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Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.
Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.
At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.
At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.
At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
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
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. 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
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.
“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
“The curriculum, the communication between the center and parents, leadership involvement in everyday activities ”
Tracy B., Five Forks
“The structure and routine is awesome. Instilling that at a young age really benefits them when they head off to kindergarten. ”
Sarah H., Five Forks
“We love KA! The teachers are friendly and kind and the admin staff are all fantastic! Thank you for loving and teaching my foster son. He’s grown so much! ”
Emily M., Five Forks
“The learning and structure ”
Christy H., Five Forks
“Erin and Haylee are amazing! We have loved all of our teachers there. Our son loves all of his teachers. They have all been so kind and patient with him. Kiddie Academy is our favorite daycare in town! ”
Heather J., Five Forks
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