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A little about our Academy

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

  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility

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  • Arlene Gonzales, Enrollment Specialist

    Hello! My name is Arlene. I graduated from Valencia College with an associate's in Graphic Design. I have been an Enrollment Specialist...   Read More

    Arlene Gonzales, Enrollment Specialist

    Hello! My name is Arlene. I graduated from Valencia College with an associate's in Graphic Design. I have been an Enrollment Specialist and Social Media Coordinator for Kiddie Academy for a year now. Being the first person parents come in contact with when they call to inquire about our educational services has been a very rewarding experience. I enjoy talking with parents about their educational goals and demonstrate how awesome our academies are!

  • Daniel Aguiar de Melo, Co-owner & 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, Co-owner & 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.

  • 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.

  • Luciana Madsen, Multi-unit Educational Director

    Luciana Madsen received her Biological Sciences Bachelor’s Degree and Marine Biology specialization, achieved a post-graduation Degree in 2007 in Environmental Education and...   Read More

    Luciana Madsen, Multi-unit Educational Director

    Luciana Madsen received her Biological Sciences Bachelor’s Degree and Marine Biology specialization, achieved a post-graduation Degree in 2007 in Environmental Education and Professional Degree in Photography. Her career in education started in 2002, as a Biology and Marine Science Teacher. She joined the Kiddie Academy team in August of 2018 as Assistant Director and now she is Multi-Unit Educational Director, member of NAEYC (National Association of Education for Young Children). Her goal is to implement our Life Essentials Curriculum with Excellence, achieve National Accreditation in all our schools and guarantee that our children receive the best quality education in a healthy, safe and happy environment.

  • Nicole Cabada, Academy Director

    Hello! My name is Nicole Cabada, I have been working with Kiddie Academy for over 5 years as a Teacher and Regional...   Read More

    Nicole Cabada, Academy Director

    Hello! My name is Nicole Cabada, I have been working with Kiddie Academy for over 5 years as a Teacher and Regional Curriculum Coordinator. I was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Orlando, Florida. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I recently moved to Indiana because of the opportunity to become a Director and I am excited to see what adventures it has for me. I have a CDA and a National Director Credential. I am currently attending Purdue University for a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Administration. My passion has always been to help children achieve and learn through a nurturing, understanding and empathetic environment. I am so proud to be working for a company that helps positively guide children to become the best they can be!

Hear from our parents

We love Thais and the Kiddie Academy staff! We love that the kids get to do fun activities but that it’s mostly play time in infant room. We love that the teachers meet our daughter where she is and encourage her. We love baby yoga Fridays!
Megan L., Carmel Westfield

Challenge my daughter to learn more each day and retain what she's learning
Samantha R., Carmel Westfield

I love the teachers ?❤️
Tina M., Carmel Westfield

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