Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive educational child care programs in Abingdon, has joined the Early Care & Education Consortium (ECEC), a nonprofit alliance that serves as a unified voice for early education and care around the world.
Company CEO Greg Helwig will serve as an acting board member for an organization whose work is especially relevant now, as the nation re-evaluates the critical role of child care in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ECEC represents more than 6,500 child care programs in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and select international locations. Members of the ECEC work to amplify the voices of providers of high-quality programs and services that support families and children from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Kiddie Academy works to create a community that shapes and inspires children for the future. As part of ECEC, Kiddie Academy intends to contribute its unique perspective on educational child care to collaborate with peers and advocate on behalf of children and families.
Kiddie Academy currently has more than 275 open academies in 31 states and the District of Columbia. With 35 new academies anticipated to open in 2021, The Kiddie Academy network is expected to grow to more than 300 open and operating locations this year.