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Kiddie Academy® of Upper Freehold

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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

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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

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

focused on education clean facility friendly and helpful staff
Lindsay H., Upper Freehold

All of the teachers and staff are wonderful. They treat each child like their own and I'm always impressed at how much my 2 1/2 year old learns.
Kelly D., Upper Freehold

I like the curriculum that’s been exposed to my child. Not only do I feel my child has learned a lot but also has grown to love school. The staff members are all professional and compassionate. I truly feel my child is safe and happy when he’s at Kiddie Academy.
Katelyn S., Upper Freehold

The teachers are very attentive to every child and help them grow individually.
Lauren B., Upper Freehold

Teachers are dedicated and staff are so responsive. My son is so happy every day to go!
Anastasia B., Upper Freehold

Level of care and activities for my children
Stephanie O., Upper Freehold

My daughter enjoys the learning process, retains the information and is able to make it relate to her everyday life.
Pina A., Upper Freehold

Love everything the staff does for my child! Would highly recommend !
Erine D., Upper Freehold

You can tell how much the teachers and staff truly care.
Casey J., Upper Freehold

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