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Reading Tour Lets Children of America CEO Get Up Close and Personal With Young Learners


February 17, 2013 --

Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 17, 2013

As many CEOs concern themselves only with their companys bottom line, a spokesman for Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy says his boss is currently traveling from state to state, reading with children and discussing with their parents the importance of embracing new technology in their quests for knowledge.

In an age that has many CEOs focused only on making money, Children of America CEO Thad Pryor has his littlest learners in mind as he visits schools in different states, said Jim Perretty, Children of Americas chief operating officer. Armed with only his iPhone, Pryor helps tear children away from video games and television by showing them that all they need is a smartphone or tablet device to continue learning in fun ways outside the classroom.

A group of children in Chicago this month surrounded Pryor, giggling as the CEO showed them Bentley COA Mascot action videos and read from Children of Americas Just Read e-books series.

Being able to read a fun and engaging book conveniently from a mobile device adds an extra level of ease for parents, making it possible to enjoy reading time on the go and fit it into even the busiest schedules, Pryor explained. Children love using the latest technology and technology is part of the classroom experience.

Children of Americas Just Read e-books series is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, with the goal of instilling an early love of reading. The e-books can be read from a wide variety of mobile devices including Apples iPad and iPad mini, Android devices, Kindle and similar gadgets. Parents and children access the free interactive e-books by visiting

Learning to read is the foundation for educational success. In traveling to Children of Americas different locations, I hope to personally connect with our youngest learners and inspire a passion and excitement for reading, Pryor said.

Children of Americas educational programs are geared toward children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. Those interested in enrolling their children or learning more about Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy may call 855-285-6892 or visit

About Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy

Founded in 1997, Florida-based Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy is a leading provider of high-quality child care and after-school programs. With about 1,500 employees, the firm operates nearly 60 schools in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. With the opening of more schools in 2013, the company will add about 350 new employees. An industry pioneer, Children of America's programs are developed to accommodate key age ranges and include innovative teaching methods such as Tray Tasking, a learning tool proven to promote early reading and writing skills. Children of America is a subsidiary of World Wide Child Care Corp.

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