Policy or Procedure, it may be necessary to dismiss your child(ren) from the Center.

The Parent's Role
The relationship between parents and Center staff is vital to the success of a child´s experience. A partnership must be formed the first day, with open communication and understanding that the development and growth of the child is our top priority.

Parents can assist and help ensure a smooth transition by doing the following:

Sign children in and out at the front desk and then escort them to their
designated class Have all forms completed promptly Update forms, as needed, when changes occur (i.e. new phone number,
address, etc.) Keep staff informed of special needs or changes that might affect your child´s
behavior Notify the Center if your child is ill Do not bring an ill child to the Center Notify the Center if your child will be absent Notify the Center if you will be later than usual picking up your child Provide a change of clothes marked with your child´s name (Center is not
responsible for lost clothing) Children should be dressed properly for the weather and play Do not allow children to bring toys Participate in the Center´s special activities Attend scheduled parent meetings and conferences Ask questions and address concerns as they arise.

Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies reserves the right to change or revise any policies, procedures, or tuitions/fee schedules when deemed necessary. Written notification will be provided to parents. A copy of the Kids 'R' Kids Grayson's Parent Handbook is availabe for review under the online forms tab.

Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies is referred to as Kids ´R´ Kids, Kids ´R´ Kids Centers, Center(s) and School(s).

We are extremely proud of our excellent staff of teachers and directors! Our staff is part of the consistent care provided by Kids 'R' Kids Grayson.

All Kids 'R' Kids faculty and personnel are required to follow state regulations that apply to training. Our staff is trained in First Aid/CPR, Infectious Disease Control, Injury Prevention, and Child Abuse Awareness. Additional training in curriculum, child development, classroom arrangement, classroom management, age-appropriate activities, nutrition, field trip planning and OSHA regulations provide the staff with skills needed to create a quality learning environment. The staff is encouraged to further their education through CDA and CCP programs and are given opportunities to attend professional training conferences.

Pre-K Wrap Teacher
Job Description: To perform all tasks according to Kids R Kids policies and procedures and child care regulatory agencies. To provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected. To implement programs that support the Mission Statement of Kids R Kids Learning Academies.
Job Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age, able to work M-F 1:00 pm to 6:45 pm, willing to attend CPR, First Aid training as well as additional child development training as required. Position posted 8/05/15.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to the following email address: info@krk49ga.com
Infant/Toddler Assistant Teacher
Job Description: To perform all tasks according to Kids R Kids policies and procedures and child care regulatory agencies. To provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected. To implement programs that support the Mission Statement of Kids R Kids Learning Academies.
Job Requirements: Seeking an experienced Preschool Lead Teacher with at least one year experience working with children ages 3 years through 4 years of a age. A minimum of a CDA, ECE Associate Degree or higher equivalent degree in the required field or equivalent years of experience . The position is a Monday- Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (Posted 8/8/17)
Please submit your resume and cover letter to the following email address: info@krk49ga.com
Pre-K/School-Age Teachers (split-shift)
Job Description: To perform all tasks according to Kids R Kids policies and procedures and child care regulatory agencies. To provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected. To implement programs that support the Mission Statement of Kids R Kids Learning Academies.
Job Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age, able to work M-F split shift schedule 7:00am to 9:30am (BREAK) 2:30pm to 6:30pm. **Please see our application at the top of the page.**
Please submit your resume and cover letter to the following email address: info@krk49ga.com

We understand that choosing the right preschool or childcare for your child can be overwhelming. So we make it easier by providing curriculum-driven programs in upscale, state-of-the-art centers, complete with camera access and led by trained professionals. We invite you to come in for a tour and experience the Kids `R` Kids difference!

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2852 Holcomb Bridge Rd

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(770) 993-8684

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200 Pine Grove Rd

Roswell, GA 30075

(770) 642-1900

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of East Cobb / Johnson Ferry

505 Johnson Ferry Rd

Marietta, GA 30068

(770) 565-2220

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of North Peachtree City

10 Lexington Pass

Peachtree City, GA 30269

(770) 631-3555

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Milton

13950 Hwy 9 N

Alpharetta, GA 30004

(770) 518-6868

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Pleasant Hill Duluth

3480 Pleasant Hill Rd

Duluth, GA 30096

(770) 813-9600

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Medlock Bridge

3180 Medlock Bridge Rd

Norcross, GA 30071

(770) 446-8700

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Oakbrook

5000 Oakbrook Pkwy

Norcross, GA 30093

(770) 279-8500

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Bogart / Athens

1471 Jennings Mill Rd

Bogart, GA 30622

(706) 546-9400

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Johns Creek / Morton Rd

4780 Morton Rd

Johns Creek, GA 30022

(770) 751-3900

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Alpharetta

3455 Webb Bridge Rd

Alpharetta, GA 30005

(770) 442-3400

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Mableton

20 Veterans Memorial Hwy

Mableton, GA 30126

(678) 213-2184

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Johns Creek Parkway

3835 Johns Creek Parkway

Johns Creek, GA 30024

(770) 476-3877

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Sugarloaf

1850 Atkinson Rd

Lawrenceville, GA 30043

(770) 339-1300

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Lawrenceville

1122 Herrington Rd

Lawrenceville, GA 30044

(770) 513-2222

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Suwanee

20 Satellite Blvd

Suwanee, GA 30024

(770) 945-8400

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Duluth / Suwanee

1780 Peachtree Industrial Blvd

Duluth, GA 30097

(770) 622-2900

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy at Sandy Plains Rd/Mtn Park - E Woodstock

4671 Sandy Plains Rd

Roswell, GA 30075

(770) 552-8877

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Cascade

1224 Utoy Springs Rd

Atlanta, GA 30331

(404) 629-5437

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of South Fulton

6157 Roosevelt Hwy

Union City, GA 30291

(770) 774-0206

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Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Snellville

2360 Ronald Reagan Pkwy

Snellville, GA 30078

(770) 979-6767

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Our exclusive Curriculum is designed specifically for every developmental stage of education with theme-based units, specific learning activities and teacher-friendly lesson plans. As a parent, rest assured your child is benefiting and advancing from the most innovative curriculum available.

Give your child the gift of learning with Kids 'R' Kids . . .

The heart of our curriculum is love. Love, along with a deep understanding of the individual educational and emotional needs of each child, sets the Kids 'R' Kids Curriculum apart.

The Kids 'R' Kids Curriculum Experience at Every Age

As your child continues to grow, our curriculum grows with him. At every stage of your child's journey, Kids 'R' Kids develops new and challenging ways to open his mind and expand his imagination. Our foundation of love and trust is accompanied every step of the way by our teachers, parents, and your child's peers.

Throughout each age group, your child will discover the joy and excitement of learning science, math, language, literature, drama, music, and art. The Kids 'R' Kids Curriculum presents a variety of educational activities and theme-based units for every age group.

Developmentally appropriate classrooms:

Kids 'R' Kids Infant-Toddler Program implements our exclusive Big Steps CurriculumTMSix weeks through 24 months – Infants as young as six weeks old are immersed with stimulating, hands-on play. Each infant child care activity is designed to assist your child in achieving those important developmental milestones while having fun at the same time. Our Kids 'R' Kids environment is a safe place filled with love, growth, and discovery.

Kids 'R' Kids Preschool Program implements our exclusive Fast Track CurriculumTM2 through 5 year olds – Our goal is to help equip your pre school child for the challenges ahead. Supporting each child during this time in her life helps to instill a sense of confidence and accomplishment while basking in her daily successes.

Kids 'R' Kids School-Age Program implements our exclusive G.Y.M. CurriculumTM (Growing Young Minds) – 5 through 12 year olds – Your child's day is filled with age-appropriate activities geared to challenge the pre-adolescent mind while building confidence and security. Our child-directed activities allow individuals and small groups to work independently while the staff encourages and monitors their progress

Now AdvancEd Accredited!

Kids 'R' Kids Grayson

February 3, 2012 -- Pat and Janice Vinson, co-founders of Kids 'R' Kids International, announced Tuesday that Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is the first national early childhood education franchise to be granted District Accreditation from the AdvancED accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal. This means that the district and all of its schools are accredited, and that Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies are recognized across the nation as a quality school system, including our own Kids 'R' Kids of Grayson.

The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review. The district's accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting occurring during the term.

“District Accreditation as conferred by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission provides Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies a nationally-recognized mark of quality for our district and all the schools within our district,” shared Pat Vinson. “It demonstrates to the nation our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the families we serve.”

Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, stated, “District Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school system on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”

Parents and interested community members can learn more about the District Accreditation Process at http://www.advanc-ed.org.

About AdvancED and SACS CASI

Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research, and professional services, AdvancED is the world`s largest education community, serving and engaging over 27,000 public and private schools and districts in 69 countries and serving nearly 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). SACS CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary agency that accredits nearly 13,000 public and non-public institutions throughout the world. (http://www.advanc-ed.org)

Kids `R` Kids Grayson is proud to provide it`s students with the only interactive classroom in a preschool setting in Grayson.

