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Orlando-Area Kiddie Academy Owners Receive Prestigious National Award

ORLANDO, Fla. – Sept. 5, 2023 Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care, a nationally recognized brand of comprehensive educational child care programs, inducted Orlando franchisee owners Hilda and Ted Cockram into the President’s Circle at its 2023 annual conference, which took place in Orlando in July. The President’s Circle is a prestigious award earned by individuals who have achieved recognition in several key award categories. The Cockrams own and operate the Kiddie Academy of Longwood-Lake Mary and the Kiddie Academy of Sanford-Heathrow in Orlando.

“Hilda and Ted epitomize everything our brand stands for,” said Joshua Frick, president of Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, LLC. “Their dedication to the children and families of their community is unparalleled. On behalf of Kiddie Academy, I’m honored to welcome them to the President’s Circle, which is our organization’s highest recognition of excellence.”

Criteria for membership in the President’s Circle includes past recognition as a Brand Champion, Franchisee of the Year, and service on either the Franchise Advisory Council or Brand Building Committee. Alternatively, recipients of the Founder’s Award are, simultaneously, inducted as members of the President’s Circle.

“We are so honored to be recognized at this level. Receiving this award is a testament to the dedication and passion of our team of educators and administrators. Being a part of the Kiddie Academy franchise family has been rewarding since the beginning, and we look forward to serving our communities for years to come,” said Hilda Cockram.

The Cockrams have been Kiddie Academy franchisees for 11 years, opening the Longwood location in 2012 and the Sanford location in 2019. Across the two Academies, they serve 300 families and students in the Orlando area. 

Both of the Cockrams’ Kiddie Academy locations will be hosting Storytime LIVE events to promote reading to children: Longwood-Lake Mary on Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sanford-Heathrow on Saturday, Sept. 23. These community events are free and open to the public.

About Kiddie Academy ®
Since its inception in 1981, the Kiddie Academy system has been recognized as a leading brand in educational child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full- and part-time care, before- and after-school care, and summer camp programs, through the Kiddie Academy system. Kiddie Academy's proprietary Life Essentials ® Curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities, and techniques help prepare children for life. The company’s philanthropic efforts, including support of national nonprofit Family Promise, take character education lessons learned in the classroom beyond Academy walls. Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, LLC has also received corporate accreditation from the globally recognized Cognia accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit or find Kiddie Academy on Facebook at

About Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, LLC
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, LLC is based in Maryland. There are currently more than 300 open Academies in the Kiddie Academy system, located in 33 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 37,000 children. Each franchised location in the Kiddie Academy system is an independently owned and operated business. For more information, visit

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