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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:
Taryn Souder, Director
I am very excited to be part of the Kiddie Academy Team. As a passionate and dedicated Director, I cannot wait to... Read More
I am very excited to be part of the Kiddie Academy Team. As a passionate and dedicated Director, I cannot wait to be able to get to know you and your family. I have always been passionate about working with children. When I was little, I enjoyed visiting my mother’s school and helping her work with the children in the class. As I grew older, I continued to love watching children learn new things. I love to see the excitement on their faces when they have succeeded in something that they have been working on, whether that is rolling over or learning the ABC’s. I also enjoy being able to share this exciting information with the families. Working with children has given me the ability to see a different perspective on life and the things around me. I am able to get glimpse of the world through fresh and innocent eyes. I have been living in the Kings Grant Area of Marlton for the last nine years but grew up in East Brunswick, NJ. I received my Bachelor of Art in Health and Physical Education from Rowan University. I have over ten years of experience working with children from ages 6 weeks to 21 years old. I began teaching career as a ninth grade P.E teacher. I then continued my teaching journey as a teacher assistant and substitute P.E. teacher at the Children's Home where I worked with students who had multiple disabilities. After having my twin daughters, I realized that my true passion was for early childhood education. I began my career in ECE at a learning center where I taught children of all ages. As a teacher, I showed my true leadership skills and was quickly promoted to an Assistant Director. Shortly after, I was promoted Director where I was able to engage and interact with all of the families that came through the door, as well as motivate and encourage the teachers. Unfortunately, the center closed, and I became a Director for a non-profit preschool. There I continued to grow as a leader and Administrator providing support and overseeing classrooms, engaging with the children, and creating a learning environment that fostered a love of learning, exploration and diversity. As the Director of Kiddie Academy, I am excited to continue working with children and promoting a community environment. I know that the families and children will be given the best care possible and I have your child’s best interest at heart. I am excited to be able to give each and every one of you a window into your child’s day.
Stephen Jarzyk, Owner/Operator
Hello, my name is Stephen Jarzyk. Along with my wife, I am the owner/operator of Kiddie Academy of Marlton. We have 3... Read More
Hello, my name is Stephen Jarzyk. Along with my wife, I am the owner/operator of Kiddie Academy of Marlton. We have 3 beautiful children by the names of Larkin, Blaise and Tierney. My background is in operations. I have been part of our Runnemede Academy on a part-time basis since 2007. After having our 3rd child Tierney, my heart told me that being in childcare full-time was where I really wanted to be. Seeing my children grow emotionally and educationally has made me appreciate and want to be part of early childhood education more than ever before. Nothing compares to the satisfaction of making a difference in a child’s life and helping give them a great foundation for their future. The Marlton and Kings Grant community has been nothing short of making us feel welcome. Allow us to welcome your family into our Academy; Where Community Begins Here.
Karyn Jarzyk, Owner/Operator
Hi, my name is Karyn Jarzyk and I am the owner of Kiddie Academy of Marlton. I am also the owner of... Read More
Hi, my name is Karyn Jarzyk and I am the owner of Kiddie Academy of Marlton. I am also the owner of Kiddie Academy of Runnemede since August of 2003 in addition to the Kiddie Academy of Hamilton-Yardville since February of 2017. Prior to that while attending AIPH, I worked in the toddler room. That experience truly helped prepare me for parenthood. I have been married for almost 10 years and we have 3 beautiful children by the names of Larkin, Blaise, and Tierney. Larkin and Blaise have attended the Academy Runnemede, and continue to come back every summer for camp. Our youngest Tierney attends our Academy in Marlton with my husband Steve. I love working with children and being an integral part of their most important years. Every day in the life of a young child is exciting and full of surprises. At the end of every day I know I have made a difference to the children in my Academy.
“We love Kiddie Academy! My son is very happy there and learning a lot. ”
Kelly S., Marlton
“Staff is amazing and friendly! Wonderful and caring to the children. I expect my child to be advanced when he goes into the public school with the teachers lessons and activities they do. ”
Carly M., Marlton
“Olivia is constantly coming home and learning new things. She’s always super happy going into class in the morning! ”
Courtney R., Marlton
“My daughter is excelling greatly coming to Kiddie Academy of Marlton. I love the staff, everyone is super friendly. ”
Suzanna B., Marlton
“Everything The staff is awesome!! So caring and loving. They have the children’s best interest at heart always! ”
Lisa G., Marlton
“The most important part of a preschool experience is to make learning fun so that you have a lifetime learner. When a child comes home and on Saturday is sad because he can't go to school, it means the school is doing everything right. ”
Susan G., Marlton
“Teacher's seem to really care about the children and their wellbeing, as well as their learning journey. Refreshing to see our baby not be treated as just a number or dollar sign in today's world. ”
Katelyn M., Marlton
“The pictures to see what’s going on are great so that we can ask specific questions to our 3 year old about her day. She is learning SO much! I love that there’s always a well communicated curriculum by week, and that there’s consistency from day to day so Juliana knows what to expect. We… ”
Sara B., Marlton
“Very well organized and run, excellent teachers and administration, meals and snacks served daily. ”
Monica L., Marlton
“Love it here! ”
Taryn S., Marlton
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The learning doesn't stop for parents, either. That’s why we created an information resource with helpful tips on everything from enriching our STEM program at home to introducing lifelong healthy eating and fitness habits.
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