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January 18, 2023
Read this Q&A to learn more about the upcoming Kiddie Academy of Louisville. Who are we, what to expect, when are we opening, children/teacher ratios, and more!
Who is Kiddie Academy?
Since its inception in 1981, the Kiddie Academy system has been recognized as a leading brand in educational child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full-time care, before- and afterschool care, and summer camp programs, through the Kiddie Academy system. Kiddie Academy’s proprietary Life Essentials® philosophy, supporting programs, methods, activities, and techniques help prepare children for life. With an industry-leading Net Promoter Score® of 82 (a measure of customer satisfaction and loyalty), the Kiddie Academy system excels in providing an exceptional customer experience. Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, LLC has also received corporate accreditation from the globally recognized Cognia accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care.For more information, visit kiddieacademy.com or find Kiddie Academy on Facebook at Facebook.com/KiddieAcademy.
Are there other Kiddie Academy centers in Kentucky?
No, Kiddie Academy is entering the Kentucky market in the summer of 2023 with the Kiddie Academy of Louisville-East as its first center in the state.
How many other academies exist in the USA?
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, LLC is based in Maryland and there are currently more than 300 open Academies in the Kiddie Academy system located in 34 states and the District of Columbia. The closest academies to Louisville, KY are Kiddie Academy of West Chester and Kiddie Academy of Mason in Ohio, north of Cincinnati, as well as Kiddie Academy of Hendersonville and Kiddie Academy of Brentwood in Tennessee.
What is Kiddie Academy’s curriculum like?
Kiddie Academy’s curriculum is designed to educate and nurture children, creating individual opportunities to excel. Life Essentials is the philosophy that guides what we do at Kiddie Academy every day. It begins with the natural curiosity present in every child. By focusing on elements fundamental to a child’s growth – character education, STEM-infused technology and health and fitness experiences – we nurture and build upon inquisitiveness, creating momentum for learning that doesn’t stop once the child leaves our classroom.
Where is Kiddie Academy of Louisville located?
Kiddie Academy of Louisville is located at 8013 Brownsboro Rd. Louisville, KY 40241.
What is the size and capacity of Kiddie Academy of Louisville?
Kiddie Academy of Louisville will have a 10,215 square-foot building equipped with 10 classrooms with web cameras in each, a 9,500 square-foot playground area with a tricycle track and a mini soccer field, and a nature play area. Kiddie Academy of Louisville-East will serve 160 children. The building is currently under construction by Buffalo Construction Inc.
When is Kiddie Academy of Louisville opening?
Kiddie Academy of Louisville is planning to open its doors to families in the second week of August 2023 aligned to JCPS calendar for the 2023-2024 K-12 school year.
What are the hours of operation?
Kiddie Academy of Louisville will be open from 7 AM to 6 PM from Monday to Friday.
Does Kiddie Academy of Louisville accept part-time attendance?
Part-time enrollment will only be accepted when a spot in the classroom requested is available. Part-time is offered only in the Two’s, Three’s, and Four’s classrooms. Part-time is defined as either Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or Tuesday and Thursday, no half days are considered.
Does Kiddie Academy of Louisville allow time off for vacation or other leaves without tuition pay?
Yes, Kiddie Academy of Louisville grants families one week per year with no tuition obligation from August to May. We ask families to let us know the dates of the time off as much in advance as possible. Tuition will be taken off the following payment after notice is given to Director. During the summer months (June & July), tuition will be charged by week if parents decide to take weeks off during a certain month.
Does Kiddie Academy of Louisville offer extra-curricular activities for children?
Yes, we will offer a Music program for all age groups, Yoga and Zumba for Two’s and above, and Spanish, which is incorporated into the curriculum for Two-Year-Olds and older. Kiddie Academy also offers a program embedded in our curriculum dedicated to build character with monthly themes supporting the social and emotional development of children beginning in infancy. Click here to learn more about the Essential themes focusing on 48 different character traits:https://kiddieacademy.com/academies/louisvilleeast/approach-to-childcare/
What security measures will Kiddie Academy of Louisville implement to ensure the safety of my child?
Kiddie Academy of Louisville will install webcams in every classroom and the outdoor areas to provide secure access to parents to watch their children during the day and for Director and Owner to stay on top of teachers’ needs. This will be at no cost for parents, and it is provided through a national recognized vendor called WatchMeGrow. Additionally, we will have a code-punching pad at main entrance for parents to check children in and out every day.
What is the educational and experience background Kiddie Academy of Louisville will require from staff?
Head teachers will be required to have a degree in early childhood education or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in early childhood education with a master’s degree considered a plus. All teachers are also required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of mandatory training by the state of Kentucky, CPR training and/or certification, food training (especially for infants and toddlers), and a minimum of 10 hours of self-study in our ProSolutions training program every year, a national early childhood education partner for preschools. Lastly, throughout the year, teachers will be trained on their grade’s Life Essentials curriculum through the Directors guidance and weekly activity handbooks. This curriculum has been well researched and is continuously updated to meet and exceed the trends in early childhood education, and state requirements.
Will Kiddie Academy of Louisville require staff to have the Covid-19 vaccine?
Yes, all individuals working at our center will need to have the Covid-19 vaccine. We will not be requiring the flu shot for the time being.
What are the observed holidays during the calendar year?
New Year’s Day, Derby Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Will Kiddie Academy provide meals and snacks to children?
Yes, Kiddie Academy will provide healthy meals shared in family style dining, and healthy snacks twice a day. Infants will need to come with their own food.
Will moms be welcome to visit infants during the day for feeding sessions?
Yes, we welcome moms and will provide a private corner in the classroom for feeding sessions.
Will Kiddie Academy partner with parents in their potty-training journey?
Yes, we will support your potty-training needs and help you get your child ready for school in a holistic manner, not only considering mind and heart, but body as well.
What are the teachers’ ratios by classroom?
There will be additional staff members constantly supporting teachers in classrooms for breaks and additional support. Our classrooms will also have a smaller class and a bigger class for 2-year-olds and older. Parents can choose which group their child would benefit to be in, as availability allows.
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