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A little about our Academy

Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:

  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility
  • Ultraviolet HVAC Air Sanitizer
  • Amazing Athletes: Weekly Sports Program
  • Indoor Playspace
  • Live stream video in every classroom
  • Secure biometric entrance system
  • Electrostatic Disinfection and Sanitizing

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  • Naylon Larane/Derrick Larane, Owners

    Naylon currently serves on the Board of Education of Roosevelt and is a member of the PTA as well as handling the...   Read More

    Naylon Larane/Derrick Larane, Owners

    Naylon currently serves on the Board of Education of Roosevelt and is a member of the PTA as well as handling the day-to-day demands of parenting and managing a household. Prior to Kiddie Academy, Naylon worked as Pharmaceutical Clinical Trial Manager for Eli Lilly, with a focus in Oncology. 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 Chief Operating Officer at Pocstock. Pocstock is a diversity media platform with a focus on promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through positive images, content, and stories of people of color. In his free time, Derrick enjoys spending time with his family & friends, listening to audio books, and traveling.

  • Laura Amato, Assistant Director


    Laura Amato, Assistant Director


  • Ms. Christie, Preschool Teacher- I Can Do It 2


    Ms. Christie, Preschool Teacher- I Can Do It 2


  • Ms. Megan, Pre-K Teacher- Ready Set Go 1


    Ms. Megan, Pre-K Teacher- Ready Set Go 1


Hear from our parents

Friendly and caring staff
Sparkle V., Upper Freehold

We love our Kiddie Academy family and how everyone is friendly and helpful, knows my child's name and cares for his well being and education. We will miss everyone.
Mae F., Upper Freehold

That there are themes (for summer) and specified goals.
Lisa P., Upper Freehold

Great staff and owners!
Kristina K., Upper Freehold

Everyone is so kind and loves these children!
Alicia R., Upper Freehold

The staff is incredible! They go above and beyond for your child and truly care. Great environment!
Christina A., 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

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