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Ridge Kids Academy 

Parent Resorces


Responding to Your Child’s Bite

An Article from The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

Vanderbilt University

Toilet Training 

Psychological Readiness and Motor Skills Needed for Toilet Training

(Copyright © 2003 American Academy of Pediatrics)

An Article from Nemours Kids Health to help get started with toilet training

Food Program

Nibbles for Health Newsletter

Child Care: What Will My Child Eat?


This is a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any questions you don’t see here, you might find them on or give us a call




      Ridge Kids Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization , state-licensed child development entity covered by liability insurance.  RKA has met requirements to be a WVDHHR Tier I status program (The Child Care Reimbursement System is a quality initiative that offers higher subsidy payments to programs that demonstrate they meet higher standards of care. Programs that are licensed as a center or facility and registered family child care homes are currently receiving Tier I rates through the child care subsidy program.).

The Team

Executive Director: Heather Blake


Barboursville Campus

 Director: Sarah Miller

Assistant Director:  Amy McCarty


Woodville Campus

Director: Jessica Mooney

Assistant Director: Erica Harmon

Collis Campus

Director: LauraBeth Meade

Assistant Director: Shamre Black


Locations and Hours

Barboursville Campus

US 60 East 

Barboursville, WV 25504

Hours: 6:30am - 6:00pm


Woodville Campus

This campus  services children and grandchildren of any medical professional

3350 Woodville Dr. 

Huntington. WV 25701

Hours: 6:00am - 7:30pm


Collis Campus

This campus services children and grandchildren of any medical professional

2788 Collis Ave

Huntington. WV 25702

Hours: 6:00am - 7:30pm

*Collis does not have a School-Age Program at this time

Tuition and Fees


Billed every  Mondays

Autodraft every Wednesday 

Registration Fee:

  • $75.00 per year ( Non-refundable and is required to enroll each child. Once this is received,  a spot is reserved for your child. This fee funds the program for supplies, activities, and field trips. After Initial enrollment, this fee will be charged yearly, in August. 

6-week-old to 24-month-old 

  • $37.00 per day 

2-year-old class through 5-year-old

  • $32.00 per day 


  •  $17.00 per day 

  • Early release +5 per day

School-age full day 

  • $32.00 per day 

3-Day Minimum

Explanation of the three-day minimum: Most childcare facilities charge a week's contracted price even if you do not attend that many days. At RKA, we understand this can be a struggle for those who do not work five days a week. So, if your child only attends three days, you will only be charged for the three days. Keep in mind that the three-day contracted amount is billed regardless of attendance. 


Ridge Kids Academy accepts WV Link. Link is a child care subsidy provided to those that qualify through Link Child Care resources and Referral. They are located at 611 7th Ave, Suite 100, Huntington, WV 25701.   (304)523-9540 or 1-800-894-9540 


Ridge Kids Academy offers limited Scholarships each year for eligible applicants. 

Family Handbook

Our Family/Student Handbook can be found at



 At Ridge Kids Academy, Inc. we use The Creative Curriculum  The Creative Curriculum is a teacher-directed method with developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for our students. There are four main categories of interest; social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. The Creative Curriculum assists well-trained teachers in creating an environment for children that promotes active learning through play while encouraging children's language, cognitive learning, curiosity, persistence, creativity, problem-solving, and promotes independence. Teachers and children are active partners in the educational experience. Teachers work in partnership with parents and other family members to nurture children's education. Our educators provide information about the curriculum, discuss progress, and share ideas for extending classroom learning in the home.

For more information on The Creative Curriculum , please visit their website: 

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