Learning the Natural Way 

We inspire a sense of wonder to fuel children’s natural curiosity and appetite for learning, allowing them to be the best versions of themselves.

Girl with Big Bubble

Learning the Natural Way 

We inspire a sense of wonder to fuel children’s natural curiosity and appetite for learning, allowing them to be the best versions of themselves.

Girl with Big Bubble
Girl Holding Soil Green Plant
Girl Holding Soil Green Plant

Formerly
Beaches Academy

Kids at Play is an innovative childcare center for children ages six weeks through four years of age, including after-school care and camps for school-age children.

In February of 2020 Beaches Academy lovingly and efficiently transitioned ownership from Bonnie Allen to Rachael Wyman. Bonnie owned and operated Beaches Academy for 37 years, and found in Rachael the perfect match of approach and value system to comfortably pass the torch to the next generation of ownership.

On June 1st, 2020 we announce our new name and look, unveiling the Kids at Play logo and theme, reflecting our commitment to fostering a learning environment through the art of play.

What We Offer

Sprout

6 Weeks to 4 Years of Age

We provide a unique and affordable childcare program in an environment created to feel like an extension of your home.

Acorn

VPK Program

We offer free VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) for children that have turned four prior to September 1st. Our VPK program promotes a love of learning and prepares children for school.

Fern

After School Program

We transport school-age children between local schools and our facility, encourage personal development, and provide a place for social interaction in a creative way.

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Camps for School Age Children

We offer camps for winter, spring, and summer breaks. Camps are a great time to connect and build memorable relationships in a fun atmosphere.

Excited Boy with Plant
At Kids at Play . . .
Learning the natural way.

We believe children are innately capable and competent, and we honor each child’s unique way of learning. Our job is to create the space for children to have a voice to collaborate in their learning.

Want to Place Your Child with Us?

Get in Touch!

(904) 246-3885‬
hello@kidsatplay.co
1725 Penman Rd,
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250