Tips for Helping your Child Handle Bullying

 

Tips for Helping your Child Handle Bullying

 As the school year progresses, chances are your child will experience bullying. He or she may not be the victim, but could still witness it in the classroom, hallway or on the playground.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and Drama Kids International is here to share valuable tips on how to help your child handle bullying.

How common is bullying?

Bullying is a very common thing, with more than one out of every five students having reported being bullied. Female students are more likely to experience a form of bullying.

There are three types of bullying—verbal, social and physical. Students who are bullied report that they are called names, insulted, pushed, shoved, tripped, spit on and excluded from activities on purpose. Bullying is reported to take place in the hallways or stairways at school, in the classroom, the cafeteria, outside on school grounds, on the bus, or in the bathroom/locker room.

How to help your child

First, your child must know how to identify bullying. It’s likely that he or she has been teased by a sibling or friend at some point, which is usually not harmful and done in a playful manner. But your child will need to know that when the teasing crosses the line into being hurtful, unkind and constant, it has become bullying.

Be sure children know it is not their fault if they have been the victim of bullying and reassure them that together you will figure out what to do about it. It’s also important for your child to know that it’s OK to speak to a teacher, principal or counselor about what is going on. Keep the lines of communication open and support your child.

ACT UP! to Stop Bullying

We know how detrimental bullying can be for children, which is why we created the ACT UP! to Stop Bullying program. This is a series of workshops designed for third through fifth graders, which utilizes student participatory drama activities and group discussions to teach children about the various forms of bullying and how they can properly respond. In ACT UP! to Stop Bullying, children will learn things like:

  • The different forms of bullying, including physical and verbal attacks and more subtle forms like leaving someone out from a group on purpose
  • Different roles they can play when bullying occurs, such as silent participant, observer or preventer
  • How to model good behavior

 

Bullying is something that must be taken seriously. If you would like to learn more about our ACT UP! to Stop Bullying initiative, reach out! Our Drama Kids team would love to see it come to a school near you!

 

Drama Kids Of South Orange County Announces Approval From Saddleback Valley Unified School District To Offer New After-school Classes

 

Drama Kids Of South Orange County Announces Approval From Saddleback Valley Unified School District To Offer New After-school Classes

 

Local Franchise Owner Anticipating 200%+ Growth in 2018-2019 School Year

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. Sept. 17, 2018 PRLog — Drama Kids of South Orange County, California franchise owner Jaime Medley announced on Wednesday that the Saddleback Valley Unified School District has granted approval for the children’s developmental drama program to offer new

after-school classes in schools throughout the district. Each class will meet once per week for one hour and will feature Drama Kids’ exclusive curriculum consisting of over 450 unique lesson plans.

Medley also noted that the Capistrano Unified School District/Saddleback College Community Education has approved after-school classes at nine additional schools on top of the seven schools where classes were offered during the 2017-2018 school year, and that ten charter schools have approved funding for Drama Kids classes to be offered to students in their home school program.

“We are extremely honored and very excited that these school districts and charter schools 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 South Orange County Director, Jaime Medley. “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 public elementary school classes, Medley and her team of highly trained teachers will be offering classes at several parks and recreation centers. She expects to have well over 300 students enrolled by December of this year and stressed that classes are filling fast. For more information about Drama Kids classes in South Orange County and to enroll a child, visit www.dramakids.com/ca2.

About Drama Kids of South Orange County

Drama Kids of South Orange 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/ca2.

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 PRLog – Global Press Release Distribution 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.

 

Media Contact

Jaime Medley
dramakidsca2@gmail.com
(949) 288-6889

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