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Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.
Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.
At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.
At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.
At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.
Between ages 4 and 5, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.
School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
Tori Haddock (left), Tammi Needham (center) and Dani Finley (right), Ownership Team
Our names are Tori Haddock (left), Tammi Needham (center) and Dani Finley (right) and we are the new ownership team for Kiddie... Read More
Our names are Tori Haddock (left), Tammi Needham (center) and Dani Finley (right) and we are the new ownership team for Kiddie Academy of Alliance. We are a mother-daughter team fulfilling a dream we have had for years of working together! This dream began as a desire for us all to work together and to use our years of experience in early childhood education and building positive, productive cultures to nurture and care for what we consider the most important thing, children! When we discovered Kiddie Academy, their amazing curriculum that begins with infants and their educational philosophy that is customized to each individual child, we knew we had found our home. This dream became a reality when we acquired Kiddie Academy of Alliance this year to continue to build on the great work by the entire team here to create a safe and nurturing environment for children. We are so excited to be a part of the amazing work at Kiddie Academy of Alliance and so thankful to be able to help care for and shape your children’s lives!
Kandy Rose, Director
My name is Kandy Rose and I am the Director here at Kiddie Academy of Alliance. Overall, I have 16+ years of... Read More
My name is Kandy Rose and I am the Director here at Kiddie Academy of Alliance. Overall, I have 16+ years of experience working in child care. I started with Kiddie Academy right when the building was put up in September 2017 as the Lead Teacher in the 3-year-old class and then moved up as the Curriculum Director in January 2018 and the Center Director in August 2019. I grew up in Comanche and moved to Stephenville after I graduated in 1990. Since then I have moved to DFW. I have been married for 24 years and still going strong! I have a daughter who will soon graduate from Grad School at Tarleton State and a son who just graduated High School and will be attending TCC. I am an outdoors person and I enjoy working out yearly with Camp Gladiator. In my spare time during Spring and Summer, I go to the lake with my family. When the cooler weather hits, we all love to camp at the deer lease. Working with children has always been a part of my life and is what continues to drive my passion for our little future generations at hand.
Chelsey Lourias, Admin
My name is Chelsey Lourias and I am the Admin here at Kiddie Academy of Alliance. At this time, I have 6... Read More
My name is Chelsey Lourias and I am the Admin here at Kiddie Academy of Alliance. At this time, I have 6 years of child care experience and it is still growing! I became part of the Kiddie Academy family in September 2017 as the Morning Supervisor/Lead Teacher in the Toddler Room 18-24 months. I officially became Admin in January 2018. I currently am in college working towards my degree in Teaching EC-6th Grade. I am expected to graduate in Fall of 2021. While tackling college, in my spare time I do enjoy spending it with my family as well as cooking and watching horror movies with my boyfriend. Every year we like to plan trips all around in Texas until we can begin to travel more outside of the state and possibly country. I have always enjoyed working with children and it grew and became a strong passion within my first year of teaching. I continue to strive for the best for these children as I get to see them grow into amazing little characters.
Lindsay Roberts, Assistant Director (Primary)
Hello, my name is Lindsay Roberts and I am the Primary Assistant Director for Kiddie Academy of Alliance. I’ve been with Kiddie... Read More
Hello, my name is Lindsay Roberts and I am the Primary Assistant Director for Kiddie Academy of Alliance. I’ve been with Kiddie Academy of Alliance since we opened in September 2017 as the Lead Teacher in our Young Toddlers class. Since moving out of the classroom in 2019, I became the Primary Assistant Director and I’m loving every minute of it. I’ve been fortunate to establish such great relationships with all of our students and their families being in this role. I have two children who also attend Kiddie Academy and they love it very much. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my kids and my boyfriend. Staying active, being outdoors, and playing recreational sports are just a few things I do to stay healthy. I have always enjoyed being around children and it has become such a huge part of my life. These children are our future! I’m passionate and beyond grateful I’ve been given the opportunity to help shape and mold them into the great kids they are and will become.
