Drama Kids Of York County Pennsylvania To Offer 18 Classes For Area Students

 

Drama Kids Of York County Pennsylvania To Offer 18 Classes For Area Students In Inaugural Year Local Drama Kids Franchise Owner Reaches Agreement With 4 School Districts to Host After-School Developmental Classes

 

YORK, Pa. – Aug. 31, 2018 – PRLog — Drama Kids of York County, Pennsylvania recently announced that agreements have been reached with the Central York, Dallastown, Red Lion, and Southern York school districts to allow students in 14 elementary schools to participate in Drama Kids’ developmental school year program during the 2018-2019 school year. Each class will meet once per week for one hour and will feature Drama Kids’ exclusive curriculum consisting of over 450 unique lesson plans.

“We are extremely honored and very excited that these school districts have recognized the amazing benefits that Drama Kids classes offer students, to include public speaking and communication skills,creative thinking skills, collaboration skills, as well as acting skills,” said Drama Kids of York County Director, Yolanda Olmstead. “Participating students will also have tons of fun while developing higher levels of confidence and self-esteem and building a foundation for personal and academic success.”

In addition to the 14 public elementary school classes, Olmstead and her team of highly trained teachers will be offering classes at the Eastern Branch YMCA, Paul Smith Library, Red Lion Recreation Center, and the Spring Grove Recreation Center. She expects to have well over 200 students enrolled by December of this year and stressed that classes are filling fast. For more information about Drama Kids classes in York County and to enroll a child, visit www.dramakids.com/pa2.

About Drama Kids of York County

Drama Kids of York County is an independently owned and operated franchise business, and a part of the Drama Kids International network of over 75 franchise locations throughout the US. More information can be found by visiting www.dramakids.com/pa2.

About Drama Kids International

Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the world. There are more than 15,000 students currently enrolled. Drama Kids’ copyrighted curriculum features original, creative lessons with a built-in advancing scale of development that enables students of different ages and abilities to progress at their own rate. Its curriculum differs significantly from traditional drama and other after-school programs, with an emphasis on fun drama activities that are designed to allow all students to fully participate and develop acting, speaking, and creative thinking skills.

Drama Kids offers age-appropriate classes for students ages 4 through 18 years old. Classes meet once each week for one hour at locations throughout the country. The program allows new enrollment throughout the year, space permitting. Drama Kids also offers Drama Kids Preschool Workshops, Drama Kids Summer Camps, and Drama Kids At School, an in-school program for elementary and middles schools that brings its innovative curriculum directly into the schools as part of the school’s after-school program. For more information, visit www.dramakids.com. For franchise information visit www.dramakidsfranchises.com.

Contact
Yolanda Olmstead
***@gmail.com
717-318-3972

Drama Kids Of Pulaski County Arkansas Announces New Grant-funded Program With Little Rock School District

 

Drama Kids Of Pulaski County Arkansas Announces New Grant-funded Program With Little Rock School District

Agreement Creates Opportunity for Middle School Students to Participate in Drama Kids’ Developmental Drama Program and Perform in Front of Family and Friends

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Aug. 14, 2018 – PRLog — Drama Kids of Pulaski County announced on Tuesday that an agreement has been reached with the Little Rock School District to offer students of Henderson Middle School the opportunity to participate in and benefit from Drama Kids’ unique developmental drama program during the school’s fall semester.  The program will allow 7th and 8th graders to participate in developmental drama classes each school day throughout the fall school session and perform in front of family and friends in December.

“We are extremely honored and very excited that the Little Rock School District has recognized the amazing benefits that Drama Kids classes offer students ages 4-18, to include public speaking and communication skills, creative thinking skills, collaboration skills, as well as acting skills,” said Drama Kids of Pulaski County Director Melissa Diller.  “The Henderson students will also have tons of fun while developing higher levels of confidence and self-esteem and building a foundation for personal and professional success.”

Diller also noted that the Henderson Middle School program was made possible through a generous grant from the Arkansas Arts Council’s Arts in Education program.  Arts in Education Program Manager Kimberly Davis facilitated the arrangements.

Diller first began offering classes in the fall of 2016, and quickly grew to over 160 students enrolled in 2017.  This school year Diller expects to have over 250 students enrolled in classes designed for students ranging in age from 4 to 18.

