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A little about our Academy

Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants through school age
  • Secure entrance
  • Fresh home made food served each day as part of our family style dining
  • Educational Outdoor Space with a Bike Track
  • Webcams in every classroom

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  • 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

    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 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.

  • Aurora Brown-Galaris, Assistant Director/Program Coordinator

    I am honored to be the Assistant Director/ Program Coordinator at Kiddie Academy of Springfield. I have been in the Early Childhood...   Read More

    Aurora Brown-Galaris, Assistant Director/Program Coordinator

    I am honored to be the Assistant Director/ Program Coordinator at Kiddie Academy of Springfield. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field since 2004. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Early Childhood Education from Kean University. I have always had a passion for working with children and their families. My career, to date, has afforded me the opportunity to have worked with every age group ranging from infants all the way up to kindergarteners. I was a lead teacher of a 4- and 5-year- old classroom for many years prior to joining Kiddie Academy of Springfield. I bring a wealth of knowledge in classroom management and curriculum to Kiddie Academy. On a personal note, I have a beautiful daughter of my own, Gia Rose. In my spare time I love going for walks, spending the day at the beach, and enjoying a great cup of coffee. My family is my world and every opportunity I have to spend time with them, I do! I am looking forward to partnering and building a personal relationship with every family to provide the absolute best care and educational experience for your child.

  • 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

    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 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!

  • Yakimah Singleton, Assistant Teacher

    I have had the pleasure of working with children for the past nine years. Some of my past experiences include working with...   Read More

    Yakimah Singleton, Assistant Teacher

    I have had the pleasure of working with children for the past nine years. Some of my past experiences include working with children ages two and a half through five years with social/emotional setbacks and behavioral problems; and children ages nine and ten years with extreme behavioral problems. Currently, I am in the process of earning my CDA, and am thrilled to be a member of the team at Kiddie Academy of Springfield.  I chose this field of work because it excites me to be able to work with children and watch them grow and mature developmentally, socially and cognitively. Working with children is truly my “PASSION”! Some of my hobbies include singing and cooking. In my free time I enjoy reading, putting together puzzles and spending time with my 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

    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 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

    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 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

    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 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!

  • 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

    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 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.

Hear from our parents

The personable teachers, easy to contact director and discuss questions or concerns, flexible schedule with hours, curriculum, outdoor play space, handling of covid 19 precautions and protocols
Sarah W., Springfield

The teachers and staff truly care about my child. I feel like she’s learned so much at such an early age.
Stephanie M., Springfield

The updates, the care, and attention
Ngozi A., Springfield

I love the diverse staff and students body. My son loves going to school each day, and all the meals are prepared for him right there. Kiddie Academy has been a great fit for us as a working family.
Matthew V., Springfield

Caring staff
Arpita J., Springfield

The professionalism of the staff.
Angelica V., Springfield

Staff are amazing and are able to make learning fun for the kids.
Carmen S., Springfield

Cooks on staff, and once restrictions let up - timing. Would like you to open before 730 again.
Richard B., Springfield

Great facility with amazing staff and curriculum!
Mihir D., Springfield

They have been wonderful! Would highly recommend them!
Laura B., Springfield

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