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11 September . 2018

Kiddie Academy child care center opening in Elyson in summer 2019

Two Katy families are planning to open a Kiddie Academy educational child care center in Elyson in the summer of 2019. The 9,600-square-foot facility will be located along Elyson Boulevard, next to the site of a future Katy ISD elementary school.

The Kiddie Academy location will be licensed for up to 177 children, from the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years old. It is owned by two Katy couples, Belinda Ferrero Hodgson and Christian Marine, and Sergio Olave and Marylena Garcia.

Ferrero and Marine have lived in Cinco Ranch since 2008. Their experience with their own young children inspired them to open a child care center to help other families balance their roles as parents and career professionals.

“As a dual-career couple, we longed for a child care center we could trust with our children. We wanted a school where they could not only play, but learn,” Ferrero said. “The curriculum-based approach of Kiddie Academy appealed to us, and we are excited to break ground soon for our new school in Elyson.”

Ferrero said she and her business partners searched for several years before finding the right location for their new Kiddie Academy.

“We chose Elyson because, having lived in Cinco Ranch for over 10 years, we knew the quality and commitment we can expect from Newland Communities,” she said. “We are excited to get in at the early stage of a major master-planned community like Elyson, and we think our location next to the future elementary school will be very convenient for parents.”

Some Elyson residents have already met the owners of Kiddie Academy, who have sponsored multiple community events.

Founded in 1981, Kiddie Academy offers a Life Essentials curriculum that encourages children to explore and progress at their own pace. Character education empowers children to learn and grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually.

Katy ISD has purchased the elementary school site adjacent to the future Kiddie Academy, but the district has not yet announced its schedule for building.

Learn more about Elyson’s highly regarded Katy ISD schools, all located in a K-12 tri-campus only a few miles from the community’s main entrance.