SOURCE: Kiddie Academy

Kiddie Academy

October 05, 2010 15:50 ET

Kiddie Academy® Launches eLearning Platform for Enhanced Learning

Safe and Educational Online Learning Tools Available Exclusively to Kiddie Academy Families

ABINGDON, MD--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -  Kiddie Academy®, a national education-based child care franchisor, announced today the launch of their eLearning platform, providing enhanced online learning experiences for children and their families. The Kiddie Academy eLearning platform was developed in partnership with BASCOM Global Internet Services and provides a safe and convenient online library of age-appropriate educational websites and parenting resources that have been screened and approved by certified educators.

"We recognize that successful learning begins in the classroom and continues at home," said Bill Endres, chief operations officer of Kiddie Academy. "This new eLearning platform helps to accomplish this by providing our families with a safe online learning destination that reinforces the lessons being taught in our academy classrooms."

For example, as a Kiddie Academy class works on math curriculum, the children will be encouraged to log onto the eLearning platform from home to access online counting and math skills games that reinforce and supplement the lessons being taught in the classroom.

The Kiddie Academy eLearning platform provides access to a safer Internet search engine, composed of websites selected and evaluated by educators for their safe, educational content and appropriateness. Websites on the Kiddie Academy eLearning platform are organized into nine categories that correspond with the different topic areas covered in the Kiddie Academy Life Essentials® program, making it easy for parents and children to supplement academy-based learning.

The Kiddie Academy eLearning platform is available to families with children at participating Kiddie Academy locations. For more information about the Kiddie Academy eLearning platform or to find a local academy, please visit

About Kiddie Academy®

For more than 29 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 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


BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. is a software development company specializing in curriculum-based, Internet management solutions for K-12 schools. From our beginning in 1996, BASCOM has focused on producing next-generation curriculum tools for the K-12 education market.

BASCOM's goal is to help children become successful learners by safely extracting the educational content of the Web. This is accomplished by building Internet teaching tools based on input we've received from K-12 educators. We are constantly adapting our products to meet the changing needs of today's teachers.

BASCOM is a privately held company located in Hauppauge, New York. For more information, visit