About Drama Kids of Pulaski County
Drama Kids of Pulaski County is an independently owned and operated franchise business, and a part of the Drama Kids International network of over 75 franchise locations throughout the US.  More information can be found by visiting www.dramakids.com/ar1.

About Drama Kids International
Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the world. There are more than 15,000 students currently enrolled.  Drama Kids’ copyrighted curriculum features original, creative lessons with a built-in advancing scale of development that enables students of different ages and abilities to progress at their own rate. Its curriculum differs significantly from traditional drama and other after-school programs, with an emphasis on fun drama activities that are designed to allow all students to fully participate and develop acting, speaking, and creative thinking skills.

Drama Kids offers age-appropriate classes for students ages 4 through 18 years old. Classes typically meet once each week for one hour at locations throughout the country. The program allows new enrollment throughout the year, space permitting. Drama Kids also offers Drama Kids Preschool Workshops, Drama Kids Summer Camps, and Drama Kids At School, an in-school program for elementary and middles schools that brings its innovative curriculum directly into the schools as part of the school’s after-school program. For more information, visit www.dramakids.com. For franchise information visit  www.dramakidsfranchises.com.

About Arkansas Arts Council
The Arkansas Arts Council, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, advances and empowers the arts by providing services and funding for programming that encourages and assists literary, performing and visual artists in achieving standards of professional excellence.  For more information, visit www.arkansasarts.org.

4 Tips for a Smooth Back-to-School Season

 

It’s hard to believe, but another back-to-school season is upon us, and we appreciate and understand the prep work that goes into getting children ready for a new school year.  With that said, we’ve come up with four especially helpful back-to-school tips that can help ease your stress levels.

Get to know the school. If your child is attending a new school, whether it’s due to a move or just from aging out of elementary or middle school, it’s beneficial to visit the school so that it becomes more familiar. Schools always have registration and orientation days, which is also a perfect time to meet your child’s teacher(s). You can also become acquainted with the school counselor and take the time to discuss concerns you may have or challenges your child may face. It’s recommended that you meet or contact the school counselor at least three times per school year, beginning with the start of school.

It’s all about the schedule. Summertime is often a “schedule-free” season, where normal bedtimes and daily schedules are put aside for a more relaxed flow. If you haven’t done so already, the time to start working your child back toward his or her school year bedtime is now. Also, make sure he or she is beginning to wake up at a time that is in line with what a normal morning will look like at home.

Break in those new shoes. Did you know that your child’s new shoes can easily be broken in with ice? Say goodbye to complaints about sore feet and blisters for the first few weeks of school with this ice hack. It’s quick, easy and will lead to a pain-free new shoe experience!

Set up your emergency plan. You already know that not everything will go off without a hitch, so make sure your emergency plan is in place. Do you know who will be able to pick the kids up if you’re unable to and have you submitted the list to the school yet?

We hope these tips help make the back-to-school season a less stressful one for your family and that everything is smooth sailing leading up to the first day of school.  Drama Develops Kids, so don’t forget to explore the developmental drama classes for kids your local Drama Kids International location is offering for the 2018–19 school season, as classes are filling fast!

Back-to-School Season Survival Tips

 

It may seem like summer break just started, but once again we find ourselves staring down another back-to-school season. Our team at Drama Kids knows how stressful getting the kids ready for a new school year can be and we hope that these survival tips can make life easier on all parties!

 Routine, Routine, Routine

As the summer begins to wind down, you’ll want to begin moving your family back into a more school-friendly routine. We’re talking sleep schedules, breakfast routines, bathroom schedules for getting ready—whatever routines can be put back in place before school actually gets started.

Remember, when change is coming, routines can help prevent your child from feeling overwhelmed by everything.

Begin Refocusing the Mind

We hope your family has been able to use the summer to rest and recharge, but now is the time to help your kids begin getting into a scholastic mindset.

There’s no need to break out the flash cards or spelling tests, but be sure to take some time to read with your child and perhaps take a few trips to the library. Not only will this help encourage a love of books and reading, but it can also prepare your child to use an indoor voice in scholarly settings.

Prepare Your Command Center

The more prepared you are, the better prepared your family will be. If you don’t already have one, you can begin putting together the family command center.

