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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.
Between ages 4 and 5, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.
School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
Dr. and Mrs. Nilay and Namita Shah, Founding Partners
Welcome to Kiddie Academy! We are fortunate to have this immense opportunity to serve the families of Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Montgomery County,... Read More
Welcome to Kiddie Academy! We are fortunate to have this immense opportunity to serve the families of Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Montgomery County, MD. Our family is the reason we chose to work with Kiddie Academy. As parents of two young girls, we understand the importance of early childhood education in a child’s life. As proud operators of this beautiful academy since 2015, we continue to enjoy working alongside our hand-selected team of passionate, professional and experienced educators and staff. We are strong believers in the benefits of play-based learning and strive daily to implement age-appropriate, best practices through our program offerings. Our greatest strength here at Kiddie Academy of Gaithersburg is that we always put the best interests of every student in our care at the forefront of every decision we make as a team. We are committed to providing a professional working environment for our staff and educators, by extending training and continuing education. It is our honor and privilege to care for the children at our school. We invite you to visit our academy and experience firsthand what makes Kiddie Academy a great place to be!
Ms. Angela, Academy Director
My name is Angela and I am the Director at Kiddie Academy of Gaithersburg. Aside from managing the day to day operations of... Read More
My name is Angela and I am the Director at Kiddie Academy of Gaithersburg. Aside from managing the day to day operations of the center, enrollment and parent communication, I also ensure that our Life Essentials curriculum is implemented to its fullest potential. I ensure that each teacher has the tools that they need to implement the curriculum in a meaningful, hands-on approach to inspire lifetime learners. I have spent that last 20 years working with children from infancy to school age. After obtaining my degree in Early Childhood Education from Hood College, I focused specifically on teaching Math and Phonics in the classroom as a precursor to Kindergarten readiness. The experience that I have had in the classroom enables me to support teachers in their day to day responsibilities, whether I am organizing supplies for amazing art projects or science experiments, coordinating content for Back-to-School Night, or supporting teachers with assessments or parent conferences.
Mr. Rick, Regional Director of Facilities - Remote
Hi! My name is Rick, and I am the Regional Director Facilities for Kiddie Academy of Gaithersburg and Urbana. I received a... Read More
Hi! My name is Rick, and I am the Regional Director Facilities for Kiddie Academy of Gaithersburg and Urbana. I received a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Florida in 2003 and have continued my education with courses in Early Childhood Development. My parents have owned childcare centers in Florida since 1976 and I ran our family business with them and my sister for over a decade before relocating to Maryland. I have been with Kiddie Academy since 2016. I wear many different hats at Kiddie Academy! I believe in meeting children where they are and that a strong early education experience is essential for individuals to reach their highest potential. Kiddie Academy is a great fit for me because I feel children learn best in a play-based, language-rich, and structured environment that recognizes real-life teachable moments in addition to traditional educational lessons. I also believe in the importance of building trust and strong bonds with children and their parents to establish a nurturing and consistent support system for growth and development.
Ms. Karla, Assistant Director
My name is Karla, I am the Assistant Director at Kiddie Academy of Gaithersburg. I am currently pursuing my associate degree in... Read More
My name is Karla, I am the Assistant Director at Kiddie Academy of Gaithersburg. I am currently pursuing my associate degree in Special Early Childhood Education. I have been working with children for the past 8 years. I have worked with different ages and I have thoroughly enjoyed each moment. Teaching and inspiring kids is definitely a passion of mine. A fun fact about me is that I am super adventurous. Another passion of mine is traveling and getting to know new places with my son Matteo. I am excited to be a part of the Kiddie Academy Community!
Ms. Veera, Curriculum Specialist
Hi, my name is Veera! I began working at Kiddie Academy in 2023. I’m originally from Finland where I obtained my... Read More
Hi, my name is Veera! I began working at Kiddie Academy in 2023. I’m originally from Finland where I obtained my Master’s Degree in Education, specializing in Early Childhood Education. I have worked in the early childhood education field for ten years as a teacher, director, and parent educator. When I’m not working, I enjoy exploring new places and spending time outdoors with my family.
Ms. Riley, Regional Learning Coordinator
Hi, my name is Riley! I have worked at Kiddie Academy since I was 18 years old! I have been in the... Read More
Hi, my name is Riley! I have worked at Kiddie Academy since I was 18 years old! I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for more than 10 years. While working in the classroom, I primarily interacted with infants and toddlers, developing a love for supporting families as they create a strong foundation for their children. Kiddie Academy has given me multiple opportunities to learn, grow, and use my expertise to support the wonderful educators in our program. As a Regional Learning Coordinator, I manage the professional development, wellness program, accreditations, and social media for the schools.
Ms. Sonia, Food Service Manager
I take pride in my role at Kiddie Academy. For the past decade, I have maintained certification as a professional food service... Read More
I take pride in my role at Kiddie Academy. For the past decade, I have maintained certification as a professional food service manager and have 9 years of experience working in a commercial kitchen at the neighborhood golf club. Here at the center, I love sharing my love for food through cooking, especially for little children! When I see their smiling faces at snack and lunch time, I can tell that my cooking makes them happy. At home, I enjoy playing board games with my son and husband and I have a passion for singing!
“Lower tuition costs ”
Carlos V., Gaithersburg
Rachel P., Gaithersburg
“Whole child approach. ”
Michael C., Gaithersburg
“All the teachers are great! ”
Doug K., Gaithersburg
“Kiddie Academy is well organized and structured! ”
Jalissa N., Gaithersburg
“All staff our friendly, approachable, and nice. I love the camera that I can always view/watch my child! Thank you! ”
Arlyn B., Gaithersburg
“The entire team is very attentive to the family, and supportive. The facilities are clean and safety, and there are interesting activities to the students. ”
Lydia L., Gaithersburg
“I like the programming, staff to student ratio, and the diversity. I also appreciate the daily reports. ”
Joshua S., Gaithersburg
“The variety of fun learning activities. ”
Martha Lisa S., Gaithersburg
“Yes my son enjoys school now thanks to kiddie academy! They feed the kids and help them learn to control their anger and teach them the value of friendship! My son is doing amazing! ”
Nyia A., Gaithersburg
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