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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.
At five years old, 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.
Cristen Psota, Director
Hi! My name is Cristen Psota and I am very excited to be the director of The Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park!... Read More
Hi! My name is Cristen Psota and I am very excited to be the director of The Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park! Previously, I was a Director for 4 years and during that time I found my passion in Early Childhood Education. I graduated from William Paterson University with a degree in Communications with a focus in Journalism. I am so happy to be a part of the Kiddie Academy Family and look forward to getting to know each family that walks through our welcoming doors.
Nicole Bussanich, Assistant Director
My name is Nicole Bussanich and I am excited to be the Assistant Director at Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park! I have... Read More
My name is Nicole Bussanich and I am excited to be the Assistant Director at Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park! I have been in the childcare field for over 14 years and have held roles as a Teacher and Program Specialist prior to moving into administration. I specialize in Preschool and Pre-K education. Prior to coming to Kiddie Academy, I served in an administrative role as an Assistant Director in both a client and community-based child care setting. I currently hold my BA in Psychology from Ramapo College, with a minor in Child Psychology. I strongly believe that the children we are teaching today, are our world’s future and want to give them tools and opportunities each and every day so that they will succeed. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my 2 sons as well as my husband, reading and crafting. I enjoy having family time with them because they are the most important people in my life.
Ms.Kristine, Lead Infant Teacher & Infant/ Toddler Curriculum Oversight
Hello my name is Kristine Tsielepas and I am Lead Infant Teacher here at Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park. I am a... Read More
Hello my name is Kristine Tsielepas and I am Lead Infant Teacher here at Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park. I am a proud graduate of County Prep High School and New Jersey City University where I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. During my journey at NJCU, I've taken well over 20 credits in the Early Education Field. I have over eight years of experience working in childcare and am a founding member of the faculty at Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park. In addition to my classroom responsibilities, I also support faculty working in our Infant and Toddler programs to ensure that their programming needs are consistently met and that Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park continues to exceed our families expectations. I also support our leadership team by helping with administrative duties. I have been with KAHP since our opening and enjoy getting out into the community and speaking with families about our location. I look forward to meeting your family and supporting your little one as they embark on their educational journey with us!
Ms. Ebony, Lead Teacher
Ms. Ebony is one of our fantastic Lead Teachers. Ebony joined KAHP with 3 years of childcare experience and is currently working... Read More
Ms. Ebony is one of our fantastic Lead Teachers. Ebony joined KAHP with 3 years of childcare experience and is currently working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education. Ebony enjoys engaging the children in the daily lesson plans as well as the weekly water days at the park during the summer. Ms. Ebony also serves as one of our Character Actors for our annual Curious George Live event, bringing literacy to life for our students and the children in our community! Ebony is also the very proud mom to her little boy, Armani. Ms. Ebony looks forward to working with your little one and partnering with your family. Favorite Children’s Book: Curious George
Ms. Nesvil, Assistant Preschool Teacher
Ms. Nesvil joins KAHP as an Assistant Teacher in the Bluejays’ classroom. Nesvil comes to us with a wealth of experience working... Read More
Ms. Nesvil joins KAHP as an Assistant Teacher in the Bluejays’ classroom. Nesvil comes to us with a wealth of experience working in childcare and has most recently worked as a Lead Pre-K Teacher. Ms. Nesvil can often be seen creating crafts with her students and teaching them new movement and action songs!
Ms. Stephanie, Lead Teacher
Ms. Stephanie currently serves as a Floating Assistant Teacher, working with students throughout the school. Stephanie joins us with over 2 years... Read More
Ms. Stephanie currently serves as a Floating Assistant Teacher, working with students throughout the school. Stephanie joins us with over 2 years of childcare experience and is excited to be currently enrolled in an ultrasound technician program. Stephanie enjoys witnessing the children’s love of learning, something she helps cultivate as a teacher here at KAHP. Favorite Children’s Book: Daniel Goes to the Potty
Ms. Noelle, Lead Teacher Older Infants
Ms. Noelle serves as the Lead Teacher for our Sparrows classroom, working with students 12-18 months of age. She brings with her... Read More
Ms. Noelle serves as the Lead Teacher for our Sparrows classroom, working with students 12-18 months of age. She brings with her a wealth of experience working in childcare and specializes in working with older infants. She is also a proud mom to her daughter, Reily. Ms.Noelle prides herself on building strong parent partnerships to help guide families through understanding their little one's developmental milestones. When she is not at KAHP, Ms.Noelle can be found spending time with her family and enjoying her love of cooking!
