The Kids ‘R’ Kids School of Quality Learning in Greer, SC, the upstate’s premier provider of early childhood education services, announced today that they are implementing ABCmouse.com for all families who attend their school.
According to Terry Anderson, Director of Education for the Kids ‘R’ Kids franchise nationwide, the ABCmouse.com website—which includes more than 3,500 learning activities in the subjects of reading, mathematics, science, social studies, art and music—is now available to Kids ‘R’ Kids teachers as an additional classroom resource. Teachers also have the ability to select specific ABCmouse.com learning activities for children and parents to do at home together through a classroom-linked account.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide the ABCMouse.com website to our teachers and to the parents of children who attend our schools,” noted Anderson. “We have correlated the wealth of ABCmouse.com activities to our own proprietary curriculum, enabling parents and children to do highly engaging educational activities together at home to support the learning of concepts and skills that are taught in Kids ‘R’ Kids classrooms.”
The goals of both Kids ‘R’ Kids and ABCmouse.com emphasize the importance of providing well-designed educational activities to prepare children for kindergarten and elementary school during the all-important early years up through age 5, a period of time when children learn faster than at any other time in their lives, according to child development experts.
“Kids ‘R’ Kids is a clear industry leader in using technology when it comes to adopting interactive learning methods,” said Stephanie Yost, Executive Vice President of Age of Learning, Inc. (parent company of ABCmouse.com). “The fact that it was the first national franchise to embrace interactive classrooms at the preschool level attracted our team to forge the partnership. We are very pleased to provide ABCmouse.com’s learning activities, which have been carefully designed and built so as to incorporate best practices in early childhood education, to children in Kids ‘R’ Kids schools.”
“We see this agreement as an opportunity to again break new ground,” said Michele Seckinger, co-owner of the Kids ‘R’ Kids school in Greer. “This innovative use of technology along with the most comprehensive online early learning website available brings parents and their young children together in the learning process—something that research has demonstrated has positive, long-lasting effects on a child’s success in school.” (www.krkgreer.com).