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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
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants through school age
  • Educational Outdoor Space with a Bike Track
  • Webcams in every classroom

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  • Aniya Autrey-Richmond, Assistant Teacher

    My name is Aniya. I'm originally from St. Louis, Missouri. My talents are dancing, playing the flute, designing clothes, drawing, and painting!...   Read More

    Aniya Autrey-Richmond, Assistant Teacher

    My name is Aniya. I'm originally from St. Louis, Missouri. My talents are dancing, playing the flute, designing clothes, drawing, and painting! I transferred schools a lot and didn't have many luxuries growing up, but I kept myself busy. I want to work at Kiddie Academy because everyone has different problems and challenges, I want to be there emotionally and physically for those children. I want to be a child therapist and I thnk this is a great start! I want to watch and osberve children in action. I want to know what triggers certain reactions, I find that very interesting!

  • Bianca Carvalho, Support Teacher

    Hello My name is Bianca and I am currently 22 years old. I have my Associates Degree in Psychology and am currently...   Read More

    Bianca Carvalho, Support Teacher

    Hello My name is Bianca and I am currently 22 years old. I have my Associates Degree in Psychology and am currently working on my Bachelor's at Capella University. I had previously worked in childcare for the past 2 1/2 years and have greatly missed it. I am excited to be working with children again! Thank you for the opportunity, everyone here is great!

  • Cheryice Henderson, Lead Teacher

    Hello, my name is Cheryice Henderson. I am happy to be working with children again. This is truly my passion. I like...   Read More

    Cheryice Henderson, Lead Teacher

    Hello, my name is Cheryice Henderson. I am happy to be working with children again. This is truly my passion. I like to learn from children as well. Children can teach us valuable lessons. When I am not educating, in my free time i enjoy spending my time with my niece. She is my mini-me. The bbeach is my happy place. I also have a license in cosmetology. I've helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity. I've heard a lot of great things about Kiddie Academy and believe we would be a great fit!

  • Jacquelyn Smith, Support Teacher

    Hello I am Jacquelyn I am a mother of 2. I have a backgroud in Theater Arts and am a professionally trained...   Read More

    Jacquelyn Smith, Support Teacher

    Hello I am Jacquelyn I am a mother of 2. I have a backgroud in Theater Arts and am a professionally trained actress and singer. I am excited to work at Kiddie Acadmey and am thrilled to be instrumental in the development of children!

  • Janae Smith, Support Teacher

    I would like to introduce myself; my name is Janae Smith. I am currently a rising senior at Montclair State University. I...   Read More

    Janae Smith, Support Teacher

    I would like to introduce myself; my name is Janae Smith. I am currently a rising senior at Montclair State University. I am studying computer science. My goal is to become a coding teacher and to own my own business building websites and apps. I am excited to join the Kiddie Academy staff. I believe this center will be a great start on my career path!

  • Kaila Davila, Office Assistant

    Hello! My name is Kaila, I am currently a student at UCC working on my degree in Journalism and PR. I've worked...   Read More

    Kaila Davila, Office Assistant

    Hello! My name is Kaila, I am currently a student at UCC working on my degree in Journalism and PR. I've worked in education for the past 5 years as a floater, assistant teacher, and lead teacher for infants and toddlers- though most of my experience is with children between 12-24 months. I am a painter, avid book reader, gardener, and community helper! I love working at Kiddie Academy as it gives me the opportunity to broaden my understanding of childcare and the ins and outs of ho to run a center!

  • Maria Meco, Support Teacher

    Hello my name is Maria. I was born and raised in Portugal, and moved to America at 11. I'm currently a senior...   Read More

    Maria Meco, Support Teacher

    Hello my name is Maria. I was born and raised in Portugal, and moved to America at 11. I'm currently a senior in high school and hope to go to college to be a lawyer. I'm the oldest of my generation so I have always taken care of children. I love working with kids because I find them facinating. I love seeing kids learn new things and the excitement that it brings them!

  • Mayra Cabrera, Assistant Teacher

    Hello everyone, my name is Mayra. I am 24 years old. As a Latina Migrant, I know how difficult it is to...   Read More

    Mayra Cabrera, Assistant Teacher

    Hello everyone, my name is Mayra. I am 24 years old. As a Latina Migrant, I know how difficult it is to get used to the new stages of life in a new country. Kiddie Academy has made my dreams come true, being surrounded by children that need me. I can help them in their development in school and life.

