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Children of America, Educational Childcare® Opens in Wethersfield, CT

Top Childcare Company Brings State-of-the-Art Facility & Programming to Connecticut

Delray Beach, FL, May 11, 2022

Florida based Children of America (COA) is expanding their unique, early education concept to Wethersfield, CT. Children of America will hold a Grand Opening Event, to the public, on Saturday, May 14th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 1199 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield, CT 06109. Doors open for business Monday May 16th, 2022.

Children of America is the industry leader in early childhood education, offering the highest level of educational opportunities for children ages six weeks to twelve years of age. The premier programs include Infant and Toddler Programs, nationally renowned Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Programs, Before-and-After School, and Summer Camp Programs. Children of America is currently operating and developing in 14 states, and has long-term plans to expand nationally.

Children of America brings to Wethersfield, its one-of-a-kind educational philosophy COA Mind & Body Matters. Mind & Body Matters approaches early learning through COA’s four proprietary programs: COA Just Read, Presidential Fitness, COA Nutrition, STAR Curriculum (Success through Academic Readiness), and many enrichment programs that have proven to dramatically impact the lives of young children. Children of America's educational curriculum is a product of years of research and development in early childcare.

• The COA approach to Social – Emotional Growth Allows children to engage in social experiences through play, group activities and partnering with other children as they pretend, discover and investigate their learning environment.

• Intellectual Growth at COA offers experiences that encourage problem solving, decision making and challenges through activities that promote emerging literacy.

• We promote Physical Growth through a variety of activities; strengthening and refining of the body through eye/hand coordination, eye tracking, coordination of movements spatial relationships and crossing the midline, which leads to emerging reading and writing skills.

Children of America's already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. "The well-being of every child is our top priority now and always", says CEO Ted Hockenberry. "With COA, every child will discover the joy of learning and parents enjoy peace of mind. It starts with a healthy, safe environment, informed by CDC guidance, where learning can flourish. It has been our honor to step in and offer stability and reliability to essential workers and critical workers, and we are happy to bring this to Wethersfield ."

At the helm of this new school is, Mrs. Lauren Eldridge, Director. With a B.A. in Educational Studies (ECE) and Connecticut Director's Credential (CDC) she is not daunted by the challenging times and brings with her a passion and determination that will help to set this preschool apart. Mrs. Eldridge has over 11 years in the industry and has displayed a remarkable talent for leading and motivating her team to be not only inspirational teachers but extended family members to the families we serve. Born and raised in Newington, she knows the area well and considers old Wethersfield her favorite neighborhood. "I am very excited to bring Children of America to Wethersfield, so working families will now have exceptional childcare services they might not normally have." says Director, Lauren Eldridge.

“Our curriculum and staff training are second to none – we are invested in developing the best possible staff, many have been training with us for months leading up to our opening event.” CEO Ted Hockenberry continues. “These set us apart from any other program in the country. Children of America is raising the bar for child care throughout the USA.”

The COA Wethersfield location is the first school the company has built in Connecticut with potential designs to expand further. Hockenberry adds, "The company continues to invest heavily in both its unique facilities and amazing team. It is our goal to provide the very best environment for our children and staff to learn and grow."

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About Children of America

Children of America operates facilities throughout Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The company expansion plans include several locations in the SC and TX areas over the next two (2) years. COA offers the highest level of childcare for children ages six weeks to twelve years of age. The premier programs include infant care, toddler care, nationally renowned preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, before-and-after school care, and summer camp. An industry pioneer, Children of America is a subsidiary of World Wide Child Care Corp. Visit for more information or interact with COA on YouTubeInstagram and Facebook.