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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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  • Marmenh Burgess, Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Marmenh Burgess. I'm Liberian, but was born in Georgia. I have been working in childcare for about...   Read More

    Marmenh Burgess, Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Marmenh Burgess. I'm Liberian, but was born in Georgia. I have been working in childcare for about 4 years now. When I first started working with children I was 20 years old, and I worked in a middle school as a Teacher's Assistant. I then moved to Savanah and worked at the daycare for the Army. Before I moved back to New Jersey, I was a family childcare provider out of my home. Now I am at Kiddie Academy as an assistant teacher. I'm happy to work here becasue I want to be a part of developing young minds into great adults. I love children, and they deserve teachers who care about them!

  • Masasha Webb, Lead Teacher

    My name is Ma-Sah-Sha, but my babies call me Sasha. I have been in childcare for 7 years and am very passionate...   Read More

    Masasha Webb, Lead Teacher

    My name is Ma-Sah-Sha, but my babies call me Sasha. I have been in childcare for 7 years and am very passionate about this field. I attended Union County College and was studying in the Early Childhood Education major. I did not finish for various reasons, but chose to take the route of getting my Infant-Toddler CDA as I worked my way up to a lead teacher. I work at Kiddie Academy because of how this school cares for their teachers and students and I want to further my knowledge in this field.

  • Aida Mamutaj, Support Teacher

    My name is Aida and I am originally from Albania. I came to the USA 7 years ago. I have gone through...   Read More

    Aida Mamutaj, Support Teacher

    My name is Aida and I am originally from Albania. I came to the USA 7 years ago. I have gone through a lot of difficulty but also have been enjoying great moments. I'm an environmental engineer, and my Master's degree is in Energy. I work for Cranford Board of Education as a teacher's assistant and a substitute. My mom was a teacher, and my sister is a teacher as well. I love working in my school, in the same way I love working for Kiddie Academy- because I love children!

  • Shavvy McLenan, Support Teacher

    My name is Shavvy! I've always dreamed of becoming a teacher when I was growing up, so after high school, I decided...   Read More

    Shavvy McLenan, Support Teacher

    My name is Shavvy! I've always dreamed of becoming a teacher when I was growing up, so after high school, I decided to further my education in college and am currently majoring in Early Childhood Education. I want to work for Kiddie Academy because i can bring my passion and the love I have for children to the classroom!

  • Rashaad Sharif-Lewis, Support Teacher

    Hello! My name is Rashaad Sharif-Lewis. I am a student at Great Oaks Legacy Charter High School. My hobbies are drawing, playing...   Read More

    Rashaad Sharif-Lewis, Support Teacher

    Hello! My name is Rashaad Sharif-Lewis. I am a student at Great Oaks Legacy Charter High School. My hobbies are drawing, playing video games, and coding. I like to help my family and friends when they need help. I am a boy scout! I am so excited to be a part of the Kiddie Academy team!

  • Beatrice Vertil, Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Beatrice and I have a great love for children. My first jobs working with children started in my...   Read More

    Beatrice Vertil, Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Beatrice and I have a great love for children. My first jobs working with children started in my sister's daycare, that was over 10 years ago! Working with children early on has helped in molding my patience, empathy, and compassion, not just to my little friends but to everyone in general. I attend Bloomfield College and am currently figuring out where I want to further my education in the future. Excitement fills my heart to be a part of Kiddie Academy because I get to work beside likeminded people who have a love for learning, teaching, and evolving!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Adriana Jimenez, Assistant Teacher

    Adriana Jimenez, Assistant 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!

  • Brittany Thornton-Fowler, Support Teacher

    Brittany Thornton-Fowler, Support 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!

  • 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!

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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