Endeavor Schools Reaches 60 School Milestone with Latest Acquisition

Endeavor Schools has achieved another milestone by acquiring its 60th school. The newest addition to the Endeavor Schools family is the Loudoun School for Advanced Studies (LSAS), a private middle and high school in Ashburn, Virginia, that seeks to engage and challenge young minds with real-world problems in a learning environment that promotes curiosity, self-reliance and citizenship.

With 60 schools in 13 states, Endeavor Schools is further cementing its status as one of the fastest-growing education companies in the country. The acquisition of LSAS comes just weeks after the company announced new preschool acquisitions in Colorado and Georgia. So far in 2021, Endeavor Schools has increased its school portfolio with six new schools. During that time, Inc. Magazine ranked Miami-based Endeavor Schools as the fastest-growing educational company in Florida.

After the LSAS acquisition, Endeavor Schools owns and operates two high schools for advanced students. The company’s first high school is Endeavor International School in Atlanta, which offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Endeavor Schools’ diverse 60-school portfolio now includes high schools for advanced students, Montessori schools, early childhood education, STEM-focused elementary schools and more.  he company is embracing the idea that there are many ways to provide a superior education for young learners.

“When our company was founded in 2012, our goal was to provide children with the best education possible so that they have the tools to thrive,” said Ricardo Campo, the CEO of Endeavor Schools. “With our incredible teachers across the country, we are accomplishing that goal every day. Reaching this new milestone is a testament to their skill and professionalism.”

LSAS was founded in 2008 in Ashburn, Virginia, located about 35 miles west of Washington, D.C. The school focuses on developing students’ strength and confidence by creating an open and welcoming environment that promotes intellectual curiosity. With its stellar faculty and innovative curriculum, the school has achieved great success. In 2018, 100 percent of its students passed Advanced Placement exams, and in 2019, 18 percent of students were recognized as National Merit Scholars.

“The faculty at Loudoun School for Advanced Studies have an impressive track record of bringing out the best in students,” said Danielle Millman, the Chief Growth and Experience Officer for Endeavor Schools. “Their credentials, dedication, and passion for teaching are extraordinary and we look forward to supporting them as they continue to provide students with an outstanding education.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Endeavor Schools Expands to Colorado with 3 New Acquisitions

The Academy Early Childhood Education School in Arvada and Westminster, Colorado, is one of the latest schools to join the Endeavor Schools family.

Endeavor Schools, one of the nation’s fastest-growing education management companies, has expanded to Colorado with the acquisition of two preschools in the Denver metropolitan area.

The new schools include The Academy Early Childhood Education Center’s two locations in Arvada and Westminster, and the Parker Landing Child Development Center in Parker. With these new additions, Endeavor Schools is now operating 59 schools in 13 states with plans for more expansion this year.

“The Academy Early Childhood Education Schools and the Parker Landing School are excellent locations that have built solid reputations in their communities,” said Danielle Millman, the Chief Growth & Experience Officer of Endeavor Schools. “When we looked to expand in Colorado, we sought schools with high-quality academics and talented, dedicated teachers who are passionate about children’s education. These schools exceed those requirements and we couldn’t be more excited to work with them and their tenured, gifted leadership teams.”

Parker Landing’s excellent program includes a focus on all aspects of a child’s growth, including intellectual, physical and social development, while The Academy offers an innovative curriculum through discovery-oriented learning. Both schools have long track records of providing the kind of high-quality, academic-rich education that Endeavor Schools is known for.

The campuses of both schools are designed to enhance the early childhood education experience with inspiration and safety with modern, state-of-the-art educational facilities and play areas. In addition, each campus is conveniently located for families in the surrounding areas.

The Academy and Parker Landing will continue providing excellent education programs with their talented teaching staff members. Endeavor Schools will enhance the schools with its nationwide support network in academics, information technology, human resources, and marketing.

For Endeavor Schools, expanding to Colorado is another example of the company’s impressive growth during the first half of 2021. Earlier this year, Endeavor Schools added two new locations in Atlanta.

