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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.
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:
Amanda DiVicino, Director
Amanda has been working with children of all ages for 14 years. She earned a bachelors degree in psychology at Central Connecticut State University.... Read More
Amanda has been working with children of all ages for 14 years. She earned a bachelors degree in psychology at Central Connecticut State University. Amanda has been with Kiddie Academy for 7 years starting in the infant classroom as lead teacher, working her way up to Assisant Director and now Director. As a mother herself, Amanda is compassionate, empathetic and caring towards children and staff. Her goal is to make all the families that attend Kiddie Academy feel at home, safe and nurtured.
Caroline Banning, Lead Infant Teacher
Caroline holds her Bachelor's degree of Science in Mathmetics and is currently pursuing her Nursing degree; (always making the Dean’s list.) During... Read More
Caroline holds her Bachelor's degree of Science in Mathmetics and is currently pursuing her Nursing degree; (always making the Dean’s list.) During her studies, she was interested in Child Development, took classes in Lifespan development, Psychology of Childhood, and Eary Childhood Education. Caroline has been working with younger children since 2013, organizing tennis groups, baby-sitting, and infant’s teacher. She is very responsible, organized, caring and nurturing. Caroline work is the baby room is profound, like no other. Our families are always pleased leaving her with not one negative review in her time here at Kiddie Academy. Caroline is a dedicated and conscientious Infant teacher with an excellent history of successful early child care. We are more than happy that she is on our team!
Lauren Schlenker, Lead Preschool Teacher
Lauren holds her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working in early childhood since 1990. Lauren has transformed our Pre-K... Read More
Lauren holds her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working in early childhood since 1990. Lauren has transformed our Pre-K 3 into an environmental enriched class, leaving the children with memorable moments and educational aspects they will never forget. Lauren's motive is to nurture and help all students in her class be as successful as they can be. She helps all our staff with lesson plans, and educational time in the classrooms. We are so grateful for Laurens dedication here at Kiddie Academy.
Maninder Kaur, Lead Two's Teacher
Maninder has been working with children for 5 years. Maninder's dedication to Kiddie Academy is truly special. She teaches with passion and care. Maninder has... Read More
Maninder has been working with children for 5 years. Maninder's dedication to Kiddie Academy is truly special. She teaches with passion and care. Maninder has a proven track record of developing and implementing successful curriculums protocols. She is skilled in collaborating with parents and creating a special bond with each family, one that lasts forever. As a mother to two girls herself, Maninder has a strong proficiency in toddler health and educational needs. She has a warm, caring, and honest heart. Maninder sets a great example for all employees at Kiddie Academy. We are more than pleased to have her on our team!
Samantha Minore, Administrative Assistant
Samantha has been working with children of all ages for 3 years. She started in the infant room at Kiddie Academy 2 years... Read More
Samantha has been working with children of all ages for 3 years. She started in the infant room at Kiddie Academy 2 years ago, and promoted to Administrative assistant at the begning of August 2022. Samantha graduated from Grateway Commmunity College with an Assosiates in bussiness. Samantha is a very organized, caring and balanced person espeically in her place of work. Her personality makes a special impact on all families she encouters. We are excited to have Samantha on our team.
Krisna Guerrero, Administrative Assistant/ Preschool Teacher
Krisna holds her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She also received an Associate’s degree in Office administration. Krisna has been working in... Read More
Krisna holds her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She also received an Associate’s degree in Office administration. Krisna has been working in Educations since 2013. She worked as a substitute teacher at Silliman University School of Basic Education, as a tutor at Little Einstein Tutorial Center and as an elementary teacher at Malaunay Elementary School. Krisna is responsible, well-organized, nurturing, and cooperative person. Krisna is a great addition to our Kiddie Academy Family.
Razlyn Sadie, Lead Two's Teacher
Razlyn has been working with children since 2017. She has a 4-year-old son, who is her world. In our two-year-old classroom, Razlyn... Read More
Razlyn has been working with children since 2017. She has a 4-year-old son, who is her world. In our two-year-old classroom, Razlyn implements learning through play, creates outstanding projects for the children to experiment with, and has an altruistic bond with all her students. She thrives to see her students grow, see their development over time and prepares them for their preschool adventure. Razlyn is organized in her classroom, developing routines ensuring physical activity, rest, and playtime. She treats her students like one of her own. We are honored to have Razlyn on our Kiddie Academy team.
Zreinu Clark, Lead Preschool Teacher
Zreinu pursues her degree in Psychology. She has been working with children since 2019. Zreinu holds her head teacher certificate. In our... Read More
Zreinu pursues her degree in Psychology. She has been working with children since 2019. Zreinu holds her head teacher certificate. In our Pre-k 4 program, Zreinu leads the educational aspect, overflowing the children with an enthusiastic learning experience and positive environment. She is passionate about helping children reach their full potential and creating a strong foundation for them to build upon for a successful educational future. Zreinu uses creative hands-on methods of learning, such as artistic expression, free play, and storytelling. She has a kind heart, nurturing and loves all her students as her own. Our Pre-K 4 is one of a kind because of Zreinu.
Natalia Doran, Owner
Natalia Doran has been working with children of all ages for many years. She earned two Masters degrees in Education. She... Read More
Natalia Doran has been working with children of all ages for many years. She earned two Masters degrees in Education. She holds School Psychologist certificates in Connecticut and New York. After earning her second degree at Long Island University, Natalia worked as an education coordinator and as a school psychologist in New York and Connecticut. She is the loving mother of two children. Natalia and Douglas have been working together on Kiddie Academy of Rocky Hill from its inception (finding a location, construction of the facility, staffing, licensing, marketing etc.), and continue to be fully involved in its operation and management, committed to its excellence and success. Their goal is to play a lasting, positive role in the education of America's youngest generations.
“Our child enjoyed her experience at Kiddie Academy! ”
Natalia D., Rocky Hill
“I love the facilities and how clean the classrooms always are. The staff is wonderful! ”
Danielle R., Rocky Hill
“Friendly staff Proper hygiene Teaching techniques Flexible hours ”
Abeera S., Rocky Hill
“Friendly supportive staff Clean environment ”
Quantia E., Rocky Hill
“The teachers are very caring and professional. You do not use smart phones and computers to keep children busy (those causes attention deficit issues in future) and rather uses means where children can develop their social skills. ”
Ayan B., Rocky Hill
“Everything was perfect my baby girl likes going there ”
Eleonora T., Rocky Hill
“Great place for children to learn and get ready for kindergarten. Children also get to respect and socialize with other children. I highly recommend this daycare. ”
Michael C., Rocky Hill
“The friendly, clean environment with knowledgeable staff ”
Amanda D., Rocky Hill
“We have been very happy with the care at Kiddie Academy! My toddler enjoys the fun activities the teachers plan and has learned a lot since she started over a year ago! ”
Tracey S., Rocky Hill
“Program is excellent for kids ”
Eleonora T., Rocky Hill
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