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June 2, 2016

The Benefits of Summer Camp: Avoiding the Summer Slide

As we head towards the last few days of school, you and your child might be discussing how they should spend their summer. Should they take enrichment classes? Is summer camp an option? Maybe they are burnt out from the school year and need to spend some time at home.

Recent studies have shown the increasing importance of active academic and social stimulation throughout  the summer. Researchers have linked an excessive amount of time off during the summer to lower test scores and a gap in a student’s academic knowledge. This phenomenon is typically referred to as the Summer Slide.

What happens during the Summer Slide?

How can you prevent the Summer Slide?

  • Read to your kids, and have them read to you, every day – Even if it’s the sport’s page, the comics section or the book they are reading on their summer reading list. This activity will increase their knowledge and expand their minds through text. Encourage them to visit their local library and check out their summer reading list or ask your child’s teacher for their school’s summer reading list.
  • Prepare healthy food options for your kids – Limit the amount of sweetened beverages they drink and increase the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables they consume. Involve your children in food preparation to get them enthusiastic about healthy eating.
  • Social activities – Sign them up for a summer camp, or an enrichment activity that engages them with other children.
  • Make an effort to get your kids to exercise for at least 30-60 minutes per day, through morning or afternoon walks, bike rides, summer sports teams, or daily trips to the park.
  • Use technology such as ebooks and mobile applications to make their summer learning interactive.

How Ivy Kids Prevents the Summer Slide

Ivy Kids understands the importance of summer education as it relates to your child’s academic and social development. With the idea of preventing a Summer Slide in mind, we’ve developed eleven themed Summer camps that are filled with reading, writing, science and math activities, and engaging field trips. Our camps also focus reversing the knowledge deficiency that takes place over the summer by providing school preparedness in math and writing.

Our summer camps cater to all children with various interests. Your kids can discover their inner Paleontologist during Dinosaur Camp, learn how to cook a scrumptious Sunday night family dinner dish at Bon Appetit Camp, and channel their inner Olympian (while getting plenty of physical activity) at our Olympics Camp… just in time for the Rio Olympics. There’s even a Back to The Future Art camp for the next  Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerbergs of the world who love anything tech-related.

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The learning never stops at Ivy Kids. We understand that development truly begins at a young age, and our preschool and camps are designed to help spur that among our camp-goers.

The stakes are high for your child’s intellectual and physical growth! Do you want to give your child an advantage their development by investing in summer camp and wiping out the Summer Slide? Contact us today for help on which summer camp will be best for your child.


May 9, 2016

Ivy Kids To Participate in Franchise Expo at Market Hall
Innovative Early-Childhood Company Experiences Rapid Growth in 2016


Houston, TX:

On the heels of rapid expansion, with five new facilities planned to be built throughout the State of Texas in 2016, Ivy Kids Early Learning Center, an innovative early childhood education center, has announced it will be participating in the “Franchise Expo Dallas” this weekend, May 14-15 at Dallas Market Hall. The expo is the largest event of its kind in the DFW Metroplex for prospective entrepreneurs looking to own business. Ivy Kids is looking to make a big splash at the Expo, as the innovative childcare company secured five franchisees in four months after opening up the business to franchisees in January 2016.

After building the first Ivy Kids facility in 2005, the company opened up six other locations within the next eight years, citing the rise in dual-income families and research that placed an increasing value on quality childcare with an emphasis on early learning development.

Of the company’s continued growth, Ivy Kids Partner Amyn Bandali says, “Parents are valuing early-childcare education more than ever, and Ivy Kids offers a specialized learning center where a child can be engaged in an intellectually stimulating environment, complete with specialized curriculums by age and quality nutrition not found in any other child care center.”

The childcare industry has been one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, and does particularly well compared to other industries in a recession. Statistics from the Small Business Association show that franchisees looking for an opportunity to invest in the childcare industry experienced some the lowest failure rates, with only 5% of SBA loans failing, compared to failure rates of major well-known restaurant franchises.

To differentiate itself from other top competitors in the childcare space, Ivy Kids has emphasized the following four factors:

  • A state-of-the-art facility including advanced security technology to ensure each child’s safety, SMART boards to immerse children in online educational games and applications, and bright, spacious classrooms complete with age-appropriate toys, nap time accessories, as well as desks and equipment that are sanitized every day.
  • Healthy, nutritious meals prepared by an in-house chef who is trained in cooking meals specifically for children.
  • An innovative, research-based curriculum designed to take advantage of the latest trends in childhood education to focus on helping children develop their physical, emotional, social and intellectual intelligence at an early age.
  • A superior staff that is highly trained through advanced, age-specific curriculum training, and are devoted to creating an intellectually stimulating and nurturing environment for their classroom. A child’s safety is assured with Ivy Kids teachers, as every one of them must be CPR and First Aid certified.

For more information on franchise, or to start an application with the leading franchise organization in child care, visit the Ivy Kids Franchise website at http://www.ivykidsfranchise.com/

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This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for informational purposes only. Franchise offerings are made by Franchise Disclosure Document only. We will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state.

 

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