Ms. Chantal, Assistant Teacher Older Infants
Ms. Chantal is one of our toddler Lead Teachers. Chantal joined KAHP with over 3 years of child care experience and is... Read More
Ms. Chantal is one of our toddler Lead Teachers. Chantal joined KAHP with over 3 years of child care experience and is currently working towards her BA in History/Education. Chantal’s favorite part about working with children is the part she plays in helping them grow. Rumor has it that if you walk pass the Lark’s room in the morning, you can catch “Ms. Chanty” rocking out with her little friends to “Baby Shark.” Doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Mr. Casey, Lead Teacher Older Two's
Hello Hamilton Park Family! My name is Franklin "Casey" Taylor and I am happy to be part of this Kiddie Academy’s teaching... Read More
Hello Hamilton Park Family! My name is Franklin "Casey" Taylor and I am happy to be part of this Kiddie Academy’s teaching team. I completed my BA from the University of Valley Forge where I majored in the Philosophy and Religions program. Additionally, I currently hold a Preschool CDA (Child Development Associates). I have previous experience working for a Kiddie Academy out of state. My experience with teaching and instruction began when I was 16, as a volunteer at the summer camp program for Edgewater’s recreation center. I would go on to become a full-time summer counselor and, later, became a counselor at a local after-school program. I have also instructed computer arts and science at the Boys & Girls Club for two consecutive summers as an instructor for their summer enrichment program. Most recently, I began my time at Kiddie Academy (in Phoenixville) as an assistant to the Two Year Old’s and, afterward, became the Head Teacher of the Younger Toddlers (older One Year Old’s). After serving in that position, I shifted into the role of the School-Aged Head Teacher. I have also assisted in instructing both Preschool and Pre-K rooms. At Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park, I am the Lead Teacher of our Preschool Prep Program, working with students 2 1/2 - 3 years of age. I am also a member of KAHP’s Street Team, often going out into the community to share how Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park can support families in our community. In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies (comedy & horror) as well as documentaries on science and history, as well as a select few TV series. I also enjoy playing tennis, being an amateur photographer of nature and architecture and writing. I am excited to be a member of the teaching team here and look forward to working with you!
Ms. Ashley, Assistant Teacher Younger Infants (Puffins Class)
Ms. Ashley is an assistant teacher in our infant program. Ashley excels at providing loving, educational care to infants of all developmental... Read More
Ms. Ashley is an assistant teacher in our infant program. Ashley excels at providing loving, educational care to infants of all developmental stages. Ashley comes to us with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education/Special Education as well as 3 years of childcare experience. Her favorite aspect of working with children is watching their growth each and every day. She currently resides in Jersey City. Favorite Book: The Cat in the Hat Favorite Mythical Creature: Caticorn
“We love Kiddie Academy. The faculty and staff truely care about my children. My oldest child has only been in the Pre-K program for one month and her confidence has already improved. She can now write her name and other letters independently. She is very interested in learning and can't wait to go to school… ”
Jennifer K., Hamilton Park
“good atmosphere ”
Amit S., Hamilton Park
“Very personal now. They are listening to us as parents and we appreciate that. ”
Nithya S., Hamilton Park
“The team at KA of HP is fantastic, so caring and my kids love it! Thank you! ”
Calle P., Hamilton Park
“our teachers ”
Andrew K., Hamilton Park
“Clean and up-to-date facility Great teachers Good programs for children My daughters loves the food ”
Kaumi N., Hamilton Park
“Friendly and attentive staff, good location and facility, ”
Jordan M., Hamilton Park
“Love the email updates and pictures every day. Everyone is very friendly and good at putting my son at ease. ”
Melissa M., Hamilton Park
“I really enjoy the warmth of all the teachers at Kiddie Academy! Most of the teachers say hi each morning to my daughter making her feel right at home. ”
Fallon Z., Hamilton Park
“Teachers are attentive to the child's needs, conversation oriented which has helped my son to talk a lot of new words, improved learning abilities and most importantly a very happy child at the school. Its very assuring as he often says - ‘dad i love my school’. Thanks KAHP. ”
Abhishek B., Hamilton Park
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