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Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:

  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
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  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility

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  • Antonina “Ning” (Floater) Balingit, Teacher

      Ning has been working in a childcare facility since 2013.  She attended Manuel L. Quezon University and received a Bachelor's Degree...   Read More

    Antonina “Ning” (Floater) Balingit, Teacher

      Ning has been working in a childcare facility since 2013.  She attended Manuel L. Quezon University and received a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering.  Ning loves what she does, and enjoys playing with the children. She also has five children of her own.  On her own time, Ning enjoys watching TV and eating Filipino foods.  Her favorite color is green.      

  • Laura Petersen, Teacher

      Laura has a degree in Criminal Justice Administration.  She has been working with children since 1997, and has been at Kiddie...   Read More

    Laura Petersen, Teacher

      Laura has a degree in Criminal Justice Administration.  She has been working with children since 1997, and has been at Kiddie Academy since 2017.  She loves working with the babies, and watching them explore new things.  Laura has three children of her own, May, Derek, and Nodin.  Her hobbies include doing science experiments with her son and watching documentaries.  Soup and chilli rellenos are her favorite meals, and she likes the color blue.  Something you may not know about her is she was born and raised in Henderson, Nevada.  

  • Brittany Kupau, Academy Director

      Brittany has fourteen years in early childhood education.  She studied Child Development in Honolulu, and Childcare Management at Penn Foster.  She...   Read More

    Brittany Kupau, Academy Director

      Brittany has fourteen years in early childhood education.  She studied Child Development in Honolulu, and Childcare Management at Penn Foster.  She enjoys encouraging teachers and making learning fun and exciting for children. Brittany loves going on road trips with her daughter, husband, and dog named Thor. She is obsessed with everything Disney, and loves the color pink.  Something you may not know about her is she has been riding dirt bikes for fifteen years, and that’s how she met her husband.  

  • 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, 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 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.

  • Lindsay Busch, Enrollment Specialist

      Lindsay has two years in Early Childhood Education and is attending CSN to work towards obtaining a Bachelor's Degree as the...   Read More

    Lindsay Busch, Enrollment Specialist

      Lindsay has two years in Early Childhood Education and is attending CSN to work towards obtaining a Bachelor's Degree as the goal is to someday become a preschool director for Kiddie Academy.  She loves working at Kiddie Academy for the smiling faces and interacting with the families and children.  Her hobbies include playing soccer and softball.  She has two dogs, Hennessy and Diesel, and one cat named Zoey.  Her favorite foods include crab, sushi, shrimp and onions.  Something you may not know about her, is she is from Baltimore, Maryland.  

  • 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

    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 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 Mcnees, Teacher

      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

    Elizabeth Vanderploeg, Teacher

      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

    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 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.  

Hear from our parents

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

Excellent!
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

Teachers are awesome and well trained!!
Sonika T., Henderson

The teachers, aides, administrative staff are all so great! They really have increased the quality in teachers over the last couple of years. I always recommend Kiddie Academy to those looking for childcare.
Megan N., Henderson

The cameras, the staff, the end of day reports and the secure pickup/drop off
Jessica B., Henderson

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