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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. Prior to this, Naylon worked...   Read More

    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 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.

Hear from our parents

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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