Mandy Friday, Assistant Director (Secondary)
My name is Mandy Friday, and I am the Secondary Assistant Director here at Kiddie Academy of Alliance. I started working in... Read More
My name is Mandy Friday, and I am the Secondary Assistant Director here at Kiddie Academy of Alliance. I started working in childcare when I was 19 years old as an afternoon assistant and fell in love with it! Since then, I have gained 24+ years of experience. I started with Kiddie Academy in Fall 2017 as a Pre-K Lead, and then moved into the Assistant Director position in Fall 2019. I grew up in Irving but graduated from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst in 1995. I briefly attended TCC and took some classes towards a CDA. My husband, David, and I have been married for 8 years. Between us, we have 4 children – my stepdaughters, Melanie, 20 and Haley, 16 and my two sons, Sam, 20 and Josh, 18. David and I enjoy spending time with our children and families, relaxing in the pool, traveling Texas, and trying new BBQ restaurants and breweries. Growing up, I did a lot of babysitting and always had fun. I enjoy working with children because they say some of the funniest things, and I love seeing them learn new skills. “After all, tomorrow is another day.” – Scarlett O’Hara
Keisha Johnson, Morning Supervisor
My name is Keisha Johnson and I am the Morning Supervisor here at Kiddie Academy of Alliance. I have 13 years of... Read More
My name is Keisha Johnson and I am the Morning Supervisor here at Kiddie Academy of Alliance. I have 13 years of childcare experience. I have joined the Kiddie Academy family in October 2017 as a floater. I worked briefly in the infant rooms and took on the role as an Assistant Teacher in the Young 2s class. Since then, I became the Morning Supervisor and then, eventually a Lead Teacher for the Young 3s class. I have enjoyed this journey so far, due to a great team. I also have achieved my CDA through Rasmussen College. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my daughter and my husband. We enjoy watching movies, dinner, and family friendly activities to go and do around the metroplex. My hobbies are reading, getting a lot of rest and spending time with my family. I enjoy coming to work every day knowing that I have little friends who are happy to see me. I am glad to be a part of their everyday growth and development. I strive to continue to make a safe and loving environment for the children in my care.
Kayla Hughey, Afternoon Supervisor
My name is Kayla Hughey and I am the Afternoon Supervisor here at Kiddie Academy of Alliance. I have 2 years of... Read More
My name is Kayla Hughey and I am the Afternoon Supervisor here at Kiddie Academy of Alliance. I have 2 years of childcare experience. I joined the Kiddie Academy family in May 2018 as an Assistant Teacher for 12-17 month toddlers. I also spent time as a Floater and the Assistant Teacher for School Age and the 18-23 month Toddler Room. I joined Management August of 2019. I am currently working towards my BS in Biochemistry and a Biology minor to potentially become a Cytotechnologist. I carry various roles at my church including Secretary, Toddler Room Teacher, Praise Team Dancer, and Event Speaker. In my spare time, I do various activities with my boyfriend such as dinner, movies, bowling, playing pool, etc. My hobbies include drawing, dancing, working out, and watching WAY too much Netflix. Children have always been a huge part of my life. I spent my entire childhood babysitting my younger sisters and cousins. I also spent 3 years tutoring students from grades 5-12 and loved every second of it! Every child at the daycare I look at as my own! I will continue to do everything in my power to make sure our kiddos are happy, comfortable, and feel loved!
Jennifer Montoya, Afternoon Supervisor
Hello, my name is Jennifer Montoya and I am the Afternoon Supervisor here at Kiddie Academy of Alliance. I started with Kiddie... Read More
Hello, my name is Jennifer Montoya and I am the Afternoon Supervisor here at Kiddie Academy of Alliance. I started with Kiddie Academy as the Afternoon Supervisor in September 2017. I have 7 years of child care experience and have worked with children ranging from infants to school age. I currently attend Texas Woman's University where I am working on obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Child Development with an emphasis on child life. My future goal is to continue to graduate school where I will earn a Masters degree and work as a Child-Life Specialist helping children in health care settings.
“It is a clean, educational oriented establishment where the staff cares about the children. The curriculum fosters creativity and individuality. We are very happy to have found Kiddie Academy. ”
Lindsey S., Alliance
“I love the staff and all the services they provide to my child. ”
Jami B., Alliance
“I love all the teachers! How they send monthly event calendars. I enjoy the pics of my babies in their Tadpoles report. ”
Amber B., Alliance
“The teachers are very caring and open towards the children and parents. ”
Amalie J., Alliance
“Staff always on time in the morning and ready/friendly ”
Amanda G., Alliance
“Love that there is curriculum for my infant. She learns so much everyday from her amazing teachers. ”
Stephanie K., Alliance
“Everyone seems genuine. They truly care about the children there. ”
Christi B., Alliance
“Everyone is so friendly and helpful. My little guy always has an amazing time at school :) ”
Lauren M., Alliance
Kenya T., Alliance
“Es el mejor lugar que encontré para mi bebe!!! Sus profesores son Tan cariñosos y amables!!! Ella es muy feliz y nosotros también. ”
Yahir Ramirez C., Alliance
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