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Kiddie Academy Of Lakewood Ranch Owners Receive Special Award

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kiddie Academy® of Lakewood Ranch, franchisees Bill and Marina Schmidt received the Franchisee of the Year award at the Kiddie Academy Annual Conference in Orlando, FL on May 4, 2012.
The Schmidts opened their academy in March 2008 and have achieved a great deal of success. This year they have earned their local and national APPLE (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment) accreditation. Marina and Bill are very active in the academy and the community, serving on several local boards, hosting many charity and fundraising events and focusing on their customers’ needs.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as the Franchisee of the Year in the Kiddie Academy system. Since we’ve opened, it’s been our goal to strive for excellence on every level and meet the needs of our Kiddie Academy families. It’s exciting to share this award with them and all our employees,” said Marina.
Kiddie Academy, founded in 1981, began with the idea of combining learning with child care, and made a commitment to be a leader in the industry. Kiddie Academy has developed a comprehensive education-based child care program for its academies, which are structured to respond to the increasing demand for child care. The Lakewood Ranch location utilizes a curriculum called Life Essentials®, created to promote each child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth. According to Marina Schmidt, the programs emphasize continuous, open communication between teachers and parents concerning each child’s development.
For more information about Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch, please call 941-727-9072 or email kiddieacademyfl@aol.com.

About Kiddie Academy®
For more than 30 years, Kiddie Academy® has been a leader in education-based child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs. Kiddie Academy’s proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques help prepare children for school and for life. Kiddie Academy is using the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. Kiddie Academy is an official partner of the nonprofit organization, First Book, and is dedicated to supporting children’s literacy. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademy.com.

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and has over 100 academies located in 24 states, including two company-owned locations. Approximately 70 additional academies are in development, with 15 to 20 new locations slated to open each year. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademyfranchising.com.


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