Kids R Kids of Grayson is proud to announce the addition of Hatch Inc.'s TeachSmart® Learning System, an interactive, hands-on technology tool which enables early childhood teachers to plan for playful and purposeful activities for children. Using the TeachSmart interactive whiteboards and IStartSmart learning systems, teachers will work with children in developing skills necessary for elementary school readiness. Expanding on the child`s current level of understanding, this tool offers strategies and acti vities that reflect the latest scientific research for pre-literacy and mathematics concept acquisition in young children.

Kids `R` Kids` Leads the Industry with Interactive Classrooms

Duluth, GA, August 16, 2010 – True to its heritage as one of the nation`s leading early childhood education providers, Kids `R` Kids International, Inc.® today announced its partnership with Hatch, Inc.® to bring interactive learning systems to all 166 Kids `R` Kids Learning Academies® throughout the U.S. Hatch, Inc. and Kids `R` Kids International share core values that are dedicated to developing young minds through award-winning curricula and through technology designed for the needs of preschoolers.

Owner-operators of Kids `R` Kids Learning Academies throughout the nation have already committed to place over 100 of Hatch`s TeachSmart™ and iStartSmart™ systems in classrooms at their facilities. "Having watched the success of such interactive tools locally in both public and private primary/secondary schools, we are excited about repeating such success in our schools," said Frank Bennett, co-owner of two Kids `R` Kids schools in the Atlanta area. "Now that Hatch has designed a product specifically for preschoolers, we are embracing the technology by allowing each child within our facility to spend blocks of time with our new TeachSmart™ systems," said Lonnie Hutson of Sugarland, TX, the first Kids `R` Kids owner to install the Hatch product.

"Kids `R` Kids has long been recognized as a trend-setter in the early childhood education industry" said Ginny Norton, President of Hatch, Inc. "They are continuing the trend by equipping their classrooms with 21st century technology. We have been engaged by the education staff at Kids `R` Kids International to integrate activities from Kids `R` Kids` AdvancED accredited programs into the software that drives our TeachSmart™ and iStartSmart™ Learning Systems. This partnership ensures that their industry-leading curriculum is aligned with our state-of-the-art technology."

About Hatch, Inc.®

Hatch believes in supporting educators while developing young minds. Founded in 1984, Hatch has become the nation`s leading provider of appropriate technology in early childhood classrooms and markets a full line of developmentally-appropriate early childhood products. Hatch is committed to providing customers with the highest level of service, support and training. Hatch collaborates with award-winning experts and educators to develop an extensive line of its own exclusive and proprietary brand products such as the new iStartSmart™ educational learning system, TeachSmart® Learning System, Creative Diversity®, discover Science!®, Fit 4 You®, and Instant Classrooms (www.hatchearlychildhood.com).

  • See the TeachSmart® Learning System in action in this video (click on the "Take Product Video Tour" link - requires Flash Player).
  • Kids 'R' Kids Provides the Foundation of SmartFun™

    If your child is enrolled at Kids 'R' Kids they will have a special enrollment code which will link their account to their classroom and curriculum.

    Our Accredited Program and Curriculum implements activities that further enhance and support learning beyond the classroom as well as involve parents in their child's education.

    Through our partnership with the award-winning early learning website ABCmouse.com, the Kids 'R' Kids curriculum includes hundreds of computer-based interactive activities that children love and which also provide opportunities for parents to be actively involved in their child's learning. These activities include games, songs, books, and more, all of which have many academic and developmental benefits for young children.

    ABCmouse.com is an early learning website designed for kids ages 2 to 6. ABCmouse.com has more than 3,000 interactive learning activities, including books, games, puzzles, art and songs covering the basics of reading, math, science and social studies. Themed environments such as the Classroom, The Zoo and The Farm and a reward system helps kids develop math skills with a virtual shopping experience in a fun learning environment. Parents can breath easy that ABCmouse.com is safe and secure from the internet with your parent password to keep your child engaged in learning. There are no software CDs, so your child can access the site from anywhere, anytime and there are new features and learning activities added every week. ABCmouse.com is already being used in thousands of preschools, Kindergarten, and early elementary classrooms worldwide.

    Kid Orange Tech provides educational solutions for 21st century kids by supporting educators and parents in implementing technology responsibly into children's lives. We believe technology has the ability to enrich a child's life when used as an additional learning tool and is not intended to replace traditional play or an existing school curriculum. Also, the use of technology in the home can be an advantage to a child if educators can more easily communicate a child's learning goals so that a parent can reinforce what is being taught in school.

    Our Brain Waves™ Exclusive Curriculum

    The first five years of your child’s life is a critical time when their brain is developing and brain cells are forming connections for learning and future success in school.

    During these early years, the experiences and interactions your child has will determine which brain cells are activated and which ones are pruned away from lack of stimulation.

    Your child’s learning environment has tremendous impact on brain development.
    At Kids ‘R’ Kids, we use strategies from our Brain Waves™ curriculum to support neural pathways for language, social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development during these critical years.


    Ten Important Brain Facts Parents Should Know

    1. The first brain cell is born two days after conception and two weeks after conception it is expanding at 500,000 cells a minute.
    2. At birth the brain will have 100 billion neurons, only 17% are activated.
    3. The brain activates from the bottom to the top and from the back to the front.
    4. Each brain cell has a short and finite time frame in which it can be activated. If the individual cell does not get activated within that time frame, it dies and will never be replaced.
    5. 80 billion of the 100 billion total cells are activated or die before the child reaches their 6th birthday.
    6. Each activated brain cell can maintain between 10,000 and 15,000 synapses or connections to other brain cells. Each cell we activate creates a huge multiplier effect on the future success of the child.
    7. The brain produces 800 neurological connections for every second it is properly stimulated.
    8. Repetition is key to brain development. The more times a child hears a correct answer the stronger the neural pathway.
    9. Social and emotional pathways are cemented after a single occurrence while things such as colors, shapes, letters and numbers require hundreds of repetitions to create the link.
    10. Newly formed synapses are very fragile. They get cemented during sleep. Enough sleep is absolutely critical for proper brain development.

    Our BrainWaves Curriculum begins with activities specifically created to stimulate and activate brain cells in all four separate regions or lobes of the brain. These activities have been designed for infants, toddlers and pre schoolers. Our curriculum provides for the perfect mix of interactive play and materials to stimulate development through repetition and by utilizing all five senses.  Birth through age five is the most important time in your child's life for brain development. That development will be maximized through the activities we have developed in our cutting edge Brain Waves Curriculum.

    Brain Development the Kids ‘R’ Kids Way

    Our philosophy is “Hug First, Then Teach” as we understand that secure and safe emotional attachment is vital for the growth and development of your child’s brain. Our classrooms are filled with stimulating materials that allow teachers to facilitate children’s exploration through sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch as these sensory experiences send information directly to the brain and form the platform for healthy brain growth.

    We understand that each child is unique, so our teachers cater to different interests and learning styles. From infancy, your child will be exposed to many forms of language (including sign-language), and immersed in an environment rich in language and literacy. Our learning stations are filled with math manipulatives, science elements, and stimulating visuals that support brain pathways for cognitive development. Problem solving is considered one of the best ways to support brain development, so our teachers conduct activities to help children explore cause and effect and employ questioning strategies that promote higher level thinking.

    Technology and the Brain

    Technology is everywhere, so children need healthy exposure to be prepared for life in the 21st century. Research shows, however, that hours of exposure to digital technology can lead to over stimulation of the brain, fatigue, and irritability. At Kids ‘R’ Kids, we take a balanced approach to technology. Our curriculum has been integrated with ABCmouse, one of the latest early childhood technology tools, to enhance learning. With the guidance of a teacher, children engage in digital activities that build language, math, science, and fine motor skills.

    Maximizing your Child’s Mental Capacity

    We believe in a nurturing learning environment, hands-on play, and novel experiences that ignite your child’s curiosity. With our exclusive Brain Waves™ curriculum and quality teachers, our goal is to provide stimulating experiences that support brain development and maximize your child’s mental capacity.

     

     

    STEAM AHEAD™ at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies

    In keeping with our mission of being The First Step to Higher Education® and our all-important role of fostering 21st century learners, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is proud to introduce STEAM AHEAD. Armed with the knowledge that the fields of science, technology and engineering are expected to grow by leaps and bounds over the course of the coming years, we have developed an exciting new supplementary curriculum. STEAM AHEAD combines elements of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics to expand the way our students not only learn, but also how they think about the world around them. When used in conjunction with a strong foundation from Kids 'R' Kids proprietary First Class Curriculum® and the brain development power of our exclusive Brain Waves™ curriculum, there are no limits to the possibilities our students' futures might hold.
    Imagine a little girl who not only dreams of being a princess, but also wants to devise the design of her castle. Or a little boy who hopes to become a race car driver on a futuristic race track of his own imagining. Children will always have dreams and imaginations, and programs like STEAM AHEAD tap into those amazing little minds of theirs to make the regular use of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics seem virtually secondary nature. STEAM AHEAD is another powerful example of how Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies prepare our students for Kindergarten… and beyond.

