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Preschoolers get lessons in eating right, staying fit - and have fun in the process

December 28, 2012
Not one of the preschoolers in Kim Koll's class would strike anyone as obese or even overweight. Nonetheless, every morning Koll and the other teachers in the class at the Children of America facility in Avon make sure the 4- and 5-year-olds spend about 15 minutes exercising.

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Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy Announces Expansion Plans for Ohio

December 15, 2012
Poised for another record-breaking year, Children of America plans to expand further into the Ohio market starting January. "Early 2013 we intend to open our Powell location" said Thad Pryor, Children of America CEO and founder. "This is only the beginning for us in Ohio. We're looking at several new opportunities there and with our location in Columbus doing so well we want to bring our unique brand of child care services to more Ohio residents."

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New Reports Say Selecting the Right Child Care is a Challenge for Parents

December 15, 2012
With so many options, finding the right child care can be a challenging decision for many parents. They want to be confident that their child is in an environment where they will receive the highest level of supervision, while meeting their individual needs for learning and growth. Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy has new facilities in Virginia, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and other states, that specialize in providing a highly educational experience, while offering a nurturing and safe environment

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Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy Announces its Seventh New Jersey Location in Northvale

November 30, 2012
Strengthening its position in New Jersey, Children of America opens its seventh location. The new school is located at 271 Livingston Street in Northvale, N.J. "This is our seventh in New Jersey," said Thad Pryor, Children of America CEO and founder "But we have two more in the pipeline and our feelers out for another five or six."

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As Parent-Teacher Conferences Wrap Up, Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy Helps Moms and Dads Overcome the Guilt of Using Child Care Services

November 30, 2012
As educators wrap up the first parent-teacher conferences of the school year, some parents are wishing they could stay home and care for their children. But they are unable to because of financial pressures or the desire to grow in their own careers. Parents often turn to child care services as a way to help care for their children. Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy understands the struggles of working parents and helps ease some of the day-to-day stresses by providing quality, educational programs.

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Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy Hopes Sales of Commemorative T-shirts Raise Thousands for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

November 8, 2012
Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy hopes to raise thousands of dollars for those affected by Hurricane Sandy by selling specially designed shirts that commemorate the difficult storm. "Restore The Shore" t-shirts are available at all Children of America locations for $10 each, with proceeds slated to benefit American Red Cross disaster relief efforts.

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As Hurricane Sandy was Bearing Down on the East Coast, Technology Played an Important Role in Child Care

October 30, 2012 As Hurricane Sandy was bearing down in the northeast, parents and employees living in the path of the storm were quickly informed of school closures with the use of text messaging, email and social media. By incorporating these technologies into their emergency alert system, families and employees receive a communication alert, which helps to prevent unnecessary travel when dangerous weather exists.

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Child Care Evolves from Basic Caretaking into Early Childhood Education

October 23, 2012 Child care has made great strides over the years, going from a basic day care setting to adding more sophisticated educational programming. Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy (COA) is one organization that is ahead of the curve with a new curriculum that helps prepare young children for school, while offering further educational assistance for children already attending elementary.

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Children of America Opens Its Fourth School in New York

October 23, 2012 Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy (COA) today announced the opening of its newest child care center in Smithtown, N.Y. An open house for the new facility is scheduled Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 10AM to 2PM. The school is located at 100 Landing Ave. Smithtown, NY 11787.

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Distressed sites draw child-care chain Children of America

October 15, 2012 Where others may see only a vacant store, of which there are certainly quite a few around these days, Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy sees an opportunity for growth. This Florida-based chain of some 50 child-care and education facilities has plans to open more schools at the rate of about three per month through the rest of this year and perhaps beyond.

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As Older Students go Back to School, Educationally Based Child Care Offers Benefits for Young Learners, Parents

October 19, 2012 Early childcare can be vital to a working family's needs, and quality and affordability are two of the highest priorities for parents. New research shows that an early education not only benefits a child during their first few years of school, but throughout life. Officials at Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy, a leader in providing educationally based childcare, have seen how offering a rich learning environment benefits young children.

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Children of America Offers Extended Hours to Help Parents Working Long Hours

October 15, 2012 As Americans find their workdays longer than ever before, the need for extended hours in childcare has become a necessity. In response, Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy (COA) is helping parents with busy schedules by offering longer, more flexible hours.

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Early Childhood Education Prepares Children Academically and Socially for Higher Education

October 1, 2012 New research shows that early childhood education not only helps children on an academic level, but on a social level as well. As students go back to school, children who are not prepared for elementary school may face challenges throughout their education. Quality educational child care programs like Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy (COA) make social and academic readiness a key focus in preparing children for school.

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Children of America Works with Parents Facing Financial Hardships During Difficult Economic Times

September 24, 2012 With the country facing economic hardships, families are struggling to make ends meet. And in families where parents work 2-3 jobs or long hours just to get by, child-care services is a necessity. Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy (COA), aware of the economic challenges families face, has strategically dedicated employee resources to assist in creating financial solutions that support families needing child-care but who are struggling to afford it.

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Children of America Announces Grand Opening for New School in Manassas (Bull-Run Plaza), Virginia

September 22, 2012 Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy (COA) today announced the opening of a new child care center in Manassas, VA. The official grand opening for the new facility is scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school is located in the Bull Run Plaza at 11730 Sudley Manor in Manassas, Virginia.

