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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.
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:
Janel Work, Franchise Owner
Janel A. Work is first and foremost a mother. Janel's oldest son, Maxwell, was then born shortly after and he has enriched her... Read More
Janel A. Work is first and foremost a mother. Janel's oldest son, Maxwell, was then born shortly after and he has enriched her life and keeps her smiling each day. It was due to his birth that Janel decided to take a hiatus from public education and pursue Early Childhood Education. Then in January of 2011, the family was also blessed with their new arrival of Nathaniel (Nate). Then they were blessed with their final addition of Arianna. The family lives in Kimberton with their two dogs Momo and Lucy. Janel graduated from Susquehanna University in 2002 with a B.A. in Communications, Theater Arts and Education. While working in the public school system, she continued her education to complete her M.A. at Villanova in Education. She also has pursued additional graduate education in ECE from Shippensburg University. After achieving her degree, Janel has worked as a daycare director and public school educator. She has taught at Owen J.Roberts School District, Reading Area School District, and in Montgomery County School System in Maryland. She was also an adjunct professor at Montgomery College. Not only did she teach, but she helped write standards-based curriculum for the school districts and several virtual charter schools. As an educator, Janel believes in enriching each child’s life and meeting their individual needs to help them flourish. Janel A. Work loves Kiddie Academy in Phoenixville and does not consider it a job but a wonderful lifestyle. She believes the center continues to redefine the standards for childcare in the area. Plus, it is a wonderful resource center to her beloved town. Janel is proud of the accomplishments at the ever growing and changing center.
Rikki Iatarola, Regional Director
Rikki comes to us with over 12 years of experience in early education. Rikki has been with Kiddie Academy since 2011, beginning... Read More
Rikki comes to us with over 12 years of experience in early education. Rikki has been with Kiddie Academy since 2011, beginning as a teacher in our infant room at our Phoenixville center. Throughout the years, Rikki has assisted in several roles throughout our academy both in and out of the classroom. Rikki holds an Associates's degree in Early Education from Montgomery County Community College, her Bachelors's in Education from West Chester University, along with a current Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate for grades PK-4. As Regional Director of the academy, Rikki strives to provide high-quality educational care for our community. She feels that all children deserve a safe and caring environment to learn, grow, and succeed in. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her sons, Carter, Chase and Will. Working with children is a passion of hers and she can't wait to watch your family grow at our academy.
Whitney Baker, Director
Whitney joined Kiddie Academy in 2013 and has worked in several classrooms. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and experience in both... Read More
Whitney joined Kiddie Academy in 2013 and has worked in several classrooms. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and experience in both Early childhood and Elementary settings. Whitney also holds one of the most important roles here at Kiddie Academy, being a parent! Whitney's passion for Early Childhood Education shows each day. She looks forward to supporting all of our teachers and continuing to build relationships with our families here at Kiddie Academy.
Taylor George, Assistant Director
Ms. Taylor G joined our Kiddie Academy family in 2012! She has her Associates Degree in Elementary Education and is one of... Read More
Ms. Taylor G joined our Kiddie Academy family in 2012! She has her Associates Degree in Elementary Education and is one of our Pre-K teachers. Taylor is our Health and Safety Coordinator, ensuring our building and classrooms are always kept to standard. Finally, Ms. Taylor is our closing manager and always here to help our families in the afternoon!
“What’s not to like? The staff at Kiddie Academy all know my child and greet her each morning, even if they aren’t her classroom teachers. They always have a smile on their face and make it a welcoming environment. My child is excited to be dropped off everyday! Even if there are a few tears… ”
Alexis B., Middletown
“All the great teachers, the app to keep us involved! ”
Samantha T., Middletown
“We love our teachers and the family like atmosphere that our center has. I feel fully comfortable leaving my children there. They really enjoy going to school. No complaints at all! ”
Carla J., Middletown
“The staff is amazing. My son has had difficulties with his emotions and they have worked with him and me to develop tools to help him. He is doing so much better and I know it’s because of their patience and kindness. I truly feel like that love my son which is the best feeling… ”
Stephanie G., Middletown
“I love how professional your staff is, I love how they really educate the kids, I love how they always have things going on for the kids. ”
Nishemia C., Middletown
“The staff is amazing and so welcoming! ”
Anna B., Middletown
“I love that my daughter is excited to go to school every day and is comfortable with every staff member. The building has an open design that allows everyone to see into the classrooms at all times. My daughter is quickly learning, thanks to her teachers who take their time and put their all into… ”
Madeline J., Middletown
“Not only is the center clean, well kept and welcoming but the staff are kind, nurturing and my child loves them! I don’t have any hesitations dropping her off each day because I know she’ll have so much fun! ”
Alexis B., Middletown
“I enjoy the updates from the teachers and feel that the teachers love to engage with my child and give her an enriching experience everyday. I know my daughter loves coming to class everyday and has learned so much from the teachers already. ”
Katlyn A., Middletown
“The teachers are great and all the activities. I love the daily updates. ”
Stephanie G., Middletown
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