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Kiddie Academy® of Cedar Knolls

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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
  • The ZONO Disinfecting and Sanitizing Cabinet
  • Custom Designed 5,000 sq. ft. age-appropriate playground environment
  • Webcams in every classroom
  • Newly built Educational Childcare Center
  • Hatch Technology

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  • Melodie Marchena, Owner

    Welcome to Kiddie Academy of Cedar Knolls! My name is Melodie Marchena and I’m honored to be the Franchise Owner of this...   Read More

    Melodie Marchena, Owner

    Welcome to Kiddie Academy of Cedar Knolls! My name is Melodie Marchena and I’m honored to be the Franchise Owner of this location. My husband and I wanted to provide our daughters with a safe, academically rigorous and fun environment where they could grow and flourish. Prior to starting my academy, I spent twenty years in financial services as an Operations and Sales & Service executive. I’m proud to bring my leadership, operations and customer service skill set to our Cedar Knolls location. Through our Life’s Essentials curriculum, in classroom technology, custom designed playground and nurturing teachers we help prepare children for school and for life! Come visit us for a tour and find out why we are so passionate about early childhood education!

Hear from our parents

The teachers are constantly doing different things with my baby, like singing songs, reading books, painting, going for walks, going outside.
Leigh B., Cedar Knolls

Me.Antoinetta is a awesome teacher I’m seen my son progress since being in her class
Melissa M., Cedar Knolls

We love the meal program! It makes it so much easier for working parents, and my daughter loves the food. Everyone is so transparent about everything going on, and the staff takes the time to speak with you if you have any questions/concerns. Most importantly my daughter comes home very happy and is excited every…
Melanie K., Cedar Knolls

The teachers and the entire staff are absolutely amazing! They are all so supportive and willing to go above and beyond for every child! My daughter is doing so well and she is so happy to go everyday! She is learning so much and is becoming more independent!
Kristen S., Cedar Knolls

A strong curriculum. Our boys are safe and always so happy!
Paul T., Cedar Knolls

Communication Facility Meals Curriculum Friendly staff
Shivani J., Cedar Knolls

Teachers, equipment, flexibility - all is great
Gaurav J., Cedar Knolls

Excellent education
Roman S., Cedar Knolls

The best part is sanitization.
Anusha S., Cedar Knolls

Love the fun educational structure. The center makes it very convenient for working parents with very limited closed days and by serving healthy and hearty food.
Cheryl S., Cedar Knolls

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Parenting Essentials®

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