    What is STEAM AHEAD?

    • Kids 'R' Kids STEAM AHEAD is an integrated project-based curriculum incorporating more science, technology, engineering, art, and math into students' everyday learning through play.
    • Written for preschool students ages three to five, STEAM AHEAD is designed to be used as a supplement to the Kids 'R' Kids core curriculum.
    • STEAM AHEAD provides students with opportunities to be innovative, creative, and inventive as they build strong foundations in five core areas of their education.
    • STEAM AHEAD activities and projects are hands-on and bring together many facets of what students find interesting in a way that packs educational “AH HA” moments.

    Why STEAM AHEAD?

    • Much the way Kids 'R' Kids station activities act as platforms for hands-on exploration opportunities, Kids 'R' Kids STEAM AHEAD allows students to learn by doing while developing problem solving and critical thinking skills.
    • Unlike academic learning of memorization with no logical or practical application, Kids 'R' Kids STEAM AHEAD projects encourage students to be natural scientists using reasoning, hypothesizing, predicting, and theorizing during the natural trial and error of play.
    • STEAM AHEAD activities enrich students everyday learning, support academic growth, and help inspire them to become lifelong learners.

    The Teacher's Role as Facilitator:

    • Teachers create high quality learning environments that provide students with opportunities to observe, question, investigate, predict, experiment, build, and share what they learn.
    • Students and teachers explore STEAM AHEAD projects together. To tap into each student natural interests while facilitating learning, project materials are placed in learning stations for independent and small group exploration.
    • Teachers serve as guides while students participate in STEAM AHEAD projects, making observations of each student's development, and interests all along the way.
    • In an effort to develop students as students engage in STEAM AHEAD projects teachers encourage them to ask, Why?
    • Teachers may choose a combination of some or all of the STEAM AHEAD projects to present depending upon their students levels of ability, interest, and development.

    Call us today or drop in for a tour to learn more about STEAM AHEAD Curriculum and the other advantages of Kids 'R' Kids!

    Our infant suite provides the highest quality care in an environment that is designed with the parent and child in mind. While in our care, children are stimulated through music, exercise, outdoor blanket time, facial and verbal mimicking, as well as lots of hugs and tickles.

    Safety and health are our top priorities. We have separate rooms for babies, one for young infants and the other for older infants who are beginning to crawl. These rooms give the younger infants a protected environment and provide the older infants the freedom to explore more opportunities for developmental activities.

    To help maintain the cleanliness of the room, our staff and parents wear foot booties to eliminate outside dirt and debris. We provide each child with a crib, clean sheet and blanket laundered daily, and a drawer for their personal items. Toys are sanitized as needed throughout the day as well as every evening.

    Supplies provided by the parent include six to seven disposable diapers per day along with any needed diaper cream or powder, a change of clothes, and bottles filled with formula or mother's milk labeled with the child's first and last name and dated.

    We give each child love and attention and provide parents with daily reports on feedings, diapering, and napping. Healthy growth and development is another top priority at Kids 'R' Kids Grayson. All our caregivers obtain First Aid and CPR training along with many hours of state required education to help ensure your child's well being. You will have peace of mind that your child is in good hands while at our Kids 'R' Kids school.

    Toddlers are always on the move, excited and exploring the world around them! Kids 'R' Kids understands the curiosity and readiness of toddlers and creates a challenging and kid-paced day to fulfill these needs.

    Our Kids 'R' Kids Infant-Toddler Program grows along with your child, building on previous knowledge and new challenges.

    Toddler Curriculum includes:

    • hands-on projects designed to stimulate the toddler mind
    • a structured learning plan designed to meet your child's developmental needs
    • problem-solving challenges and puzzles
    • a fun, safe play environment for personal discovery and adventure
    • a rich educational environment filled with science, math, language, drama, music, art and more
    • daily reports for you on the progress of your child, including updates on naps, toilet training and meals
    • close attention to each and every toddler to maximize personal growth
    • lots of hugs and giggles

    The Toddler Program

    Our program works to strengthen all aspects of your growing toddler's development:

    • building language - Through additional sign language skills, your toddler learns to communicate with caregivers and other children so her individual needs are more easily met.
    • stories and songs - Exciting stories and an array of silly, fun songs help your toddler's imagination continue to grow while he learns those important skills needed for the next developmental level.
    • creativity - Our facilities are designed with imagination in mind. As your toddler develops, she will continue to explore her abilities in music, art, and drama with the help of our developmentally-appropriate learning centers in each classroom. Our state-of-the-art facilities encourage creativity and imagination.
    • fine and gross motor skills - With your toddler on the move, a busy body is a healthy body! Whether he is crawling, walking, reaching, or tossing, we help your child learn all about his body and celebrate his accomplishments both great and small.
    • social interaction - When children enter into the world of toddlerhood, they become aware of the world around them. We believe that healthy, happy children understand the importance of friendship and harmony with their teachers and peers. Kids 'R' Kids is designed to maximize friendly interactions between each child and her teachers, no matter the nationality, religious belief, or cultural differences.

    A Hug Above the Rest

    We know that toddlers lead a very active lifestyle, and that is why our staff is prepared for the occasional boo-boo. We have developed a special place in our schools where your child can rest and receive the tender loving care she deserves. Our staff is highly qualified in First Aid as well as in “making it all better.”

    A hug, a nod, an understanding smile, the comfort and safety of being with people who care—that's the Kids 'R' Kids difference.

    The Kids 'R' Kids Curriculum for preschoolers provides children with an array of individual and small and large group activities. Each week children will explore a theme through group time introductions and reviews, daily enrichments, and additions to each learning center.

    Preschool children are beginning to prepare for the elementary school years. As professionals, the teachers at Kids 'R' Kids Grayson provide a structured learning environment so each child will have a strong foundation.

    Because preschoolers like to learn new information and have the desire to master new tasks, much of what your child learns will be through self-directed experiences. Throughout the day children will have the opportunity to explore the classroom's learning centers: Blocks & Building Design, Dramatic Play, Library & Literature, Math & Table Activities, Music & Movement, Sand & Water, Science & Discovery, and Writing Exploration. Learning through play in these clearly defined areas of interest promotes independence, fosters decision-making, and encourages hands-on involvement. Each learning center engages the child's core components of development: social-emotional, language, cognitive, physical and aesthetic. Kids 'R' Kids Grayson recognizes the importance of combining a well-designed curriculum with age-appropriate learning centers and understands how these two classroom components contribute to each child's development.

    Our outdoor activities are planned to help extend learning to the outside classroom. Just as small muscle coordination is strengthened through puzzles, painting, and cutting, large muscle coordination is developed through outdoor play. Learning cooperation and team building through games and planned activities helps the preschool child understand effective physical and emotional management with his peers. Of course, sometimes just swinging and sliding are all children need to do, and we take care of that with our state-of-the-art and age-appropriate playground equipment.

    Each child develops at his/her own pace, and we encourage communication between staff members and parents on the progress of their child. Daily reports or weekly newsletters from the classroom teachers update parents on activities, future class projects and field trips.

    Kids `R` Kids Grayson offers both 4-year old Advanced Private Pre-Kindergarten and the GA Lottery Funded Pre-Kindergarten program. These programs are both state approved. We are very proud of the challenging and fun combination the Kids `R` Kids Curriculum offers.

    The Kids 'R' Kids Difference

    Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten children work with original themed modules, designed to be appealing and educational. Each child receives an unparalleled level of individual attention to ensure success in reading, writing, math, as well as drama, music and art, while bolstering a sense of self-confidence and accomplishment. By offering small group and one-on-one academic attention, Kids 'R' Kids Grayson offers the best foundation for preparing your child for the elementary school years.

    Advanced Private Pre-K Program

    Our exclusive Advanced Private Pre-K offers parents a pre-kindergarten program with flexibility, advanced academic standards, enrichment programs, and low student-to-teacher ratios. The program utilizes an accredited curriculum, foreign language, music, technology, and physical education. This exclusive program is currently accepting new enrollment for fall enrollment.

    Contact us if you have any questions, need more information, or would like to schedule a tour.

