Our commitment to the care, education and safety of your children is reflected in our team. We hire teachers and assistants who are well versed in the best practices of early childhood education. Each member of our team nurtures each child in their care in a safe, supportive learning environment. Team members receive ongoing training to continue their education and are evaluated throughout the year. Our team excels at stimulating children to learn and preparing them for future education. Our team is devoted to making each day fun and educational. Their dedication makes all the difference for your children.
Amy Johnson and Cathy Cummings
We are Amy Johnson and Cathy Cummings, the owners and operators of Kiddie Academy of Brier Creek. We opened our center on August 1st, 2005 and when we started this project we knew it would be a labor of love. Our school is privately owned by us and we are fully committed owners. We strongly believe in the Kiddie Academy philosophy and understand finding a quality childcare provider is critical to the growth and development of your child. We would love to have you become a part of the Kiddie Academy community.
My name is Linda, and I've been the Director of Kiddie Academy of Brier Creek since September 2006. I have a BA in Psychology from NC State with concentrations in Early Childhood Education and Human Resources Development. It was during an internship that I was able to experience the theories of Early Childhood Education I'd learned in coursework come to life in the most inspiring ways. I knew then that this was a field that would be rewarding to me. I've been in the field in the positions of teacher, assistant director, and director since 1991. I am also a mom of two girls and a boy; Emillie, Ally, and Parker. In my spare time I enjoy just being a mom, running, and reading. I look forward to meeting you and your family!
My name is Ms. Leigh and I joined Kiddie Academy as a Co-Director in June 2015. I was an Owner and Director of an early childhood center in Eastern NC for 18 years and have had administrative experience in the Triangle area with other early childhood education companies. In addition I have been a public school teacher in 1st through 3rd grades. I have a BA in Early Childhood Education and a BA in Music Education from Meredith College. My passion for early childhood education and my dedication to children sparks my constant search for new ideas and knowledge. My goal is to make parents feel happy and secure, knowing that their child is well taken care of, and in the best educational setting. I am happy to be a part of the Kiddie Academy family!
Lead Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
Hello, my name is Ms. Laura. I am a North Carolina native. I received my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2003. I also attended UNC-G where I earned 91 credit hours toward my B-K licensure. I have been in this field since 2000. It is a passion of mine to advocate for young children as well as mentor fellow teachers. I have experience with most ages and stages, and taught More@Four for three years. I have a family that includes two wonderful daughters, Aubrey and Emery, and a beagle named Roy-Dean. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends. I like to sew, garden, and paint.
Lead Fours Teacher
Hi, my name is Ms.Yvette. I have worked at Kiddie Academy since March of 2006. I am originally from South Africa; I lived in England for over 13 years and arrived in the USA in September of 1997, my new home! I obtained my Early Childhood Education qualifications while in England. I also have an Associates Degree in ECE and am working towards my Associates Degree in Business Administration. I have obtained certificates in Leadership and Entrepreneurship and continue to strive to further my knowledge in the field of Early Childhood. I like to encourage other teachers by facilitating workshops and trainings. I am married with three children and a grandchild. When not planning, teaching, or studying my favorite pastimes are spending time with my family and going to the beach.
Tammy and Heather
Lead Threes Teachers
Hi! My name is Tammy. I have been the lead teacher for our three's-one classroom since 2006. I have been in the Early Childhood field for twenty years. I have worked in several roles: childcare consultant, community college instructor, and early childhood care provider. I'm also a retired army veteran of 20 years. I am married and have two wonderful daughters that are 18 and 10. I'm also the proud mama of Casey, a rat-a-poo (rat terrier/ poodle mix). I enjoy travelling with family and friends. My life mission is to make a difference in the lives of children and families. Lastly, I'm a mentor for all staff members to promote staff development. I look forward to meeting you soon!!
Hello! My name is Ms. Heather. I have been teaching in the 3's 2 classroom at KABC since March 2009. I hold two Associates Degrees. The first in Business Management and Accounting. The other is Early Childhood Education. I also hold a BA Degree in Early Childhood Education Administration. My favorite thing about teaching 3 year olds is watching their growth and development in a years' time. Outside of teaching, I enjoy reading, going to museums, camping, and watching football.
Co Lead Twos Teacher/Assistant Director
Hi, my name is Jessica. I have been the Older Two's lead teacher since 2006. I am originally from VT where I earned my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. I moved to Raleigh in 2005 and love living here! I am also a NC certified teacher. I love working with the 2's age group because it's exciting to watch them use their imagination and develop their independent skills. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Lead Twos Teacher
Hi. My name is Amanda. I am the lead younger two's teacher. I have my Associates in Early Childhood Education and currently working on my Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. I started working in child care as a floater in 2011. Then became an older toddler assistant shortly after, where I worked for three years. I was married in November 2013. I have a Pomeranian puppy named Gizzmo and a chinchilla named Pooh. I come from a big family. I am the oldest of 5 (2 younger sisters & 2 younger brothers). I really enjoy reading, but am usually to busy working on school work. One of my favorite things to do to help me relax is scrapbook or work on a craft. I spend a lot of time with my family and friends.
Kristy and Brianna
Lead Toddler Teachers
Hello, my name is Kristy and I am the younger toddlers teacher. I have been in child care since 2000 and been with Kiddie Academy off and on for five years. In my spare time I love spending time with my boys who are 5 & 2 and my husband. I love working with children and being a part of how they learn and grow.
Hi, my name is Brianna. I graduated from North Carolina Central University with a degree in Child Development. I have a passion for working with children and seeing them grow. Since 2009, I have been working in the child care field and have enjoyed every moment of it. My hobbies are shopping and reading. Also in my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my son. I'm excited to be here and be a part of the Kiddie Academy Team.
Lead Infant Teacher
Hello, my Name is Kecia! I have my Associates in Early Childhood, and 15 years of experience with infants and toddlers. I have been married for over 12 years, have an 11 year old daughter, Kaylen, an almost 1 year old, Logan and a Maltipo named Max! In my spare time I love to read, watch reality t.v., try new recipes and cheer on my daughter's softball team as the Team mom!