The Project of the Year



During this year’s annual awards ceremony, Ohio Statewide Development Corporation recognized Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg as its 2018 Project of the Year.

Kiddie Academy opened its first childcare center in 1981 in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1992, they began franchising under the Kiddie Academy name with a developed structure of educational based curriculum with a multi-cultural emphasis, including exposure to foreign languages.

Carol and Roy Haynes are both originally from Reynoldsburg, Ohio. In prior careers, Carol was a certified nurse practitioner and Nurse Manager while Roy was a Facility Manager for a major corporation, overseeing a 200+ employee facility with a $10MM budget. In May of 2012, the couple opened their first Kiddie Academy in Reynoldsburg with the help of an SBA 504 loan from Ohio Statewide Development Corporation. In December of 2017, OSDC and Standing Stone Bank assisted with financing for the Haynes to expand to a second location in Hilliard. Combined, the two schools have an enrollment of over 700 students and already have plans to expand to a third location. OSDC is proud of its ongoing partnership with the Haynes’ and Kiddie Academy as they continue to provide outstanding education and childcare for Ohio communities.