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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 years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.
At five years old, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.
School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
Sandra Ferreira, Center Director
I have been working with children in the early education field for over 20 years. I received my Bachelor's degree from Frostburg... Read More
I have been working with children in the early education field for over 20 years. I received my Bachelor's degree from Frostburg State University. My first job at 16 years old was as an aftercare counselor. I was blessed with a beautiful boy which redirected my path in life and led me to be being a preschool teacher for over 10 years. Afterwards, that path developed into a leadership role. As a parent and educator, I believe bringing up children is the most complex job you will ever have. I love being in and creating a caring and supportive environment that promotes optimal early childhood development.
Teasia Anderson, Teacher
After working in a pre-school since I was 15 doing volunteer hours, I knew teaching young children was what I wanted to... Read More
After working in a pre-school since I was 15 doing volunteer hours, I knew teaching young children was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I enjoy setting learning goals for each child and helping them accomplish them. I am honored to be a part of Kiddie Academy and I plan to teach the children to the best of their abilities. I plan on being a role model and the best teacher that I can be and learn new things each day! I am currently pursuing my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music!
Ruth Ramos, Teacher
I would like to welcome everyone as the Lead Teacher to the Ducklings Waddler class! I was born and raised around educators... Read More
I would like to welcome everyone as the Lead Teacher to the Ducklings Waddler class! I was born and raised around educators and moved to New Jersey in 1989. I am a mom of 3 children and 3 grandchildren. After being a stay home mom for a few years, and once my youngest daughter entered Elementary school, I decided to go back to working with children. I have over 10 years of experience caring for children in a professional setting. I love art and crafts and capturing that perfect learning moment in every child. I look forward with working with your children and being a part of their everyday learning experiences!
Tina Ferreira, Teacher
I am beyond excited and honored to be joining the team at Kiddie Academy of Springfield! I have over 10 years of... Read More
I am beyond excited and honored to be joining the team at Kiddie Academy of Springfield! I have over 10 years of experience teaching 6 weeks – 6 year old children as a lead and an assistant teacher. I attended Union County College and majored in Elementary Education as well as continuing my education with Child Development Courses. As much as I love teaching I love being a mom! In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, cooking wine tasting, taking walks and sipping my iced coffee! I also enjoy traveling to Portugal and Florida for our family vacations. I look forward to be teaching and learning from your children!
Janise Garces, Pre-School Teacher
I am honored and grateful to be a part of the Kiddie Academy Team! I am a mother of 2 wonderful boys... Read More
I am honored and grateful to be a part of the Kiddie Academy Team! I am a mother of 2 wonderful boys who enjoys watching them grow. My interest in Early Childhood care began when I was volunteering in my son’s school. I loved it so much I decided to exchange my scrubs for teaching ABC’s. I can’t wait to spend the next year learning and growing with you all! I am truly looking forward to every minute of it.
Drew Richardson, Teacher
I am an Early Childhood Education major from Kean University. As a child, I always wanted pursue nursing but upon entering my... Read More
I am an Early Childhood Education major from Kean University. As a child, I always wanted pursue nursing but upon entering my major and given the opportunity to work with children I think I found my passion for what I really wanted to do! I had the opportunity to work at a jumpstart program where they go to inner city schools and the teachers and members get to interact with children of ages 3-4 year olds. We help the children throughout the day with curriculum based age appropriate activities. Working with children is what I love to do and being given the opportunity to work at Kiddie Academy is like a dream come true!
Emily Rebelo, Teacher
I am very excited to be a part of the Kiddie Academy of Springfield team! I have been working as a teacher’s... Read More
I am very excited to be a part of the Kiddie Academy of Springfield team! I have been working as a teacher’s assistant for over four years. I have primarily worked with children who were 2.5-3 years of age. I have always loved to work in the growth and development of the kids and enjoy the interaction. I am currently working towards obtaining my Bachelor’s degree at the Kean University in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. I hope to one day get my Master’s Degree and work with children as a speech-language pathologist!
