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A little about our Academy

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

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  • 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!

  • 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

    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 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

    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 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.

Hear from our parents

Teachers are involved in Mackenzie’s learning and growth
Erin M., Rutherford

Current employee
Robert G., Rutherford

Our daughter has progressed leaps and bounds since starting kiddie academy! From potty training to communicating!
David W., Rutherford

Everything. Food can definitely improve but it was important for my child to get used to eating that food as it help develop her and get her ready for the real world!
Anuj P., Rutherford

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

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