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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:
Nirali Patel, Center Owner
I am proud to be the owner of this academy. I live in Howard County and are grateful for the opportunity to... Read More
I am proud to be the owner of this academy. I live in Howard County and are grateful for the opportunity to run my own Child Care Learning Center, Kiddie Academy of Arnold. I am so excited to be a part of a small community at our center. Our children are a part of our everyday lives and we make every effort to make them feel comfortable at Kiddie Academy of Arnold. Our goal is to make Kiddie Academy of Arnold a second home for our children, our parents, and our staff. I am the Managing Member of Kiddie Academy of Arnold, which means I am responsible for the day to day activities of our center. I have a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Bio-Chemistry from USP, and Philadelphia based university, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Baltimore, MD. As the Managing Member, I collaborate with Kiddie Academy corporate and local agencies to identify and meet the childcare needs of families in our community. My daily activities range from, but not limited to, being a teacher, nurse, friend, psychologist, advisor, trainer, business owner, filing specialist, cook, and interpreter at the center. I am a very goal oriented and set very high expectations for myself, my children, and my staff. I enjoy what I do because I know that the trust given to me is not given lightly. Whatever roles I am asked to balance in a particular day are roles that I cherish. Many times the job is not simple and requires long hours, hard work, patience, and the ability to look at a floor requiring mopping and a classroom put out of order with tremendous amount of cleaning up to do and just laugh and get it done. My husband and I trust our children, Ryan & Sanya, with the same staff members that we ask you to and are appreciative of the opportunity.
Crystal Chew, Assistant Director
Crystal Chew has been working with Kiddie Academy of Arnold since October of 2014. She has worked with children ranging between the... Read More
Crystal Chew has been working with Kiddie Academy of Arnold since October of 2014. She has worked with children ranging between the ages of 2 years old and 12 years and has also worked in multiple child care settings (daycare, before/after school care). Crystal has been the Assistant director since January of 2018. She graduated from Towson University in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and is working towards her Master's degree in Distance Education. Crystal is also certified in Medication Administration, First Aid & CPR and is Maryland State Credentialed- Level 5.
Tarika Langston, Administrative Assistant
Tarika Langston has been working with Kiddie Academy of Arnold since January of 2015. She has worked with children ranging between the... Read More
Tarika Langston has been working with Kiddie Academy of Arnold since January of 2015. She has worked with children ranging between the ages of 6 weeks old and 12 years and has also worked in multiple child care settings. Tarika has been the Administrative assistant since January of 2019. She graduated from Anne Arundel Community College in 2016 with an Associate's degree in Transfer studies and is working towards her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Tarika has received certifications in Infant and Toddler,and Preschool. She is also certified in First Aid & CPR
“it is wonderful ”
Laura H., Arnold
“The caring teachers and great playgrounds ”
Emily G., Arnold
“Love our teachers especially India Holland. She is patient and kind to our son and is helping him reach new milestones every month. ”
Kara W., Arnold
“The flexible hours and the different activities my child gets to experience ”
Ashley D., Arnold
“That the team is open and honest about what is going on with your child. The team is also willing to work with the parents on whatever actions are desired whether it’s nap times, food options, pacifiers. ”
Bridgid O., Arnold
“That the staff seems to truly care about my children. ”
Mark P., Arnold
“I love how friendly all the teachers are and how much they work with the infants. I also really like how much technology they have integrated into the center (app and webcam) ”
Sarah W., Arnold
“The teachers are truly dedicated and take the time to really get to know our daughter. We love how much time is spent outside. ”
Emily G., Arnold
“Kind staff, treats everyone like family. Truly love the kids. Go above and beyond. ”
Kristi C., Arnold
“The staff in my child's room, the structure and education it provides for my daughter and I really appreciate the online features KA Arnold utilizes (tadpoles, watch and learn, etc). ”
Reanne P., Arnold
Contact us to learn more about what makes Kiddie Academy stand out among educational child care providers. A member of our team will contact you.
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