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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:
Ryan Francis, Business Owner
I am a native of Houston; in 2001, I graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in Political Science. ... Read More
I am a native of Houston; in 2001, I graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in Political Science. I began my career in May of that year working on the energy desk, as a registered associate, for Prudential Securities and continued to become a junior broker for Wachovia Securities. In this role, I identified hedging opportunities for energy companies; and gave fundamental and technical advice for institutional, commercial and private client accounts. It offered me a wonderful experience. Following my five years on the banking side, I took a sales manager position for a midlevel private chemical company. Since 2006, I have been responsible for growing and managing many commercial chemical accounts for Gulf Chemical International, from a sales, purchasing and inventory management position. I bring this experience and enthusiasm to the exciting field of child development and education. Along with my wife Ashley, we look forward to the wonderful opportunity ahead.
Ashley Francis, Business Owner
My name is Ashley Francis and I am originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school I moved to Tempe,... Read More
My name is Ashley Francis and I am originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school I moved to Tempe, Arizona to attend Arizona State University, where I graduated with a BS in Business, Marketing. Following my graduation from ASU, I pursued a career in sales within several different industries including: advertising sales, pharmaceuticals sales and medical device sales. I also spent time living in Los Angeles, California before moving to Houston. I met my husband, Ryan, after moving to Houston twelve years ago. We have two little girls named Maddy and McKinley who are both current, full time students at Kiddie Academy of Richmond! Helping manage Kiddie Academy with our management team is my full time job! Being a working mom myself, I hope to strongly identify with the wants and needs of all the families who are part of our Kiddie Academy community!!
Chrissy Johnson, Academy Director
My name is Chrissy Johnson. I am originally from Beaumont, but moved to the Katy area in 2006. I have been working... Read More
My name is Chrissy Johnson. I am originally from Beaumont, but moved to the Katy area in 2006. I have been working in the childcare industry for 18 years now, holding every position there is within a school. I love working in childcare because I have a passion for developing young minds. I also really enjoy building relationships with every child and family that walks through our doors. I am so excited to be here at Kiddie Academy because it allows me the opportunity to truly have an impact on the children in our school by establishing best practices and providing optimal learning environments for every age. I am a mother of 1, he is 14 years old and into sports. He is my inspiration and my joy. My husband is my rock and support system. For fun, I love to fish and play at the beach. My favorite room in my house is my kitchen. I love to cook, bake and play video games with my son. When I have the time, I also enjoy crafts and sewing.
Courtney Rudy, Assistant Director - New Beginnings, Discovering Me, and Exploring My World
Courtney is from Oxnard, California and has lived in Texas for the past five years. She became a part of the Kiddie... Read More
Courtney is from Oxnard, California and has lived in Texas for the past five years. She became a part of the Kiddie Academy of Richmond team in March 2017 as a toddler teacher. Courtney's immense love and passion for children is visible to everyone who can see her in action with the children! Courtney has been an integral part of our team at Kiddie Academy and was promoted to the Administrative Assistant position in the beginning of 2019.
“I feel like they truly care about every child. ”
Clarita C., Richmond
“Responsive & caring ”
Skyler D., Richmond
“I like the head start our child is getting learning the basic elements of grammar, phonics, and social interaction with children her age. ”
Kendale S., Richmond
“The staff are beyond exceptional, Ms Courtney or Ms Coco as my daughter calls her is just heaven sent, I can’t describe enough how amazing she is even what I’d seen how she is with other kids ”
Izzy A., Richmond
“Caring for the children and the cautious safety awareness for the covid-19 pandemic. ”
Lawal F., Richmond
“I love it! ”
Kimberly G., Richmond
“Excellent services. ”
Mike E., Richmond
“Flexibility in attending our requests, educational program for babies, the way teachers treat babies (very kind and patient) ”
Lorena N., Richmond
“They look after our kids very well..their well taught well fed and improve by the day...i couldn't choose another school for my bby scarlett...God bless yall ”
Angela H., Richmond
“It show that you care about the kids under your watch. ”
Lawal F., Richmond
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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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