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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 2 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

Security, curriculum, enthusiasm Always willing to add new things, open to different ways of learning.
Kristen C., Lakewood Ranch

I love the daily reports and the curriculum.
Kristi L., Lakewood Ranch

I love how comfortable all of the staff members make my family and I feel. I love how much my daughter is learning each and every day. Her two teachers are the best!
Elizabeth C., Lakewood Ranch

I know my children are always well taken care of and the rest of the staff is always friendly and helpful
Jessica R., Lakewood Ranch

Warm, caring staff and structured learning environment
Desiree M., Lakewood Ranch

Pictures and daily reports
Kristin S., Lakewood Ranch

My son's teacher and the front office managers.
Melissa R., Lakewood Ranch

All staff have been so loving to our daughter. They all look out for the best interest of the children. The facility is safe and I feel secure leaving her for the day. She has grown and developed so much due to the interaction with other children and teachers. We love it here!
Kirsten L., Lakewood Ranch

You provide a vast array of activities that are fun for the kids and keep them learning
Kim H., Lakewood Ranch

My child loves it here! The staff is friendly and engaging. They always make time to communicate with me as a parent what the baby ate/needs for supplies . I just Wish I found this place sooner!
Danielle J., Lakewood Ranch

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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.