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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.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
Dr. Michelle Meza, Owner
Dr. Michelle Meza is a board certified pediatrician and neonatologist that has devoted her career to taking care of both sick and... Read More
Dr. Michelle Meza is a board certified pediatrician and neonatologist that has devoted her career to taking care of both sick and well neonates. She is originally from McAllen, TX however has lived in San Antionio, Galveston and New York City while persuing her medical degree Since moving to New Braunfels in 2013 with her husband and 3 children, she has wanted to provide the community with a child care facility that goes above and beyond parent's expectations. Dr. Meza's journey to bring Kiddie Academy to New Braunfles began in 2018 and she is excited to finally open it's doors in 2022. "I've spent over 20 years caring for the medical needs of infants and children. I'm excited to also be able to provide the children of my community with a child care facility that prepares little ones for their future academic journey."
Brianne Compton, Director
Bri comes to us with over a decade in childcare experience. She and her husband David moved to Texas in 2013 with... Read More
Bri comes to us with over a decade in childcare experience. She and her husband David moved to Texas in 2013 with their son Noah and relocated to New Braunfels in 2017. Bri has always had a passion for children. She and her husband served as Foster Parents for 11 years opening their homes and hearts to 15 children. Bri also serves as a CASA volunteer here in New Braunfels. “I truly have a passion for children, I think it’s our duty to help shape and nurture the future generations. I think it’s up to all of us to leave this world better than we found it”.
Stephanie Lewis, Assistant Director
I’m Stephanie. My husband and I live in New Braunfels with our sweet little girl Sophia and our pup Emily. We’ve moved... Read More
I’m Stephanie. My husband and I live in New Braunfels with our sweet little girl Sophia and our pup Emily. We’ve moved more times than I’d like to admit, with most of it being around the Texas Hill Country. We lived in Seattle, Washington for a year where I really started getting into the industry of Early Childhood Education. Since then, I have worked in the school districts in Special Education as well as substituting and in other ECE Centers. I’ve most recently spent time working in Mental Health with adults, but have found myself back in education with children. I have a strong passion for working with children and watching them grow as tiny humans. I find it my duty to make learning fun while shaping the minds of our future. I am excited to learn and grow along side of our children and inspire them to be confident successful leaders for generations to come.
Brooke Castle, Language Specialist and Instructor
Brooke is pioneering a new role for the Academy and will be working closely with our teachers and students alike to implement... Read More
Brooke is pioneering a new role for the Academy and will be working closely with our teachers and students alike to implement and encourage the use of both American Sign Language and Spanish in our students’ everyday curriculum. Brooke is a New Braunfels native and volunteered in childcare and tutoring programs throughout her years in school. She and her husband, Cameron, moved back to the New Braunfels area in 2016, and has been serving the local community as a private tutor ever since, in a variety of subjects, ranging from Kinder prep to College courses, including both ASL and Spanish. Brooke was raised as a CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult), and is fluent in ASL, learning it prior to speaking English, and valuing the importance of communication in a variety of pathways. She studied Spanish during her high school years and fell in love with the learning aspect, continuing to pursue that language long after graduation. “I have a genuine desire for learning new things and love getting to witness that ‘A-ha!’ moment when a child makes the connection from lesson to life-long skill. If I can help children learn one thing, it would be that we never stop learning!”
Chanel Heath-Beattie, Chef
My name is Chanel Heath-Beattie. I was born in South Africa and spent my high school career in Beijing, China. My husband... Read More
My name is Chanel Heath-Beattie. I was born in South Africa and spent my high school career in Beijing, China. My husband and I moved to America 2 years ago. We spent the first year in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and have been in New Braunfels for a year. I am dedicated & passionate about the Culinary Arts and I always stive to do the best but my first love is my two beautiful boys and my husband. Having a diverse upbringing and exposure to many different cultures has blessed me with a heighten passion to create and capture great flavors with simple fresh foods bringing out the best with every bite. I’m looking forward to serving good healthy and balanced foods to your young aspiring minds!
Amber Britton, Lead Kindergarten Teacher
Amber Britton and her husband live in New Braunfels, TX with their boys James and Jack. Her husband’s military medical journey has... Read More
Amber Britton and her husband live in New Braunfels, TX with their boys James and Jack. Her husband’s military medical journey has taken them from their home state of Pennsylvania, to Georgia, Washington DC and now to Texas! They have three dogs and two cats in their family as well. Amber has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education (K-6) and a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Educational Leadership. She has over 11 years in the education field working as both a Pre-K teacher and most recently as an Assistant Director at a local learning center. “I have found through my travels that my true passion is in the classroom with little learners. I am very excited to work for Kiddie Academy and meet all my little learners!” In her spare time she loves to read and visit the local library. She and her family also enjoy camping, spending time outdoors, and boating at Canyon Lake! “A fun fact about me is that it has always been a dream of mine to write my own children’s book! I have a vast collection of children’s literature in my home for my boys and would love to have one of my very own some day!”
