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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:
Jessica Carlson, Director
Hello! My name is Jessica Carlson, I am the director here at Kiddie Academy of Rockwall! Before coming to this position as... Read More
Hello! My name is Jessica Carlson, I am the director here at Kiddie Academy of Rockwall! Before coming to this position as director I spent time working as a Registered Behavioral Technician and previous to that I was a Lead Teacher in Kiddie Academys I Can Do It program. I have 3 associates degrees and one bachelors degree and am curently pursuig my masters degree in social work. I can remember a time in my life when my mother ran her own daycare out of our home and the times that I would work in the nursery at our church. In my young adulthood I spent a few years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate as well as a foster mother to various children. I have two children of my own and have a wonderful supportive husband, so my life is pretty adventerous. I typically work 9-5 Monday-Friday and would love to meet with you and talk about all the amazing things we have to offer!
Perry and Lisa Kirk, Owners
Hello, we are life time educators from Garland, Texas. Our love of children, education, and the dream of having our own school... Read More
Hello, we are life time educators from Garland, Texas. Our love of children, education, and the dream of having our own school makes Kiddie Academy of Rockwall the best of all worlds. Perry has over 25 years of experience as a teacher and prekindergarten through 12th grade curriculum and instructional technology consultant. Lisa has over 20 years as an elementary teacher. Our goal is to provide the finest educational child care in the Lake Ray Hubbard area. We have 3 children and 4 sweet grandchildren. Children have always been an important blessing and priority in our lives. Because of our strong love of education, children, and family we decided that preschool ownership would be the perfect fit for us. We began researching to learn as much as we could about different philosophies and characteristics of various preschools. After careful evaluation and much prayer, we agreed that Kiddie Academy met all the credentials we wanted as owners of a preschool. Kiddie Academy is educationally focused with the highest quality child care available!! We found what we were looking for in Kiddie Academy and know that the parents we serve and the children we care for will feel the same way!! As owners we are dedicated to providing a caring and nurturing environment, which promotes learning and growth for each and every child at our Kiddie Academy!!!
Allison Bradburry, Assistant Director
Hello! I am Allison Bradburry, the assistant director at Kiddie Academy. I have 25 years of experience, either being a nanny or working at... Read More
Hello! I am Allison Bradburry, the assistant director at Kiddie Academy. I have 25 years of experience, either being a nanny or working at a learning center. I attended college for years but found out shortly after that working with children is where my heart belonged. I have such a love for children that in my spare time I babysit. Yes, I do spend time with my husband, on the weekends we usually relax and do the normal chores. If you don't see me with children, you will either find me doing what I love which is getting my nails done, getting starbucks or spending all of our money at Hobby Lobby or Target. I am the oldest of four and was always helping my mother with everything. I am totally loving this new roll at Kiddie Academy and being more involved with families.
Makenna Jandrew, Curriculum Coordinator
Hi! I am Makenna Jandrew, the Curriculum Coordinator at Kiddie Academy of Rockwall. I am currently working towards my degree in elementary... Read More
Hi! I am Makenna Jandrew, the Curriculum Coordinator at Kiddie Academy of Rockwall. I am currently working towards my degree in elementary education. I have previously taught the pre-kindergarten program here at Kiddie Academy as well as worked as as Registered Behavior Technician for children with autism. I grew up with 3 little sisters and a little brother. I love teaching them and finding new and fun ways to help children learn!
Megan Tone, Classroom Coordinator
I have been a part of the teaching community for over 12 years. I started my teaching path by working at a... Read More
I have been a part of the teaching community for over 12 years. I started my teaching path by working at a local camp where I taught children as young as 3.5 years of age how to ride horses. From there I grew from a summer counselor to Assistant Director of After School Programs and Summer Camp. Tom Sawyer Camps opened many doors for me and soon became an Assistant teacher for grades 2nd-6th. I attended Cal State, Northridge where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Early Child and Adolescent Development and Psychology. My husband Mike and 3-year-old son Jack live locally where we spend most of our weekends just enjoying each other's company and really doing weekend chores! For fun, and just a moment of breath, I love getting my nails done and making runs to Target that often lead to over shopping and unnecessary spending! Kiddie Acadamy is my new adventure and opportunity to be close to my son and seeking more growth in my ever-developing teaching world. I am excited to be apart of this wonderful community of Managers, teachers and families.
