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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.
School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.
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.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
Naylon Larane/Derrick Larane, Owners
Naylon currently serves on the Board of Education of Roosevelt and is a member of the PTA. Prior to this, Naylon worked... Read More
Naylon currently serves on the Board of Education of Roosevelt and is a member of the PTA. Prior to this, Naylon worked as Pharmaceutical Clinical Trial Manager for Eli Lilly, with a focus in Oncology. For last 2 years Naylon has been a stay at home mom, managing the day-to-day demands of parenting and managing a household. In her free time, Naylon is a dancer and is part of Groove Merchant Drum and Dance Ensemble who performs throughout the east coast. Derrick is the co-founder and Managing Partner for Local Wisdom Inc., a digital agency that focuses on giving communicators the time to be strategic by managing content production, creating efficiencies and measuring progress to goals and keeping everything stunning and on-brand over all channels. For the past 19 years, he and 2 partners have grown the company from a small basement operation to a team of 40 employees working from multiple locations. In his free time, Derrick enjoys spending time with his family & friends, listening to audio books, and traveling.
“Love the staff and timings ”
Yogendra T., Upper Freehold
“Caring staff, treated like family, prompt responses, extremely responsive, organized, clean, creative play ”
Andrea P., Upper Freehold
“Very friendly and very good age appropriate child education. ”
Ivana K., Upper Freehold
“I like that I have camera access and the tadpole app. I like seeing the activities he does in the day. ”
Megan R., Upper Freehold
“Friendly/happy/passionate staff, home feel, professional, structure, rigid injury/child protection protocols in place, off quiet country road, safe, arts and crafts every day, outside play, Besides the home feel, my favorite thing about kiddie academy is how Margot’s teachers, especially Miss Ella, challenge her intellectually and make her feel safe and loved. ”
Jennifer T., Upper Freehold
“Kiddie Academy of Upper Freehold cares about the both the physical and mental health of both my children. The teachers are always caring, whether lending a listening ear, helpful hand, or joyous smile. The administrative staff are always welcoming upon walking in the door. In addition they are always willing to listen to any issues… ”
Jessica B., Upper Freehold
“Great friendly teachers and very clean school ”
Sparkle V., Upper Freehold
“The staff is wonderful! ”
Kristina K., Upper Freehold
“The staff here treat the children and their families like their own. It is a truly great place for kids to play, learn, and grow. I highly recommend KA of upper freehold. ”
Anthony B., Upper Freehold
“I love all of the different activities that my kids are participating in and being exposed to. My daughter loves going to daycare and my son loves going out on the playground. This is the first daycare that we have been to that uses cameras and that has been great. I enjoy the ease of… ”
Kathryn D., Upper Freehold
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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.
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