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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
  • Indoor Gym, library and 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. Daisy, Instructional Coach

      It is our pleasure to introduce our Instructional Coach Ms. Daisy. She has been in the Early Childhood field for 5...   Read More

    Ms. Daisy, Instructional Coach

      It is our pleasure to introduce our Instructional Coach Ms. Daisy. She has been in the Early Childhood field for 5 years and holds her degree in Early Childhood Education. In this position Ms. Daisy coaches our teachers in implementing our Kiddie Academy Life Essentials Curriculum and maintaining  developmentally appropriate classrooms. The most rewarding part for her is being able to foster the developments of each age group and of course their hugs. In Ms. Daisy's spare time she enjoys board games, going camping, and spending time with family.  

  • 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 10th 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

My child is actually learning, not just a place for my child to be brought while we're at work. Lunch provided also which was not available at our previous daycare. Teachers are super friendly and have an active interest in my child.
Sara C., Five Forks

Everyone is super friendly and takes the time to get to know the kids and parents so it’s a very inviting and home atmosphere. Plenty of events and the curriculum and activities for the kids are amazing. Staff is super receptive to suggestions and constructive criticism. I’ve seen the owner playing with kids, cleaning and…
Ruth B., Five Forks

Cameras in classrooms, friendly staff, and curriculum
Christine G., Five Forks

You guys are very caring and tentative to Owen’s needs. Owen has shown a lot of improvement in development and motor skills. We are very appreciative to all the staff! Last but not least the school is very safe and kid-friendly. Just a nurturing and wonderful environment for kids to learn and grow!
Ngan N., Five Forks

Love all the staff and our child’s teachers and aide. Everyone made us feel welcome. When we drop our son here, we can have a piece of mind at work.
Jimmy S., Five Forks

Everything!
Lina S., Five Forks

The quality of the teachers is amazing
Natalia G., Five Forks

The teachers show great love and attention to each child. The program itself is amazing. A lot of great feedback throughout the day of what took place. Events that are put on throughout the year are amazing and allow parents to interact with the staff. Our child loves it at kiddie academy
Matthew W., Five Forks

I love how hands on the teachers and activities are for the children, and how warm most of the staff is.
Tanjalee V., Five Forks

How they treat your children like they are your very own. I also like how it’s a daycare but doesn’t smell like one
Michael R., Five Forks

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