SOURCE: Kiddie Academy International

July 07, 2011 15:58 ET

Kiddie Academy Locations Nationwide Present "Storytime LIVE!"

A Guest Appearance by Story Characters Will Bring Story Time to Life for Children

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Jul 7, 2011) - On Saturday, July 30, Kiddie Academy locations nationwide will host Storytime LIVE! where children and their parents can enjoy a story and then meet the story's lead character. The featured story will vary by location, and during the event, children will see the story come to life with a visit from the story's main character.

"We're looking forward to welcoming our students and new friends to Storytime LIVE! at participating Kiddie Academy locations," said Claire Haas, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy, an educationally focused child care provider. "Whether your child is a student with us or not, it's a great opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their children in a classroom setting and with their peers."

The event, which is free and open to everyone, begins at 11:00 a.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture the smiles when their child meets the Storytime character. Registration is required and can be found at

"Reading together is an important part of preparing for school and for life," says Haas. "When the main character of the book 'jumps off' the pages and into the classroom, it helps to make reading an enjoyable and exciting experience for early readers -- and that helps to build a foundation for success in school and a lifetime love of learning."

For more information about Kiddie Academy, please visit For a list of participating Storytime LIVE! Kiddie Academy locations or to register for the event, please visit

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

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and has over 90 academies located in 24 states, including four 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