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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.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
Cecelia Brennen, Culinary Expert
Cecilia has been working in a kitchen for childcare facilities for twenty years. Her favorite thing about working for Kiddie Academy... Read More
Cecilia has been working in a kitchen for childcare facilities for twenty years. Her favorite thing about working for Kiddie Academy is cooking for the children and hearing that the children are excited to eat when she walks in with the prepared meals. She also loves to hear each of the children tell her stories. Cecilia loves to spend her free time with her two children, Richard and Adrianna. Her favorite color is red and loves to eat shrimp cocktails, Chinese food, pizza, Mexican food, and Filipino food.
Nannette “Nettie” Barba, Teacher
Nettie has worked in childcare for over twenty years from home daycare to center based learning facility. She loves teaching toddlers... Read More
Nettie has worked in childcare for over twenty years from home daycare to center based learning facility. She loves teaching toddlers and watching them learn new things, and watching their eyes light up. Nettie enjoys working for Kiddie Academy because of the awesome teamwork and positive work environment. On her own time, she enjoys hiking, crafts, baking, and spending time with her family. Nettie has three sons of her own, and one black lab named Luke. She likes to eat salads, Mexican, Asian, and Italian food. Something you may not know about her is she is a patient, passionate, and caring person. She also has a very big family on her mom’s side. (Over 80 plus cousins and counting).
Michelle Wennerberg, Regional Director
Michelle Wennerberg earned her bachelor’s degree in social science with a concentration on education, and is working on her master’s in special... Read More
Michelle Wennerberg earned her bachelor’s degree in social science with a concentration on education, and is working on her master’s in special education. She has worked in childcare for twelve years, and held the position as Director at the Kiddie Academy of Glendora. A native of Miami, Florida, she now lives in Las Vegas with her husband and two sons. She is passionate about education and is excited to connect with Henderson families and help foster a lifelong love for learning in the local community.
Maribelle Manankil, Lead Teacher
My name is Ms. Maribelle. I grew up in the Philippines, and matriculated to the United States in 1986. I attended college... Read More
My name is Ms. Maribelle. I grew up in the Philippines, and matriculated to the United States in 1986. I attended college in California in the medical field. I am married with three awesome children and one adorable grandson. I have been working with children, mostly infant and toddlers, since 2012, as a Lead teacher. My favorite part of teaching is getting to know each child by making meaningful connections. I am currently working at Kiddie Academy of Henderson and it has been a pleasure to work with my director, assistant director, co-teachers, and the owners. I encourage all of our families to be an integral part of the learning experience in our classrooms, here at Kiddie Academy!
Chelsey Mcnees, Teacher
Chelsey has earned her Bachelor’s in Business and Music. Chelsey has been employed with Kiddie Academy since 2016. Kiddie Academy was... Read More
Chelsey has earned her Bachelor’s in Business and Music. Chelsey has been employed with Kiddie Academy since 2016. Kiddie Academy was the first working experience in a childcare facility, but has been babysitting for ten years. Her favorite thing about working at Kiddie Academy is the fact that it’s never boring. She has a dog named Charlie and a cat named Greyson. Chelsey’s favorite color is green and her favorite food is burgers, pizza, and chocolate. Something you may not know about her is she is from Kalamazoo, MI.
Elizabeth Vanderploeg, Teacher
Liz has Early Childhood Education college credits from a California junior college. She started working with children at the age of... Read More
Liz has Early Childhood Education college credits from a California junior college. She started working with children at the age of nineteen, and has also worked as a swim instructor for children. Liz loves working for Kiddie Academy, because she is passionate about inspiring children to learn and grow, and likes to see their faces light up when they are excited about something. When she is not working with children, Liz likes to workout, watch TV shows, and go shopping. She has two daughters of her own, three cats, and one dog. Her favorite colors are blue, white, brown and black. Veggie burgers, tater tots, fish, rice, veggies, and fruit are her favorite foods. Liz’s guilty pleasure is Starbucks. Something you may not know about her, is she use to be a competitive swimmer since the age of thirteen. Also, Liz loves cats and to volunteer at Pet smart.
Brittney Velasco-Coty, Teacher
Ms. Brittney has three years of experience working in childcare and is pursuing a degree in psychology. She loves to implement... Read More
Ms. Brittney has three years of experience working in childcare and is pursuing a degree in psychology. She loves to implement curriculum and guiding children to success. For fun Brittney loves photography, walking her two dogs, and also enjoys reading and writing. Her favorite color is turquoise and loves Italian food. Something you may not know about her is she is learning ASL.
“I appreciate the comprehensive care and compassion the staff and teachers give to my daughter. The meals and snacks provided add to the ease of getting her ready in the morning. I also am grateful for the patience they have since she is brand new to being away from home. She has already learned how… ”
Pris L., Henderson
“The care, the learning tools that they implement and the different activities in the classroom and special activities (june) ”
Leslie C., Henderson
“Good communication with families . Very clean environment ”
Havana L., Henderson
“It is a safe environment, where children can learn in a funny way. The teachers and staff are professional and friendly, very communicative. It gives me a lot of confidence to leave my Son there. ”
Angela O., Henderson
“They make me feel secure and trusting in the facility to care for my son. I am eternally grateful to kiddie academy of Henderson and appreciate them day in and day out for how they treat my son. He comes back home with a smile everyday and goes to class every morning jumping from excitement.… ”
Collette S., Henderson
“The educators are happy, enthusiastic and creative. ”
Cyaandi D., Henderson
Courtney B., Henderson
“Clean, safe, pleasant leadership and staff. Very responsive with communications. Ability to watch on camera at any time. Encouragement to communicate ANY issues and they are addressed ASAP and with compassion and concern. ”
Lauren P., Henderson
“I love everything about Kiddie Academy. From the intentional play-based curriculum they offer my child to the home-like atmosphere we feel every time we are there, it is truly a blessing in our lives to have found this center. The teachers really care about the children and the front staff has made all of our… ”
Kellie W., Henderson
“I just love it cause my daughter is always excited to go to school and she is learning new things ”
Rana A., Henderson
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