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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.
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Amy Weiss, Owner
Amy Weiss is the Owner of Kiddie Academy of Neptune. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in English and Communications from Rutgers University.... Read More
Amy Weiss is the Owner of Kiddie Academy of Neptune. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in English and Communications from Rutgers University. Before joining Kiddie Academy in 2002, Amy worked in New York as a Personnel Consultant. Before that, she worked with children as both a camp counselor and swim instructor. Amy is a proud, adoptive mother of three beautiful children from China. Her friends and collleagues describe her as dependable, caring, and loyal. Outside of work, Amy enjoys swimming, eating great food, and spending time with her children. Amy loves being the owner of Kiddie Academy and watching your children grow and thrive in our care.
Kim West, Owner
Kim West is the Owner of Kiddie Academy of Neptune. Kim earned her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from The University of Rhode Island. Before... Read More
Kim West is the Owner of Kiddie Academy of Neptune. Kim earned her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from The University of Rhode Island. Before joining Kiddie Academy, Kim worked as a Massage Therapist in a healthcare facility. Kim has extensive experience caring for children both as a coach and as a camp instructor. Kim has acquired the title of "Jack of All Trades" while working at Kiddie Academy. She is a proud mom of three adult children children. Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, playing softball, and landscaping.
Lisa Strenkowski, Director
Lisa Strenkowski is the Center Director at Kiddie Academy of Neptune. As Director, Lisa is responsible for managing day-to-day operations at the... Read More
Lisa Strenkowski is the Center Director at Kiddie Academy of Neptune. As Director, Lisa is responsible for managing day-to-day operations at the Academy, and ensures Academy compliance with all Federal, State, Local and Kiddie Academy requirements and laws. Lisa leads by example and works diligently to foster and maintain a disciplined culture amongst the staff that is focused on flawless execution. She takes great pride in delivering an exceptional parent/child experience to all of our enrolled families. Lisa earned her Associate's Deree in Psychology from Ocean County Community College and her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from California University of Pennsylvania. Lisa has two decades of teaching experience in Toddler, Preschool, and Prekindergarten classes. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking, and hiking on nature trails.
Jackie Fiorentino, Education Director
Jackie Fiorentino is the Education Director at Kiddie Academy of Neptune. As Education Director, Jackie is responsible for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and... Read More
Jackie Fiorentino is the Education Director at Kiddie Academy of Neptune. As Education Director, Jackie is responsible for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and retaining Academy faculty. Jackie provides ongoing training on the Kiddie Academy Life Essentials Curriculum to our Lead and Assistant Teachers, reviews and approves weekly lesson plans, conducts regular teacher and classroom observations, and supports the teaching staff on the implementation of developmentally appropriate practice in their classrooms. Jackie earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Monmouth University and holds two Standard New Jersey Teaching Certificates, Elementary School Teacher and Teacher of Social Studies. She is currenly enrolled at William Patterson University where she is pursuing an MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Prior to joining Kiddie Academy, Jackie taught across multiple grade levels in Camden City Public School District and Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Public Schools, and also served as Educational Director at another franchised private preschool. When she isn't working, Jackie enjoys listening to podcasts, going on family trips, and spending quality time with her husband and three beautiful children.
Kim Martinez, Assistant Director
Kim Martinez is the Assistant Director at Kiddie Academy of Neptune. As Assistant Director, Kim assists and supports the Directors in all aspects... Read More
Kim Martinez is the Assistant Director at Kiddie Academy of Neptune. As Assistant Director, Kim assists and supports the Directors in all aspects of management of the Academy, including the daily supervision of staff, and develops and maintains postive communications with enrolled and prospective families. Kim joined Kiddie Academy in September 2013. She graduated from Freehold Township High School and has been working in childcare for the past twenty years. Kim's friends and colleagues describe her as reliable, a team player, and a hard worker. Outside of work, Kim enjoys hiking, visiting new places, and spending time with her family.
“So thankful for Kiddie Academy Day Care of Neptune. Been there for 4 yrs and 3 kids that they take very good care. They call me for every single thing which I personally love it. The camera system is amazing. They send you the review of your kids day, explaining what they eat, or what… ”
Ada B., Neptune
“I am worry free whenever sending my child to school. I know he's in good hands because he's excited to go to school and comes home happy. My child is Happy and it makes me very happy. Thank you. ”
Azyrah R., Neptune
“I like the comfort of knowing that Rayven is learning academic and social skills. She comes home and talks about her colors and numbers and is aware that she is a girl and she is different from a boy. She is learning the importance of sharing and listening. I love that the facility opens at… ”
Wynette W., Neptune
“Clean, whole hearted teachers, amazing front staff, great food menu ”
Angelica M., Neptune
“Teaching the kids in every way ”
Nyasia D., Neptune
“Great staff ”
Matt B., Neptune
“My son has been going here for 3yrs, I worked here for 8yrs. When I went to a new job I left him enrolled at this center because I love the relationship he has with his teachers. They treat him as if he were their child. The office directors are amazing, cheerful and very helpful. ”
Quadasha V., Neptune
“I love Kiddie Academy they are like a 2nd family. I have used them for almost 14 years. The staff always go above and beyond for the kids and parents ”
Sherrice L., Neptune
“I love that I don’t have to bring food for my kids and they are very well fed with nutritional food. I love that I can watch them on the cameras all day if I want to. I also love my kids are in great hands all the staff are so nice and it’s a… ”
Katlyn C., Neptune
“The staff ”
Jennifer M., Neptune
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