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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.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
James & Brittany Ihedigbo, Owners
NFL veteran James Ihedigbo and wife Brittany chose the Kiddie Academy child care franchise in 2016 to continue building a family legacy... Read More
NFL veteran James Ihedigbo and wife Brittany chose the Kiddie Academy child care franchise in 2016 to continue building a family legacy and foundation for their future. James was an undrafted Free Agent in 2007 out of the University of Massachusetts, and from there went on to have a 10-year NFL career as well as win a Super Bowl Championship in 2012 with the Baltimore Ravens. Meanwhile his wife Brittany Ihedigbo earned her degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts as well. As a family they’ve had the great pleasure of playing for the New York Jets, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills throughout their tenure career. James and Brittany launched their own charitable foundation, Hope Africa USA in 2009 which helps students of African Decent receive educational scholarships, college prep courses and assistance to ensure all students get the best possible help and guidance along their college journey. Their foundation and its efforts have helped over 50 students across the country pay for college tuition. As James NFL career was ending the Ihedigbo’s began to think about life post football, and it was at that time James and Brittany began to research potential child care franchise options in and around the Houston area. During their research they came across Kiddie Academy which academically was set apart from all the other child care franchises. During this process James and Brittany sought the advice of James mother Dr. Rose Ihedigbo who has an earned PhD in Early Childhood education. As the Ihedigbo’s laid out their options, in order to get the full experience Brittany and James enrolled their young daughter Grace in a nearby location and were blow away by her academic achievements and new that Kiddie Academy was the right franchise partner. James and Brittany opened Kiddie Academy Lakes of Savannah in Rosharon Tx, on July 10th, 2016. The Ihedigbo’s have achieved great success, both in business as well as personal standpoint. They have consistently maintained high enrollment numbers, created a well-known brand and presence in their community and formed many solid relationships with families they serve. James and Brittany have had the pleasure of seeing the results of their hard work in the many children they serve. They have seen the quality of the product first hand with the children’s advancements and accomplishments.
Dr. Rose Ihedigbo, Executive Director
Dr. Rose studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and received a BA, M.Ed., and Doctorate in Early Childhood Education. Dr. Rose... Read More
Dr. Rose studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and received a BA, M.Ed., and Doctorate in Early Childhood Education. Dr. Rose is an Educational Consultant, Trainer and Quality Assurance Specialist in Early Childhood Education. She does consulting works for childcare programs, and public speaking across the country. She is the author of three books: Sandals in the Snow: A True Story of One African Family’s Journey to Achieving the American Dream, Why the Turtle Has A Broken-Patterned Shell: A Tale from Nigeria and Why the Turtle’s Head is Bald, another Tale from Nigeria. She is the founder of Ihedigbo Consulting Group (ICG) and also co-founded the Nigerian American Technological and Agricultural College (NATAC) with her late husband, Apollos, in Nigeria. She is the mother of five Children, Onyii, Emeka, Nathaniel, David and James and grandmother of ten grandchildren.
Crichelle Larry, Regional Director
Meet Ms. Crichelle My name is Crichelle Larry, and I am very excited be the new Regional Director for Kidde Academy. I... Read More
Meet Ms. Crichelle My name is Crichelle Larry, and I am very excited be the new Regional Director for Kidde Academy. I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 20 years. I have a deep passion for the nurturing and development of children. I was born and raised in the Houston area and hold a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I began my career as teacher and worked my way to field leadership. I love to mentor and develop talented individuals who want to grow in their positions. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience in the field with my new team of leaders. I am married and have twin boys who keep me on my toes! In my free time, I love to travel and attend local sporting events. Exploring new cities is and local traditions is one of my favorite things to do. I am a die-hard Rockets and Astros fan! I look forward to the new relationships I will build with the families, teachers, and school leaders.
“Great atmosphere, management is amazing, staff is loving and caring, they treat your children as if they were their own, the owners are great and truly care about every child enrolled! My children look forward to coming to the center every day. The infant and school age program are amazing! ”
A S., Lakes of Savannah
“Friendly staff, facility always clean, excellent teachers !!! ”
Sagrario F., Lakes of Savannah
“Excellent attention and care to our son. Teachers and staff are always kind and treat us like family. Our son learns so much each day and is learning great social skills and vocabulary. ”
Ramos C., Lakes of Savannah
“The teachers' passion and love for my children is important; not only for drop off but also for peace of mind while at work. My children want to come to Kiddie Academy - Lakes of Savannah and enjoy being there because they can see and feel the love the staff has for them. ”
Nicole B., Lakes of Savannah
“Friendly and professional staff. Clean and spacious classrooms. Flexible hours of operation. ”
Marcia D., Lakes of Savannah
“The attention that are given to the children. The curriculum that is taught is age appropriate. Also you will see the advancement of your child on a weekly basis. ”
Derrick W., Lakes of Savannah
“The staff is always friendly and alert. They are aware of each parent and child. ”
Natalia L., Lakes of Savannah
“The teachers take such a good care of our babies, like if they are their own. The staff is super friendly and always take the time to answer all your questions. ”
Sagrano F., Lakes of Savannah
“I love the familial atmosphere at Kiddie Academy Lakes of Savannah. I'm confident that my child (age 5) is receiving the educational foundation that will prepare him to succeed as he matriculates through school. ”
Latoya M., Lakes of Savannah
“I love everything about it ”
Samantha S., Lakes of Savannah
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