Katty Mendez, Teacher
I have worked in the Financial Services industry for over 12 years from 2001- 2013 where I was a part of the... Read More
I have worked in the Financial Services industry for over 12 years from 2001- 2013 where I was a part of the PTA and Advisory Board as a member of eight year olds. As needed I worked as a lunch aid and in the aftercare program. I helped the school at several admistrative ends and supported with fund raising events. I am a mom of a 17-year-old and 4-year-old triplets. It has been a beautiful journey being home so far with my children and being a part of their fundamental growth. I found my life’s calling when I was blessed with my triplets and I am truly happy and blessed to work with children here at the Kiddie Academy of Springfield!
Maria Vasquez, Assistant Teacher
I have been working with children for over 25 years of which for the first 15 years I owned my own child... Read More
I have been working with children for over 25 years of which for the first 15 years I owned my own child care center in Long Island, NY. I have cared for children between the ages of six weeks through eight years old. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to be a part of a child’s life and to so see an infant roll over, or discover their hands or take those previous few steps for the first time. For a toddler, using a spoon to feed themselves, starting to use their first words or learning to ride a tricycle or dress themselves up! In my spare time I enjoy reading novels, watching movies, gardening and travelling! I am thrilled to be a part of the Kiddie Academy of Springfield’s community!
Amber Matos, Assistant Teacher
I am so thrilled to be a part of the Kiddie Academy team. I have two children; a boy who is eight,... Read More
I am so thrilled to be a part of the Kiddie Academy team. I have two children; a boy who is eight, and a girl who is two. I’ve been teaching preschool for seven years. As soon as I was introduced to the field, I was so nervous. I thought it wasn’t going to be for me, but after a week of being around children I found it to be MOST fun I’ve ever had while working. Playing, singing, dancing and running around with children is so much fun and teaching them at the same time is such a rewarding feeling!! Seeing their smiling faces makes it all worth it. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, enjoy singing, dancing watching movies, playing games and having fun!
Ada Murado, Assistant Teacher
I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field for several years. It has always been a pleasure to work with... Read More
I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field for several years. It has always been a pleasure to work with all different ages of children. It makes me so happy to see the progress a child makes throughout the school year. I take pleasure in maintaining a relationship with families and being able to provide them with the best possible care for their child. I will always do my very best for the children as well as their families.
Luisa Suero, Assistant Teacher
Since a very young age I have always wanted to work with children and see them explore, learn and grow. I am... Read More
Since a very young age I have always wanted to work with children and see them explore, learn and grow. I am a mother of two lovely girl’s who I adore very much. I graduated and became a certified medical assistant at the age of 21. However, I decided to return back to the field of teaching because I realized how much I truly love being with children and how much I missed it. I am thrilled to be a part of the teaching team at the Kiddie Academy of Springfield and I look forward to each day!
“This is a very wonderful school. I love the diversity the school brings. ”
Sally A., Springfield
“Clean, more consistent with teachers, good curriculum and they listen to their customers. ”
Rebecca T., Springfield
“I take my children there and I feel 100% safe ”
Constandina A., Springfield
“Great facility with amazing staff and curriculum! ”
Mihir D., Springfield
“TOP Pre school program... Friendly environment ”
Isabella P., Springfield
“I think the staff is extremely helpful and welcoming! My daughter is thriving and comes home with something new that she was taught every day! ”
Lindsay I., Springfield
“Caring teachers, interactive activities, video monitoring, meals provided ”
Sarah W., Springfield
“Great staff. My son feels very comfortable in the academy. ”
Deepak S., Springfield
“I love that the teachers seem to really care about the children ”
Christine B., Springfield
“We’ve been delighted so far with the care my son receives there! I like how engaged all the teachers are and how much he learns each day through fun activities. ”
Nicole C., Springfield
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