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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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  • Erika Haukness, Academy Director

    Erika Haukness graduated with her Masters Degree in Social Work, with an emphasizes on counseling, from the University of Texas in Arlington....   Read More

    Erika Haukness, Academy Director

    Erika Haukness graduated with her Masters Degree in Social Work, with an emphasizes on counseling, from the University of Texas in Arlington. Prior to working at Kiddie Academy, she has worked in the counseling field, counseling children and families at The Family Place (a Dallas, non-profit agency). She has also worked as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, Education Director and most recently, Erika served as the Education Director and then Executive Director of a private preschool in Dallas for 4 years. Erika's husband Tom also works in education as a Principal of the TAG school, William B Travis (DISD). They have a daughter, Ella and live in the Bishop Arts area. They love to travel and explore their neighborhood on the weekends. Kiddie Academy holds the values and has the character development tools that Erika hopes her students will embrace. She loves empowering both her students and teachers to achieve their goals. Erika takes pride in providing peace of mind to the families and them knowing that every child is loved and appreciated for all the wonderful things that make them unique!

  • Ileana and Roberto, Owners

    Good Afternoon, Now that our Academy just opened in May 2022, we wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves. My name...   Read More

    Ileana and Roberto, Owners

    Good Afternoon, Now that our Academy just opened in May 2022, we wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves. My name is Ileana, and I am one of Kiddie Academy of Far North Dallas's owners. My husband and our three kids moved to Texas in August 2019. Being a parent myself, I understand the challenges when searching for the right child care option. While looking for care, I wanted to find a place where it felt like a second home to my kids. That’s why we decided to embark on the journey of opening Kiddie Academy. I want everyone who walks through our doors to feel like they are walking into a second home.  I can’t wait to meet your family and learn more about your educational child care needs. Thank you, Ileana Diaz

Hear from our parents

The teachers are overall really wonderful and show they care about our children's well-being and education. The curriculum is nice and we I appreciate the structure and engagement if provides. The front office staff is amazing.
Erin C., Far North Dallas

My 3yo daughter looooves going to Kiddie Academy; and she is constantly surprising me with new things she has learned.
Owen G., Far North Dallas

The curriculum is challenging for my pre-k child. They are learning new things and topics every week. They are provided hands on experience for most topics.
Elizabeth K., Far North Dallas

The staff take a very personalized approach to each child to ensure their development. They spend quality time dedicated to your child, share feedback with you on the milestones they’re hitting, and make the full experience a whole lot of fun for the children and the parents in the process with cute weekly educational themes…
Katie F., Far North Dallas

Strong foundation for success, friendly staff, organizational skills, my child is communicating more often, the routine of the daily activities, Good nutrition, opportunities for outdoor activities/play which my child enjoys more. Above and Beyond.
Natasha O., Far North Dallas

It seems to be constant hands-on. Whether it’s playing outside, reading or doing sensory activities I feel like my daughter is being taught rather than just babysat.
Haylea B., Far North Dallas

That you continue to help Blaike excel all while doing proper discipline!
Syndi V., Far North Dallas

The updates throughout the day and the thourough reports at the end of the day. The ciriculum has also been nicely done!
Angel P., Far North Dallas

Staff is very involved. During my son's first 2 weeks, he was struggling to adjust since it was his first time at day care. I appreciate that the teachers comforted him a lot. I also saw that the other staff members would periodically stop by the classroom and, if he was very upset, they would…
Maribel M., Far North Dallas

The facility is very clean and new . Staff very friendly and nice . My daughter loved her teacher Mrs. Summer . She was very interactive with the kids and kind. Hopefully we will be back for next summer break.
Marjan A., Far North Dallas

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