Kiddie Academy of Seattle business owner Devinder Singh was recently awarded a $2,500 tuition scholarship as part of Kiddie Academy’s nationwide “Acts of Kindness” campaign.

The educational child-care provider, a national franchise with more than 200 academies, celebrated reaching enrollment of 25,000 students nationwide with the campaign.

Kiddie Academy challenged its national network of academies to participate. Students and families took part by chronicling their own acts of kindness for one week in an effort to be named one of 10 scholarship recipients.

With the goal of inspiring students to perform acts of kindness toward their family and peers, the campaign resulted in hundreds of photos, videos and social media posts displaying these acts of kindness with the hashtag #kiddieacademykindness.

For their part in the “Acts of Kindness” campaign, the students at Kiddie Academy of Seattle created greeting cards for those at Brookdale Senior Living Center and other community members.

The $2,500 scholarship will be granted to an enrolled student at the academy.

Kiddie Academy of Seattle at Queen Anne is the third academy opened by Singh and his family. Through a personal experience in implementing the Kiddie Academy early childhood education program at a previous center, Singh believes that the program’s key strength is an emphasis on continuous, open communication between teachers and parents concerning each child’s development.

“I am so proud of the creativity, empathy, compassion, and respect that the facility and students of Kiddie Academy of Seattle at Queen Anne exhibited throughout the promotional week,” Singh said in a news release. “They not only championed all of the key facets of character education, a main component of Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials curriculum, but also made a difference in not only their classrooms but the Queen Anne community.”

“We value our families and communities, and believe they are ultimately the reason we achieved this significant milestone,” Kiddie Academy president Greg Helwig said in the release. “Shaping and inspiring children for the future has always been at the heart of Kiddie Academy’s purpose. By consciously performing acts of kindness, our students had a hands-on opportunity to demonstrate these values in action and also witness the impact of their kind acts on others.”

Kiddie Academy serves families and their children ages six weeks to 12 years old, offering full-time care, before- and after-school care, and summer camp programs. 

For more information on Kiddie Academy, visit kiddieacademy.com.