    Kids 'R' Kids of Grayson has excelled in creating a specialized Junior Kindergarten environment which focuses on an excellent academic foundation. We have invested much thought and careful planning in developing this exclusive program.

    he Kids 'R' Kids of Grayson's Junior Kindergarten is a program designed for children who have been in a preschool environment for multiple years and who are ready to participate in an advanced skilled Pre-Kindergarten Program. Children will be working with original themed modules, designed to be appealing and educational. These lessons are captured on the classroom schedule and are incorporated into the class at an exclusive level. Lessons include:

    · Weekly Learning Goals

    · Guided Reading

    · Guided Math Lessons

    · Station Exploration

    · Literacy, Letter & Writing Tub Adventures

    · Weekly Vocabulary, Sight Words

    · Enrichment Programs: Foreign Language: Spanish, Fitness Adventures and Music Time Classes

    · Family Connection and Homework Assignments

    · Smart Board Interactive Technology through the TeachSmart Learning System & ABCMouse.com

    The structure mirrors a kindergarten classroom in layout, schedule, and curriculum. Each child receives an unparalleled level of individual attention, to ensure success in reading, writing, math, as well as drama, music and art, while bolstering a sense of self-confidence and accomplishment. Our Junior Kindergarten Program establishes a foundation for school readiness that develops each child`s confidence and independence in an engaging atmosphere.

    Now accepting applications for Fall 2013 enrollment. Please note class space is limited due to the unique structure and popularity.

    Kids 'R' Kids of Grayson has excelled in creating a specialized Junior Kindergarten environment which focuses on an excellent academic foundation. We have invested much thought and careful planning in developing this exclusive program.

    The Kids 'R' Kids of Grayson's Junior Kindergarten is a program designed for children who have been in a preschool environment for multiple years and who are ready to participate in an advanced skilled Pre-Kindergarten Program. Children will be working with original themed modules, designed to be appealing and educational. These lessons are captured on the classroom schedule and are incorporated into the class at an exclusive level. Lessons include:

    · Weekly Learning Goals

    · Guided Reading

    · Guided Math Lessons

    · Station Exploration

    · Literacy, Letter & Writing Tub Adventures

    · Weekly Vocabulary, Sight Words & Zoo-phonic

    · Foreign Language: Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, American Sign Language

    · Family Connection and Homework Assignments

    · Smart Board Interactive Technology through the TeachSmart Learning System

    The structure mirrors a kindergarten classroom in layout, schedule, and curriculum. Each child receives an unparalleled level of individual attention, to ensure success in reading, writing, math, as well as drama, music and art, while bolstering a sense of self-confidence and accomplishment. Our Junior Kindergarten Program establishes a foundation for school readiness that develops each child`s confidence and independence in an engaging atmosphere.

    As your Pre-Kindergarten student rises to Kindergarten, the choice is clear…
    Kids 'R' Kids is here! Our Kindergarten program is enriched with a standards-based curriculum, wonderful learning stations, and an abundance of creative learning activities students will enjoy. It is based on national and state standards with weekly units comprised of academic lessons and literature-based activities. Our program's goal is to meet the needs of each student while implementing positive learning strategies.

    The Kids 'R' Kids Kindergarten curriculum was designed for continuous educational growth. Our Kindergarten program was designed with six academic categories: social studies, science, language and literacy, mathematics, character development, and creative expression. Independent and small group activities develop and reinforce student understanding of the subject material. These activities also build independent and cooperative learning skills.

    Literacy Activities help children build their language skills
    Mathematics Activities develop children's understanding of number concepts as well as beginning arithmetic and problem-solving skills
    Small Group Discovery provides daily enrichments and station enhancement
    activities

    • Art Station presents free-choice art opportunities
    • Construction Station develops spatial awareness through stacking, sorting, building, and recreating
    • Dramatic Play Station encourages individual and group role play activities with realistic and imaginary props
    • Library Station promotes independent reading and a love of books
    • Sensory Station allows children to experiment with a variety of materials

    Kids 'R' Kids believes establishing a positive learning environment where children are “hugged first, then taught” will help them reach their potential and develop a love for learning.

    In many families, both parents work, making after school programs critical during the school year and particularly during school holidays. For children ages 5 to 12, Kids 'R' Kids Grayson offers what parents are looking for - a safe environment for additional learning/study time and supervised activities.

    Many families must choose a program that fits their child's year-round schedule as it pertains to elementary school, summer activities and holidays. Kids 'R' Kids Grayson uses a Monthly Idea Calendar that offers daily activity suggestions.

    Our before and after school program offers the school-age child a welcomed break from the structured academic learning to a variety of Activity Zones to further enhance a child's creativity, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. In our fun, productive and supervised environment each child also has the opportunity to develop special friendships.

    By meeting with parents, our teachers can determine what each child requires after school. Perhaps an older child needs more help in order to complete homework assignments, or a younger child may need special tutoring in reading or math. This also is a good time to let the children learn more about computers, which are available at the center. But our teachers know that after a busy day at school, children need time to play. Supervised playgrounds are divided by age groups and give each child the chance to direct that special energy only children have. Plus, there is a separate game room for older children.

    The Kids 'R' Kids Grayson school-age program is designed to extend your child's academic learning from the traditional classroom setting into our quality learning center.

    Kids 'R' Kids Grayson provides transportation services to the following local schools:

    Simonton Elementary, Starling Elementary, Grayson Elementary, Pharr Elementary, Cooper Elementary, Trip Elementary, Lovin Elemenary and Couch Middle School.

    Welcome to the Kids 'R' Kids Clubhouse, where everyone belongs. Get ready for a summer camp experience you'll never forget as we explore, examine, create, share, and have a blast in a variety of extraordinary clubs!

    Culture Club: Hop aboard as we take imaginary trips to exotices and customs.

    Studio Club: Campers will explore several kinds of studio art, provding many opportunites to showcase their unique talents!

    Techno Club: Technology and simple machines are all around! Campers will learn new concepts about technology while engaging in fun energy, hands-on experiences.

    Action Club: Campers will have a blast learning about reusing, renewing, and recycling.

    CSI Club: There are many mysteries (unexplained things) in the world, and, as Camp Scene Investigators, campers will investigate many of them.

    Limtied Spaces! Enroll Now and/or Schedule a tour today!

  • Health and Fitness - Recent studies show that our society, through the comforts of technology and fast food, enables childhood obesity, which has reached epidemic proportions. Kids 'R' Kids Grayson knows how important physical activity is to any child's development, and that's why our centers include the Kids 'R' Kids Health and Fitness Challenge. Our unique Health and Fitness Program provides all the tools for kids of all ages to learn and enjoy how to be healthy. Throughout this curriculum we emphasize healthy bodies, the food pyramid, family style dining, and physical fitness. We stress the importance of fair play, team cooperation, and physical well-being.
  • Foreign Language - There's no better time to learn another language than during the early childhood years. In fact, a child's brain is designed to learn multiple languages. We offer Foreign Language, a unique way to teach your child the many values of diversity and communication. Ms. Elena meets with our children twice a week for Spanish lessons. Newletters providing a review of the current weeks activities are avaiable in at the parent information station.
  • Dance - Dancing helps even the youngest child express herself with music and movement. Whether it is free interpretation or choreographed movements, many Kids 'R' Kids locations offer classes and instruction in dance. Kids love to perform and express themselves with music and movement as they gain a great sense of accomplishment while doing so.
  • Martial Arts - The principles of the ancient art teaches self-discipline and physical prowess. Through martial arts, children learn to respect others and regulate their own actions.
  • Music - Music is an incredible tool used for brain development. Our music programs expose children to a variety of musical styles, cultures, and techniques, awakening their inner abilities. Children have the opportunity to play instruments, engage in singing exercises, as well as composing their very own musical masterpiece.
  • Computers - Knowing that our future continues to involve the technology of computers, Kids 'R' Kids understands the importance of providing your child with the latest in electronic lessons and games to support the educational themes taught in school.
  • Health and Fitness - Recent studies show that our society, through the comforts of technology and fast food, enables childhood obesity, which has reached epidemic proportions. Kids 'R' Kids knows how important physical activity is to any child's development, and that's why our centers include the Kids 'R' Kids Health and Fitness Challenge. Our unique Health and Fitness Program provides all the tools for kids of all ages to learn and enjoy how to be healthy. Throughout this curriculum we emphasize healthy bodies, the food pyramid, family-style dining, and physical fitness. We stress the importance of fair play, team cooperation, and physical well-being.
  • Foreign Language - There's no better time to learn another language than during the early childhood years. In fact, a child's brain is designed to learn multiple languages. Many of our schools offer Foreign Languages, a unique way to teach your child the many values of diversity and communication. Kids 'R' Kids Grayson offers Spanish and Chinese classes twice a week for children enrolled in our preschool programs.
  • Dance - Dancing helps even the youngest child express herself with music and movement. Whether it is free interpretation or choreographed movements, many Kids 'R' Kids locations offer classes and instruction in dance. Kids love to perform and express themselves with music and movement as they gain a great sense of accomplishment while doing so.
  • Martial Arts - The principles of the ancient art teach self-discipline and physical prowess. Through martial arts, children learn to respect others and regulate their own actions.
  • Music - Music is an incredible tool used for brain development. Our music programs expose children to a variety of musical styles, cultures, and techniques, awakening their inner abilities. Children have the opportunity to play instruments, engage in singing exercises, as well as compose their very own musical masterpieces.
  • Computers - Knowing that our future continues to involve the technology of computers, Kids 'R' Kids understands the importance of providing your child with the latest in electronic lessons and games to support the educational themes taught in school.
  • For your convenience we have provided some of the forms utilized by our center. Please use these forms as needed. Acceptance of enrollment is based on space availability.

