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Kids R Kids Barker Cypress is proud of our NAEYC reaccreditation.  We have been an accredited center for over 5 years.  Thank you to our wonderful teachers who take pride in what they do.  They have gone over and beyond to earn their own accreditation by obtaining their CDA.  Over half of our teachers hold this credential!

 

NAEYC Accredited since 2005 and NOW AdvancEd Accredited too!

 

February 3, 2012 -- Pat and Janice Vinson, co-founders of Kids 'R' Kids International, announced that Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is the first national early childhood education franchise to be granted District Accreditation from the AdvancED accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal. This means that the district and all of its schools are accredited, and that Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies are recognized across the nation as a quality school system, including our own Kids 'R' Kids of Barker Cypress.

The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review. The district's accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting occurring during the term. 

“District Accreditation as conferred by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission provides Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies a nationally-recognized mark of quality for our district and all the schools within our district,” shared Pat Vinson. “It demonstrates to the nation our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the families we serve.” 

Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, stated, “District Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school system on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”

Parents and interested community members can learn more about the District Accreditation Process at http://www.advanc-ed.org.

About Kids 'R' Kids Barker Cypress

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Barker Cypress provides a secure, nurturing, and educational environment for children (ages 6 weeks - 12 years) to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. Located at 10740 Barker Cypress, Kids 'R' Kids of Barker Cypress is family owned and operated, and is part of a national network ranking in the top 10 nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers. Additionally, Kids 'R' Kids of Barker Cypress is a proud supporter of our military families and works hard to make child care an affordable option. Please visit online (http://www.krkbarkercypress.com, call (281)304-6004 or become a fan on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/kidsrkidsbarkercypress) for more information and to sign up for a tour.

About AdvancED and SACS CASI

 

Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research, and professional services, AdvancED is the world`s largest education community, serving and engaging over 27,000 public and private schools and districts in 69 countries and serving nearly 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). SACS CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary agency that accredits nearly 13,000 public and non-public institutions throughout the world. (http://www.advanc-ed.org) 

 

“Hug Above the Rest” Award

 

We are excited to announce that we have just received Hug Above the Rest Award from Kids 'R' Kids International.  The Hug Above the Rest Award is Kids 'R' Kids highest award for programming.  The program review evaluates how well our educators implement the curriculum.  This is the 2nd consecutive year we received the Hug Above the Rest award which denotes that we have exceeded Kids 'R' Kids International's expectations. 

Texas School Readiness Certification

 

We are proud to announce that our school has been awarded the 2011 Texas School Readiness Certification.   The highly acclaimed Texas School Readiness Certification denotes that the state of Texas, via the University of Texas, has performed a review of the test results of our students and concluded that our students received scores showing they were on track in the areas of reading and social skills upon entering Kindergarten.  The University of Texas also performed a review of our Pre-K program and concluded that our program has the instructional practices in place to ensure our students are prepared for kindergarten. 

We would like to thank all of our educators and students for doing a great job!

 

NAEYC Accredition

We are excited to announce that we have just received word that Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Barker Cypress has been re-accredited for the NAEYC Accredited Program!   Obtaining the highly acclaimed NAEYC Accreditation is a mark of quality in early childhood education.  There are over 1300 early childhood programs serving the Houston community. Including our school, there are only 32 preschools in Houston that are NAEYC Accredited.   We are committed to continually improving our school so we can improve the lives of our students.

We would like to thank all of our educators and families for their hard work over the past eleven years and their commitment to creating a great learning environment for our students.

 

Kids `R` Kids Featured on Lifetime TV Network

Duluth, GA, July 13, 2011 - Through its relationship with O2 Media, Kids `R` Kids International, Inc., creators of Kids `R` Kids Learning Academies and Kids `R` Kids Learning Academies will make appearances on July 19, July 27, and August 2, 2011 on the premiere women`s morning show `The Balancing Act`, which airs on Lifetime Television.
 
Elisa Shepherd, Government Relations and Public Policy Liaison for Kids `R` Kids will be the featured guest. Elisa joins the show to help educate parents on choosing the right school for early education.
 
Kids `R` Kids Learning Academies and Kids `R` Kids Learning Academies encompass the organization`s founding philosophy: "Children should be hugged first, and then taught."  In this series viewers will learn that Kids `R` Kids believes a child needs time to bond with his teacher.  Bonding comes through trust and trust is shown through love.  Once a child initiates a hug to his teacher, the learning has already begun.
 
In the upcoming segment viewers will learn how developmentally appropriate practices are crucial during the preschool years.  Kids `R` Kids has developed a concept that works.  They offer multiple classrooms based on a child`s developmental age, a large activity area, a cafeteria for socialized dining with a full work-space kitchen, multiple outdoor play areas and school buses with seat belts for transporting older children to elementary schools and field trips.
 
"We look forward to having Kids `R` Kids join the upcoming `myParenthood` series on The Balancing Act. They will bring yet another great solution to parents, one that will have a real impact and help them not only balance their lives, but also their children`s," says Doug Campbell, Founder and Executive VP of Programming for The Balancing Act. The schools offer each child, family, and teacher a place where they can succeed, whether it`s through work or play. Kids `R` Kids positive outlook on caring for and educating children creates an atmosphere of fun and excitement.
 
About The Balancing Act
The TV show airs on Lifetime Television at 7:00am (ET/PT) - and is America`s premier morning show that`s about women, for women, and trusted by women. For information or to view a show, visit http://www.TheBalancingAct.com.

 

 

Kids `R` Kids  Learning Academy Distinction!!

We are proud to announce that due to our long history of exceeding state, corporate, and industry standards of health, safety, and educational excellence for the children in our care, our corporate headquarters, Kids 'R' Kids International, has awarded our school with its highest acclamation by naming us Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Barker Cypress.

 

To you this means that we have achieved these outstanding benchmarks:

 

·       For at least 9 consecutive years we have earned Kids 'R' Kids International's Platinum Award for Health and Safety;

·       We have earned the Kids 'R' Kids Hug Above the Rest award for educational achievement;

·       We are AdvancED Accredited through SACS/CASI (same organization that accredits elementary, middle, and high schools), among the most prestigious accreditation achievements available in the early childhood education arena.

·    We are also currently NAEYC Accredited which is another prestigious accreditation achievement available in the early childhood education arena

 

As parents, you can rest assured that the best practices for health, safety, and education are upheld continuously by everyone here at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Barker Cypress.  Please join us as we celebrate this milestone by helping us “spread the word” to the community regarding best early childhood education facility in our school!

 

 

Platinum Award

Kids 'R' Kids Barker Cypress has received the Platinum Award for the 9th consecutive year from Kids 'R' Kids International.    The Platinum Award is the highest award issued by Kids `R` Kids International for health and safety.   We would like to thank all of our teachers and staff for their commitment to providing a safe learning environment for all of our students

 

Corporate Accredited Program

Kids `R` Kids International, Inc. has earned the Corporate Accreditation from the AdvancEd.   Kids `R` Kids Curriculum meets and exceeds the national accreditation standards set by AdvancED.  AdvancED is the unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.  

AdvancED is the most respected accrediting organization worldwide, setting the standards for not only elementary, middle and high schools but also colleges and universities.  

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