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Kiddie Academy of Virginia Beach

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We are located in the Ocean Lakes area of Virginia Beach, next to Ocean Lakes Elementary School at the corner of Dam Neck Road and Upton Drive.

Every day your child's imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum—Kiddie Academy of Virginia Beach empowers and celebrates all of it.

Our Life Essentials® learning approach and curriculum encourages children to explore and progress in their own way, and at their own pace. At Kiddie Academy of Virginia Beach, your child will grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Our highly trained teachers are there every step of the way to guide, nurture and cultivate your child's development.

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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Infant Care

Infant Care

6 weeks to 12 months

New Beginnings

Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.

Toddler Care

13 to 24 months

Discovering Me

Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.

Early Preschool


Exploring My World

At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.



I Can Do It

At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.



Ready, Set, Go

At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.



On My Way

Between ages 4 and 5, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.

School Age

Ages 5 to 12

Creative Explorers

School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Ages 5 to 12


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.

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Why Virginia Beach families and Kiddie Academy find each other

Our approach to early education is to capture the momentum of curiosity and involve parents in every minute of it. That includes you.

Life Essentials®

Guided by our well-rounded philosophy and curriculum, our highly trained teachers help develop what's unique in every child—nurturing imagination, fostering creativity and preparing them for school and for life.

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Community-based care

We believe every Kiddie Academy should feel like an extension of family. Take a look inside our Academy to see what makes us the perfect place for your child.

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Our commitment to health and safety

Nothing matters more than your child's health, safety and security. That's why every Kiddie Academy follows our strict health and disinfection guidelines called Health Essentials, has a restricted-entry system and a thoroughly vetted staff trained in first aid, CPR and emergency drills.

Hear from our parents

My daughter loves everyone there and I have never felt so comfortable leaving her somewhere. She has learned so much and really started to grow since starting. I recommend everyone I possibly can to bring their children.
Kirsti B., Virginia Beach

Kiddie Academy is the best educational child care service around! I have peace of mind dropping my kids off everyday during the week. I know that they are safe, loved, and are learning so much! One of the things I love most about the school are the staff and teachers, they truly are the beet…
Pauline H., Virginia Beach

Staff is great, food provided is so convenient.
Kelsy N., Virginia Beach

Kiddie Academy on Upton is the absolute best daycare/childcare center. All of the staff truly care about the kids and plan the best seasonal activities. Their dedication to ensuring all the kids have fun while learning is hard to find anywhere else. We moved from another center that had a supposedly great reputation and found…
Andrea R., Virginia Beach

Kiddie Academy feels like home to us! The teachers, staff and director care about our son’s well-being and we appreciate all they do for our family.
Margo Savage M., Virginia Beach

I like the independent work being sent him for pre-k.
Jennifer L., Virginia Beach

I have nothing but good things to say about Kiddie Academy. Our two kids are thriving, and love going to daycare! The teachers are great, and communicate well with us. They also do lots of fun and enriching activities with the kids.
Megan P., Virginia Beach

We love having our child in the Early Preschool program at Kiddie Academy. The administrators, faculty, teachers, and helpers are very loving and caring. Not only are they vigilant about watching over your children, they are dedicated to teaching them new things every day. We were thrilled when our kiddo—who originally had a speech delay—was…
Jessica W., Virginia Beach

Great educating day care for my kid! Wonderful teachers and fun environment
Yuliya M., Virginia Beach

The KA staff are all amazing and I’m always at peace knowing my children are in a safe, caring, and fun environment!
Kelly B., Virginia Beach

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