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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.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
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
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 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 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 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 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.
“We've been with Kiddie Academy for years now, while we did hit some bumps on the road, I'd say right now it's the best it's ever been. Ms. Stephanie has found her groove as Director and seems to have gotten great respect and collaboration from the Staff and that shows. The teachers are great throughout… ”
Kelly C., Apopka
“We love the director Ms. Stephanie. She goes above and beyond for our children. She cares and always puts the students first. She is a great leader and does her best to make the teachers feel appreciated. We are very grateful for Ms. Stephenie. ”
Juan C., Apopka
“I appreciate all the staff, especially the teachers in the room. I have no complaints I think they do a wonderful job. I do miss the more detailed tadpole daily updates but that’s no a big issue. ”
Jayonna S., Apopka
“They are willing to be flexible with the parents and seem to genuinely care about the children. Also, it gives me peace of mind that the doors are locked so not just anyone can walk into the daycare facility and that there is cameras so the parents can check on their children throughout the day. ”
Luella M., Apopka
“I love the fact I can watch my daughter on camera instead of calling in just to check on her. I love the reports given at the end of the date via email. I love the teaches. I just love this daycare overall. ”
Tatyana A., Apopka
“Honestly everything! The staff is friendly and kind, treat you like family and even though my daughter throws fits in the morning they do their best to make sure her transition from hole to car and vice versa is smooth. The cameras are a plus as well ”
Jade J., Apopka
“Me encanta es la primera escuela de mis hijos y estoy muy contenta por eso !! Gran lugar muy amables todos ”
Deuiesy F., Apopka
“I enjoy the safety precautions taken to ensure no one who isn't supposed to be in the building can not get in as well as the ability to check in on my child at any point from my phone. The staff are very sweet and care very much about the children and communication is excellent… ”
Tatiana G., Apopka
“I love the staff and all of the activities they have for the children. ”
Megan F., Apopka
Kessy Etienne (., Apopka
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