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A little about our Academy

Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:

  • NAEYC Accredited
  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility
  • Orlando City weekly soccer classes
  • Sign language
  • Outdoor Educational Garden space
  • Webcams in every classroom
  • Secure biometrical entrance

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  • Stephanie, Center Director

    Hello , My name is Ms. Stephanie and I am the Director at Kiddie Academy in Apopka, Fl. I am a former...   Read More

    Stephanie, Center Director

    Hello , My name is Ms. Stephanie and I am the Director at Kiddie Academy in Apopka, Fl. I am a former VPK teacher and I have taught all age groups in my 25 years of experience in the child care industry. I am a graduate of Seminole State College and I hold a CDA and a Director Credential in Childcare . I am very proud of and involved in our school.

  • Heloisa Souza, Regional Director

    Heloisa is our Regional Director and has an extended background in Education, specially in Early Childhood Education. Heloisa earned her degree in...   Read More

    Heloisa Souza, Regional Director

    Heloisa is our Regional Director and has an extended background in Education, specially in Early Childhood Education. Heloisa earned her degree in 2006 in Teaching Elementary Education with a minor in School Administration. Working as a teacher since then, she decided to pursue a certification in Early Childhood Education, which was earned from Montgomery College, MD. Heloisa has worked as a Pre-K teacher preparing children to conquer a major milestone in their lives by graduating to Kindergarten. With so much passion for her profession and love for children, Heloisa moved to Florida to obtain this amazing opportunity of being Kiddie Academy’s director. She holds a National Administrator Credential, VPK endorsement, and Florida’s Director Credential Heloisa oversees the operation of our academies to ensure quality and qualification of our staff. Parents and teachers are always welcomed to reach her regarding our program. She looks forward to getting to know you and your children to share our engaging curriculum and exceptional program. 

  • Karen Kato, Financial Director

    Karen joined the company in 2017 as our finance manager. In her role she is responsible for preparing monthly financial reports and...   Read More

    Karen Kato, Financial Director

    Karen joined the company in 2017 as our finance manager. In her role she is responsible for preparing monthly financial reports and analysis, while overseeing all of the business’s finances. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and has over 15 years of experience in the business and finance sector.

  • Vivian DaSilva, Regional Director of Education

    Vivian is a former teacher at Kiddie Academy of Oviedo, Florida. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education, National Director Credential and...   Read More

    Vivian DaSilva, Regional Director of Education

    Vivian is a former teacher at Kiddie Academy of Oviedo, Florida. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education, National Director Credential and 15+ years of experience working in Early Childhood Education in the United States and Internationally. She strongly believes in offering high quality education for young children in a positive and nurturing environment, as a key factor for a bright future.

  • Daniel Aguiar de Melo, COO & Multi-franchisee

    Daniel is the COO and Multi-franchisee for the Kiddie Academies of Clermont, Apopka, Orlando-Conway, Hunters Creek, Winter Park, Oviedo, Oakland, Lake Nona,...   Read More

    Daniel Aguiar de Melo, COO & Multi-franchisee

    Daniel is the COO and Multi-franchisee for the Kiddie Academies of Clermont, Apopka, Orlando-Conway, Hunters Creek, Winter Park, Oviedo, Oakland, Lake Nona, Carmel-Westfield(IN) and Thornton(CO). He has a strong background in management, construction, finances and marketing. Graduated in Electrical Engineer since 2005 and holding a MBA in Business Management since 2007. Entrepreneur in Brazil with two K-12 private schools, he had a dream of coming to the USA and living the dream close to Mickey Mouse and being able to offer his knowledge to help kids grow happy, with a strong foundation and ready for life. Daniel is always looking to the future and is passionate about technology and for human development. He understands that we are all connected and that building a community with happiness and joy helps us with the daily challenges and motivates us to keep developing ourselves and our way to offer an exceptional education to our future leaders of our world: our children.

Hear from our parents

The director is a really nice, the teachers are amazing. This is a great school.
Kathy P., Apopka

Love the facilities and the teachers have been great. They’ve been great to my kids and my kids love going there.
Hilda R., Apopka

Very professional, clean and friendly staff. My son enjoyed attending this daycare!
Diamond R., Apopka

Excelente
Deuiesy F., Apopka

The staff has been wonderful with our daughter. They are so caring and are gentle with her. She has learned a lot in her time here. Special thanks to Ms. Edna, Ms. Carmen, Ms. Lismarie, and Ms. Mary, we really love the bond that you all share with our daughter and Ms. Joselin for always…
Sara B., Apopka

Where do I begin? I know my children are well taken care of. The staff is amazing and so compassionate, loving and caring. They take care of the children as if they were their own. The director has an open door policy and is willing to help and listen to parents concerns. Can’t recommend highly…
Hilda R., Apopka

i love the people here and i love the teachers such a good enviroment for my kids
Adlin S., Apopka

Ms Stephanie and the great teachers! Just wish retainment was better— hate to see you all loose great staff. Thanks for all you do!
Erin M., Apopka

I know they offer educational services, but I don’t see any proof of it.
Michelle W., Apopka

The staff is very friendly and will definitely work with you to get the best experience, learning and social, for your child.
Brittany D., Apopka

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