Hayden Vest, Training Manager
Hi, I am Hayden Vest, the training coordinator at Kiddie Academy. My husband Ryan and I along with our 2-year-old daughter Everlee... Read More
Hi, I am Hayden Vest, the training coordinator at Kiddie Academy. My husband Ryan and I along with our 2-year-old daughter Everlee live in the area. We enjoy spending time together and finding fun things to do around town. I enjoy hanging out with family as well going on the occasional shopping spree. I love getting to work at Kiddie Academy and also see my daughter blossom at the same time. I am excited to work alongside the wonderful team we have here at Kiddie Academy as well as our families.
Shirrayna Turner Young, LVN, School Nurse
Ms. Rayna is a Wife, Mom of 3 (2boys and 1girl) living here in Rockwall since getting married 2016. She is from... Read More
Ms. Rayna is a Wife, Mom of 3 (2boys and 1girl) living here in Rockwall since getting married 2016. She is from Tyler, Texas and graduated Tyler Junior College 12/2010. Ms. Rayna has worked in preschool childcare setting prior to nursing school in Tyler, Tx. She has experience as a School Nurse, Vascular Surgery, and Pediatric Asthma & Allergy. Ms. Rayna firmly believes that childcare is taking care of children in every aspect and meeting all of their needs as a whole.
Danielle Conway, Discovering Me 1 Lead Teacher
Hi! My name is Danielle, and I have been working in childcare for 6 years. I am the lead teacher in Discovering... Read More
Hi! My name is Danielle, and I have been working in childcare for 6 years. I am the lead teacher in Discovering Me 1 and love seeing all of their little milestones and watching them grow. When I am not at work, I love spending time with family and friends, reading books and making memories.
Lexi Jaynes, I Can Do It Lead Teacher
Hello! My name is Lexi Jaynes, I am the lead 'I Can Do It' teacher. Our three year-olds are at the peak... Read More
Hello! My name is Lexi Jaynes, I am the lead 'I Can Do It' teacher. Our three year-olds are at the peak of their development and deserve consistantancy, fun and a loving environment to grow and learn in everyday! I am passionate about giving them that everyday of the week. I am currently studying to become an elementary school teacher and I love what I do!
Rian Harwell, Ready Set Go Lead Teacher
Hi! My name is Rian, I have been working in childcare going on eleven years now. I am the lead teacher in... Read More
Hi! My name is Rian, I have been working in childcare going on eleven years now. I am the lead teacher in the Pre-K program, Ready Set Go! I love coming to work everyday ready to teach and help grow the minds of all of my sweet kiddos. In my spare time I love to hang out with my husband, family and friends!
“EVERYTHING! My child learns so much and I love her teachers and the staff at Kiddie Academy of Rockwall!! ”
Cheyenne T., Rockwall
“We are so thankful for the attentive, caring staff. We always feel comfortable when our daughter is at Kiddie Academy. ”
Rae W., Rockwall
“We love the live video feed, cleanliness, security, and friendly staff. However we have had difficulty Keeping up with our childrens jackets/backpacks/and nap mats due to frequent room changes but that has been a minor issue. Other than that we have enjoyed our experience with kiddie academy and will recommend to friends in the future.… ”
Michael P., Rockwall
“The curriculum and Involvement in teaching our children at an early age ”
Buckley H., Rockwall
“Staff and management work is second to none. ”
Tal C., Rockwall
“Nice facility, close proximity to home/work, WatchMeGrow, security check in/out, meals provided. ”
Dale B., Rockwall
“I believe that since starting Kiddie Academy my daughter has advanced well above where she should be for her age. I appreciate the teachers working with my daughter on learning to walk, feed herself and hopefully soon assisting in potty training. I know its a difficult job, but I appreciate the staff at Kiddie Academy… ”
Kaylee B., Rockwall
“Our children love going there and they feel like family. ”
Jeremy N., Rockwall
“Kiddie Academy continuously strives to improve and provide the best experience for our kids. They take parent feedback seriously. My child smiles seeing his teachers each morning and I know I am leaving him somewhere he is loved and cared for. I love being able to check on him throughout the day with the cameras. ”
Caitlin C., Rockwall
“Our kids learn a lot in their classes and love going to daycare! They love their teachers and classmates. I have confidence in the staff and know they are doing the best job they can. ”
Spencer C., Rockwall
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