What are some features that make your business unique?
- Tadpoles - email system to communicate with parents by sending pictures throughout the day of child engaged in different activities - Watch Me Grow - live feed to child's classroom to check in anytime of day and see what they are doing (app to be downloaded on phone) - Zono machine - revolutionary sanitizing technology that safely and effectively kills 99.9% of common bacteria and viruses on all types of toys and equipment
Give us a brief history of your business: Kiddie Academy was founded in 1981 and just celebrated their 35th birthday in 2016 with a reputation as a national leading provider of education based child care programs. We serve families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age, offering full time, part time, before and after school care as well as summer camp programs!
What is the most exciting news your business has had in the last year? Kiddie Academy of Rocky Hill received our License to open in December of 2016!
Share some unique facts and business history:
Kiddie Academy locations are independently owned and operated by caring, dedicated, qualified and family-minded professionals. There are about 150 Academies located in 24 states across the US with it's headquarters located in Abingdon, Maryland. At Kiddie Academy of Rocky Hill, children are actively learning from the time they step through our doors through numerous opportuniteis to participate in large and small group activities as well as independent play.
What do you see for the future of your business?
Filling our center to it's capacity of 158 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years of age.
What makes your business stand out? Very secure building access-control. All staff, parents and visitors enter the facility through an electronically and video monitored login/logout access control point. Watch Me Grow classroom monitoring system covering the entire facility offering live feed to parents to see what their children are doing at any point throughout the day. Our "Life Essentials" Curriculum angages children in hands on activities where the children learn through play!
What do you think differentiates you from your competitors? All of our teachers are highly qualified receiving ongoing training to better meet the needs of all families and diversities. We have a commercial kitchen on site where nutritious meals and snacks are served daily in a family-style manner. Our playground was installed by an award-winning worldwide commercial provider.
What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?
Our hours of operation are 6:30am to 6:30pm. We provide resources on developmentally appropriate milestones for all ages. We work closely with families to meet their individual needs.
What are the greatest obstacles and/or challenges that your business has faced?
How have you and your business overcome them?The greatest obstacle thus far is filling our center to capacity. Ways in which we are overcoming this obstacle is through offering many promotions and discounts, business to business relationships with big companies, as well as refer a friend discounts. We are hosting fun filled open houses with free gifts.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
Completing construction of our facility and receiving our license to offer services to families in and around our community.
Why are you a member of the Rocky Hill Chamber of Commerce?
To serve as a member of our community!
Do you have a favorite place, event or thing to do in Rocky Hill?
To be involved within our community, volunteering at community events.
Why do you think Rocky Hill is a great place to do business?