This command center will serve as your go-to organization station, where the family calendar can be prominently displayed, coupons and bills can be kept, and information regarding your kids and their school can be filed.

Enjoy what’s left of summer break! Hopefully with these tips, the upcoming back-to-school season won’t prove overly stressful for your family. Remember, if it’s drama classes for kids you’re looking for, Drama Kids International is the place to go!

Drama Kids International Named a Top Franchise for Women and Top Low Investment Franchise Opportunity by Franchise Business Review

 

Drama Kids International Named a Top Franchise for Women and Top Low Investment Franchise Opportunity by Franchise Business Review

Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Drama Kids’ Performance

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. – July 24, 2018 – PRLog — Drama Kids International was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2018 Top Franchises for Women and Top Low Cost Franchises Reports.

Drama Kids is the largest after-school drama program in the USA with over 15,000 students currently enrolled in the US alone. Drama Kids franchise locations offer unique developmental drama classes and camps for students ages 4 through 18 specially designed to develop confidence, speaking skills, and creative thinking.

Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.

Thousands of franchisees representing nearly 150 low-cost brands and 240 brands overall participated in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey between November 2016 and May 2018. The survey results included nearly 6,000 female franchise owners. Drama Kids franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, financial opportunity, and work/life balance.

“We are very honored and pleased that the most respected franchise market research firm in the US has identified Drama Kids as one of the top low-cost franchise opportunities as well as one of the top franchise businesses for women” said Drama Kids President, Charlie Kerr. “We are very fortunate to have an amazing group of franchise owners, a high percentage of whom are women, and we work very hard to provide excellent support, training and resources, while also continually listening to our franchise owners to determine how we can improve the system.”

Kerr also noted that Drama Kids was recognized earlier this year as one of the top 200 franchises in Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500 rankings, and perhaps more importantly – the number one low investment children’s franchise concept among all 500 brands recognized. Most recently – Drama Kids was ranked number 65 among all US franchise brands with an international presence in the magazine’s Top Global Franchises ranking as published in the July 2018 addition of Entrepreneur Magazine.

“The franchise industry provides many options to women seeking business ownership on a full- or part-time basis in multiple sectors,” says Michelle Rowan, President of Franchise Business Review. “The number of franchise opportunities can be overwhelming, so it’s critical to examine feedback from other female franchise owners on how well the franchise meets their expectations in terms of support, work/life balance, financial opportunity, and other key areas of business ownership.”

About Drama Kids
Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the world. There are more than 15,000 students currently enrolled. Drama Kids’ copyrighted curriculum features original, creative lessons with a built-in advancing scale of development that enables students of different ages and abilities to progress at their own rate. Its curriculum differs significantly from traditional drama and other after-school programs, with an emphasis on fun drama activities that are designed to allow all students to fully participate and develop acting, speaking, and creative thinking skills.

Drama Kids offers age-appropriate classes for students ages 4 through 18 years old. Classes meet once each week for one hour at locations throughout the country. The program allows new enrollment throughout the year, space permitting. Drama Kids also offers Drama Kids Preschool Workshops, Drama Kids Summer Camps, and Drama Kids At School, an in-school program for elementary and middles schools that brings its innovative curriculum directly into the schools as part of the school’s
after-school program. For more information, visit www.dramakids.com. For franchise information visit www.dramakidsfranchises.com.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.

 

Contact
Charlie Kerr
***@dramakids.com
303-619-2005

Drama Kids International Ranked Among The Franchise Elite In Entrepreneur’s Esteemed 2018 Top Global Franchises Report

 

Drama Kids International Ranked Among The Franchise Elite In Entrepreneur’s Esteemed 2018 Top Global Franchises Report

World’s Largest Developmental Drama Program Ranked #65 Among the Top 200 Franchise Brands with an International Presence

FORT MYERS, Fla. – July 25, 2018 – PRLog — Drama Kids International, the world’s largest after-school drama program, has just been named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Top Global Franchises in its July 2018 publication. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as one of the most reliable sources of franchise-related information, the magazine ranked Drama Kids #65 among the top 200 franchise brands with an international presence for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power.

Drama Kids is the largest after-school drama program in the US and the world with over 15,000 students enrolled in the US and 50,000 students world-wide through its affiliate company – The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy. Drama Kids is not a newcomer to the Entrepreneur’s rankings, having recently been ranked among the top 200 U.S. based franchise brands in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Franchise 500® and #1 among all child-related franchise brands with an initial investment of less
than $50,000.