In March, Inc. Magazine ranked Endeavor Schools as one of the fastest-growing companies in Florida with 61 percent growth over the past two years.

“Our growth strategy is to partner with schools that exhibit excellence and passion in all aspects of children’s education, so that we can help them continue serving families in their communities,” said Endeavor Schools CEO Ricardo Campo. “We have been fortunate to work with so many great schools and look forward to creating new partnerships around the country.”

Endeavor Schools Ranked Fastest-Growing Private School and Early Childhood Education Company in Florida by Inc. Magazine

Inc. magazine this month revealed that Endeavor Schools ranked as the fastest-growing private school and early childhood education company in Florida with 61 percent growth over the past two years. Overall, Endeavor ranked 185 out of 5000 private companies based in the Sunshine State.

The Inc. magazine list is a highly regarded ranking of the fastest-growing Florida-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Florida economy.

“With our amazing team, especially our heroic teachers, Endeavor Schools is more focused than ever on providing children with the best education and care,” said Endeavor Schools CEO, Ricardo Campo. “We are very proud to be ranked so highly on the Inc. magazine list and look forward to continuing our growth and helping parents realize their educational goals for their children.”

Between 2017 and 2019, Endeavor Schools expanded its national presence with new school acquisitions in several states, including Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, South Carolina, and California.

During this time of impressive growth, Endeavor Schools was named one of Inc. magazine’s fastest-growing companies nationwide in 2018. Since then, Endeavor Schools has continued growing and will announce several new acquisitions during 2021.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Florida, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/regionals/florida.

“This list proves the power of companies in Florida no matter the industry,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals

Methodology

The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com

 

 

Why a Customized Employer-Sponsored Childcare Program is the Best Choice to Meet Companies’ Childcare Needs

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the childcare industry, causing available childcare slots to drop drastically across the country. According to a survey from the Bipartisan Policy Center and MorningConsult, more than 40 percent of parents have said that their regular childcare provider has closed temporarily or permanently. This has put a great burden on working parents who rely on professional childcare providers so that they can pursue their careers while knowing their children are safe.

Endeavor’s employer-sponsored childcare programs can relieve that burden. 

By offering employees a consistent, reliable, and professional childcare program, employers provide a benefit that assures safety and peace of mind not only for their employees but their families, as well. However, finding a provider that meets all of a company’s needs can be difficult.  From daily schedules, the ages of children served, to the education and care preferences of individual employees, it’s vital that the program employers choose is customized to the unique needs of their families.

With Endeavor’s Employer-Sponsored Childcare Program, we provide employers with a service that allows them to have a program designed specifically for their employees’ needs while balancing their budgetary constraints. Most importantly, we operate the childcare program with experienced childcare and management professionals.

Certainty and Confidence

With so much upheaval in the childcare industry, a program specifically for one company ensures that employees have the confidence that their childcare needs will be met each day. Whether the employee is working at home or in the office, they will be able to remain focused on their work knowing that their children are in the care of trusted childcare professionals.

Designed to Meet Employees’ Needs

Most employer-sponsored childcare programs force companies to fit into an already existing program structure. That’s not efficient and doesn’t meet the unique challenges of each employer. For a childcare program to best benefit a company, it should be designed to fit the needs of the employer and their employees. We focus on all aspects of the program to create customized solutions that fit the work and lifestyle of each company’s community.

Our experienced childcare management professionals take the time to understand what program works best for each company by completing a Childcare Needs Assessment Survey. Through this research process, we are able to develop a uniquely optimized program.

Reflecting Company’s Culture

We design employer-sponsored childcare programs to reflect the company’s culture. These are not cookie-cutter solutions.  We realize that the culture employers create is something special that company leaders have worked hard to create. As part of the development process, we weave the company’s ideals into the childcare program. This upholds the values and spirit of the company while providing a seamless transition to make the childcare program a part of everyday life for employees.