    For your convenience we have provided some of the forms utilized by our center. Please use these forms as needed. Acceptance of enrollment is based on space availability.

    So Fortunate to Have Found Kids `R` Kids Grayson
    As new parents living in a new city and state we feel so fortunate to have found the staff at Kids 'R' Kids Grayson in 2009. After visiting several other day care centers, we knew upon first greeting, that the facility and staff at Kids 'R' Kids would be the best choice for us. Now, over two years later, our infant son has joined his big sister at Kids 'R' Kids and we continue to feel grateful everyday for the expert care, comfort, and education they receive. Kids R Kids policy of "hug first" is especially comforting knowing that when we are not there to offer a soothing hug, the staff will be. We cannot say enough about the professionalism and dedication to excellence we have experienced at Kids R Kids Grayson.
    -Thad and Christrine Parton - GA
    From Diapers to After-care
    We have been with Kids 'R' Kids in Grayson since 2007. The transition to a corporate daycare from in-home childcare was not an easy transition for my kids. The staff at KRK Grayson knew this and were exceptionally welcoming when the boys first came. I truly believe that is what makes a difference at this facility...the family feeling surrounding it. This family run business has a family feel in everything that it does. Starting with the staff that greets you by name at the door, to the teachers, to the family events planned throughout the year. Our boys have literally grown up with Kid R Kids. From diapers to Pre-K, and now trusting hands after-school. We are very thankful for our extended family at Kids 'R' Kids Grayson. Parent of 2 School-agers
    -Jennifer Niday - GA
    Great Foundation
    Nothing comforts a mom more than knowing her children are in a safe, learning-rich childcare facility where everyone is loved and respected. I have been filled with that warm comfortable feeling for four years while entrusting the staff of Kids R Kids Grayson to be an extension of me during the day. As an educator and a mom, I firmly believe that children should be better each day due to the interaction with adults in their life. When I drop off Jordan and Taylor and head to work I do so with the assurance that their day will be great. Life long memories are being created in my girls` lives. From the hug Taylor receives every morning to the friends Jordan connects with every afternoon, my girls are happy therefore I am happy. As the girls progress educationally and continue through life I can confidently say Kids 'R' Kids was their foundation. Parent of a School-ager and a toddler
    -Sharissa Seymour - GA
    High Qaility Care at It`s Best!
    Words cant express my gratitude for Kids R Kids. My oldest daughter started Kids R Kids at the age of 2 and she is now in first grade. That being said, my husband and I have always been very pleased with Kids R Kids. The teachers are highly qualified and very passionate/ loving to each and every child. The curriculum/activities that are planned for the children are accommodating to each of their levels. We were so pleased with Kids 'R' Kids, that we started our youngest daughter almost two years ago. Everyday that I drop off my youngest, I know that she is well taken care of and given unconditional love. She loves going into her classroom and knowing this, makes it much easier to leave her in the mornings. In conclusion, I highly recommend Kids R Kids to any parent looking for high quality care for their child. I especially appreciate the communication from the staff to the parents in keeping us fully informed about our children during the day and the love and support they show to us. We also feel that Kids R Kids is apart of our community. Parent of a 1st Grader and a Toddler
    -Kara Scott - GA
    Not just a day-care facility
    KRK is not just a child care facility, it is a home away from home. It is a place where parents can leave their children and have complete confidence that the kids will be taken care of with love and structure. The piece of mind we feel when we leave our "little treasures" in the care and expertise of the center`s personnel is priceless. It really feels that everybody involved with our kids honestly care for the well being of the kids as well as ours as parents. The center also offers state of the art learning environment in which the children can develop the necessary skills required for school and life. I can honestly say that KRK are my extended family; the home away from home for my kids. I could not have asked for a better place for my kids to stay, grow, learn, but most important, have fun! Parent of a Preschooler and Schoolager
    -Dania Ortiz - GA
    Tuning Anxiety into Reassurance
    Picking a place to care for and teach your child can make any parent anxious. Kids R Kids Grayson turned that anxiety into reassurance. The great teachers and staff make KRK Grayson such a wonderful place. The entire staff has made my daughter and I feel like a member of the family. We have been there for almost 3 years. My daughter loves all the activities they plan for her each day that often times when I pick her up she isnt ready to leave. As a single mother I feel secure in knowing that my child is being cared for and taught in a loving, safe, and academically enticing environment. Thank you so much to all of the teachers and staff for helping me raise a smart, compassionate, and caring child. Parent of a Preschooler
    -Kerry Pritchard - GA
    Home Away From Home
    Kids r Kids Grayson has been our home away from home! Choosing a daycare for our first child while living in a new area is one of the hardest decisions weve had to make and we absolutely could not have chosen a more caring and professional learning environment for our daughter, McLaren. Kids r Kids has been our blessing and we cant thank the staff and administration enough for all of their support and hard work in providing a facility that not only promotes quality learning, but quality care! As a parent, nothing means more than knowing that your childs needs are constantly nurtured. We are currently expecting our second child and I am very excited for him in knowing what he will have in store at Kids r Kids Grayson! Parent of a Toddler
    -Ashley Mansfield - GA
    Remarkable!
    If we had to use one word to describe Kids R Kids Grayson, we would use REMARKABLE. We have entrusted the Kids R Kids staff with caring for our son since he was two months old. The stress of having to work and leave our child in someone elses care was quickly alleviated with Kids R Kids. They have provided a safe and nurturing environment, while at the same time fostering his creativity and desire to learn. Parent of a Pre-K Student
    -Tiffany and Demetrious Dothard - GA
    A Wonderful Change
    My son Vincent has been at Kids R Kids and it has been a wonderful experience. My husband and I decided to change daycare facilities when we felt that the previous center didnt offer everything we were looking for. We wanted a place that would provide Vincent with the stimulation he needed as a one year old. We love the fact that Vincent is learning and that he most of all, has the nurturing that he needs. It is always fulfilling to see that all of the teachers hug and greet Vincent with such warmth. There isnt a day that he is unhappy to be at school. Simple things like having his nose wiped is big for us. We started to teach Vincent sign language when he was about six months and it is great that his teachers continued to build upon his skills. It amazes me when he comes home with a new word or he learns a new song. Some have asked, how do you know that he likes itwell sometimes he doesnt want to leave, that is a great indicator. Everyone is professional and helpful to us and they are always willing to help. If there is ever an issue, they contact me and let me know so I wont be alarmed and they are always thinking ahead and considerate of my time while I am at work. My family just welcomed a new son about a month ago and we continue to bring Vincent. Everyone is so helpful and offer me words of encouragement as I start a new level of parenting. We are thrilled that Christopher will be attending Kids R Kids Grayson in January. Carmen Robertson Parent of a Toddler and Infant
    -Carmen Robertson - GA
    A Positive Experience
    Our family`s experience at Kids R Kids #49 has been nothing but a positive one! Kids R Kids #49 has met and exceeded all of our expectations. From the clean and safe environment to the positive, caring staff, we feel our children are in the very best place for child care. The front desk staff is always welcoming and addresses any possible concern in a timely manner. The policies and procedures are clearly outlined for each family and if a question ever comes up, the front desk staff is always available with an answer. The teachers are outstanding; making each and every classroom a stimulating, positive environment. They seem to enjoy working with all of the children and create relationships that last even when the students grow older and move rooms. Our children are excited to go to Kids R Kids in the morning and are always smiling when they are picked up in the afternoon! We feel that Kids R Kids is a well run, family oriented facility! Sincerely, Jennifer and Casey Martin Parents of a PreK student and School Ager
    -Casey and Jennifer Martin - GA
    First Time Parents!
    We are first time parents and were very anxious about selecting the right day care for our son. We knew we found it when we toured the Kids R Kids in Grayson. The teachers and administrative staff have been wonderful. They take the time to answer our many questions we have and discuss transitions with us as our son grows and develops. The extra curricular activities and programs they offer to the parents have helped us in getting to know the teachers and staff better as well as seeing our son interact with them. As working parents, it is important that our son enjoys the daycare and learns as well as providing me with comfort that he is being well cared for during the day. We have been nothing but pleased with how attentive and caring the teachers are to our son. He spends quite a bit of time before he leaves the facility each day to say good bye and/or hug his current teachers and past teachers. Parents of a Toddler
    -Melanie and Paul Brackett - GA
    An Amazing School!
    Kids 'R' Kids is truly an amazing school. My children spend their day with people who genuinely care about them, their well being and their education. I drop off my children to KRK every morning and leave for work knowing that they are in great hands. Even though I am not able to spend the day with them, I know that my children feel loved and are well taken care of daily. Both Alex and Ethan absolutely love going to school. And that speaks volumes to me as their mom. Parent of a Pre-K Student and a Toddler
    -Zina Cohen - GA
    It is a blessing!!!
    As a new parents my husband and I were very concerned when we were looking for a caregiver for our new baby Samuel. Coming back to work was really hard time for us, having to leave him with someone that we did not know produced a lot of anxiety and stress on us, specially because all our families are out the country. However and like a blessing,(I will always say this) we found Kids `R` Kids-Grayson, we can not be enough thankful of all the wonderful ladies that daily take care of Samuel. As a mother, I feel always supported and secure that my son is in the best hands when I am out at work. The love and care that he daily receives, is helping him to grow and develop quickly his milestones. Our families in Spain,Colombia and France enjoy every day to look him growing in the web cameras, and we have a lot of peace when we watch him from our offices. I thank very very much Mrs. Juanita, Mrs. Margie, Mrs. Bonnie, Mrs. Allyson, Mrs. Jodi, Mrs. Michelle, Mrs. Erica, Mrs. Teri and all the ladies who are serving every day with love, responsibility, enthusiasm and commitment to all the children of Kids R Kids Grayson. God Bless.
    -Maria Teresa and Alejandro Henao - GA

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    Interactive Technology in the Classroom: Providing the foundation in the early years

    We would love to share with you how many families and children are being impacted through Kids `R` Kids.

