My 4 year old has been attending Kid Academy for 3 years and we absolutely love it! He surprises us with all that he learns. The teachers are great and communicate well with parents. The school always put on events that are fun for the whole family. I believe my child will be well prepared for kindergarten thanks to this pre-school.
I wasn't going to leave a review out of respect for being kind, but then I thought about how LITTLE respect I received when no one called me to let me know that my daughter had gotten urinated on by another child on the playground at this facility. My child has gotten harmed twice in a ONE MONTH period at this facility. If you love your child, DON'T bring them here. The first time my toddler was pushed down on the playground by another kid, and her nose was bloody and bruised. She couldn't take school pictures the next week, let alone perform in a New Orleans parade with her dance team because of her bruised nose. Everyone asked me what happened and looked on in horror when I told she had gotten hurt at preschool. I let that situation slide because kids will be kids, but the last straw came when a young boy held my daughter's head down on the playground and urinated on her from the neck down. I was disgusted and wondered how this could happen if teachers were watching because it takes time to do all of this. I don't know if my child was a victim of bullying and no one cared, etc. but what I do know is that supervision of your child on the playground is not top of the line here. My daughter was at a facility for 2 years before we moved to this area and came home with ONE bruise on her leg from falling down, and she had a band-aid for it. At this facility...my daughter's nose was bloody when I picked her up the first time with no band-aid, etc. Her wound still had sand on it (I have pictures). Yes things do happen at daycare facilities, but there are some facilities better at watching children than others. I am going to tell the truth no matter how nice the previous reviews sound. I'm currently working on a Master's degree, and working constantly, and knowing that my daughter was being harmed put even more stress on my life.
I have never encountered such a wonderful place for children. The staff is always so welcoming and accommodating. My daughter has been going there for a year now & she loves it. I am always telling people how much I love Kid Academy and recommend anyone with small children to go there.Sincerely,Amber Adams
Love Love Love! Best school! My child is beyond his age in school work! He was writing his own name at 3,thanks to the teachers. He is now going to be 5,and can recognize every letter,any number up to 100,writing name, and words! Knows all colors,and shapes! I'm just so blessed to have my child in kid Acadmey! Thank Yall for all yalls hard work! If your looking for a awesome God based school for your child this is it!
AMAZING! If i could give a million stars i would! My child has learned so much being at Kid Academy. Everyone at Kid Academy is sweet and welcoming. They love my child as if he was their own. He is only 3 and can count and identify all numbers. He knows his letters, and can identify them as well. He is also writing his numbers 1-5. I swear this school is the best on the coast. I really am thankful for this school and their staff. Im just so pleased that my child is so welcomed and gets to do all he does. They have field trips all the time, and the children get to experience so much. Im excited for our Christmas play and spring play of Aladdin. Y'all rock! Thank you for all you do for my family!
My oldest daughter graduated from Kid Academy 6 years ago and my youngest will graduate next May. Both have received lots of love and attention from teachers and staff of Kid Academy. I feel very safe with my girls there. There is always something exciting going on with either a Holiday party, field trip or play for the kids. Definitely the best Pre-School/Day Care around. The kids learn so much!
This is the cleanest, brightest, child care I have found but more importanly is is a christian environment wth highly educated and caring staff.
Two of our children have graduated from Ovation and our third is about too. Both of the older ones are all honor roll since the beginning. Ovation has always kept their prices low, even moving when there was no other option then raising tuition. After being with Ovation about 7 years now, I can say that there is no other school like them. In the way that they care. Their supplies are never an issue and this year they even waived you having to buy supplies for 20 dollars. I just hate to see people that do not know these well respected people in our community have false things to say about them. The owner, when there is a problem the owner corrects it right away. Her cell phone is always available by text or call. Sometimes kids are not given a chance to blossom into the program. I work for the state and have many DHS workers spend time in Ovation because they are the first choice with DHS kids. Their new building is different in the way that it is not huge. I cannot imagine what Brandy will be doing to this new location! Their entire team is committed and they cut no corners. I am picky and went through 4 schools before ending up at our prek home. These people are our family. They also have an amazing relationship with the state and come highly recommended. They are now booked with a waiting list in most classes and I have seen the future plans. Get your spot now... It's not just a "childcare" it is a life choice. 6 kids aged out of ovation last year... Stayed until they could not stay anymore, our odeat was one of them. Much love to you guys with all the magical things you do. As a military family your foundation means the world to us. To all of us. Thank you for always being the ones that care when many fail to put our kids first. Best years of my oldest's life! Bless you guys
Ovation Learning Center is a wonderful place to help your children grow! I should know, I have two kids that have both attended. I was a stay at home mother for the first couple years, and realized it was time for me to "let go" and let my children get used to new people and other children. The staff at Ovation has worked wonders with my babies, and they are never "covered" in anything, LOL. My children are VERY well taken care of during the day, and I will always put my trust in the loving staff there at Ovation :)
The school is very clean the teachers are welcoming and embrace the students from day 1. I reseached all the schools before choosing Kid Academy, and I have found that they are the best in Gulfport. My daughter as grown while attending, and I have been very pleased with her care. I would refer this school to anyone that asks.