Budget and Flexibility

By developing a program specifically for the company, we have the ability to adhere to the agreed-upon budget that companies allocate for their childcare program. We also understand that employers needs evolve.  Our employer-sponsored model allows us to work as a strategic partner to help address any programmatic changes – such as curriculum requests, service offerings, ages and mix of children served, organic food offerings, or changes to hours of operation.

For more information on our employer-sponsored programs, read about our 6-step process.

 

Endeavor Schools Launches ‘Hybrid’ Montessori Training Program for Working Teachers

Providing professional development opportunities for our teachers is a core asset of our company. And with our Montessori Alameda Teacher Education Program, we provide full-time teachers with the opportunity to learn the Montessori method through a program designed to fit their schedules and needs.

Led by Lee Lanou, the Director of Montessori Education at Endeavor Schools, the Montessori Alameda Teacher Education Program (MOATEP) focuses on principles created by Dr. Maria Montessori, the creator of the teaching method that bears her name. This includes developing the prepared environment and instilling a deep respect for children and sensitivity to their various learning styles. By the end of the program, teachers have a solid understanding of the Montessori method and gain experience in applying them in the classroom.

To fit the schedules of working teachers, the program will include online learning modules, combined with an intensive, in-person summer residency program in Portland, Oregon.

“MOATEP is such a special training program for educators who want to become credentialed Montessori teachers,” Lanou said. “The accessibility for working adults is a cornerstone of our program format.”

Caleb McGuigan, a primary (ages 3 to 6) teacher at Montessori of Alameda in Portland, is one of the first participants in the program and has already began utilizing what he has learned into his classroom.

“Lee does an amazing job of making the subject matter very approachable and understandable,” McGuigan said. “Even after a short period of time I feel as though I’ve been able to grow personally and professionally thanks to Lee and the opportunity to be part of the cohort.”

Combining Two Schools of Montessori Philosophy

Another major feature of MOATEP is that teachers will earn a Montessori teaching credential from the American Montessori Society, but they will also be trained in two schools of Montessori methodology: AMS and Association Montessori International (AMI).

Lanou holds from both AMS and AMI, which gives her the unique expertise to combine best practices from both training methods and implement them into MOATEP’s curriculum. In addition, the MOATEP faculty will include additional instructors trained in one of the two methods.

“What this means for the adult learners is that our program dives incredibly deep into the Montessori theory and philosophy, which the AMI training is known for,” Lanou said. “Understanding the ‘why’ behind what we do as Montessori teachers helps us to be able to offer the children a more thoughtful and powerful educational experience.”

The MOATEP curriculum also contains the ingenuity and creativity that AMS training is recognized for.

“Combined together, this allows teachers to become thoroughly transformed in the training process so that they can best serve the children, which is our primary goal,” Lanou said.

“Within the child lies the fate of the future.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

 With MOATEP, Endeavor Schools plans on contributing to the next generation of Montessori teachers, who will be responsible for guiding the next generation of students.

 By teaching teachers, we can positively impact a larger number of children, which continues to grow exponentially,” Lanou said. “And to be able to give as many young children the opportunity to experience a Montessori education as possible, is vital to creating a humanity which will help to heal our world and create a better future.”

For participants like McGuigan, the benefits of MOATEP are clear.

“If you can dedicate personal time to the program, you should be able to thrive as an educator,” he said.

 Program Details

  • MOATEP tuition is free for Endeavor Schools teachers.
  • The hybrid online and in-person program currently focuses on training teachers for the early childhood stage (ages 3 to 6).
  • The infants and toddlers program (for children under 3) will be conducted fully in residence during Summer 2021.
  • Both programs include comprehensive curriculum includes the full Montessori methodology of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, and Cultural Studies.
  • Participants complete coursework in child development, observation techniques, effective record keeping, classroom management, healthy parent communication, effective administration, and much more.

Endeavor Schools also has plans to expand the program after the inaugural year to include a hybrid program for infant and toddler training, and to bring the residency training to other cities, including the company’s major hubs of Atlanta and Minneapolis.

For more details on the Montessori Alameda Teacher Education Program and how to apply, visit the program’s website at www.moatep.org.