“We are once again very honored and pleased that the nation’s top business magazine for current and aspiring small business owners has recognized our accomplishments and all that we offer our franchise owners” said Drama Kids President, Charlie Kerr. “The growing demand for our classes signifies that students and parents are seeking fun and enriching ways to build students’ self-confidence, public speaking and communication skills, as well as their creative thinking abilities through the fun of developmental drama. We are the largest after school drama program in the US and the world because we develop important life skills in children to help them discover their full potential.”

Kerr also noted that Drama Kids was named this month as one of Franchise Business Review’s Top 50 Franchises for Women and Top 50 Low Investment Franchises. Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance.

Entrepreneur’s 2018 Top Global Franchises were determined by adjusting the company’s Franchise 500 formula to give extra weight to international size and growth. Other areas evaluated by the formula include costs and fees, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

To view Drama Kids International in the full Entrepreneur ranking, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topglobal. Results can also be seen in the July issue of Entrepreneur available now on newsstands.

About Drama Kids
Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the world. There are more than 15,000 students currently enrolled in the US alone. Internationally – Drama Kids (which does business as PRLog – Global Press Release Distribution The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy outside the US) offers classes in over 30 countries. Drama Kids’ copyrighted curriculum features original, creative lessons with a built-in advancing scale of development that enables students of different ages and abilities to progress at their own rate. Its curriculum differs significantly from traditional drama and other after-school programs, with an emphasis on fun drama-related activities that are designed to allow all students to fully participate and develop acting, speaking, and creative thinking skills.

Drama Kids offers age-appropriate classes for students ages 4 through 18 years old. Classes meet once each week for one hour at locations throughout the country. The program allows new enrollment throughout the year, space permitting. Drama Kids also offers Drama Kids Preschool Workshops, Drama Kids Summer Camps, and Drama Kids at School, an in-school program for elementary and middles schools that brings its innovative curriculum directly into the schools as part of the school’s
after-school program. For more information, visit www.dramakids.com. For franchise information visit www.dramakidsfranchises.com.

 

Contact
Charlie Kerr charlie@dramakids.com
303-619-2005

The Importance of Raising Positive and Kind Children

 

At Drama Kids International, we know how important it is to continue raising positive and kind children, particularly in light of their exposure to current world events, bullying and other aspects of life that can sometimes darken their mood. Our kids can—and will—change the world for the better, but to do so, they first must be equipped with the right tools.

Raising a Kind Child

Kindness is a high priority and a value that is taught at home, at school, and in our drama programs and other afterschool activities. Be sure to embrace a language of kindness in your home and come up with ways to practice kindness in a family brainstorm.

Also – never forget that as parents, we serve as the greatest influencers of kindness, so model it at all times!

According to a Harvard psychologist, there are five ways to raise “moral, caring children”:

  1. Make caring for others a priority.
  2. Provide opportunities for children to practice caring and gratitude.
  3. Expand your child’s circle of concern.
  4. Be a strong moral role model and mentor.
  5. Guide children in managing destructive feelings.

Practicing Positivity

We know it can be difficult to always stay positive, but practice makes perfect! Your family will benefit from focusing on the positive in life and embracing it.

Take some time to reflect on the good things going on in your lives, or better yet, celebrate it! You can also influence positivity in the home by limiting negative media and entertainment. Never underestimate the significance of a hug and the opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

We’d love to hear how your family practices positivity both in and out of the home! If you could use any more ideas, we’d be happy to help. All Drama Kids International programs are specially designed to keep the positive vibes in your child’s life alive and well!

Make It a Safe and Fun-filled Summer for your Kids!

 

Summer is officially here, and we hope yours has gotten off to a fantastic start! While our Drama Kids team knows that summer is full of opportunities for fun family time, it’s also vital that we ensure that our kids are enjoying their summer breaks safely.

From heat to accidents and beyond, summer isn’t always all fun and games. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that with the warmer weather, the risk of injuries increases.

Over 2.6 million children are treated in emergency rooms for sports and recreation-related injuries, and more than 200,000 kids (14 and younger) are treated for playground-related injuries. We aren’t advising that you put your kids in a bubble or keep them cooped up indoors, and instead have compiled some fantastic safety tips that can help keep your family out of the doctor’s office!

