Welcome to Kidz, Ink Academy of Early Academics. We are committed to offering you and your child a safe yet fun filled environment that is academically challenging.
Phil and Aretha Kitson started Kidz, Ink after not being able to find a quality program that was safe, fun and surrounded their children with a stimulating environment. As working parents themselves, they faced the difficult challenge of balancing the demands of work and the needs of their family, while settling for mediocre childcare.
They spent years creating an elite program that was the best of the best, affordable, and accommodated parents work schedules, yet still creating a family environment at each and every center. Kidz, Ink uses the curriculum “Core Knowledge” which is based on the following key principle: We can, and must, establish high expectations for all young children, recognizing that the rates and approaches to learning may vary among individuals. A recent study called “Eager to Learn” by the National Research Council, Washington DC, reinforced the high standards of the Core Knowledge Curriculum.
Kidz, Ink’s small group sizes, low child to teacher ratios, and enriched learning centers help children experience the joy and excitement of learning, all while developing an appreciation for their individuality in a healthy, safe and challenging learning environment. We develop the best of the best in your child and give them a long-term advantage at any age.
Kidz, Ink differentiates itself from other centers by offering an indoor playroom, computer lab or learning with lap tops, and electronic key entry. Security cameras that can be viewed in the lobby monitor each classroom.
Renovated a 5,000 square-foot restaurant and opened our first Kidz Ink
Built our second location on Porter Road
Built Kidz Ink in Dover, DE
Purchased existing centers at 1 Songsmith, Bear, DE and Middletown, DE
- (Sold Middletown 2017)
Opened Kidz Ink 345 School Bell Road, Bear, DE
Milford Center opening Summer 2020
Our goal is to provide an environment we can be proud of. we want children to develop a love of learning, be able to ask questions and present them with a variety of age appropriate learning materials.
Our Core Values
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Acknowledges others by name and greets them with eye contact and a smile. Focused on the best service for our families.
Holds self and others accountable for behavior, actions, and outcomes. Owns mistakes & doesn’t justify wrong actions. Focused on delivering learning to all children with dignity, respect and passion.
Takes initiative to solve problems. Is solution oriented and treats problems as opportunities. Sets high standards to achieve and support the highest level of early education.
The abilities, beliefs and cultures of all families and staff members are valued, respected and celebrated.
Taking pride in professional appearance, how we carry ourselves, the attitude we have and how we interact with others. Always searching for continuous improvement and professional growth.
Always ready to innovate, embrace change, and evolve to reach new levels of excellence. Follows through on commitments and keeps promises.
Demonstrates passion for the team and Respects and encourages differing opinions. Recognizes the contributions of others and celebrates their successes. Commits to making Kidz Ink the best.