Introducing the Endeavor Schools ‘E for Excellence’ Program

At Endeavor Schools, we’re committed to developing the best early childhood educators so that our students receive the highest quality early learning environments and experiences they deserve. To continue our commitment to our teachers’ professional development, we are introducing ‘E is for Excellence’ – a 2-year program that provides teachers with training and tuition to obtain the globally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate and receive extensive guidance from pedagogical coaches to further enhance their teaching skillset.

The CDA is a widely recognized accreditation from the Council for Professional Recognition that is designed to assess and credential early childhood education professionals. We will conduct our program in partnership with the ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), whose CDA program has been awarded Gold Standard distinction by the Council for Professional Recognition.

During the first year of the E for Excellence program, teachers will study for the CDA certification, which focuses on eight core areas:

  1. Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
  2. Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development
  3. Supporting children’s social and emotional development
  4. Building productive relationships with families
  5. Managing an effective program operation
  6. Maintaining a commitment to professionalism
  7. Observing and recording children’s behavior
  8. Understanding principles of child development and learning

After obtaining CDA certification, teachers begin the second year of the program under the guidance of the Endeavor Academic Team, led by Dr. Amy Brereton, Endeavor Schools’ Vice President of Academics. This phase of the program involves discussions and workshops with researchers and thought leaders in the field of early childhood education.

The resources that form the foundation for the second year are developed by some of the most prominent organizations in the Early Childhood Education field, including Harvard’s Center for the Developing Child, The Fred Roger’s Center, Cambridge University’s School of Education’s Play in Education Development and Learning Center, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

This program effectively combines practice and theory in a manner that will improve teachers’ skills, strengthen their understanding of the craft, and enable them to be the next generation of top early childhood educators.

Endeavor Schools Expands Atlanta Presence with Two New Parker-Chase Preschools

Endeavor Schools is proud to announce new additions to its growing network of schools. The education management company has acquired two former Kids ‘R’ Kids franchises in East Roswell and East Cobb, Georgia. Both schools have been renamed as Parker-Chase Preschools, one of Endeavor’s most distinguished brands. The change will take effect immediately and both schools will continue operating without interruption for the children and families they serve.

The acquisition demonstrates Endeavor Schools’ commitment to the Atlanta region. With the addition of the new Parker-Chase schools, Endeavor Schools now owns and operates nine schools in the Atlanta metropolitan area with plans to expand further.

The talented, tenured, and dedicated teaching staff at these schools built solid reputations in their communities for providing high-quality early childhood education. As Parker-Chase Preschools, both schools will continue that legacy. They will also remain accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), one of the most respected early childhood education accreditors in the nation due to its high standards for education and safety.

“The Parker-Chase educational philosophy and focus on outdoor and STEM learning is a perfect match for these new locations and aligns with their existing approach,” said Endeavor Schools Chief Operations Officer, Danielle Millman. “Children respond well to an educational style that is structured around them so that their individual talents can flourish. This is why Parker-Chase has been so successful and families in East Cobb and East Roswell will continue to find this a truly positive educational experience.”

Parker-Chase Preschools was originally founded in 1981 in Carrollton, Texas. In 1985, it became one of the first schools to be accredited by NAEYC. Endeavor Schools acquired Parker-Chase Preschools in 2016, adding it to the company’s long list of reputable schools that excel in providing high-quality early childhood education to their communities.

The new Parker-Chase locations will offer innovative programs for infants through kindergarteners with an after-school program for school age students as well. They will also continue operating with the same staff members who have made such a strong connection with families in the community.

“Maintaining these community bonds is at the core of what makes our schools special,” said Endeavor Schools CEO Ricardo Campo. “We are looking forward to continuing these relationships and creating new ones with our Parker-Chase schools.”

This year promises to be a big one for Endeavor Schools as the company is in negotiations to acquire several more schools across the country. By investing in teachers and school facilities, Endeavor Schools is bringing its consistently high standards of education to more children and families.

“Communities need high-quality schools they can depend on,” Campo said. “We strive to provide consistency, reliability, and superior quality to many more families in the coming year.”