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.
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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In The News:
Meals served daily
August 20, 2018
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, 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 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.
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.
Theresa moved to Havelock from Andover, Connecticut, in 1976 and enjoyed raising her two children here. Fast forward 44 years later, her life is full of ten grandchildren to appreciate! Theresa’s childcare career spans 30 years and incorporated a daycare within her home. Theresa holds current CPR and First Aid certifications and the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™. She is delighted to be part of the Kidz Choice Learning Center team and considers the Center a bright spot in her life.
Program coordinator and cook
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.
Tracy comes from the Craven and Carteret County School System with 19 years of experience as a substitute teacher. Tracy’s passion is to put a smile on the face of every child and help them further their education. Her goal is to make sure every child feels safe, respected, and welcome in the Kidz Choice environment. She is delighted to join the Kidz Choice team and is excited to know every child in her care. Tracy has one son, and her hobbies include shopping for bargains.
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.
Rachel Enkey completed her Early Childhood credentials in 2020 with four years of experience in a licensed child care facility already under her belt. Joining Kidz Choice when they opened in April 2019, Rachel considers Kidz Choice her family. She enjoys working with children of different cultures from ages six weeks to 12 years of age—watching a child’s face light up lights up her world! Rachel loves teaching children art because it helps them express themselves. When it is time to dress up for spirit week, Rachel is the first to jump in because they enjoy watching her dress up. Her teaching approach with the children is one of laughter, playing, and learning in a safe environment.