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Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch

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Our Academy is conveniently located between exit 217 and exit 220 in the Lakewood Ranch area.

Every day your child's imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum—Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch empowers and celebrates all of it.

Our Life Essentials® learning approach and curriculum encourages children to explore and progress in their own way, and at their own pace. At Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch, your child will grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Our highly trained teachers are there every step of the way to guide, nurture and cultivate your child's development.

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Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch Owner Earns New Title

Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch is excited to announce that owner, Marina Wolf-Schmidt, has been voted in as the President of The Gulf Coast CEO forum. The Gulf Coast CEO…

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Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch Earns National Accreditation

Lakewood Ranch, FL (Grassroots Newswire) Dec. 15, 2015 — Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch recently received national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Kiddie…

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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Health Essentials

All Ages

Our enhanced wellness and disinfection guidelines

Infant Care

6 weeks to 12 months

New Beginnings

Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.

Toddler Care

13 to 24 months

Discovering Me

Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.

Early Preschool


Exploring My World

At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.



I Can Do It

At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.



Ready, Set, Go

At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.



On My Way

Between ages 4 and 5, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.

School Age

Ages 5 to 12

Creative Explorers

School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.

Summer Camp

Ages 5 to 12


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.

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Why Lakewood Ranch families and Kiddie Academy find each other

Our approach to early education is to capture the momentum of curiosity and involve parents in every minute of it. That includes you.

Life Essentials®

Guided by our well-rounded philosophy and curriculum, our highly trained teachers help develop what's unique in every child—nurturing imagination, fostering creativity and preparing them for school and for life.

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Community-based care

We believe every Kiddie Academy should feel like an extension of family. Take a look inside our Academy to see what makes us the perfect place for your child.

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Our commitment to health and safety

Nothing matters more than your child's health, safety and security. That's why every Kiddie Academy follows our strict health and disinfection guidelines called Health Essentials, has a restricted-entry system and a thoroughly vetted staff trained in first aid, CPR and emergency drills.

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Hear from our parents

Educational programs and amazing staff.
Angela L., Lakewood Ranch

The staff genuinely care about my child and are great communicators, via the Tadpoles app, email, phone, in-person, etc. I love the standards-based lesson plans and activities (even for the littles- my daughter is only 1), as well as the pics, videos, daily update/summary, and links to the songs sang in class that are sent…
Courtney L., Lakewood Ranch

My son loves coming to school everyday. The teachers treat him so well and it is such a warm and inviting environment. He has learned so much in the time he has been there
Jennifer N., Lakewood Ranch

Excellent teachers and staff, clean facilities and happy kids!
Lisa S., Lakewood Ranch

Everything is good, the staff is really carefully and my son made a lots of progress. I couldn’t give 10 because it’s could be better. Wonderful school I just love it.
Aminata L., Lakewood Ranch

The staff really knows my children and cares about them. They are a part of our family.
Brooke B., Lakewood Ranch

Everything! Awesome team!
Alexandra O., Lakewood Ranch

It’s attention and safety for the children. Teachers and caregivers are great.
Marc S., Lakewood Ranch

Liam excels I’m sharing his knowledge gained at KA
Sara F., Lakewood Ranch

They education provided is done in a fun way and appropriate for my child’s age.
Tara V., Lakewood Ranch

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Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch

Welcome tips and insights to the family:

Parenting Essentials®

The learning doesn't stop for parents, either. That’s why we created an information resource with helpful tips on everything from enriching our STEM program at home to introducing lifelong healthy eating and fitness habits.