  • Naimah Odom, Support teacher

    My name is Namiah. I just finished my second year at Kean University. My major is Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. When...   Read More

    Naimah Odom, Support teacher

    My name is Namiah. I just finished my second year at Kean University. My major is Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. When I finish my Bchelor's I plan to continue my education and start a Master's program to be a Speech Pathologist with school age children. I want to work at Kiddie Academy to gain experience working with children.

  • Nia Marshall, Assistant Teacher

    My name is Nia Marshall, I am a sophmore at Montclair State University. I am there to recievemy degree in Psychology, with...   Read More

    Nia Marshall, Assistant Teacher

    My name is Nia Marshall, I am a sophmore at Montclair State University. I am there to recievemy degree in Psychology, with a fcus in child/adolescents study. I began owrking with children at age 14 and since then, I was always drawn to working in a school environment with many different ages. I developed my enjoyment to work with children as I am an older sister to 3 of my siblings. I want to work at Kiddie Academy to gain knowledge and memories in the childcare settting.

  • Zahirah Sharif, Assistant Director

    Hello my name is Zahirah. I have always had a passion for teaching. My favorite pastime as a child was to play...   Read More

    Zahirah Sharif, Assistant Director

    Hello my name is Zahirah. I have always had a passion for teaching. My favorite pastime as a child was to play school with my cousins and I would always be the teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English from Montclair State University. I also minored in American Sign Language. I have over 18 years experience in the education field. I have worked with children age ranging from 18 months- 16 years old. I am a proud mom of a beautiful baby girl named Aubrey Blu. I love art and creating masterpieces. My years in classrooms lead me to different leadership roles in childcare. I want to bestow my knowledge of classroom management and strategic teaching methods onto teachers so I can have an impact on not only children, but teachers as well. I am very excited to join the Kiddie Academy family because of its diversity in staff as well as students.

  • Amber Sanders, Support Teacher

    Amber Sanders, Support Teacher

    Hello my name is Zahirah. I have always had a passion for teaching. My favorite pastime as a child was to play school with my cousins and I would always be the teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English from Montclair State University. I also minored in American Sign Language. I have over 18 years experience in the education field. I have worked with children age ranging from 18 months- 16 years old. I am a proud mom of a beautiful baby girl named Aubrey Blu. I love art and creating masterpieces. My years in classrooms lead me to different leadership roles in childcare. I want to bestow my knowledge of classroom management and strategic teaching methods onto teachers so I can have an impact on not only children, but teachers as well. I am very excited to join the Kiddie Academy family because of its diversity in staff as well as students.

Hear from our parents

The staff are friendly and very attentive, and everybody knows our children by name. There's a focus on education from very early on.
Daniel F., Springfield

The Director Ms Sandra is always available to address any questions and/or concerns and is very easy to work with. The teachers have been great and the facilities are kept very nice.
Jennifer M., Springfield

To me, it's all about the teachers. I've been pleased with the teachers and the curriculum in my boys classes. I can see that they are learning and they are happy at school, and the teachers care.
Lauren B., Springfield

I love the diversity in the culture of children along with staff. The infant room does an exceptional job with my daughter. As a first time parent I feel very comforted knowing that my child will be well taken care of. I love the watch me grow app and tadpoles as parent communication I feel…
Zahirah S., Springfield

All of the staff that I have met are friendly. Also like the way they teach the kids.
Marta S., Springfield

Good school
Charles A., Springfield

This school is the best! The children are very well taken care of , the staff is always friendly and knowledgeable with my son .
Jacklyn H., Springfield

We love the new facility and cleanliness. Ms. Sandra and the teachers are very responsive where they address issues in timely manner. We love the various summer programs like splash/ice cream/ animal days & festive activities throughout the year. Additionally, one of the unique feature is the camera where I can check in on my…
Neepa S., Springfield

Secure, clean, spacious, warm and friendly atmosphere that caters to the wholistic development of my child.
Nakeisha J., Springfield

The consistency of the curriculum and things being taught which are age appropriate I believe.
Ana D., Springfield

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