About Us

Early Start Academy was founded in October 2010 and is a locally owned private child care facility.  Our philosophy is one of guided learning by which we create developmentally, culturally and individually appropriate learning environments for children to explore.  Our goal is to partner with families to support each child‚ healthy growth and development, recognizing each child as their own individual.

Owner Information

Greetings from the proud entrepreneurs of Early Start Academy….. Artez and Kim Adkins.   Artez contributes to the center a great deal of experience in Customer Service and building customer relations.  Artez serves as an Associate Minister at Greater Joy International Ministries and has been very active within the community and church.  He has over 7 years of experience as a Certified Service Consultant.  Kim has a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Sciences in Family Relations and Child Development.  Kim’s work experience includes working as a Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher for Bright Horizon’s, Program Coordinator for Infants, Toddlers and Two’s for Bright Horizon’s, Quality Child Care Specialist for Orange County Early Head Start and Director of Primary Colors Early Learning Center.  She brings to the center more than 18 years of childcare experience.  Collectively their business experience and skills have contributed to a number of successful projects.  Our primary mission is to provide the best possible service to parents and the children we serve using developmentally appropriate practices.

Artez and Kim are happily married and together they have 3 marvelous children, Chelsea, Cydnee and Cameron.

Staff Information

We are proud to say that we have the best teachers there is.  The dedication and motivation of our teachers is what drives Early Start Academy.  Our teachers come from a variety of childhood backgrounds but all share a love for working with children. The training and education of our staff ranks high in priority and we support our teachers 100% in continuing their education.  We believe that ongoing training and education is necessary in providing quality care.

Please stop by to see our extraordinary teachers in action.