Sundance Childcare Management announces rebranding of select Children's Courtyard concepts to Xplor -- The Whole Childhood Journey

New name, bright future....

DALLAS, May 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sundance Childcare Management, a child development and education management company, is pleased to announce the rebranding of 16 of its Texas-based Children's Courtyard schools to Xplor — The Whole Childhood Journey.

The Children's Courtyard concept was originally established by the owners of Sundance Childcare Management in 1986, then later sold. The sixteen most recent locations have previously been operating under The Children's Courtyard name as part of a licensing agreement, but due to the establishment of Sundance Childcare Management as both owner and operator, select locations will adopt the Xplor name today.

Xplor — The Whole Childhood Journey will be led by Karen Stokes, CEO of Sundance Childcare Management. Stokes brings over 35 years of experience in child development and education administration to Xplor. With the name change, both Stokes and the Sundance management team are unveiling a new vision that will include curriculum-based learning programs to develop each child emotionally, socially, physically and cognitively.

"The way children learn is no longer through rigid rules," says Stokes. "Our new identity not only embodies our modern whole child education approach, but also reflects the way children best learn — by investigating and discovering the world around them. Our schools are designed specifically to encourage both children and their families to take a community approach to learning. By concentrating on all areas of a child's development, we are creating lifelong learners and good citizens".

Starting in late May, Xplor will be hosting open houses at each of its 16 schools. For more information on the launch and upcoming events, please visit


Xplor is a premiere childcare facility that focuses on "the whole childhood journey". The comprehensive whole child education focuses on emotional, social, physical and cognitive development with an emphasis on early literacy, logical thinking, creativity, physical coordination and development of positive character traits. Xplor has 16 locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and Houston and offers individualized programs to fit the needs of children from infant to early teen (6 weeks-13 years old). For more information, please visit or


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