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  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility

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  • Dana & Scott Barnhart, Owners

    The on-site director/ owners are Dana and Scott Barnhart. Dana is a graduate of University of Phoenix, with her Masters of Art,...   Read More

    Dana & Scott Barnhart, Owners

    The on-site director/ owners are Dana and Scott Barnhart. Dana is a graduate of University of Phoenix, with her Masters of Art, in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure. She has her teaching certificates in Maryland, Florida, and North Carolina. She started her career in 1995 as a Recreation Therapist in a residential special education program. In 1997 she began with Annapolis Recreation and Parks as the Director of their Annapolis Elementary Before and After school Program. From 2001 to 2012, Dana the Director of the corporately run Kiddie Academy of Kent Island. During her first time at Kent Island she had an active parent committee and worked with the local schools to ensure the students of Kiddie Academy were ready for kindergarten. Dana has taught 4th grade in PG and Anne Arundel counties, and now has returned as the Owner Director of Kiddie Academy of Kent Ilsand. Scott Barnhart has a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Southern Connecticut State University. He has held positions as sailing instructor, sail-maker, chemist, and is a licensed contractor in the State of Maryland. He has held project manager positions for two builders in Stevensville and was a founding partner of  Doyle Chesapeake sail loft in Annapolis. Dana and Scott's greatest joy is their 12 year old son Logan. Currently he is in the 7th grade and loves playing the Piano. It is truly a privilege to be a parent! We are committed to caring and developing your precious children, and look forward to having you as a part of our Kiddie Academy family!

  • Jessica Search, Assistant Director

    Jessica Search has been working for Kiddie Academy since February of 2001. When Jessica started here Jessica was in high school enrolled...   Read More

    Jessica Search, Assistant Director

    Jessica Search has been working for Kiddie Academy since February of 2001. When Jessica started here Jessica was in high school enrolled in the work-based learning program. Working in the program helped Jessica discover her joy of working in the Early Childhood field. Since being here Jessica has worked her way up from Assistant Teacher,now she is in charge of our Enrichment Program. Jessica is also qualified to work as a School Age Child Care Teacher and is our Assistant Director. Jessica began working on her Early Childhood Education degree at Chesapeake College in 2001 part time,Jessica has re-enrolled and is completing her Early Childhood Education degree at Chesapeake College. Jessica also takes classes through CCEI.

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    Our team prior to our last family event. StemAdventures

    Our Staff, Team Picture

    Our team prior to our last family event. StemAdventures

Hear from our parents

The friendly staff, the transparency, and the structure of the day.
Heather F., Kent Island

The structure and educational program are excellent... but we HEART our teachers big time! They are the most amazing extended family and we feel very blessed. Thank you for the love and education!
Jason R., Kent Island

My son has flourished since being at Kiddie Academy. The staff is amazing and the curriculum is so worth it. I cannot recommend Kiddie Academy enough!
Krystal C., Kent Island

The “love” and the care the kids get. Family environment
Nicole W., Kent Island

Friendly staff! Lots of activities and hands on projects.
Jessica D., Kent Island

There is a curriculum. I can see that my little guy is actually learning from it. I like the pictures of him. I actually like that there isn’t full time video. The pictures are just enough. I like that I get good vibes from the teachers. When little guy is sad and feels comfortable enough…
Nicole M., Kent Island

Everything! I like the structure and daily schedule of each class. I like the feedback that you provide parents (good or bad). I like knowing that my children are learning something new every day.
Andrea A., Kent Island

I love that I know everything my kids have done, eaten and played each day. Communication is of utmost importance for me and they are amazing at it.
Lynda K., Kent Island

I love that my child absolutely loves school, his teachers and his friends. Since starting at the academy he has learned so much it’s unbelievable. I am so thankful for KA Kent Island!
Ashley T., Kent Island

Routine based practices that’ encourage kids to learn while having fun!
Caitlyn S., Kent Island

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