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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
  • 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 that the staff are so attentive to all the students needs. There are also video cameras inside for me to periodically check up if I’d like to.
Bridget H., Upper Freehold

The administration, teachers and aides at Kiddie Academy of Upper Freehold do an outstanding job in caring for and teaching our children - especially in the middle of a pandemic. My son has grown and learned so much in the past 2 years of attending their Preschool and Pre-K programs. They have great communication with…
Alyssa O., Upper Freehold

Plenty of one-on-one time with my child, streaming video and electronic end-of-day reports, genuine care for children, lots of age-appropriate activities, lots of outside time (weather-permitting), responsiveness and attentiveness of staff to my needs/requests and my child's needs, location, cleanliness, safety procedures, open communication channels, wonderful owners and front office staff, and so much more!!!
Meredith H., Upper Freehold

The staff have been kind and friendly. I especially like that there are camera so that I can check in throughout the day.
Leanne M., Upper Freehold

Even at a young age, I feel my child is getting a quality education and learning social skills at the same time.
Kelly D., Upper Freehold

Amazing staff! Our daughter loves going to school to see all her friends!
Kristina K., Upper Freehold

I like how warm, caring, and responsive the teachers and staff are to my son and daughter's needs. KA instills a strong sense of trust in their staff and operations. It especially shines through via the different lines of communications they have open(whether it is the app, phone, email, etc.) and the protocols they developed…
Danielle M., Upper Freehold

Very friendly staff! Our daughter loves going to school there!
Kristina K., Upper Freehold

Addison has already learned so much in a short period of time!
Casey J., Upper Freehold

The staff are great to deal with on a daily basis and very trust worthy. The facility has always been clean and organized.
Patricia M., Upper Freehold

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