    "Jett struggled with food allergies in his first day care. Now with Kids `R` Kids, I feel confident with his care." Jenni

    "With the Kids `R` Kids foundation, our son is ahead in elementary school now." Derrick & Monica

    "We are amazed at the independent skills our toddler is learning, and with our second child on the way, she will soon be here, too." Cory

    "Kids 'R' Kids is another home for my girls. Since my husband passed away, they have been so understanding and an extra support to us all. I so appreciate our Kids 'R' Kids family." Christa

    "My twins are unique, and Kids 'R' Kids adapted programs to meet their needs." Susan

    "Abbie did not have a pre-school experience, so for Madison, we chose Kids `R` Kids." Nick

    "Kids 'R' Kids became an extended family for my son when I was diagnosed with leukemia." Stephanie

    "We were the first family enrolled at our local Texas Kids 'R' Kids school over nine years ago." Bart and Lisa

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    Help your preschooler develop a lifelong love of learning.

    Kids `R` Kids Learning Academies has partnered with the amazing new early learning website ABCmouse.com to help support your child`s classroom education with engaging online learning activities that can be done at home or anywhere you can connect to the Internet!

    Our students will be able to interact with this new program during their technology classes, plus parents will be able to try the program at home as of February 15th during a three month free promotional trail.

    Through our partnership with ABCmouse.com, students will have access to more than 3,000 home-based learning activities in reading, mathematics, science, social studies, art and music, all correlated with Kids 'R' Kids proprietary curriculum, created in consultation with notable early childhood education experts. This will allow our families to easily and actively reinforce at home what their children are learning each day in the classroom.

    Our Kids 'R' Kids curriculum is founded upon the educational theories of Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and Sara Smilansky. These three educational theorists guide our decisions for age appropriate learning experiences for children. Our schools are designed so that children learn through peer and teacher interaction in a creative and safe environment as put forth by Vygotsky's theories of the development of the young mind. Our curriculum scaffolds teaching strategies for every classroom age grouping using Piaget's framework of proposed stages in a child's developing ability to learn. Finally, we believe in Smilansky's teachings of learning through play. Our curriculum includes a plethora of playtime both outside and in the classroom, giving the children the freedom to create and explore their world.

    All of these child development theorists agree young children learn best by taking an active part in constructing meaning from the world around them. Another proponent of educational constructivism is the Montessori method of teaching. Though similar in philosophy to Vygotsky, Piaget, and Smilansky's methods, the Montessori approach to education has some unique differences. Listed is a comparative chart between Kids 'R' Kids'teaching philosophy and those attributed to the Montessori teaching method for young children.

    Kids 'R' Kids Learning AcademiesMontessori
    Motto: Hug First, then TeachMotto: Respect of the Child
    Nurturing prepared environment with center-based activitiesNurturing prepared environment similar to home-living set up
    Balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities during a typical day following a predictable schedulePredominantly child directed choices of activities available referred to as "child's work" without specific scheduled routines
    Accredited curriculum by AdvancED based on developmental milestones of motor and verbal skills achievement by ageHolistic curriculum dealing with all aspects of young child's acquisition of knowledge
    Standards-based curriculum linked to national and state Pre-K Requirement standardsSkill acquisition is based on sensitive periods of learning by individual child
    Children grouped by age in six months incrementsMixed age groups
    Each day has specific teaching plans and scheduled routinesEach day is driven by self interest of child with minimal interruptions
    Large and small group planned activities to engage childrenChildren urged to follow own interest and move at own pace
    Staff of teachers exceed annual state training requirementsAMI, AMS Certification preferred
    Achievement assessment by specific learning goal with progress tracking in addition to anecdotal and portfolio evidenceAssessment by anecdotal observations and portfolio evidence
    Use of assessment tools for first grade readinessChildren need to make transition into more traditional setting when leaving program

    Thankfulness with Preschoolers

    The preschool years are a great time to instill values and character traits in your child that will follow him throughout his life. Why not take the opportunity this November to teach and practice thankfulness with your preschool student? It isn’t as difficult as you might think! Take a minute to find out how to do this by reading our new article published on Atlanta Moms!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine November 2017

    It is November! The holiday season is officially upon us! We hope that during the hustle and bustle, family and friends, and love and laughter, you will take a quiet minute to read up on our latest issue. We have some great articles for you about rushing through milestones and the importance (and benefits) of family traditions. We even threw in a list of tips to help you ignite your child’s love of learning! We hope you enjoy the read!

    The month of October is filled with all things spooktacular; creative costumes, trick or treating, and bags upon bags of delicious candy. Your little ones are most likely bursting with excitement about this special time of year, and there are many ways you can make the most of it! Check out these Halloween crafts and DIYs ideas we shared over at Atlanta Moms!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2017

    Fall is in the air! The leaves are changing, the temperatures are slowly dropping, and pumpkins are everywhere! Grab a mug of apple cider and a cozy blanket while you take a look at what we've put together for you this month! (If it’s still sweltering hot where you live, we are sorry—just ignore the previous sentence!) We know you will enjoy reading through our list of family friendly Halloween activities! And, you can find out why it is important for your child to play alone sometimes (which means you get some alone time as well)! 

    If you are looking for some fun, family-friendly ways in which you can give back in and around your community, we’ve got some ideas for you! Our friends at Atlanta Moms published this article for us so we can all chip in and make a difference together!

    September 2017 Magazine

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents to get your children to practice their musical instruments and some insight for you on teaching your child to learn through failure. These articles will be worth the read!

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    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall with it. After days of non-stop rain, Houston and many other regions were left in shambles, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to walk away from what was once their home. While this devastation undoubtedly affects many people’s jobs, daily routines, and mental health, it is important to remember that children are affected as well.

    It can be difficult for young children to grasp natural disasters and why and how they occur. Children cope with events such as this differently depending on their age, but they are all susceptible to its negative impact. Whether your child was directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey or not, these tips for coping with natural disasters are sure to help your family move forward no matter what you face in the future.

    Talk About It

    One of the best ways to help your child process what has happened is by discussing the events that have occurred. Explain the disaster in logical terms so your child can fully understand why or how things have changed. Most importantly, allow your child to express his or her emotions about what has taken place, and listen to their worries or fears. By creating a safe space for your child to share their feelings, they will be less likely to bottle up or hold onto any negative emotions. A wonderful resource on how to discuss natural disasters with children can be found in this Sesame Street episode, where Big Bird’s friends help him rebuild his nest after a storm.

    Maintain A Routine

    Your child can hold onto a sense of normalcy by maintaining their typical routine in whatever way possible. Try to stick with their normal bed/wake up time in order to ensure they’re getting enough sleep. Allow them time to learn and play, and stick with any rules you would enforce on a daily basis. Many parents feel the need to coddle children in the midst of a disaster, but sticking to a routine can provide a sense of safety and security.

    Be Patient

    Remember – each child processes natural disasters differently. While one child may appear totally unaffected, another could display symptoms of anxiety or even depression. Be patient as your little one copes with how their life has changed, and know that it could take weeks, months, or even years for them to fully recover. Love, comfort, and patience go a long way when helping your child move past a difficult time.

    Would you like to help Kids ‘R’ Kids employees who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey? Simply visit our  GoFundMe link and make a donation. It is our hope to raise $100,000 or more for all staff members and teachers whose homes, families, and livelihood have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In this issue you will learn how to identify symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder, and how you can help a child struggling with it. You will also find an article on developing communication skills and emotional intelligence in your child.

    Atlanta Moms- Finding the Right Preschool for Your Child

    Finding the perfect preschool for your child can be an overwhelming and daunting task. An exceptional early education program can put your preschooler on the path to success, but how do you know what to look for when searching for the right school? There are countless factors to consider, and we’ve narrowed it down to six key components.

