BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Jul 16, 2012) - Kiddie Academy locations nationwide will host their Storytime LIVE! event on August 4 at 11:00 a.m. The educationally focused childcare provider invites children and their parents to come to the Kiddie Academy nearest them to enjoy a story highlighted by a visit from the story's lead character.
"Our Storytime LIVE! event is open to everyone -- our current students, new friends who would like to learn more about us, or anyone who would simply like to share a special experience with their child," said Claire Haas, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy. "Reading together helps prepare children for school and for life by exposing them to new ideas, new situations and new emotions in a nurturing classroom setting."
The event is free and begins at 11:00 a.m. At each location, the lead character from the story will make an appearance at the event, so Haas reminds parents to bring their cameras to capture their child's smiles. Parents are encouraged to register at www.kastorytime.com.
"Adding a live visit from a character in the story really helps to make Storytime LIVE! a memorable experience for the children," said Haas. "Engaging children in a group in an exciting and enjoyable educational experience lays the groundwork for a successful transition into a school setting and a lifetime love of reading and learning."
For more information about Kiddie Academy, please visit www.kiddieacademy.com. For a list of participating Storytime LIVE! Kiddie Academy locations, or to register for the event, please visit www.kastorytime.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.