of Matthews
5549 Potter Rd, Matthews, NC 28104 • (704) 821-2005

Awards

5 Star Rated School

In 1999, the Division of Child Development (DCD) began issuing star rated licenses to all eligible child care centers and family child care homes. Facilities can receive one to five stars.  One star means the program meets North Carolina’s minimum child care requirements.  Programs that wish to voluntarily achieve higher standards can apply to receive two through five stars, with five stars being the highest level attainable.  The value of a five star license is made up of the center’s sanitation rating, compliance history, teacher education and program standards.  Program standard scores are calculated after a team of professional assessors visit the school for a number of random unannounced evaluations.  Each of these visits lasts on average of 6 hours and during these visits they monitor the classrooms and score the curriculum implementation, the educational materials in the classroom, the outdoor environment, the teacher’s connection with the children, the sanitation of the school as well as many other miscellaneous details.  They score each classroom in 40 different areas.  A center with a five star license has scored very high on these program assessments, meets the highest standards for teacher education and has an excellent compliance history with DCD and Environmental Health.  Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Matthews has earned and held a five star license since 2011.

 

Lights On Afterschool Award

The Afterschool Alliance is an organization that works closely with National Administration, U.S. Congress, governors, mayors, and advocates across the country to raising the awareness of the importance of afterschool programs.  It organizes an effort called Lights On Afterschool to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry—and discover new skills.  The Afterschool Alliance awarded us the Lights on Afterschool Award for the 2009/2010 year, meeting their standards and providing such a high quality afterschool program.

 

AdvancED Accreditation

We are very excited and extremely proud to announce that Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Matthews, by association with Kids R Kids International as the first national early childhood education franchise to be granted district Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, has met the standards and protocols required as an AdvancED Accredited Program.  This means that Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Matthews is recognized across the nation as a quality school program.

Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools, and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards.  The accreditation process is also known in terms of its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education. But such definitions, though accurate, are incomplete.
 
While accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution's organizational effectiveness, it is far more than that. Today accreditation examines the whole institution—the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students.The AdvancED Accreditation Commission is the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA/CASI, SACS/CASI and NWAC) accreditation seal. Kids R Kids International supports each individually owned school and works hard to ensure that the schools are meeting their high standards for curriculum implementation as well as overall operation of the entire school.  Kids R Kids International sends in quality assurance inspectors to each of its schools four times per year to score their performance.  At the end of each year they tally the scores and schools can become eligible to receive annual awards depending on their achievement.

 

Kid R Kids Double Platinum and Presidential Awards

 We are so proud that Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Matthews has met the marks for some of the highest awards available by our headquarters, including numerous Platinum Awards since opening in 2005.  In 2012 KRK International raised their standards as well as the award process.  Our school continued to meet the challenge earning the highest award attainable, which was a Double Platinum award.   With industry changes and Kids R Kids International’s requirements becoming more stringent, they continued to raise the standards for their schools in 2013 by adding the Presidential Award.  Only 30 Kids R Kids schools out of 170 nationwide met the requirements and were awarded the Presidential Award.  Kids R Kids of Matthews was one of those 30 schools nationwide, and one of only 6 in the state of North Carolina. Kids R Kids Matthews is owned privately by Thomas and April Garcia.   The owners, the directors and the teachers at Kids R Kids of Matthews work hard each day to offer the highest quality of care, education and environment to all of the children in their school.    The efforts that go into each day are what have allowed them to earn all of the awards and accomplishments above.  Kids R Kids Matthews has a great team of people that offer something incredible!

Steam Ahead Curriculum Steam Ahead Curriculum
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