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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 and five years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
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
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 TadpolesÂ®, 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 thatâ€™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!
Ms. Karen, Lead Teacher
My name is Karen and I’ve been working in childcare for over 5 years. I have my associates in Early Child Education... Read More
My name is Karen and I’ve been working in childcare for over 5 years. I have my associates in Early Child Education and my B.A in Spanish. I’m currently working on getting my certification and hopefully will be able to expand my career in Early Childhood Education. I have a beautiful daughter who will soon turn one & a wonderful fiancé who is very supportive. With my time here at Kiddie Academy, I hope to encourage and become a great role model for all children!
Ms. Krystle, Lead Teacher
Hello! My name is Krystle Barnes. I love working with children and am working towards my CDA. I am looking forward and... Read More
Hello! My name is Krystle Barnes. I love working with children and am working towards my CDA. I am looking forward and very excited to be working with your children. I started working with children in High School, taking classes and doing internships throughout college. During my free time I love watching sports, hanging out with my friends, and most importantly spending time with my family.
“The teachers and administrators are amazing and truly appreciate each child. The facility is kept immaculate and safe. My daughter enjoys going to KA each day to learn and engage with her friends and teachers. I have a good piece of mind leaving my daughter in KA care. The video access also alleviates the stress… ”
Denise S., Rutherford
“Love the daycare , very beautiful woman’s and very patience . My daughter love them soo much ”
Xiomara G., Rutherford
“The school is clean, the staff goes above and beyond to take care of their students and parents. Ashely and Jessica are always helpful and respond quickly to any questions or concerns. Ms. Enid and Ms. Destiny are caring and thoughtful and make sure to plan lessons that are fun and engaging! ”
Kristen G., Rutherford
“Professionalism, quality of care ”
Abhijit B., Rutherford
“Different arts/crafts, various engaging activities for children ”
Boskey P., Rutherford
“Comprehensive daily updates on activities and what educational functions they support. ”
Nesiha H., Rutherford
“We love you guys! ”
Anuj P., Rutherford
“I’ve been waiting for a way to submit feedback about Rutherford’s kiddie academy since we first toured in July. The director Ashley from day one has been above par in terms of clear communication. She is an absolute delight and has really been the lighthouse of the location. If kiddie academy were to loose her… ”
Brenna R., Rutherford
“Very small and accommodating. I like the teachers and director is great. ”
Leona W., Rutherford
“We love that our daughter is becoming more social! She is learning her numbers and letters and really has come out of her shell! She looks forward to going to school everyday! ”
David W., Rutherford
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