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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:
Angel Harris, Director
Ms. Angel Harris is our new Director at Kiddie Academy. She has worked in the early childcare industry for over 15 years... Read More
Ms. Angel Harris is our new Director at Kiddie Academy. She has worked in the early childcare industry for over 15 years and has received her Directors License and American Montessori certification. Ms. Angel's philosophy for teaching is that our children are the future, and if we fill them with love, respect, and positive redirection, they will grow and give back to the world. Her goal is to guide, develop, and mentor the teachers to give our children the opportunity to learn through experiences in the environment. This will include materials that help them develop academically as well as socially. Ms. Angel upholds our open-door policy to both teachers and parents always ready to be a listening ear and will do her best to support the needs of the school.
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!!
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.
Tien H., Richmond
“Mrs. Coco is awesome ”
Patrick H., Richmond
“Family alike, educational child care, safety. ”
Hakeem Y., Richmond
“People are relatively friendly and engaged. ”
Briant H., Richmond
“My 4 year old already know how to add ”
Toi-Kai W., Richmond
“The staff is amazing!!!! ”
Felix S., Richmond
“They keep the parents updated daily on how the child is doing. They're helpful and very friendly!!! ”
Brittany S., Richmond
Aurimor M., Richmond
“I love that everyone is super nice, that the schedule is flexible, that there’s daily reports on how he did, that we can check in with him on the cameras, and that everyone truly cares about my son and there’s fun activities to do. ”
Jackie R., Richmond
“It’s family my baby has been going here for 3 years I love how they have kept the same staff over the years ”
Summer M., Richmond
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