In preparation for its opening, the franchise owners, Amanda and Kenneth Ritchey and Deborah Whitehead, recently signed a franchise agreement.
"We are so thrilled that we will soon open and provide our unique services to children in the Green Cove Springs area," they said. "This is a really exciting time for us and we look forward to introducing a well-trained, attentive staff to local area parents and their children. In the near future, we look forward to helping children in the Green Cove Springs area to develop the confidence and self-esteem necessary to meet the challenges of tomorrow."
Kiddie Academy, founded in 1981, began with the idea to combine learning with child care, and made a commitment to be a leader in the industry. Kiddie Academy has developed a comprehensive education-based child care program for its academies, which are structured to respond to the increasing demand for child care. The Green Cove Springs location will utilize a curriculum created to promote each child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth. According to Ritchey, the programs emphasize continuous, open communication between teachers and parents concerning each child’s development.
"We invite children to embark on the Kiddie Academy journey that will enable them to learn and grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually," Ritchey added.
Corporate representative, Joshua M. Frick, Vice President of Real Estate Development, said, "The Green Cove Springs area represents a great area for Kiddie Academy expansion."