SOURCE: Kiddie Academy

Kiddie Academy

September 13, 2016 13:14 ET

Iconic and Innovative Musicians Inspire Fall Curriculum at Kiddie Academy®

Music, movement and dance activities nurture each child's creativity and individuality at education-based child care provider

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - September 13, 2016) - Kiddie Academy's "Amazing Starts Here"® campaign continues this fall with a focus on nurturing a child's natural creativity. Iconic performers like George Gershwin, Patsy Cline and Louis Armstrong, who influenced American music by demonstrating great dexterity as improvisers, will inspire the fall curriculum at Kiddie Academy, an early education child care provider with more than 160 academies in 24 states. A variety of creative activities will encourage children to expand their minds by learning, playing and exploring in unique ways.

"Feeling free to experiment and make mistakes helps children invent new ways of thinking and solving problems," says Richard Peterson, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy. "Creativity and play require imagination, insight, problem solving, emotional fantasy, divergent thinking, sensitivity and curiosity. The Kiddie Academy Life Essentials® curriculum nurtures each individual child's creative potential in unique, developmentally appropriate ways."

Activities planned around the "Creativity and Individuality" theme of the fall campaign are designed to allow children to discover their "inner melody" and to march to the original beat of their own drum. Guided by Kiddie Academy's Music & More program, children will use music, dance and movement to help them take advantage of every opportunity to learn. Kiddie Academy would like to know how you inspire your child to be creative. Please take our quick survey here.

"At Kiddie Academy, we believe that every child is born with creative potential," says Peterson, "and therefore our teachers view young children as highly creative, with a natural tendency to fantasize, experiment, explore and imagine." According to Peterson, this supportive environment helps foster enterprising developments in areas like music, dance, art, imaginative play, and role-play that begin to equip young minds to take leadership roles in their future lives as workers and citizens.

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About Kiddie Academy

Since 1981, 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 life. Kiddie Academy is using the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising

Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and has more than 160 academies located in 24 states. Approximately 30 new locations are slated to open in 2016. For more information, visit

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