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Our Department Leaders

Dr. Rose Ihedigbo

Executive Director and Consultant

Meet Dr. Rose Ihedigbo

Dr. Rose Ihedigbo the Executive Director. Dr. Ihedigbo spearheaded the opening of the Kiddie Academy of Lakes of Savannah. She studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she received her Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees in Early Childhood Education. She is a Certified Master Trainer with the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development at the University of Texas. Also, Educational Consultant with Go NAPSACC.

She was one of the first fifteen Quality Assurance Specialists who created and designed the Maryland EXCELS Quality Improvement Rating System (QIRS) with the Maryland State Department of Education. She has worked in the field of Early Care and Education for over Forty years. She has managed, organized, and implemented various and numerous programs for children and families. Some of these programs included but not limited to Early Intervention Programs for Infants and Toddlers (17 years), Child Care Centers, After School Programs, Parent Centers, Good Start and Healthy Start programs and Head Start programs across the states. She was a Federal Government, Department of Health and Human Services, programs Reviewer for thirteen years.   

Dr. Rose, as she is known, is an experienced professional in the field of Early Childhood Education, providing training and professional Development to Early Childhood Education Professionals. 

She is the Owner and Chief Manager of the Ihedigbo Consulting Group (ICG) LLC, an Independent Consulting Group that offers professional workshops, public speaking and community organizing.

She is the author of the book “Sandals in the Snow”: A True Story of One African Family’s Journey to Achieving the American Dream, published February 2013. This fascinating memoir recounts the amazing journey of an African family searching for the American dream. She has also written two children’s books (English and Spanish)  .Why the Turtle’s Head is Bald: A Tale from Nigeria and Why the Turtle Has a Broken-Patterned Shell : A Tale from Nigeria.

She is the President and Co-Founder of the Nigerian, American Technical and Agricultural College in Abia State, Nigeria.

She is most importantly the mother of five amazing children, Onyii Brown (Fashion Designer and Realtor), Emeka (Entrepreneur), Nathaniel (School Principal), David (Certified Trainer), James (NFL Super Bowl Champion and Owner of Kiddie Academy Facilities) and fourteen grandchildren.   

Dr. Rose Ihedigbo has received the following awards and Citations.

Official Citation from the State Senate of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Congratulation and receiving the 2007 Human Service Forum’s “Robert J. Van Wart” Manager Award, and in 2008 for being named the Oral Health Hero, for advocating and promoting Oral Health Education for children and families, and numerous other certificates and achievements.


Beverly Francis


Meet Beverly Francis

Hello, I’m Beverly Francis. I am from Houston TX. I have been in early child care for 16 Years. I received my Director’s Certificate in 2019. I have worked in all classes from the Infant’s – School-Age. It is a joy for me to work everyday and see the smiling faces of everyone in the center. As an Early childhood director, I enjoy partnering with families, staff, and children. My goal is to always create an environment that is warm, welcoming, and inspiring. I enjoy watching how each child develops. I am excited that I can play a role in their development daily.

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