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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.
Between ages 4 and 5, 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:
Michelle R Richards, Center Director
My name is Michelle Richards and I am the Center Director for Kiddie Academy of Virginia Beach. I earned my Associate of Arts... Read More
My name is Michelle Richards and I am the Center Director for Kiddie Academy of Virginia Beach. I earned my Associate of Arts in Business from Western International University and later earned my Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Kendall College. My lifetime passion has been working with young children. After enjoying 20 years as a classroom teacher, I began my path in leadership in 2011. Training, supporting and leading teachers for their own successful journey in this field inspires me daily. Serving the families and celebrating the developmental progress of the children in our care is a pleasure! With the support of the families, team, and Franchise Owners at Kiddie Academy of Virginia Beach. I was honored to be named, New Director of the Year for Kiddie Academy for 2016. Our team is committed to ensure your little ones have a safe, nuturing, educational experience along with a lot of fun! Please stop in for a visit and discover how your family can join our Community!
Christopher Michiels, Assistant Director
Mr. Christopher gained a passion for working in the Early Childhood field while doing homework in his mom's preschool classroom. He has worked... Read More
Mr. Christopher gained a passion for working in the Early Childhood field while doing homework in his mom's preschool classroom. He has worked with children of all ages in many capacities ever since. He began working with school-age children when he was a senior in high school and continued on to be Teacher of the Year for the Early Preschool classrooms in his school district. While in college, Mr. Christopher acquired customer service and office management skills while working in the health care field. Mr. Christopher then returned to the Early Childhood world accepting his first management position in 2015 and came on board Kiddie Academy's administration team before we opened in August, 2016. These days you can find Mr. Christopher supporting staff, assisting families, and bringing smiles to each classroom he visits.
“Extremely friendly staff from the front office, front desk, chef, and teachers. My daughter has loved the learning environment. It’s so clean and fun. I love it there. ”
Jennifer L., Virginia Beach
“Everything - from the cleanliness, the care of the teachers, the welcoming staff, and convenient location! Couldn't ask for a better place of care! ”
Caitlin T., Virginia Beach
“Kiddie Academy is amazing! The teachers in the infant room are absolutely amazing. I feel so comfortable leaving my baby with them during the week and I can tell how much they love and care for her. They are very knowledgeable about child development and often talk to me about where my child is at… ”
Erin M., Virginia Beach
“Clean positive learning space , interactive activities, nice outside establishments , 24/7 security camera allowing parents to see their little ones, great meal selection … overall really well rounded center ! ”
Jade M., Virginia Beach
“My son loves it here, and I love seeing him so happy and excited to go to 'school' everyday. Everyone has been very friendly and helpful, the curriculum is great, and the atmosphere is very welcoming. Kiddie academy is a great place! ”
Janelle M., Virginia Beach
“Everything! Teachers, Owners, Schedule, Chef Jason. ”
Michael P., Virginia Beach
“The staff are friendly and genuine. The building, toys, and playgrounds are in great shape. My kids learn new things every week and come home excited to go back to Kiddie Academy the following day. ”
Spencer S., Virginia Beach
“Everyone there truly cares! ”
Heather M., Virginia Beach
“We continue to love Kiddie Academy and everything you are doing to help Beau grow and learn! He loves coming to school every day and Ms. Hope and her assistants have really helped him greatly progress over the past 6 months with the hurdles of speech and potty training. ”
Chelsea T., Virginia Beach
“Excellent owners, director amd staff. Very professional courteous amd caring. ”
Truong N., Virginia Beach
Contact us to learn more about what makes Kiddie Academy stand out among educational child care providers. A member of our team will contact you.
The learning doesn't stop for parents, either. That’s why we created an information resource with helpful tips on everything from enriching our STEM program at home to introducing lifelong healthy eating and fitness habits.
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