My daughter only went here for a brief period of time, but I loved them! They were friendly and they truly cared about the children. Children ate healthy, fresh meals every day that the day care owner and assistant owner prepared themselves (homestyle cooking... my daughter loved it!) They have age appropriate toys and its very clean...whenever I had to drop in throughout the day, somebody was always cleaning and sanitizing things. The layout of the daycare is very open so you are able to see the movement of every child from the front office. My daughter didnt fight or cry when I had to drop her off every day. They did not see a price tag dangling off the kids ears. My daughter went to another daycare before Twin Oaks and she was always getting sick (with some serious illnesses I might add... staph, croup, bronchitis, chronic diarrhea, high fevers, etc.) when we went to pull her out of the old daycare, they were wanting us to pay them for 6 weeks and if we refused, they were going to file a lawsuit. However, when we pulled my daughter out of Twin Oaks due to a change in job and family situation, they understood and didn't make us pay for any thing extra nor did they make a theatrical scene threatening lawsuits.
I absolutely love Kid Academy, I feel 100% safe with my children in their care. I have two boys currently enrolled there, the Kid Academy staff is fantastic and everyone there goes above and beyond to make sure they enjoy the time spent there while also providing them with an outstanding curriculum which gives them a sense of accomplishment and confidence entering into kindergarten. I could not even begin to give enough glowing accolades to Matt Dickens (owner) and Holly Ford (director) for everything they do, they are truly a gift and are so deeply appreciated. Ms. Kiwana, the teacher for the 4-year-old class, has always been outstanding with my little guys even on the mornings they were grumpy and wanted nothing more than to spend the day with mommy, she's simply wonderful and her patience amazes me. As a divorced, working mother of three boys it is an immeasurable comfort knowing that, while I am unable to be with my little guys, they are in the best care possible.
Kid Academy is the BEST Preschool on the MS Gulf Coast! The owner Matt Dickens is hands on in everything they do. He and Holly (director) are ready and willing daily to meet the needs of the children there. The curriculum in each classroom will give your children the skills needed to start kindergarten ahead of the game. The teachers are AMAZING!!!! (MS. Gale you ROCK!!!! :) Our daughter loves her teacher and can't wait to go each day to play and learn with her friends. During the summer they go out of the way to make your child have a great time with field trips weekly, themes, and adventures the children can't wait to learn about. When we moved to the MS Gulf Coast we didn't know anyone. I was afraid that we would not find a preschool that would meet our expectations. Kid Academy is CLEAN, FRIENDLY, SAFE, EDUCATIONAL, and FUN!!!! There is no other place I would send any one of my children than here!