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What Makes Our Kiddie Academy Special

Our Life Essentials® curriculum is uniquely focused on the development of the outcomes that prepare children for life. At Kiddie Academy of [ACADEMY], your child will grow socially, physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Our highly trained educators are there every step of the way to guide, nurture, and cultivate your child’s development.

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What You Can Expect

Kiddie Academy makes every day fun and educational for your child and convenient for you.

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What You Can Expect

Kiddie Academy makes every day fun and educational for your child and convenient for you.

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What You’ll Love

  • Nutritious lunch and snacks provided
  • State-of-the-art classrooms designed around children’s needs
  • Schedules that are convenient for full-time working families
  • Communications and photos about your child’s day through our Academy Link® app

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Meet the Owner

Ms. Joanne

Joanne Johnson leads our center team as Director of Kiddie Academy of Colonia. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Joanne began her career as a classroom teacher, working with every age group we serve. She has held roles as a Center Director, Program Director, Leadership Mentor, Early Childhood Trainer and Classroom Teacher. Joanne's Director experience includes corporate/client-based childcare, nonprofit and community-based settings. Additionally, Joanne carries with her the experience of having worked for Kiddie Academy previously as both an educator and administrator, for over 10 years. Joanne fosters a first school experience for her students where faculty focus on the space between the minutes, because that is the space where lasting bonds, memories, and attitudes about learning, are born. She believes in respecting and appreciating childhood and celebrating everything that makes each child in her care unique and special. Joanne looks forward to meeting with you and learning more about your child as well as your families needs. Call today 732.800.8818 or email us at Coloniaadminteam@kiddieacademy.net to coordinate a time to meet with Joanne or a member of our administrative team, and learn more about what makes Kiddie Academy of Colonia so unique!

Meet Our Team

Ms. Ashley

Administration: Executive Director

Ms. Ashley serves as the Executive Director at Kiddie Academy of Colonia.  Ashley has her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Kean University...   Read More

Ms. Ashley, Administration: Executive Director

Ms. Ashley serves as the Executive Director at Kiddie Academy of Colonia.  Ashley has her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Kean University and comes to us with over 15 years of experience in childcare. She has held many positions in childcare such as lead teacher, assistant director, and director and loves watching each child she cares for learn and grow. Ms. Ashley always wanted to be an educator and credits her wonderful teachers for sparking this desire in her from a young age. Ashley loves interacting with all the children and families who attend our academy and always makes herself available to assist in any way she can. Ms. Ashley is also the very proud mom to her infant and Kiddie Academy of Colonia student, Annabelle! In her spare time Ms. Ashely loves to spend time with her daughter and care for her puppy Marley who she co-parents with her boyfriend Greg. Ashely lives locally and loves the Colonia community!

Ms. Nicole

Faculty: Lead Pre-K Teacher & Administrative Support

Ms. Nicole is our Lead Pre-K Teacher! She works with our 4-5 year old students to prepare them for Kindergarten!  Ms. Nicole...   Read More

Ms. Nicole, Faculty: Lead Pre-K Teacher & Administrative Support

Ms. Nicole is our Lead Pre-K Teacher! She works with our 4-5 year old students to prepare them for Kindergarten!  Ms. Nicole loves working with her students and seeing them happy as they learn and grow. She uses her patience and care giving personality to form relationships with her students while helping to develop them in to caring young people ready to learn. Ms. Nicole comes to us with experience providing care for children of a variety of ages and has grown from an Assistant Teacher to a Lead Teacher during her tenure at Kiddie Academy of Colonia. Additionally, Ms. Nicole serves as the centers Administrative Support, providing additional support to our families and leadership team members. In her spare time, Ms. Nicole loves listening to music, walking in the park with her dog Jersey, and collecting stuffed animals. She also loves anime and Boba Tea! Ms. Nicole can most often be found at Kiddie Academy doing projects with her students and providing them with a host of learning opportunities in her classroom!

