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Kidz Choice is a daycare and learning center ready to take on the challenges of busy working parents. We are dedicated to providing professional, multi-level child care and education to children in the Havelock and Carteret County area.

Realizing the challenging hours parents face in their businesses and jobs, Kidz Choice Learning Center, LLC will provide full, quality care from early morning to late night using multiple shifts.

Throughout the care hours, children will have levels of opportunity for continued learning from qualified teachers in well designed, innovative environments.

Convenience for parents is a key focus of Kidz Choice Learning Center, LLC. Besides the broad hours of operations, parents will find easy access to the facility and several pickup and drop-off transportation options.

Communication between the parent and Kidz Choice is of top importance to us. We share vital information about your child’s safety and activities through traditional face-to-face meetings and also by email or text.

Kidz Choice additional services:

  • We work with local agencies to provide on-site/off-site services to parents.

  • We offer parental workshops and training.

  • We offer transitional and screening services for children entering public school and kindergarten.

  • We offer Teacher's Pet Tutoring for KIDZ CHOICE students and parents. Teacher's Pet also offers tutoring for community students of all ages and parents.  

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Parent Participation Program offers training, events, and resources to parents. Monthly newsletters to keep parents informed on classroom activities and parent focus topics.

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Nutritious meals and snacks served daily

Breakfast: 8am-9am

Lunch: 11am-12:15pm

Snack: 2:40pm-3:30pm

Teacher Pet Tutoring

Onsite tutoring program for children and adults provided by Teacher's Pet. Cost of this service is payable to Teacher’s Pet. We have a sliding fee scale. Refer a family get your fourth week free.

July 12, 2020


We offer military, Wal-Mart, and fire fighters’ discount.

July 12, 2020

Kidz Choice Staff



Alonda Scurry

Alonda Scurry, Owner and General Manager of Kidz Choice Learning Center, has 16 years of experience in the childcare business. Ms. Scurry acquired her BA in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. She holds NC credentials and National Administration certification. 

As highly dedicated to children’s long-term success in life and a committed woman of faith. Besides her commitment to success, Ms. Scurry is responsible for selecting and developing an equally dedicated staff who will quickly differentiate Kidz Choice Learning Center as the premier childcare center in the area. Ms. Scurry has a strong reputation in the area for reliable and effective childcare and provides quality support to parents.

“As a Child Educational Provider, I want to put the face back into the childcare centers. I believe in quality childcare in a loving environment. I believe laughter and fun promote a better learning experience. In my book, safety is always first. We want the child and the parent to feel at home and secure with KIDZ CHOICE. I trust his Grace to serve and pour success in one’s life.”

“The student learns from the teacher, but one day the student becomes the teacher.”



Aidaliz Ruiz

Aidaliz Ruiz has a BA in Early Childhood education. With four years of experience, she embraces teaching children from all cultures and backgrounds. Aidaliz enjoys teaching and learns from the children she meets each day. With numerous training certificates, she is delighted to join the staff at Kidz Choice as an admin director.

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Infant classroom teacher

Ms. Eula Foster

Eula graduated from Haywood Community College in 2014 with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She received an Early Childhood Education Administration Certificate, Real Entrepreneurship Certificate, and the President’s Award with a 4.0 GPA. With 1o years of experience in the early childhood field, Eula selected this career because she loves working with children and feels she can make a difference in a child’s life.

Eula is a North Carolina native and is the youngest of six children. Although she has no children of her own, she loves her nieces and nephews as her own. Her hobbies include reading, couponing, watching a good movie, and spending time with family & friends.


 Program coordinator and cook

Holli-Jean Barr

With 26 years in the healthcare industry, Holli brings a wealth of experience to Kidz Choice Learning Center as the program coordinator and cook. Her background strengths of team building and administration skills segue smoothly to childcare. She holds CNA and CPR certificates. Holli is eager to share her love of God by serving others, nurturing children, and preparing heart-felt meals.

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Lana Landi

Lana Landi grew up in Martinsville, VA, with her father, mother, older sister, and younger brother. Her younger brother passed away in August 2016. As a child, she made dollhouses out of old boxes, played in the woods beside our home, and loved baseball. After graduating high school, she moved to Wilmington, NC, where she met and married her husband of thirty-eight years. Lana was a stay at home mom with two daughters. She volunteered for the Red Cross, Girl Scouts, and babysat while attending National Business College and Patrick Henry Community College. Lana worked as an office manager for a physician’s office from 2002-2006. From 2005-2018, she worked as a preschool teacher at the Collinsville YMCA Early Learning Center. In June 2018, she relocated to Havelock, NC, to be nearer to her grandson in Wilmington, NC. Lana still likes building things – today, that is crafting! She enjoys playing in the wood, and that transformed into camping. Her pastimes are still baseball and swimming. Lana is excited about being a part of Kidz Choice and can’t wait to love all the children at this facility.

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Linday Want

Lindsay Want is a military spouse of 10 years. Although she has no children of her own, she brings 20 years plus childcare experience to Kidz Choice. She has an associates degree and other certifications in early childhood education.

Lindsay believes it is a joy to teach preschool students but in reality, they are teaching you. Her passion is making a difference in children's lives. Lindsay enjoys watching her students grow and learn. This proves to her that she made the right career choice of early childhood education. 

For her pastimes, Lindsay loves exploring the great outdoors.

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Infant/Toddler Teacher

Griselda Galarza

Griselda goes by the name Gigi and she has one year old daughter. Growing up, she helped babysit her nieces and nephews. She found joy watching children that are happy and healthy. This prompted her to pursue a career in childcare. Gigi feels Kidz Choice is a perfect match for her life!

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