Here are four tips that will ensure a safe and fun-filled summer for your kids:

  1. Protect skin from the sun.We know, you hear this advice frequently, but that’s because it is so important! The sun’s rays can cause long-lasting damage to our skin, and that includes our kids’ skin, too. Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before heading outside and be sure to reapply it every two hours or more often after swimming or sweating.
  2. Keep those pesky bugs at bay.If your child is spending quality time outside, bugs are just a given. You can help keep the bugs at bay and prevent bug bites by making sure your child is prepared. Bug sprays with DEET in them are OK to use for kids with caution, but if your child is younger than 2 months old, do not use them at all. After using a bug spray and being outdoors all day, a bath is obviously recommended!
  3. Be on guard for heat exhaustion.It’s hot out, and while it can be enjoyable, it’s also very easy for children to experienceheat exhaustion. An easy way to avoid this is to limit time outside between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., or keep play in shaded areas as much as possible. Be sure that your child is drinking adequate water and watch for signs of fatigue, extreme thirst, and muscle cramping.
  4. Brush up on water safety.More than830 children ages 14 and under die as a result of accidental drowning each year, with an average of 3,600 children being injured in near-drowning incidents. Drowning deaths also increase by 89 percent between May and August. Making sure children are never left unsupervised near any water source is key, and you can even take the time to become CPR-certified. You never know when it may come in handy. Also, know the signs of secondary drowning, which can happen hours after a child inhales water into the lungs.

We want your family to have its best summer yet, and that means a safe summer, too! Remember, our Drama Kids locations are offering summer camp options worth checking out.

10 Tips to Take Your Child From Self-Conscious to Confident

 

Every parent’s goal is to always raise confident, self-sufficient kids, but we also know that it can seem confusing and difficult to achieve this. Just how do you go about encouraging confidence in a child who is a bit on the self-conscious side?

Luckily for you, we at Drama Kids International are helping kids unlock their confident sides daily!  Here are 10 tips you can work on over the summer with your child:

  1. Acknowledge when he or she is being brave.Has your child stepped out of his/her comfort zone and done something he or she used to be scared of? Be sure to acknowledge this act of bravery, as this is one of the first steps toward growing out of his or her self-consciousness.
  2. Take small steps in uncomfortable social situations.Is your child a bit on the introverted side and working toward becoming more comfortable in social situations he or she would normally shy away from? This is another positive step toward becoming more confident, but encouraging him or her to do too much too fast is not advised. Help your child continue to ease into new social situations and get ready to see him or her blossom.
  3. Model self-love and positive self-talk.Our kids are always watching us, so by modeling self-love and positive self-talk we are teaching them how to not be so hard on themselves. We all know that accidents and mistakes happen, but instead of talking poorly about ourselves, demonstrate that it’s OK!
  4. Give genuine compliments.Compliment your child for something that took an act of kindness or bravery. Complimenting your child on something he or she has been working hard to perfect is also a great place to start.
  5. Teach resilience.We’ve previously discussed the seven C’s of resilience, but if you need a refresher, they are: competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping and control. Embrace the seven C’s and watch your child’s resilience blossom.
  6. Support his or her pursuit of a passion.Has your child taken a keen interest in a new activity? Do your best to support him or her in this new pursuit—it’s as simple as that!
  7. Set rules and be consistent.Consistency in a child’s life is key to many success factors and can apply where confidence is concerned as well. Make sure your child knows the rules and that you follow them as well.
  8. Coach relationship skills.No, we’re not just talking about young love, we’re talking about relationships with peers, teachers, etc. Your child needs to understand what healthy relationships look like on all fronts.
  9. Help your child set realistic goals.Never deter your child from chasing dreams.  Instead be sure to steer him or her toward goals that can be accomplished and crossed off the list.
  10. Help your child prepare for public performances.There will always be instances where your child must engage in public speaking or other performances, and by enrolling your child in one of our drama programs, you’ll be helping him or her put the best foot forward in these situations!

Along with your phenomenal parenting skills, Drama Kids International is able to step up and help your child build up confidence and push self-consciousness to the side with our specialized drama classes. Come find out why the “difference is dramatic” today!