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  • Academy Link - our Parent Communications Portal
  • Camereas in every classroom
  • Monthly Jump & Fun Classes for classrooms 4 & 5
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  • Wendy Burkley-Barry, Owner

    I have over 23 years of experience in the child care field.  Before that I taught special needs high school students.  I...   Read More

    Wendy Burkley-Barry, Owner

    I have over 23 years of experience in the child care field.  Before that I taught special needs high school students.  I entered the child care field to provide a safe, caring, and educationally based environment for the children in this community.  I have my 90 hour preschool certification, 45 hour infant/toddler certification, First Aide and CPR training, a Bachelors degree in Special Education and a Masters equivalent. 

  • Melissa Bristow, Director

      I have about 14 years of experience in child care.  I entered this career to make a positive difference in the...   Read More

    Melissa Bristow, Director

      I have about 14 years of experience in child care.  I entered this career to make a positive difference in the lvies of young children.  I have an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, Associates degree in Elementary Education, Career diploma in Child Daycare Management, a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education Administration, First Aide and CPR training, Emergency Preparedness training, and Medication Administration training.

  • Zsatinae Slaughter, Assistant Director & Teacher

    I decided to work with children because its an amazing feeling to see children progress and learn the things that you are...   Read More

    Zsatinae Slaughter, Assistant Director & Teacher

    I decided to work with children because its an amazing feeling to see children progress and learn the things that you are trying to teach them. Its so heart warming when you walk in a classroom and the children call your name and run to give you a hug. I have my 90 hour Pre-School Certification, 45 hour Infant/Toddler Certification and I am studying Early Childhood Education.

  • Autumn Roark, Morning Supervisor & Teacher

    I have 10 plus years of experience in child care. Children learn best when given hands on opportunities to make new discoveries....   Read More

    Autumn Roark, Morning Supervisor & Teacher

    I have 10 plus years of experience in child care. Children learn best when given hands on opportunities to make new discoveries. Working with children offer never ending rewards. I have my 90 hour Pre School Certification, 45 hour Infant/Toddler Certification, Emergency Preparedness Certification, Medication Administration Certification, and I am currently studying Early Childhood Education with a concentration in business at Cecil college.

  • Akiera Jimmerson, Teacher

    I have worked with chidlren for about 15 years.  I always wanted to work with children in early child care as a...   Read More

    Akiera Jimmerson, Teacher

    I have worked with chidlren for about 15 years.  I always wanted to work with children in early child care as a young girl.  I want to obtain and challenge my skills, however, provide a strong foundation and be a major influence, and properly prepare children for the near future to become successful in the system the best way I can along thier journey.  That's why I love working in the childre care field.  I have by child care aide training.  

  • Joy Cassano Coleman, Teacher

    I have worked in childcare for 2 years.  I am particulary interested in emergent language and I enjoy helping kids learn to...   Read More

    Joy Cassano Coleman, Teacher

    I have worked in childcare for 2 years.  I am particulary interested in emergent language and I enjoy helping kids learn to express their thoughts adn ideas.  I love the creatvitiy of the little people and the amazing way they think.  i have my 90 hour Preschool certification and a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education.

  • Alyssa Ott, Teacher

    I believe children learn through observing others. If you show them how things work and expose them to new experiences, it will...   Read More

    Alyssa Ott, Teacher

    I believe children learn through observing others. If you show them how things work and expose them to new experiences, it will open up their minds to learn and grow. I have my 90 hours Infant and Toddler Certification. I am certified in First Aid and CPR.

  • Elizabeth Wagner, Teacher

    I believe children learn through experimentation and trying new things. I am certified in First Aid and CPR.

    Elizabeth Wagner, Teacher

    I believe children learn through experimentation and trying new things. I am certified in First Aid and CPR.

  • Jody Quiros, Teacher

    I have 25+ years in the filed of child care.  I consider it a privilege to help mold the young minds of...   Read More

    Jody Quiros, Teacher

    I have 25+ years in the filed of child care.  I consider it a privilege to help mold the young minds of hte future.  Watching them develop and grow is truly amazing.  Each one offering their own unique personality truly leaves a mark on your soul.  I became passionate about children after having two of my own and want to give the chidlren I teach the home away from home love with all the qualities of a school.  I ran my own in-home day care for over 12 years, taught martial arts to children, I have my First Aide and CPR training, 45 hour administrative certification, 90 hour Pre-School certification, and 45 hour Infant/toddler Certification.

Hear from our parents

Well rounded, diverse, perfect!
Eleanor J., Elkton

The staff is always concerned for my children's needs.
Danielle S., Elkton

My daughter has attended since birth and now does summer camp now that she is school age. She was very prepared for kindergarten when she completed the preschool program. We have nothing but great things to say about Kiddie Academy.
Erica T., Elkton

The amount of interaction and focus on learning / skill building.
Danielle C., Elkton

I am happy with my child's progress in learning and behavior.
Jaime B., Elkton

The staff is amazing and creates a wonderful feeling of an extended loving family.
Kimberly M., Elkton

The curriculum, loving and kind teachers....and it’s a great place to work ?
Melissa B., Elkton

The love and care each child needs and receives on a daily basis.
Joseph B., Elkton

The teachers in classroom 1, Miss Zee, Miss Jody, and Keyares, are excellent. Autumn loves them! She has grown so much since being in their class.
Aimee N., Elkton

Love Kiddie Academy of Elkton! Best early education center in the area. Not only do they educate, but they genuinely love and care for each child. We wouldn’t go anywhere else!
Erica T., Elkton

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