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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.
All day adventures. All summer long.®
We aim to make your child's summer as educational as it is fun, through themed events, activities and trips.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
Allison McClaugherty, Owner
Hello, hello! My name is Allison McClaugherty, the owner here at Kiddie Academy of Apex. My passion for early childhood education began... Read More
Hello, hello! My name is Allison McClaugherty, the owner here at Kiddie Academy of Apex. My passion for early childhood education began when I started working as a nanny in college. During that time, I met my husband and we had our three wonderful children; Kari (age 6), Ellie (age 4), and Kassidy (age 2). I switched gears in college and got my Bachelor of Science in Education from NC State. I am currently pursuing a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education with an estimated completion of Fall 2024. My children were a driving force in my decision to franchise with Kiddie Academy. I discovered Kiddie Academy while researching countless options for my little ones and fell in love with Kiddie Academy's well-rounded approach to early childhood education. As a mom, I value play-based learning and character education for my children because I know emotional success correlates not only with academic success, but success in future endeavors as well. My goal is to be able to provide that strong foundation for the children in our community. In my free time, I enjoy playing cello, hiking with my family, snowboarding, and reading fantasy novels.
Vanessa Rhue, Director
Hello! I am Vanessa Rhue. With great pleasure and excitement, I would like to introduce myself as the new Director of Kiddie... Read More
Hello! I am Vanessa Rhue. With great pleasure and excitement, I would like to introduce myself as the new Director of Kiddie Academy of Apex. I am truly honored to join this wonderful community of educators, parents, and most importantly, our precious little learners. As an educator with a passion for early childhood development, I come to Kiddie Academy with a deep commitment to nurturing a love for learning and providing a safe, engaging, and inclusive environment where each child can flourish. I hold a degree in Early Childhood with a focus on School-Age Education Special Needs, and my 15 years of experience in early childhood have equipped me with a strong foundation to lead and inspire our preschool community. At Kiddie Academy of Apex, my philosophy revolves around the idea that each child is a unique individual with unlimited potential. I believe that through collaborative efforts between home and school, we can create an environment that fosters curiosity, creativity and a sense of wonder. My aim is to provide a hospitable educational experience that not only focuses on academic growth, but also supports social, emotional, and physical development for our young learners. I am excited to embark on this adventure with you, and look forward to an enriching and rewarding relationship as a community. “Mit einem Lacheln und offene Augen ein gutes Herz, und viel Geduld ist alles moglich im Leben.”
“I love how much my kids enjoy going to school each day! ”
Beatrice D., Five Forks
“We love the Kidde Academy!! Highly recommend! Wonderful and accommodating staff/teachers that truly care about your child and their development. ”
Maggie S., Louisville-East
“The children are loved and the staff is amazing. ”
Faith G., Henderson
“The entire school staff are so kindhearted & great with the kids! ”
Erica R., Hillsborough
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