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Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:

  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
  • Live Web Cams
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility

We can't wait to meet you

  • Ashley Kraemer, Center Director

    My name is Ashley Kraemer and I am the Director at the Kiddie Academy of Rutherford. I am excited to join the...   Read More

    Ashley Kraemer, Center Director

    My name is Ashley Kraemer and I am the Director at the Kiddie Academy of Rutherford. I am excited to join the Kiddie Academy family. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I bring with me over 10 years of experience in the childcare field and am currently working on my Master's Degree in Elementary Education at Montclair State University. My passion for teaching and love of children have proven to be abundantly beneficial in leading individual classrooms and working with the teachers to lead this school. I am proud to be a part of this special family and look forward to welcoming you as well. Our Kiddie Academy Life Essential Philosophy is more than just a philosophy and our core values are more than just a poster on the wall. They are built on a foundation of family values and you can trust that the Kiddie Academy staff strives to be living examples of these every day. Our entire staff is committed to supporting you as parents, making your life less stressful and providing the highest quality of care in an interactive and fun learning environment. We understand how important it is for you to feel connected to your child throughout the day and we do our best to promote the most open lines of communication. Through various e-tools such as Tadpoles®, which enables us to track developmental milestones, and send home daily reports, videos and pictures highlighting special moments we can truly make you part of our daily interactions. Every moment is a learning moment at Kiddie Academy and it shows! Our curriculum is designed to help infants, toddlers and preschool children meet key developmental milestones but that’s not all! We also incorporate American Sign Language into our daily routines. Our KinderMusik music program fosters music appreciation in even our youngest learners. Interactive Whiteboard Technology makes learning come alive in our Pre-K classrooms. We would love for you to visit us!. Better yet, call to schedule a tour and see our expert childcare staff in action! Hope to see you soon!

  • Brittany Johnson, Teacher Assistant/Office Assistant

    Hello! My name is Brittany Johnson and I am the Office Assistant at the Kiddie Academy of Rutherford. With more than 10...   Read More

    Brittany Johnson, Teacher Assistant/Office Assistant

    Hello! My name is Brittany Johnson and I am the Office Assistant at the Kiddie Academy of Rutherford. With more than 10 years of experience as a educator and administrative assistant, I am happy to join the Kiddie Academy family. I have a background in Psychology/ Child and Family Services. I have worked with children with neurological disabilities, toddlers, pre- schoolers and infants. I also held roles as a Lead Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Aide and Paraprofessional. When not at work, I enjoy going on family outings with my husband, our children and dog. I am a mom of five, with two sets of twins and a singleton.

Hear from our parents

We love the open communication, the cleanliness of the facility, the safety measures including camera access, getting photos throughout the day & that Kiddie Academy is involved in helping our community!! Staff & Teachers are EXCELLENT!!
Hailey S., Wilmington South Campus

The facilities are absolutely top notch. I also think the age structuring works nicely. There is a wonderful blend of learning and play. Above all, the teachers are wonderful. The management and teachers have been very attentive to my son\\\'s food allergies.
Nelson G., Chicago-Lincoln Square

The people! They are wonderful humans and care for each child like their own.
Erin M., Virginia Beach

I like the fact that my 3 year old is learning new words - she already knows her days of the week and almost knows all the months in a year! I love the fact that she wants to go to school everyday and I am impressed by her development and vocabulary.
Fenthy T., Elkton

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