Ms. Shreyashi

Faculty: Lead Infant Teacher

Ms. Shreyashi works with our youngest learners, ranging in age from 6 weeks through 1 year old. She is passionate about infant...   Read More

Ms. Shreyashi, Faculty: Lead Infant Teacher

Ms. Shreyashi works with our youngest learners, ranging in age from 6 weeks through 1 year old. She is passionate about infant care and building loving bonds with her students. Ms. Shreyashi takes time to get to know each child to ensure that she is best meeting their individual needs. She also places a large focus on getting to know her students families. Ms. Shreyashi adores reading and singing to her students and works diligently to ensure that their very first school experience be a warm and loving one where they feel safe, comfortable, loved and ultimately flourish. She is also the loving mom to her daughter! Ms. Shreyashi looks forward to meeting your family and giving your little one a wonderful first school exprience! 

Ms. Alexandra

Faculty: Assistant Infant Teacher

Ms. Alexandra supports students enrolled in our private Infant Suite! She focusses on care for students during their first year of life....   Read More

Ms. Alexandra, Faculty: Assistant Infant Teacher

Ms. Alexandra supports students enrolled in our private Infant Suite! She focusses on care for students during their first year of life. Her favorite children's book is the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Ms. Alexandra loves to support her students as they grow and develop, experiencing the world for the first time! The very best part of her job is spending time with her students and seeing them enjoy their day. 

Ms. Merary

Faculty: Infant Assistant Teacher

Ms. Merary works supporting our youngest learners in our Infant Suite. She comes to us with a wealth of experience teaching a...   Read More

Ms. Merary, Faculty: Infant Assistant Teacher

Ms. Merary works supporting our youngest learners in our Infant Suite. She comes to us with a wealth of experience teaching a variety of age groups but adores her work with children during their first year of life. Her favorite activities to enjoy with her students are singing and reading them books. Ms. Merary also enjoys bonding with her students families and sharing thei child's school experience with them. 

Ms. Miranda

Faculty: Lead Toddler Teacher

Ms. Miranda serves as the centers Lead Toddler Teacher, working with students 18 - 24 months. Ms. Miranda loves working with her...   Read More

Ms. Miranda, Faculty: Lead Toddler Teacher

Ms. Miranda serves as the centers Lead Toddler Teacher, working with students 18 - 24 months. Ms. Miranda loves working with her students and supporting them in reaching their developmental milestone markers. She takes time to assist her students as they move from our Infant program and into the Toddler program, filled with countless opportunities to flourish and grow! Ms. Miranda can often be found wearng a huge, welcoming smile! Families can find her playing, reading, laughing, dancing and having fun with her students Monday through Friday in our Toddler classroom! Ms. Miranda looks forward to getting to know your family! 

Ms. Brittney

Faculty: Assistant Teacher

Ms. Brittney supports our Preschool porgram. She works closely with students to help them acheive their goals. Ms. Brittney is currenly enrolled...   Read More

Ms. Brittney, Faculty: Assistant Teacher

Ms. Brittney supports our Preschool porgram. She works closely with students to help them acheive their goals. Ms. Brittney is currenly enrolled in Early Childhood Education courses with an ultimate goal of becoming a Teacher. Ms. Brittney looks forward to working with your family and supporting your child. 

Ms. Soni

Faculty: Assistant Teacher

Ms. Soni works as an Assistant Teacher working primarily with our Preschool program. She brings with her a wealth of experience working...   Read More

Ms. Soni, Faculty: Assistant Teacher

Ms. Soni works as an Assistant Teacher working primarily with our Preschool program. She brings with her a wealth of experience working in the field of ealry childhood care and education. Ms. Soni adores working with children of all ages and specializes in teaching and caring for children 2 - 5 years of age. She is also the adoring mother of two lovely daughters! Ms. Soni looks forward to supporting your child on their educational journey. 

Ms. Alivia

Faculty: PM Floating Assistant Teacher

Ms. Alivia works as a Floating Assisting Teacher, supporting various age groups each day. Ms. Alivia loves working with children of all...   Read More

Ms. Alivia, Faculty: PM Floating Assistant Teacher

Ms. Alivia works as a Floating Assisting Teacher, supporting various age groups each day. Ms. Alivia loves working with children of all ages and looks forward to working with your child. 

