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Kiddie Academy of Rutherford

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Conveniently in the same parking lot as Dunkin Donuts

Every day your child's imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum—Kiddie Academy of Rutherford empowers and celebrates all of it.

Our Life Essentials® learning approach and curriculum encourages children to explore and progress in their own way, and at their own pace. At Kiddie Academy of Rutherford, your child will grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Our highly trained teachers are there every step of the way to guide, nurture and cultivate your child's development.

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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Infant Care

Infant Care

6 weeks to 12 months

New Beginnings

Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.

Toddler Care

13 to 24 months

Discovering Me

Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.

Early Preschool


Exploring My World

At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.



I Can Do It

At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.



Ready, Set, Go

At four and five years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.

School Age

Ages 5 to 12

Creative Explorers

School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.

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Why Rutherford families and Kiddie Academy find each other

Our approach to early education is to capture the momentum of curiosity and involve parents in every minute of it. That includes you.

Life Essentials®

Guided by our well-rounded philosophy and curriculum, our highly trained teachers help develop what's unique in every child—nurturing imagination, fostering creativity and preparing them for school and for life.

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Community-based care

We believe every Kiddie Academy should feel like an extension of family. Take a look inside our Academy to see what makes us the perfect place for your child.

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Our commitment to health and safety

Nothing matters more than your child's health, safety and security. That's why every Kiddie Academy follows our strict health and disinfection guidelines called Health Essentials, has a restricted-entry system and a thoroughly vetted staff trained in first aid, CPR and emergency drills.

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Attentive staff, very personalized care. The kids are happy and learn a lot.
Shival A., Rutherford

They take very good care of my child. They have worked with us through issues and always greet my daughter with open arms and a smiling face
Connor B., Rutherford

Very diverse, my child started not even 3 full months ago, and has developed in so many ways tremendously.
Brittish V., Rutherford

Andry leads and creates a positive and nurturing culture that gives me the ease of mind to believe that my child is well taken care of.
Rex L., Rutherford

My child enjoyed the interactive and engaging lesson plans. The staff made it all the more supportive with their care and individualized attention. My child learned to be proud of her work and became excited to share it with us during pick ups or at home. Thank you so much for caring for our daughter…
Corey P., Rutherford

I really love the care and service in this daycare and I’d likely recommend to my friends
Suresh K., Rutherford

The best and dedicated staff
Jyoti S., Rutherford

Haiyan L., Rutherford

Love it
Holly T., Rutherford

I love the fact that there is a camera system so I can check in with my daughter at any time of the day. The teachers are very attentive and give a lot of love and exceptional care to my child. The healthy meals are a big plus as well. I’m so happy that I…
Melissa S., Rutherford

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