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Mon 6:30am - 6pm
Tue 6:30am - 6pm
Wed 6:30am - 6pm
Thu 6:30am - 6pm
Fri 6:30am - 6pm

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Careers at Cornelius

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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Schedule a tour

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

Highlights of Our Academy

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Meet the Owner

Prateek Patel

As the proud owner of Kiddie Academy of Cornelius, I am deeply committed to providing a nurturing and educational haven for preschoolers. With a passion for early childhood development, I have created an enriching environment where every child can explore, learn, and grow. Our academy is dedicated to fostering a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy in the hearts and minds of the little ones we serve.

Meet Our Team

Asia Watley

Administrative Assistant

With eight years of experience in the field, Ms. Asia is a highly skilled receptionist who maintains a welcoming and professional atmosphere....   Read More

Asia Watley, Administrative Assistant

With eight years of experience in the field, Ms. Asia is a highly skilled receptionist who maintains a welcoming and professional atmosphere. Ms. Asia’s meticulous attention to detail ensures that every family and staff member receives exceptional service and support. Ms. Asia strives to make everyone feel valued and comfortable with a warm and friendly demeanor.

Colleen Shuter

Academy Director

Ms. Colleen Shuter is a seasoned professional with a dedicated focus on Early Childhood Education, School Leadership, and Management. With over 12...   Read More

Colleen Shuter, Academy Director

Ms. Colleen Shuter is a seasoned professional with a dedicated focus on Early Childhood Education, School Leadership, and Management. With over 12 years of experience in the field within the state of North Carolina, she has cultivated a wealth of expertise and a deep passion for fostering educational excellence. Throughout her career, Ms. Shuter has held diverse roles, including educator, Assistant Director, Regional Admissions Specialist, and School Director. Her commitment to professional development is evident in her attainment of Early Childhood Education and Administration Credentials from Haywood College, alongside her ongoing pursuit of a degree in Psychology at Liberty University. Outside of her professional endeavors, Ms. Shuter values quality time with her family and friends. She finds rejuvenation in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and rock climbing, as well as maintaining a balanced lifestyle through yoga, workouts, and cherished moments with friends and family.

Shantae Robinson

Assistant Director

As the Assistant Director of Kiddie Academy of Cornelius, our passionate and dedicated team member collaborates with the director to create a...   Read More

Shantae Robinson, Assistant Director

As the Assistant Director of Kiddie Academy of Cornelius, our passionate and dedicated team member collaborates with the director to create a vibrant learning environment for preschoolers. Bringing a nurturing spirit and organizational prowess, they play a key role in implementing curriculum, ensuring a safe and enriching space for every child. Committed to supporting parents and fostering a sense of community, the assistant director strives to contribute to the holistic development of young learners at Kiddie Academy.

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