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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:
Janel A Work, Franchise Owner
Janel A. Work is first and foremost a mother. Janel's oldest son, Maxwell, was then born shortly after and he has enriched her... Read More
Janel A. Work is first and foremost a mother. Janel's oldest son, Maxwell, was then born shortly after and he has enriched her life and keeps her smiling each day. It was due to his birth that Janel decided to take a hiatus from public education and pursue Early Childhood Education. Then in January of 2011, the family was also blessed with their new arrival of Nathaniel (Nate). Then they were blessed with their final addition of Arianna. The family lives in Kimberton with their two dogs Momo and Lucy. Janel graduated from Susquehanna University in 2002 with a B.A. in Communications, Theater Arts and Education. While working in the public school system, she continued her education to complete her M.A. at Villanova in Education. She also has pursued additional graduate education in ECE from Shippensburg University. After achieving her degree, Janel has worked as a daycare director and public school educator. She has taught at Owen J.Roberts School District, Reading Area School District, and in Montgomery County School System in Maryland. She was also an adjunct professor at Montgomery College. Not only did she teach, but she helped write standards-based curriculum for the school districts and several virtual charter schools. As an educator, Janel believes in enriching each child’s life and meeting their individual needs to help them flourish. Janel A. Work loves Kiddie Academy in Phoenixville and does not consider it a job but a wonderful lifestyle. She believes the center continues to redefine the standards for childcare in the area. Plus, it is a wonderful resource center to her beloved town. Janel is proud of the accomplishments at the ever growing and changing center.
Michelle Soto, Regional Director
Michelle Soto has been part of our Kiddie Academy family almost since the start of our company. Michelle has been part of... Read More
Michelle Soto has been part of our Kiddie Academy family almost since the start of our company. Michelle has been part of the Kiddie Academy family since 2011 and has over 12 years of experience working with children of all ages. She has grown with us as a head teacher, shift supervisor, Music & More Trainer & even our Center Director. She helped our Phoenixville Academy achieve Star 4 and NAEYC accreditation. Michelle holds an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and graduated from Immaculata University in May 2022 with her Bachelors degree in Psychology. She is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Michelle lives in Pottstown with her husband Felipe. Together they have four children, Haley, Felipe, and twins Avery and Maddox. Michelle also has a step daughter, Kaitlyn, and a grandson Nikko. They are amazing blessings and a true joy to their family. Michelle truly enjoys watching children learn and grow. Given her educational background, Michelle loves helping out in the rooms and getting to know the children and families in each center. She is a believer in having the parents be involved in their child’s education. She enjoys being part of a loving, caring, positive atmosphere and strives to achieve that at each academy.
Vikki Hannahoe, Director in training
Hello, my name is Vikki Hannahoe and I am the Director in training here at Kiddie Academy of Royersford. I am a... Read More
Hello, my name is Vikki Hannahoe and I am the Director in training here at Kiddie Academy of Royersford. I am a wife of 16 years and a mother to two wonderful children. I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field for over 20 years and joined the Kiddie Academy team in 2009. During my time here at Kiddie Academy I received my CDA from Northampton Community College and I will be graduating in the Spring of 2021 with my Associates Degree from Reading Area Community College. I also was recognized and won the Kiddie Academy National Teacher of the Year award in 2018. I am passionate in helping to create a learning environment where all children are welcome and also a place where children can be inspired to be themselves and evolve as an individual and also grow as a part of the Kiddie Academy family.
Diana Kuchenbrod, Assistant Director
Hi my name is Diana Kuchenbrod. I have been working in the childcare field for 26 years and have obtained my CDA.... Read More
Hi my name is Diana Kuchenbrod. I have been working in the childcare field for 26 years and have obtained my CDA. I joined Kiddie Academy in Sept. 2009. I love being a part of this family and watching each of the children learn and grow each and very day. Outside of Kiddie Academy, I enjoy watching my daughter play ice hockey.
“Everything is so so perfect! ”
Matthew P., Royersford
“The staff is super friendly and cares about my child. ”
Sophie T., Royersford
“Everyone has been extremely kind and caring. ”
Jelena C., Royersford
“It’s a very positive and well managed environment. The teachers are very hard working, communicative without being overbearing or intrusive. I am personally very happy with all of the teachers in my daughters age group, young toddlers. Norah has made friends and most of the kids are very sweet and have a calm environment ”
John H., Royersford
“Our daughter started off at Kiddie Academy with severe separation anxiety. Every teacher was patient with her, listened to her when she was expressing her feelings and now she loves coming to school every day. She is learning to write her letters and learning new songs. The teachers she interacts with daily give us a… ”
Justine D., Royersford
“My son loves learning each day ”
Meaghan G., Royersford
“All the teachers and staff are very supportive and caring, great feedback on any questions we had. ”
Jelena C., Royersford
“I love the staff and I love how they love my child ! ”
cierra C., Royersford
“Everyone at the facility is absolutely wonderful! ”
Erin S., Royersford
“The care that my child receives, each teacher truly cares for every child. I appreciate the trainings, even at such a young age the curriculum aligns with our family values. It’s a fun safe place for my child to grow!!! ”
Ashley S., Royersford
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