Amanda Mobley, Lead Pre-K 3 Teacher
I live in Spring Branch with my husband William and our youngest 2 children. We have 1 adult daughter who has blessed... Read More
I live in Spring Branch with my husband William and our youngest 2 children. We have 1 adult daughter who has blessed us with our oldest grandson and our granddaughter. We also have 1 adult son who has blessed us with two grandsons. My passion for caring for and teaching young children has been with me since I myself was a child. I began working in the church nursery and babysitting at age 13. I took child development in high school and was able to be a student teacher in a first-grade classroom my senior year. I started working in daycare centers at age 17 and have worked for several over the years including preschools. I ran a registered in-home childcare/preschool for over 10 years in Fort Worth during which time I obtained my CDA. I have a bachelor's degree in early childhood education administration and am currently studying to get my Texas teacher certification. I am super excited to be part of what I believe is going to be the best preschool in New Braunfels, Texas. So much thought and preparation has gone into creating this school and I know that all the teachers selected are well qualified and have a passion in the field of early childhood education. I can't wait to get started and meet the precious little children who I will have the privilege to teach and to watch as they learn and grow.
Aaliyah Trujillo, Assistant Pre-K 3 Teacher
My name is Aaliyah an I am the oldest of six. I am engaged with a fur baby named Gracie. Born and... Read More
My name is Aaliyah an I am the oldest of six. I am engaged with a fur baby named Gracie. Born and raised in New Mexico, where I worked at another Kiddie Academy I realized my passion of working with children. I have experience working with children/adults with special needs. I’ve worked in home healthcare and my little brother has autism. I want to major in Early Childhood Education and minor in Child Psychology. I feel as much as we teach kids academically they need help emotionally as well. As teachers we are helping these children develop mentally, socially, and emotionally through every interaction. In my free time I love spending time being active and being around family. A fun fact about me is the person I look up too is my mom. She had me at 14 and raised me by herself. Her drive to give me a good life and stable home showed me anything is possible if you try hard enough and have enough faith.
Trinity Williams, Lead 2-year old Teacher
I was born in Maryland and raised in Germany. I grew up being a military brat. While living overseas, I found my... Read More
I was born in Maryland and raised in Germany. I grew up being a military brat. While living overseas, I found my passion to teach kids through Cheerleading and watching my mom work so hard to become a teacher and change the lives of little ones. My Coach made such a difference in my life and I wanted to do the same. I now live In New Braunfels, Texas with my 2 year old dog Buster. I am currently in school for Early Childhood Education.I 've done a lot of volunteer work/work at schools, working with kids from infants to 8th grade. Working with kids there is never a dull moment. Being around them brings back that childlike mindset. The simplest things make them happy, like coloring or recess. Being around them reminds me that I shouldn't always take everything so seriously and that I too should stop and take a moment to enjoy the simple things in life. In my free time I enjoy singing karaoke, playing piano, doing puzzles and anything arts and crafts. Hanging out with my friends and dog is always fun too. A fun fact about me is that I always win Just Dance against my 4 siblings.
Taylor Hernandez, Assistant 2-year old Teacher
Hello my name is Taylor Hernandez I am a mother of two boys, Jordan 5yrs and Jaxxson 10months. I am going back... Read More
Hello my name is Taylor Hernandez I am a mother of two boys, Jordan 5yrs and Jaxxson 10months. I am going back to school to finish getting my bachelors degree in early childhood education. I want to become an elementary math teacher for 3rd graders. I enjoy working with kids and learning new things about them! It’s always been my dream with for with children. In my spare time I love with be with my kids. We like going hiking, to the park, and camping. If it’s outdoors we’re there. A fun fact about me is I love taking pictures. Being a photographer has always been a hobby of mine. I take all my family pictures.
“I like the constant communication from the teachers and the director. ”
Ashley P., New Braunfels
“Caring and informative ”
Samantha F., New Braunfels
“How friendly and structured the class is! I love how we are able to see our child using the Watch me grow app. All around friendly staff!! ”
Michele T., New Braunfels
“Every staff member is more than helpful. My child gets greeted by name. It truly feels like a second home with education sprinkled in. Would hands down recommend. ”
Adriana C., New Braunfels
“We're very happy with everything! Teacher's and staff are responsive and caring! I wish our child was more consistently in the same room, but we understand there is not much that can be done when staff is sick. ”
Alexus S., New Braunfels
“Inviting environment. Teachers communicate about how my child's day goes. I wish there was more communication< times and details/pictures> within the communication app. ”
Samantha F., New Braunfels
“Ms. Cami and Skyler are great! They take the time to nurture our child while promoting independence. Our son loves going to Kiddie Academy and looks forward to it every morning. ”
Keria P., New Braunfels
“We are so happy we waited for Kiddie Academy to open we have been extremely impressed with the staff and teachers. Overall thus far its been great and we cant wait to see our little one grow with the academy. ”
Samantha F., New Braunfels
“Love it so far caring good people ”
Jeff E., New Braunfels
“I like the level of communication, the ability to use the cameras, and the teachers. The focus on cleanliness and learning is also great, I really like all of the art projects and crafts I see, and we have had a good experience so far. The only thing I don’t love is that the mornings… ”
Erika T., New Braunfels
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