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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

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  • Karyn Jarzyk, Owner/Operator

    My name is Karyn Jarzyk. I have been married to my husband Steve for 13 years and we have 3 wonderful children...   Read More

    Karyn Jarzyk, Owner/Operator

    My name is Karyn Jarzyk. I have been married to my husband Steve for 13 years and we have 3 wonderful children together (Larkin 11, Blaise 9 and Tierney 7.) After spending most of my younger years in childcare and being a toddler teacher as a college student, I realized my passion was educating young children. I desired a career that would allow myself the opportunity to have a positive impact not only on the lives of young children but on their working parents as well. My goal was to provide a safe, loving, nurturing learning environment for working families to leave their children in. I love being an integral part of a child’s most important years. Every day in the life of a young child is exciting, filled with learning and surprises. Together with my wonderful staff, we provide care for over 400 children across our 3 centers. Knowing we are able to provide a strong foundation and a strong educational routine keeps us always striving to work hard for the families that we serve. At the end of each day, it is especially important to know I have made a difference in the daily lives of the children and families I provide care for.  

  • Kim Maldonado, Director

    Hello, my name is Kim Maldonado.  I am honored to be the Director of the new Kiddie Academy of Hamilton-Yardville. Through my...   Read More

    Kim Maldonado, Director

    Hello, my name is Kim Maldonado.  I am honored to be the Director of the new Kiddie Academy of Hamilton-Yardville. Through my journey as a childcare educator for 16 years, I have developed an insistent passion to serve as an essential role in a child’s development. Every child has special gifts to offer the world and my work allows me to help bring those gifts to light. I am dedicated to delivering the highest quality childcare possible here at Kiddie Academy by providing a positive learning environment for every child that enters our center. Prior to joining the Kiddie Academy family, I owned a successful childcare business for five years. During those five years, I was dedicated to building bonds with each individual child through creating a safe and nurturing environment. Furthermore, I gained additional knowledge at Kiddie Academy, Bright Horizons, and at various early childhood trainings and workshops. These exceptionally diverse experiences have led me to Kiddie Academy of Hamilton-Yardville where my goal is to foster physical development, social and emotional learning, and intellectual growth.  As an educator, I look forward to working closely with families and teachers in providing the most successful learning experience for all of our young learners throughout this educational journey. Together we can make this an effective learning community for all of our children. 

  • Jasmine Rosa, Infant Teacher

    Jasmine joined our Kiddie Academy family in 2019 with a love for children! She enjoys reading with the babies and implementing educational...   Read More

    Jasmine Rosa, Infant Teacher

    Jasmine joined our Kiddie Academy family in 2019 with a love for children! She enjoys reading with the babies and implementing educational sensory activities for the children to enjoy.

  • Amanda Devlin, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Amanda is the Lead Teacher of our Toddler Classroom. She is currently attending Mercer County Community College to pursue a degree...   Read More

    Amanda Devlin, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Amanda is the Lead Teacher of our Toddler Classroom. She is currently attending Mercer County Community College to pursue a degree in Education. Ms. Amanda has been with Kiddie Academy for 3 years. She has been working with children for over 10 years. When she was young, she began babysitting and teaching Sunday School classes at her church which made her fall in love with children. Ms. Amanda finds watching children learn and grow to be so heart warming. She loves spending her days with children and she wouldn't change a thing. For many years, Ms. Amanda's passion has been working with children, helping them grow and reach new milestones. Outside of work, she cherishes spending time with her family and friends.

  • Madison Miller, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Madison is the Lead Teacher of our Toddler Classroom. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Education. Mrs....   Read More

    Madison Miller, Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Madison is the Lead Teacher of our Toddler Classroom. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Education. Mrs. Madison has been working with children for 5 years. She has experience working with children in both a sports setting and a YMCA Children's Program. Mrs. Madison loves being able to watch children grow and mature. She also loves teaching and molding young minds. Mrs. Madison loves to have fun and gives the children in her care endless amounts of love. In her free time, she enjoys playing softball, spending time with her husband and going on nature walks with her dogs.

  • Natalia Lagodzinski, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Natalia is the Lead Teacher of our Preschool Classroom. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education and has been working...   Read More

    Natalia Lagodzinski, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Natalia is the Lead Teacher of our Preschool Classroom. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education and has been working with children for 6 years. Mrs. Natalia has been with Kiddie Academy for 1 year. She always strives to teach and fill the hearts of her students with knowledge and kindness. As an Early Childhood Educator, Mrs. Natalia loves seeing the children in her classroom smiling. She says that when she sees them smile it is the greatest reward. Mrs. Natalia enjoys working with children and loves helping them grow and develop day by day. One of her favorite quotes is, "The influence of a good teacher can never be erased".

Hear from our parents

Thank you for curriculum implementation activities, COVID preventative measires, pictures throughout the day, and fun themed dress up weeks, and events for the kids. He loves the outdoor playground which he looked forward to the most and I appreciate the indoor gross motor area as well. The staff retention has been helpful for stability during…
Lisa O., Hamilton-Yardville

Curriculum and staff
Brian M., Hamilton-Yardville

Kiddie Academy is an exemplary educational setting with vast knowledge on all age levels. Classroom teachers are engaging and warm hearted. The curriculum is a exceptional and delightful. I love the business of the day for my child and how happy he truly is to be there. Lastly, the front office is outstanding. Any questions…
Sophia Cala - M., Hamilton-Yardville

The staff of teachers and directors are amazing and we love how well our kids are cared for every day. They both learn so much from the curriculum here and through the teachers. Our concerns are always heard and the communication through Tadpoles throughout the day is great.
Krista M., Hamilton-Yardville

I love that my son looks forward to go to school to his teacher:)
Gabrielle B., Hamilton-Yardville

Staff are so loving to my children!
Sara M., Hamilton-Yardville

Variety of learning activities. Teachers are dedicated and hard working. My children are learning social and academic skills.
Ibiyemi O., Hamilton-Yardville

Friendly and dedicated staff, clean and safe environment, great place for the little ones during these challengng times.
Bizu G., Hamilton-Yardville

Personalized care, constant updates, excellent photos, accelerated development. Luna loves going to school, and we drive pretty far out of of our way to stay with this Kiddie Academy location because we couldn't ask for better in terms of staff. While the price is a bit high, you get what you pay for in quality…
Andrew G., Hamilton-Yardville

Love it here! The best of the best!
Lauren S., Hamilton-Yardville

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