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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
  • Daily communication, monthly newsletter and a parent calendar to keep everyone informed
  • Developmentally appropriate playgrounds for every age
  • Soccer Shots, Amazing Athletes, Dancing Little Stars, and Music & More developed by Kindermusik
  • Splash Pads
  • Webcams in every classroom and throughout the building

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  • Erin Wackerhagen, Owner

     We want to take a moment and introduce ourselves as the new owners of the Kiddie Academy of Five Forks.  I am...   Read More

    Erin Wackerhagen, Owner

     We want to take a moment and introduce ourselves as the new owners of the Kiddie Academy of Five Forks.  I am Erin Wackerhagen and I will be the primary owner with the assistance of my husband Dan. We have two children, Daniel (13) and Caroline (11).  We have lived in Greenville for almost 11 years and feel blessed to call it home. I graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelors of Education in Secondary Education and a minor in Elementary Education. I also obtained a Masters of Teaching from Southern Wesleyan University.  I have 9 years of classroom experience in a variety of settings along with 2 years of management experience as the Executive Director of Soccer Shots of the Upstate. I am excited to use my skills and passions in a new way!  Dan is also a graduate of Clemson University and is a US Army Veteran.  He is a strong leader with a passion for business and for the local community. His experiences as the Co-Owner of Soccer Shots of the Upstate and his present ownership of a successful mold remediation franchise here in the Upstate will be a great asset to us.          Our first introduction to the Kiddie Academy of Five Forks was about 6 years ago when we began our journey as Foster Parents seeking care for one of our little ones. It was important to us that the children in our care had an opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and caring environment while we could not be with them.  Kiddie Academy met all of these needs and more. We have always been impressed with the focus on developing the whole child through a high-quality curriculum and safe environment.  We are excited to be a part of the Kiddie Academy community!

  • Ms. Heather Atwood, Assistant Director

    Kiddie Academy of Five Forks welcomes Ms. Heather as our Assistant Director. Ms. Heather is a former certified public school teacher with...   Read More

    Ms. Heather Atwood, Assistant Director

    Kiddie Academy of Five Forks welcomes Ms. Heather as our Assistant Director. Ms. Heather is a former certified public school teacher with her degree in Elementry Education.  She has taught Kindgerten and 1st grade for several years. Ms. Heather has a passion for early childhood education and understands the great impact early childcare teachers make on the children in their care. Ms. Heather strives to help Kiddie Academy foster the best learning enviroment for all ages and create lasting bonds with their families. In her free time she enjoy traveling, discovering new eateries, reading novels, and biking and playing board games with her family. Heather just moved here from Washington state with her husband and three children Jaelynn (11), Weston (6), and Hazel (3)!

  • Ms. Haylee, Director

    Welcome to Kiddie Academy of Five Forks!  We are pleased to introduce our Academy Director Ms. Haylee. She currently been our Director...   Read More

    Ms. Haylee, Director

    Welcome to Kiddie Academy of Five Forks!  We are pleased to introduce our Academy Director Ms. Haylee. She currently been our Director since 2017 and holds a degree in Early Childhood Education along with her degree in Organizaional Leadership. Ms. Haylee is in her 12th year of working in Early Childhood and has enjoyed every moment of it! The most rewarding part for her is the collerbration between the children and their family. She strives to provide the best experience and education for each family who attends Kiddie Academy. In her spare time, Ms. Haylee enjoys visiting historic sites and trying different cultural cuisines. 

Hear from our parents

There are so many things to praise KA for… direct and timely communications, clean facilities, friendly staff, kind and caring teachers, and our kids are learning new things every single day.
Christin L., Five Forks

Friendly staff and easy to communicate
Jessica K., Five Forks

I absolutely love it! My 3 year old is already learning the Spanish words and can speak them without assistance
Andrea C., Five Forks

You guys are the best!
Jaylen S., Five Forks

I like the curriculum and it being play based and that there’s teachers who are very involved and change there approaches and push the kids when they need it
Julia P., Five Forks

The way my boy is growing up and learning with you. The staff and teachers are amazing. We do appreciate all you do.
Murilo H., Five Forks

I love how much my kids enjoy going to school each day!
Beatrice D., Five Forks

Our child learns so much through KA program. She is always surpassing us with new things she retained. The opportunity for extra curricular is excellent as well. We have loved watching her grow up here.
Samantha B., Five Forks

I love how involved all the teachers and staff are with my son and how committed they are to keeping day-to-day activities fun and educational!
Dakota R., Five Forks

Margo is always so happy to come see her teachers. I love the attention she gets and I appreciate the attention to detail. Such as following what she likes i.e cuddles or outside walks and following the recommendations I provide to make her stay just like home. In addition, I love the hospitality. I feel…
Allie W., Five Forks

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