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Whole Kid And Kaboodle The Whole Child Learning Company

By Nichole L. Torres

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The dreams of all parents invariably include seeing theirchildren succeed. Husband-and-wife team Matt and Lindsay Barronhave tapped into that desire with The Whole Child Learning Company,a provider of educational enrichment programs for children. Whetherit's teaching computer basics or Spanish to preschoolers, thegoal is to give them tools for life.

Started in 1996 under the name Gigglebytes, The Whole ChildLearning Company arose out of necessity. Feeling that qualitycomputer education programs for kids were lacking, the Barronsdecided to open shop in San Marcos, Texas, after a successful pilotprogram in New York City. Lindsay, a teacher at the time, had theexperience to design the curriculum, while Matt, a sales managerfor a fiber-optic cable manufacturer, had the sales and marketingexpertise to promote the company. They sold Gigglebytes computereducation service to preschools, day-care providers andafter-school programs. Parents loved it.

The name change happened in 1997, says 33-year-old Matt, when heand Lindsay had requests to offer additional services. WhileGigglebytes is still one of their most popular programs, theBarrons recently added martial arts and a dynamic movement courseto educate "the whole child."

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