Children’s Choice Learning Centers to Provide On-Site Child Care for Students and Employees at Montana State University Billings
First Children’s Choice Learning Center in Montana offers literacy-based curriculum, technology integration and high-quality educators to working parents
RICHARDSON, TX (July 12, 2012) – Montana State University Billings and Children’s Choice Learning Centers, a national leader in quality, education-based, child care, have partnered to offer on-site child care options for faculty, staff and students.
Children’s Choice Learning Centers delivers a proprietary, literacy-based curriculum and the latest in amenities, technology integration and safety procedures to ensure enriching, educational experiences are provided to children and their families.
“On-site child care is a valuable benefit for us because it improves student life and enhances overall well-being, which leads to greater productivity,” said Stacy Klippenstein, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. “It’s important to us to be able to provide access to high-quality, affordable child care so students can attend school and faculty and staff can have peace of mind while they work. This is exactly what Children’s Choice Learning Centers will do for the William R. Lowe Childcare and Enrichment Center here on campus.”
Committed to delivering a solid educational foundation for each child in its centers, Children’s Choice employs the most qualified educators and equips them with its literacy-based curriculum called Children’s Choice Classics®. The program utilizes classic literature and related activities to teach literacy, the foundation of the curriculum. Children’s Choice Classics® also includes rich experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), while offering a focus on character development and all activities are planned based on the interests, abilities, and needs of the individual children in care. In addition, Children’s Choice Learning Centers include technology that allows family members to stay connected to the child through systems like Baby Connect, a Smartphone and iPad app, that offer social media updates, health status notifications, and photo and video messaging capabilities.
“We are thrilled to open our first center in Montana in partnership with Montana State University Billings,” said Donna McClintock, Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Choice Learning Centers. “We can’t think of a better place to begin focused learning and development for children in their crucial first five years than a quality institution of higher-learning like Montana State in Billings.”
Children’s Choice Learning Centers works in partnership with companies and organizations to create child care and early education solutions that fit their needs and align with the company mission. In addition to establishing new centers, Children’s Choice also works with existing facilities to achieve their full potential.
“Our goal is to inspire in each child a continued sense of wonder for discovery, exploration, and learning while loving and nurturing their spirit. Children’s Choice educators are extremely dedicated to best practice, the latest research, and remaining current to ensure that every child receives the highest quality experience. Our Core Values are Children First, and we know that living these out each day in everything we do with heart and passion has made a difference in the lives of the children and families that we serve,” said McClintock.”
Children’s Choice will assume management of the William R. Lowe Child Care and Enrichment Center located at 2630 Normal Ave. The center re-opened under the direction of Children’s Choice on July 2nd and will also be open to community enrollment. The center hours are from 6:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Children’s Choice Learning Centers will also open a brand-new center on the campus of Montana State University in Great Falls in January 2013.
About Children’s Choice Learning Centers (www.childrenschoice.com)
Children’s Choice Learning Centers is a national leader in quality, education-based child care. Children’s Choice offers on-site, employer-sponsored and independent child care centers and currently operates 47 child care centers in 24 states, with five in the Dallas area. A proprietary curriculum, well-trained educators that embrace the Children’s Choice core values and the latest in amenities, technology integration and safety procedures ensure that Children’s Choice Learning Centers provide enriching, educational experiences for children and parents.
About Montana State University-Billings (http://www.msubillings.edu/)
Set in the largest city in the state, Montana State University Billings has been an integral part of the Billings community and a student-centered learning environment since its early days as Eastern Montana College. Founded in 1927, the university continues to nurture a longstanding tradition of educational access, teaching excellence, civic engagement and community enhancement in an urban setting. In the classroom and in the community, students receive a well-rounded unique education and training for Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees for careers through the University’s five colleges — arts and sciences, business, allied health professions, education and technology.
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