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Children of America Announces Grand Opening Event for New School in Plainfield, IL

September 8, 2012
Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy (COA) today announced the opening of a new child care center in Plainfield, IL. A Grand Opening Event for the new facility is scheduled Saturday September 8 from 10AM to 2PM. The school is located at 27040 W. 127th Street.

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Children of America Announces Grand Opening for New School in St. Charles, IL

August 25, 2012
Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy (COA) announced the opening of a new child care center in St. Charles, IL. The official grand opening for the new facility is scheduled for Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school is located at 155 N. Tyler Road in St. Charles near Surrey Hill Park.

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Children of America Introduces Mind & Body Matters Program To Promote Parent/Child Reading Time & Healthy Lifestyle Choices

August 23, 2012?
In an effort to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, Children of America (COA) Educational Childcare & Academy has implemented its Mind & Body Matters program. The program is designed to engage parents in their children's education and promote healthy lifestyle choices.

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Children of America Celebrates the Back-to-School Season at Locations Across the United States

August 21, 2012
Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy is celebrating the back-to-school season at its 58 locations across the United States. Parents and children are invited to tour their local school and experience the variety of programs that set Children of America apart from other child-care facilities

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Child care center to open Aug. 25 in Setauket, New York

August 10, 2012
Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy will open its first Long Island facility later this month in Setauket at 6 S. Jersey Ave. The 10,000-square-foot facility, slated to open Aug. 25, will serve 180 children of all ages, from infants up to fifth grade.

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Cool in School: Avon, IN Grand Opening

July 20, 2012
Watch the report from WTHR Channel 13 News.

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Orland Park Day Care Center Employs High-tech Security Features

July 13, 2012
From all outward appearances, there's not a child in sight at the new Children of America day care center in Orland Park.Peering into the windows that surround the structure only reflects a mirror image. That's the first - and most obvious - security feature of this center, which opened this month at 16124 S. LaGrange Road, behind Mimi's Cafe.

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Children of America Announces July 21 Grand Opening for New School in Avon, Ind.

July 11, 2012
New child care facility features real-time video monitoring for parents. The school is the second for Children of America in Indiana.

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Children of America Opens "Flagship" Center - ChestnutHillLocal.com Coverage

June 19, 2012
The new Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy held a grand opening event on June 16 at the site of the former Border's Bookstore.
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From Kickboxing to Childcare: Children of America opens in Chestnut Hill

June 17, 2012
Assistant Director Katie McDonnell and coworker Mary Catherine of the Lansdale Children of America "Educational Childcare and Academy" were on hand to welcome the Chestnut Hill community to the company's newest location on Saturday June 16th at the site of the former Borders Bookshop at the top of the Hill.

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Children of America Applying to Become a Charter School

June 16, 2012
The doors of 8701 Germantown Ave. have been closed to Chestnut Hill residents since the Border's bookstore went out of business. Two and a half years later they opened again as Children of America (COA) held the grand opening on Saturday.

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Channel 6 Action News in Philadelphia Covers Chestnut Hill, PA Grand Opening

June 16, 2012
Children of America, Educational Childcare & Academy celebrates its Grand Opening Event of Chestnut Hill, PA School. ABC Local covers the event. Watch the report from Action News.

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Children Of America Reports Increased Expansion Plans For 2012

May 15, 2012
The parents of children in several U.S. cities will soon have new educational options with the announcement that Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy will undergo a major expansion in the next six months.

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Educational Childcare & Academy Redesigns Website To Provide Parent Resources

April 23, 2012
Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy is excited to officially debut a new website in an effort to become a premier parent resource, offering articles, interactive online books, tools for selecting the best childcare and more for both parents and children. The new site also utilized advanced design for an overall more attractive appearance and improved user experience.

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Children of America Announces Expanded Focus On Education

March 25, 2012
Children of America Educational Childcare and Academy is expanding its educational childcare program to include grade levels K through five. The expansion will add value to COA's existing exceptional business model and company brand.

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Children of America Announces Name Change To Include Academy

March 15, 2012
Children of America is changing its name to include Academy. Children of America Educational Childcare will now be named Children of America Educational Childcare and Academy. This change is intended to reflect COA's expanded educational offering.

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Children of America to Hold Leadership Summit

February 20, 2012
Children of America will hold a Leadership Summit on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Lodges at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. Guest speaker Steve Wiley, Founder of the Lincoln Leadership Institute, will deliver an exciting and inspirational presentation that will include a trip to the Gettysburg battleground.

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Learning the COA Way - Leading the Nation in Educational Childcare

January 27, 2012
Children of America is more than a daycare. With a proprietary curriculum developed by Dr. Vicki Folds, a leading child development expert with over 35 years of hands-on experience, teachers help children build a solid appreciation for education in their early years.

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COA Listed in Child Care Exchange's Top 50 For-Profit Child Care Organizations

January 23, 2012
Each year, Childcare Exchange Magazine, one of the foremost child care program periodicals, publishes The Exchange Top 50, listing the largest for-profit child care organizations in North America. Over the years, Children of America has quickly climbed the list, making the number ten spot for the 25th Annual Status Report on For-Profit Child Care.

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