ABOUT KIDS 'R' KIDS
Headquartered in the North Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Ga., Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies provide a secure, nurturing, and educational environment for children (ages six weeks - 12 years) to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. With nearly 160 learning academies in 16 states, Kids 'R' Kids International® is a family-owned and operated organization that ranks in the top three nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers.
Pat and Janice Vinson – the founders, opened the first Kids ‘R’ Kids in 1985. They have a 53-year history in preschool development and management, with their first preschool in 1961. Their unique vision has propelled the Kids ‘R’ Kids name to its current household status. This is a true testament to their experience and commitment.
Their approach is the “WHOLE CHILD” approach, working to strengthen and encourage every child’s emotional, intellectual, social and physical being through the expert care of our franchisees. This is done through the highly trained and skilled teaching staff, the administrative staff and the families who help create the personality and unique qualities of each school.
For the past 30 years, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies has upheld its long-standing principle of strengthening and encouraging childhood development on an emotional, intellectual, social and physical level through a unique partnership between its child care providers and parents. The company offers a variety of curriculum programs designed for infants through prekindergarten. Its proprietary First Class Curriculum™ is designed specifically for every developmental stage of education with theme-based units, specific learning activities and teacher-friendly lesson plans.
Most recently, Kids 'R' Kids launched a revolutionary music curriculum called ColorSoundation™, which was developed by noted Los Angeles-based musician and teacher Shiho Yamamoto, to teach very young children the fundamentals of music through the integration and interplay of colors with sounds. Last year, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies unveiled its new STEAM AHEAD™ curriculum, an integrated project-based curriculum for preschool students, ages three to five, which incorporates more science, technology, engineering, art, and math into everyday learning through play.
With a nationally awarded curriculum, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies provides early education and care for children from six weeks through 12 years of age at its nearly 160 schools located in 16 states across the country. Programs offered to children include infant care, toddler and preschooler care, private pre-K and kindergarten, before-and-afterschool care and summer camp. In order to provide even more convenience for families with busy schedules, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies remain open during all major school breaks and holidays nationwide, all year round. For more than six years, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies has been accredited by AdvancED in America, the world's largest education community. This accreditation ensures its schools are meeting and exceeding the highest accreditation standards and providing excellence in education beyond most daycare and childcare providers.
Kids 'R' Kids opened its first franhise in China in Beijing 2014. More recently it opened franchises in Shanghai, Nanjin, Tianjin, Shenzhen and several other cities.
The Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Shanghai is nearly 70,000 square feet - more than four times the size of its average center - with a total of nine classrooms, full library, dedicated STEAM classroom, art and music rooms, full indoor playground, an American football field and more. The Shanghai center also offers Kids 'R' Kids' standard curriculum, including a supplemental Mandarin program that further supports the concept's longstanding philosophies while meeting the requirements of the Chinese education system. Approximately 80 percent of the curriculum is taught in English and the remaining 20 percent is communicated in Mandarin. The school currently has nearly 50 staff members, including 10 foreign instructors from the U.S. and around the world.