Ms. Tammy

Lead Jr. Preschool Teacher

Ms. Tammy is our Lead Jr. Preschool Teacher.  Ms. Tammy has over 20 years of experience working with children all ages!  She...   Read More

Ms. Tammy, Lead Jr. Preschool Teacher

Ms. Tammy is our Lead Jr. Preschool Teacher.  Ms. Tammy has over 20 years of experience working with children all ages!  She loves engaging a child's natural curosity of learning, teaching new concepts, and watching children reach their developmental milestones and gain independence.  Ms. Tammy enjoys spending time with her family which includes her three children and her dog, Hazel and cooking. Ms. Tammy looks forward to working with your child!  

Ms. Reshma

Faculty: Preschool Assistant Teacher

Ms. Reeshma serves as the Assistant teacher in our Preschool program! She is commited to ensuring that each of her students needs...   Read More

Ms. Reshma, Faculty: Preschool Assistant Teacher

Ms. Reeshma serves as the Assistant teacher in our Preschool program! She is commited to ensuring that each of her students needs are being met. Ms. Reeshma comes to us with experience working with children of various ages in childcare settings and adores working with the Preschool class. She is also the adoring mother to her son. She can frequently be found dancing and doing art projects with her students! 

Ms. Courtney

Faculty: Infant/Toddler Assistant Teacher

Ms. Courntey joined the Kiddie Acade,y of Colonia team during our opening year! She comes to us with over 5 years of...   Read More

Ms. Courtney, Faculty: Infant/Toddler Assistant Teacher

Ms. Courntey joined the Kiddie Acade,y of Colonia team during our opening year! She comes to us with over 5 years of experience in earlychildhood care and education. Ms. Courtney is currenrly a student at Rutgers University New Brunswick, where she is completing her BA in Education. Her favorite children's author is Dr.Seuss and her favorite character is The Grinch! Ms. Courtney loves working with our infant and toddler age groups, supporting them as they work towards reaching their developmental milestones. The best part of what she does is teaching her students about kindness and compassion and the rewarding feeling she has at the end of each school day.   

Ms. Gabby

Faculty: Seasonal Lead Teacher

Meet Ms. Gabby! Gabby is a Seasonal Lead Teacher on faculty at Kiddie Academy of Colonia. Ms. Gabby is pursuant of her...   Read More

Ms. Gabby, Faculty: Seasonal Lead Teacher

Meet Ms. Gabby! Gabby is a Seasonal Lead Teacher on faculty at Kiddie Academy of Colonia. Ms. Gabby is pursuant of her Dual Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Monmouth University. She joins our team with years of experience working with young children in various settings. Many people in our community may recognize Ms. Gabby from her time spent teaching CCD locally. She has also volunteered at the Matthew Jago Elementary School Camp PACE where she worked with students who were early childhood aged through elementary aged. Ms. Gabby brings with her a joy of working with children of all ages and is excited to meet your child! In her spare time, Ms.Gabby enjoys curling up with a good book, trips to the beach and spending as much time as she can with her family and friends. 

Toby Turtle

Social Emotional Puppet

Meet Toby Turtle, one of our Social and Emotional Puppets! Kiddie Academy of Colonia has a group of puppets that are also...   Read More

Toby Turtle, Social Emotional Puppet

Meet Toby Turtle, one of our Social and Emotional Puppets! Kiddie Academy of Colonia has a group of puppets that are also "on staff" at our facility! Each puppet has a different personality. Our puppets are frequently brought out to interact with students who might need some additional support. Toby Turtle is very shy, but loves to make new friends. He often visits with students that might be feeling shy or nervous and helps them to connect with their emotions and surroundings by mirroring their feelings and slowly acclimating to their classroom space. Sometimes students feel more comfortable interacting with a puppet friend first, who will help to connect with them and set them at ease. Toby and his puppet friends live at Kiddie Academy of Colonia and are always available any time they are needed. Families interested in learning about Toby can see a brief video about him on the school Instagram (kiddieacademyofcolonia) Fun Facts About Toby Turtle: Toby is 12 inches tall, his favorite food is pizza, his favorite song is "Wheels on the Bus" Toby's favorite story is Yertle the Turtle, his favorite color is lime green, he enjoys being read to, getting hugs, giving high-fives, making new friends, visiting the playground and helping the office.

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