    July 2017 Digital Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Importance of Traditional Play in a Digital World.” Sounds like a good read to us!

    June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeking Dads!), good reasons to give your children responsibilities, and ways to be a “light reflector” for your child.

    KRK Magazine May Edition

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you can incorporate Montessori learning principles in your home.

    April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click here to see more.

    A preschool child’s sleep is one of the most important topics when we talk about development. Getting enough sleep will improve your child’s mood and educational performance dramatically.

    Read “The Importance of Sleep for Preschool Children” on Atlanta Moms.

    March Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click here for the latest issue. 

    February Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn more about keys qualities for early success!

    Now that the holiday season is over, it’s a great time to think about establishing new traditions for your family. Traditions are vital for human flourishing, even as young as preschool age. We need repetitive, even sacred, rituals to remember what’s important in our lives. Here are some traditions to try to incorporate over the coming year.

    Read “How to Establish Traditions with Your Family” on US Family Guide.

    January is the time to set goals, keep resolutions, and try to be better in the coming year. It’s no different with preschool children, but how do you keep them on track with their goals?

    Read “New Year’s Resolutions with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

    January Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on avoiding post-holiday blues, fostering creativity, and the benefits of music lessons!

    Everyone makes mistakes. This goes without saying. If you’re human—and odds are good—then you’ve probably made a mistake or two along the way. Either way, one day you’ll have to communicate these mistakes to preschool-age child.

    But how do you do that? How do you appear on the one hand to be the all-knowing, all-wise parent, yet on the other hand find yourself asking other moms and dads how they may have handled the situation. Rest easy. We’ve all been there.

    Read “Parents Make Mistakes Too” on Atlanta Moms.

    It’s almost hibernation time. When it’s the middle of winter, there’s nothing better than wrapping up with a big fat blanket and a tub of ice cream on the couch. We’re packing on the pounds and staying warm, and tossing our thoughts of summer in the sink with our ice cream spoon.

    Instead of ice cream, though, children could use an extra boost of nutritious food during the holidays when they’re not at preschool. They’re filled with energy, and they need healthy food to convert that energy into precious nutrients their bodies need. They also need to expel this energy and nutrients in healthy ways, but sometimes it’s hard to play outside during the winter.

    Read “ Healthy before the Holidays” on US Family Guide.

    November Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in  our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with children, details about our winter camps, and how setting good boundaries with children is one of the healthiest things you can do!

    September Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on Check out our latest digital magazine for tips on learning mathematics, how to deal with whining, and parenting during transitions!

    There has been a movement swelling in American parenting circles for some time. From James Dobson’s book The Strong-Willed Child to articles throughout newspapers like this one, it’s a movement surrounding how exactly to rear a child with defiant behavior and opposition to authority.

    Strong Wills and ODD

    Children crave interaction with something or someone, and in today’s world, it’s common to see parents give their children an iPad® or a smartphone for entertainment purposes. And although the games and videos children love to play and watch may be educational, research suggests that reading, and reading aloud to your children, is best.

    New Activity: Reading Aloud to Your Children

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Inside this month’s issue you can explore information on a baby’s language development, how children build relationships, and how to properly, constructively help your child!

    August Digital Magazine

    Since living in a technological age, the question regarding how much is too much or how the benefits of educational technology impacts our children has been buzzing around many parents’ minds. There are so many helpful tools and resources to enhance your child’s early education and technology plays a big role in many of them. Check out this article to learn more about the benefits of educational technology for your preschooler.

    Do Preschoolers Benefit from Educational Technology?

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on how to manage young children while shopping, how to differentiate effective and ineffective discipline methods for your child, and more!

    July Digital Magazine 

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    Summer is in full swing and this season usually means at least half-a-dozen birthdays are on the calendar for your preschooler or toddler. Attending birthday parties is an excellent environment for teaching your child the importance of celebrating others; but how do you handle the summer birthday boom without going completely crazy? And what if your child has a summer birthday – how do you plan that on top of the rest of the summer festivities? Check out this article for ways you can handle the birthday boom while still enjoying the carefree days of summer.

    How to Handle the Summer Birthday Boom

    The summer has arrived and with it – lots of hot, hot, hot weather! How will you stay cool this summer? From garden hoses to water balloons, there are endless opportunities to make cooling off an entertaining, memorable family affair. Your preschooler and toddler are sure to love some of the ideas in this article, check it out and keep cool all summer long!

    Fun Outdoor Activities to Stay Cool This Summer

    Pool safety is a primary concern for many parents as the summer season kicks off! The best way to prepare for pool safety is to have clear boundaries, constant supervision, and children who are able to practice water safety skills when around a pool or other large body of water. Check out this article for how to make your next pool party a safe one!

    Summer Pool Tips

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Grayson digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.

    Don’t forget to check back for every new monthly edition for more tips on parenting, child development, and all things preschool!

    Click here to read now!

    It’s your child’s first educational milestone – her preschool graduation! As you take hundreds of pictures, you can’t help but wipe away happy tears from your eyes. Your little one is growing up, and quickly! But is she ready for kindergarten?

    Many parents of young children struggle with anxiety when it comes to their child’s educational and social preparedness for the next grade level. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of a new school, new teachers and new expectations for learning. You may be asking, “Does my child know all that she needs to know?” “Will she handle the transition well?” “How can I prepare her best for kindergarten?” To help you determine if your child is ready to step out of the preschool classroom and enter kindergarten, we’ve prepared a checklist for you. Use this checklist as a tool to test whether your child has mastered the skills necessary to step into kindergarten equipped for success. But, don’t worry too much if your child doesn’t get an A+ on the test. Progress is just as important as competence!

    To view the checklist, read the full article here: Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten with this Checklist

    As the grass dries out and the weather gets warmer, take your children outside to run around, play, and soak up the sunshine. There are many options for outdoor activities – but some of them take a little bit more planning and creativity. Here are a few outdoor activities that require very minimal planning and preparation.

    Whatever you choose to do with your children, remember that quality time spent with them is more important than the activity that you actually end up doing!

    Plan a scavenger hunt.

    Before you go out to your favorite park or nature area, make a list of items for your child to find or do when you get there. It can be as easy as “Find a tree with flowers on it,” “Find a dandelion,” or “Do 10 jumping jacks!” The goal is to keep your child occupied and active! If you want to encourage some healthy competition, set a timer and reward the child who gets done with the scavenger hunt first!

    Pitch a tent and have a “camp out” in the backyard.

    If you have a backyard, take your kids outside for a “camp out.” Pitch a tent, bring out some sandwiches and lemonade, and pretend you’re in the middle of a forest. When it gets dark, look for shooting stars, and maybe even tell spooky stories!

    For more outdoor activity ideas, check out the full article here: Outdoor Activities That Are Anything But Boring

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, our hope is to provide your child with only the best in care, education, and nurturing.

    This month’s edition includes helpful tips and tricks for successful parenting and child development. The issue features helpful articles on the value of problem solving skills, as well as the importance of giving each individual child space to grow and learn at his or her pace without comparison to other children. No doubt, you will be encouraged to love and care for your children in a way that stimulates their learning and development!

    In addition to helpful articles, you will find information about different school programs and activities your children can get involved in. This month you can learn more about our exciting Summer Camp 2016 program!

    As you flip through this month’s edition of the digital magazine, remember to keep an eye out for the Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine every month! Each edition will highlight new areas of parenting and early education that will help equip you as you continue on the exciting and challenging journey of parenthood and early childhood education!

    So go ahead! Take a peek inside our magazine! And, feel free to share it with your friends! As always, our door is open to your comments, questions and suggestions as we work together to provide your child with a firm foundation in early learning. Contact us today!

    Spending time outdoors before it gets unbearably hot is a great option for some quality family time. Even if you have little ones, you can make an outdoor adventure a day that everyone enjoys. The best way to ensure a fun experience for your family is by planning ahead. Any time you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep the outing as simple as possible. Cramming too many activities in to one afternoon can lead to grumpy children and an exhausted parent.

    1. Location, Location, Location – In the spirit of keeping it simple, have your outdoor adventure on familiar territory. If you are comfortable with the area, it will take a load off of your mind and allow you to enjoy the day more freely. When your kids are older or whenever you are more comfortable to visit a new place, venture out to a local park or zoo for your picnic festivities.

    2. Bring a Friend – Since toddlers and preschoolers always seem to have an inexhaustible amount of energy, it’s a great idea to collaborate with another family so that your children can play together. Not only will your children have a ton of fun together, you will also enjoy some adult conversation while they play – everybody wins! The great outdoors is the perfect place to allow your children to use their imagination, and bringing a friend is sure to create new, unexplored adventures involving space ships and castles and who knows what else!

