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Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.
Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.
At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.
At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.
At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.
Between ages 4 and 5, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.
School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.
All day adventures. All summer long.®
We aim to make your child's summer as educational as it is fun, through themed events, activities and trips.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
Rich and Danielle Luht, Owners
The idea of Tecara Group, inc dba Kiddie Academy of Edmond began in 2015 when we arrived in Edmond and had... Read More
The idea of Tecara Group, inc dba Kiddie Academy of Edmond began in 2015 when we arrived in Edmond and had difficulty finding the type of childcare we wanted for our children. After an exhaustive search and trying various brands, we continued to have a hard time finding the quality of care we wanted. In 2019, after Rich left the Oil and Gas industry, we decided to partner with Kiddie Academy and begin the process of building Kiddie Academy of Edmond. The foundation of the partnership was the strength of the Kiddie Academy Franchise and the principals of safety, education and fun for the children within our care.
Christy Kastl, Director
Hello! My name is Christy Kastl and I am so can’t wait to meet all of our new families! I have been... Read More
Hello! My name is Christy Kastl and I am so can’t wait to meet all of our new families! I have been in education my entire life. My mother is a retired public-school teacher. I was born and raised in Edmond but moved to Yukon when I got married in 2013. My husband and I live in Yukon with our two children, Lucy (6 years old) & Owen (8 years old) and our two crazy dogs! I started working in childcare as a preschool teacher. I soon found my love for leading others and training educators. I worked my way up through leadership, starting at School Age Coordinator, and Assistant Director and then to Director. I also worked as the Quality Education Coordinator for the state of Oklahoma. The past five years I have been working as an Executive Director in corporate childcare. I am very active in Oklahoma. I am a board member on the Licensed Childcare Association of Oklahoma. I am an Adjunct Professor for Mid-American Christian University. In my free time I volunteer with OKC Jr League. This year’s assignment I am working with OU Children’s Hospital and planning their spring prom. I have my Associates Degree in Child Development, from Redlands Community College. My Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Adult Education from University of Central Oklahoma. I have my Masters Degree in Child Psychology/ Child and Adolescent Psychology Development from Walden University. I also have a post graduate certificate in Higher Education. Lastly I am currently pursing my PhD from Northcentral University in Educational Leadership. I am extremely passionate about early childhood education. I know Kiddie Academy will be the foundation they need to thrive in school and in life. I am so thrilled to start building relationships with all our families. Please let us know if you need anything!
Hanna Carter, Assistant Director
Mrs. Hanna has been working in childcare since 2009. She stated out as a teacher, then moved into a leadership role as... Read More
Mrs. Hanna has been working in childcare since 2009. She stated out as a teacher, then moved into a leadership role as the School Age Coordinator. After about a year she transitioned into the Education Specialists. Her most recent role was as the Health & Safety Director. She is also Director Qualified through the University of Oklahoma. She has her Certificate of Mastery from Oklahoma City Community College. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with her Associates in Enterprise Development, majoring in Early Childhood Education. She is currently obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Administration in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arizona, with only 3 classes left! Mrs. Hanna has been married since 2017 and currently lives in Deer Creek with her two wonderful dogs Mason and Maddox.
Kat Padilla, Leadership Team
Ms. Kat has worked with children since 2015. She has a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Science. She is a... Read More
Ms. Kat has worked with children since 2015. She has a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Science. She is a level 11 educator and a certified Trauma Informed Family Support provider. She is Director qualified and certifed in Safe Sleep and First Aid / CPR. Ms Kat is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Childcare Management. She is a Girl Sc
“Love it! Our last daycare was great but this place is awesome! They offer hours of drop off that fit most shift jobs, transport to local schools, and I visibly see the owners of this facility which shows dedication and not just profit accumulation. The teachers are super nice and give updates regularly that are… ”
Dana U., Edmond
“Professional, safe and warm environment. ”
Sogol R., Edmond
“They provide top notch childcare. Meals are healthy options. Well balanced play and teaching time so that kids can enjoy learning stuff every day ”
Emiko K., Edmond
“Teachers genuinely care about the kids and bond with them. They made the transition very easy. Good communication. Love the live feed, app, fingerprint check in. Love the anti-germ technology. The curriculum was the true differentiator for why we chose KA over staying with our previous provider. ”
Jaclyn B., Edmond
“Our child loves it there! ”
Albert O., Edmond
“we like the variety of curriculum, particularly the integration of art and art history when possible. ”
Emily S., Edmond
“We like everything..the educators, the owners, the curriculum, the environment/classroom, the directors! ”
Jennifer S., Edmond
“This daycare has been wonderful to work with. Every person employed there is so nice, personable and patient with the parents. I was nervous at first being a first time mom but the directors and owners helped ease any worry or concern. The curriculum is wonderful. My son picked up certain sign language words quickly… ”
Rachel C., Edmond
“I like the curriculum and the number of activities Kiddie Academy does with the children each week. The teachers care about the children and I feel safe my child is in a safe environment when I drop him off. I also like the use of the Tadpoles App as I can get updates throughout the… ”
Leslie B., Edmond
“Very nice staff and the education is good ”
Sheri Vasquez: 3., Edmond
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