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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:
Terrah Rice, Director
Hi I am Terrah Rice I am the Center Director of Kiddie Academy of Lewis Center.I have been working at Kiddie Academy... Read More
Hi I am Terrah Rice I am the Center Director of Kiddie Academy of Lewis Center.I have been working at Kiddie Academy of Lewis Center since 2008 as a Lead Teacher in the Infant Class room. Recently I have taken the Academy Director role. I have over 12 years of professional experience in the areas of Early Childhood and Youth Development and human resources.I have been married for 16 years and have a daughter Lindsay, who is 15 and a son Tyler, who is 12. Our family is always busy with sports, band, choir and various Church related activities. In my spare time I like to be with my family, read and put together puzzles. I am very excited to welcome you and your family to the amazing Kiddie Academy of Lewis Center.I look forward to sharing Life Essentials and the Kiddie Academy difference to your children.I love that every day is a New Adventure.
Zaheda Rahman, Owner
Zaheda Rahman, along with her husband Mahmudur, opened Kiddie Academy of Lewis Center in July 2006. Zaheda grew up in Bangladesh and... Read More
Zaheda Rahman, along with her husband Mahmudur, opened Kiddie Academy of Lewis Center in July 2006. Zaheda grew up in Bangladesh and earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Psychology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She also obtained a Master's Degree in Special Education from the Long Island University, NY. Zaheda has over 15 years of experience working with young children and is certified in special education. Zaheda and Mahmudur have been married for over 30 years and have two grown children. Zaheda enjoys her role at the academy and spending time with the children. She also likes to travel and shop in her free time.
“The teachers seem to genuinely care and enjoy interacting with the children. ”
Mike W., Lewis Center
“Everyone is very friendly and taking care of my girl is really very nice. ”
Venila B., Lewis Center
“The staff treat my child like their own. Everyone knows her by name even if they aren't her teacher. She's learning letters and prereading skills with lots of free play ”
Rebecca G., Lewis Center
“The staff is always so welcoming and treats my kids as if they are their own! My biys are always happy to go and sad to leave. Ms. Terrah is amazing and always so communicative. ”
Andrea B., Lewis Center
“Kind teachers in the Ladybug and Dragonfly rooms. I feel like they go the extra mile to be caring and keep us updated on our son’s progress/needs. We appreciate it. ”
Jarod A., Lewis Center
“My child loves it there, and every teacher she’s had has been so responsive ”
Hannah B., Lewis Center
“The academy has my child complete many activities throughout the day without her feeling like it’s work. She has a ton of fun learning all kinds of new things. ”
Kaycee C., Lewis Center
“Communication is KEY! Kiddie Academy of LC is amazing at communication. We love all the teachers and my kiddo has had so much fun so far this summer! Thank you! ”
Chelsey H., Lewis Center
“Safety, diversity, and compassion of the teachers. ”
Rugiatu J., Lewis Center
“Careful attention paid to needs of children. Great communication of daily activities communicated to parents. ”
Archie B., Lewis Center
Contact us to learn more about what makes Kiddie Academy stand out among educational child care providers. A member of our team will contact you.
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