    For more tips, read the full article here: Tips for a Grumpy-Free Picnic with Kids

    Earth Day is here and it’s a great chance to teach your child about the importance of taking care of the environment. There are several ways you can incorporate earth-friendly habits in to your life and one of the easiest is through recycling.

    The first step to teaching your child about recycling is making it a fun experience! Since recycling involves sorting and containers, it’s the perfect set-up for a basketball game. Line up your recycling bins and have your children practice tossing paper, cardboard, and other lightweight recyclables in to the bin. If you have more than one child, try assigning a particular recyclable item to each child and have them go on a “treasure hunt” around the house and neighborhood looking for his/her specific recyclable item. Reward their efforts with a pre-determined prize (ice cream cone, day at the park, etc.) if they reach a certain goal.

    For more fun ways to get your children excited about recycling, read the full article here: Teaching Kids the Importance of Recycling

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    Childcare centers may be readily available, but they are not all the same. Daycares have different educational philosophies and levels of experience. They hire staff differently, and vary in the amount of training required to give your child the best care possible.

    The best way to find a leading childcare, daycare or preschool is to find the best location and take a tour of the facility. Before you spend the time taking a tour, here are 10 things to look for in a leading childcare, daycare or preschool:

    1. Accredited Preschool Curriculum

    2. Plenty of room for your child to play indoors and outdoors

    3. A philosophy of learning that includes fun activities

    4. Opportunities for extra-curricular activities

    5. A commitment to safety

    For the rest of the items, read the full article here: 10 Things to Look for in a Leading Preschool

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    There are generally two kinds of parents – those who “wing it” and those who are particular about every particular thing. The particular parents tend to care about structure and are often strict about their child’s routines. The parents who “wing it” tend to respond to all their child’s demands in the moment and are flexible with routines.

    While there is room for parents to be flexible about establishing boundaries and guidelines for their toddlers, routines help toddlers feel comfortable and secure in knowing there is certainty and predictability in their lives. As toddlers grow and develop, they need a strong sense of safety. Routines help toddlers learn how to interact with the world by doing the same things over and over again. The bottom line is that patterns help toddlers learn.

    When there is routine and structure in the home, toddlers tend to be more calm and relaxed. Changes to schedules and routines can be particularly stressful for young children. It is not uncommon for a child who is used to mommy putting him to sleep every night to throw a fuss when the new babysitter tries to do the same thing. Changes in routine make toddlers uncertain and scared because they notice when something is different. Read the full article here: The Benefits of Routine for Toddlers

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    It’s that time of year again. Time for Easter egg hunts! Scouting for brightly colored eggs filled with jellybeans is fun, but did you know it can also be educational? Children of all ages can learn important skills from participating in an egg hunt. Whether you’re planning to go to an egg hunt hosted by your community center or church, or hosting your own, check out these creative ideas to keep your child’s body and mind healthy and active!

    While some of the ideas work better for toddlers or preschoolers, all children can learn healthy competition from participating in an Easter egg hunt. Before your children participate in an egg hunt, remind them to be kind and respectful to other children participating. Teach your children to be competitive without being mean. Remind children that collecting the most eggs is not the point of the activity. Having fun is!

    Read the full article here: Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    Finding some much needed “just us” time is an important part of maintaining a healthy relationship with your spouse or significant other. But spending fun and quality time together with the whole family is also crucial! The recipe for a successful “at home family date night” is simple, easy and affordable. Start with yummy food, throw in a fun activity that can be enjoyed by every family member, and wrap it up with a family movie night complete with PJ’s and popcorn!

    Creating positive childhood memories helps establish a safe and firm foundation for your child as they continue to learn and grow. While it may seem like you have to pull out all the stops to create a family night that won’t have eyes rolling (if that’s even possible?) the simpler and easier you make the planning on yourself, the more likely you’ll find yourself enjoying the night! When tantrums or fights break out – deal with them as best you can but make an effort to not let it ruin the night. No family is perfect but spending time together as a family is an excellent way of reminding your children that they are a part of a family unit that loves and appreciates them!

    Check out this helpful article on more tips for throwing a fun family date night!

    Have a Date Night with the Whole Family

    When a child is born she immediately begins the process of learning and adapting to the world. Many skills come very instinctively to a child such as swallowing, eating, laughing, and crying. For the majority of a child’s life, however, she will need the help of others around her to explain important concepts and demonstrate healthy social skills.

    One of the most effective ways to establish a solid educational foundation at an early age is by enrolling your child in an elite preschool or childcare facility. Learning can also be enhanced and encouraged at home as well and parental involvement plays a key role in making this happen. From making conversation to including your child in household chores, there are many ways you can invite your child into a learning experience.

    Taking the time to understand what your child’s preschool teacher is teaching in class can also help you find creative ways to continue the learning at home. Your child will take notice of your interest in her education and may even find herself enjoying school more when you are excited about it too!

    Check out this article for more tips on how you can be a part of expanding your child’s learning!

    Simple Ways to Expand Your Child’s Learning and Development

    Teaching your preschool children about money starts with them watching you handle money.

    Wise money management is a skill that children learn from parents. With activities as simple as managing their own allowance to counting coins from a parent’s pocket, children can learn valuable financial principles to help them begin a journey of wise money management.

    Children enjoy watching and learning from parents when they get to share in decisions and simple conversations. Preschool children can learn how to count, save, and decide whether to buy a toy, a piece of candy, or save.

    Here are some excellent ideas that you will find useful for teaching your child about money.

    Teaching Your Child About Money

    Including your child in household activities can sometimes be tricky but the rewards of shared memories and learned skills make the mess all worth it! One of the easiest places to create a mess and clean it back up is in the kitchen. Children can learn a lot about the importance of healthy eating, meal preparation, and family time when you invite them to help you prepare a snack or meal. Obviously there are also safety concerns to consider when in the kitchen, especially when sharp objects are near by. Refer to this article for tips on keeping a kid-friendly kitchen while creating memories with your little chefs.

    Kitchen Safety for Children

    With the holidays behind us and the New Year ahead, it can be easy for children (and adults!) to fall into a slump and have wintertime blues. The shorter days and longer nights with no fun or festive days in sight can make for a rough time of year. But it’s important to cultivate and demonstrate an attitude of gratitude year-round. Your children are always looking to you to determine how to treat others and what to prioritize. Check out this article for creative ways you can teach your children the importance of being generous and gracious.

    Teaching Your Child to be Giving and Grateful

    With the cool snap in the air it’s important to remember to dress your children warmly as they play outdoors in leaf piles and pumpkin patches. Fresh air is the perfect atmosphere for some fun memories! Without the proper attire however, playing outside can quickly become uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous to your child’s health. Read this article for practical, easy ways you can keep the outdoor play going for longer this season by being prepared and dressing appropriately.

    Dressing Your Child for Autumn Outdoor Play

    30.jpgAn excellent foundation, better communication and social skills, and opportunities for increased creativity - those are just a few of the many advantages of attending a quality, accredited preschool.

    Preschool parents make many sacrifices to give their children the absolute best experience in daycare and childcare. In preschool, children receive an advanced and important beginning to an educational experience that prepares for future learning.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids, we understand our parents commitment to quality education. Our programs, curriculum, staff, and everything we do meets and exceeds the benefits of a preschool education.

    Learn more about the many advantages of a preschool education.

    How Preschool Can Benefit Your Child

    Why it’s important to give your child the best opportunity for engaging in creative learning activities.

    Many parents love to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. When little ones are introduced into the family it can be quite challenging to incorporate routine exercise into your schedule. This article gives several helpful tips on how you can involve your children in your fitness routine. In addition to regular exercise, a healthy diet can help keep your family looking and feeling their best!

    8 Ways to Involve Your Child with Your Health and Fitness

    As we gear up for the new academic school year, there are some simple activities a parent can keep in mind to help their new preschooler thrive. Many parents make the mistake of assuming their child won’t develop crucial learning skills or habits until elementary school. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we know that can’t be farther from the truth! The first 5 years of your child’s life are critical to establishing a solid foundation. Read this article to learn more!

    Preschool Preparation for Your Young Scholar!

    In the early weeks and months of your child’s life, your life will likely revolve around two things: your baby’s sleeping and eating patterns. Establishing a healthy sleep schedule for your infant is a crucial part of setting your child up for educational and developmental success. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we are passionate about caring for our littlest learners and are committed to ensuring they will receive only the best in care and encouragement! Read this helpful article for tips on how you can help your child develop healthy sleep habits at an early age.

    Helping Your Child Develop a Daily Sleep Routine

    As a parent, it can seem like a daunting task to introduce your child to the world around him. Helping your preschooler become an avid learner doesn’t have to be a complicated process! This article gives excellent insight into how you can assist your young learner in furthering his education at home.

    Fun Activities to Help Your Child Learn at Home

    Every family faces some kind of unexpected trial in life, often leading to additional financial pressures. How can you help your young child understand the new circumstances of your family's financial situation? This article gives great practical advice! 

    Helping Your Child Understand Family Financial Challenges

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