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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:
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.
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.
Teri Wicks, Director
Teri has been a Director for the past five years. She just completed and received a non-expiring Directors license by completing over... Read More
Teri has been a Director for the past five years. She just completed and received a non-expiring Directors license by completing over 600 hours of Continuing Childhood Development Education and Management. Before she became a Director, she taught in the Preschool industry for the past eight years as a Preschool teacher. She has taught as young as 18 months and up to Kindergarten. It was when her youngest child attend a Mother’s Day Out Program and Teri helped by subbing in a class that she discovered that this was where her passion came alive. Teri’s philosophy is that if she takes care of her parents and staff, they will take care of her kids! She believes that Preschool is the foundation that all children need before they begin their journey in education. Nothing gives her more pleasure than to see a child achieving a task as simple as saying their A, B, C’s or writing their name for the first time. Teri also volunteered at her church in the Children’s Nursery overseeing the volunteers helping with the babies. She continued to do this along with her duties at the Preschool until she took over the Directors position. Teri has been married to Bob for twenty-four years and has four wonderful children Cory, Britt, Adam and Sarah. She homeschooled her youngest two and took all the information she learned there and transferred it to the Preschool industry. Teri states that she wants all her kids to MASTER not learn and she does this by the way she trains her staff. She unwinds the day by watching old movies, reading books or spending time with her family. She also loves traveling with her family (yes, she like car trips) and Disney is a place she never gets tired of visiting. Teri also has three other members of the family that she must mention; Bandit, Lucy and Ginger her three Shih Tzu’s. Life just wouldn’t be the same without them!
“Communication is great. They follow a curriculum and stick to it. ”
Samantha N., League City-West
“Amazing facility and great staff! My daughter's teachers are always so kind and cheerful. My daughter has blossomed so much since being there. ”
Natalie V., League City-West
“I am very pleased with Kiddie Academy! My child is very happy to go to school everyday. ”
Megan B., League City-West
“I love my daughter's teachers. I feel like she is in great hands during the day! ”
Olivia K., League City-West
“There are so many opportunities for my child. He is learning at an astonishing rate, and he loves it here. I love the extra activities they have through the year, like the End of Sunmer Bash and Polar Express Night. I also love the sports that are offered while he's already at school. ”
Nanci P., League City-West
“I love the staff! I feel so blessed that they care for my kids. They are happy, thriving, and learning. ”
Abigale A., League City-West
“Claire, Lexi, and Celeste are incredible with our girls. They are so clearly loved and well cared for. I can’t say enough how happy we are with you guys. Emma and Addy talk about their teachers all the time! ”
Anna H., League City-West
“Everything! The teachers genuinely care about the kids, the facility is well appointed, safe and clean. ”
Jullian M., League City-West
“the teachers are SO incredible, they work with my son very well & are so so patient ”
Charlene L., League City-West
“The personal touch of a majority of the staff. Our daughter is cared for there and looked after it is apparent by the knowledge of the staff when we ask questions about her and her day. Thank you all ”
Lief K., League City-West
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