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Kiddie Academy of Wading River

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We are located 1.5 miles east of William Floyd Parkway.

Every day your child's imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum—Kiddie Academy of Wading River empowers and celebrates all of it.

Our Life Essentials® learning approach and curriculum encourages children to explore and progress in their own way, and at their own pace. At Kiddie Academy of Wading River, your child will grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Our highly trained teachers are there every step of the way to guide, nurture and cultivate your child's development.

We are so much more than “just a daycare.” Come see the excitement of our children’s faces and speak with our proud parents about the Wading River Kiddie Academy!

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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Health Essentials

Health Essentials

All Ages

Our enhanced wellness and disinfection guidelines

Infant Care

6 weeks to 12 months

New Beginnings

Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.

Toddler Care

13 to 24 months

Discovering Me

Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.

Early Preschool


Exploring My World

At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.



I Can Do It

At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.



Ready, Set, Go

At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.



On My Way

Between ages 4 and 5, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.

School Age

Ages 5 to 12

Creative Explorers

School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.

Summer Camp

Ages 5 to 12


All day adventures. All summer long.®

We aim to make your child's summer as educational as it is fun, through themed events, activities and trips.

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Why Wading River families and Kiddie Academy find each other

Our approach to early education is to capture the momentum of curiosity and involve parents in every minute of it. That includes you.

Life Essentials®

Guided by our well-rounded philosophy and curriculum, our highly trained teachers help develop what's unique in every child—nurturing imagination, fostering creativity and preparing them for school and for life.

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Community-based care

We believe every Kiddie Academy should feel like an extension of family. Take a look inside our Academy to see what makes us the perfect place for your child.

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Our commitment to health and safety

Nothing matters more than your child's health, safety and security. That's why every Kiddie Academy follows our strict health and disinfection guidelines called Health Essentials, has a restricted-entry system and a thoroughly vetted staff trained in first aid, CPR and emergency drills.

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Hear from our parents

Watching my kids grow in motor skills, language skills and Gaining confidence.
Katy P., Wading River

His teachers work very closely with him on his speech delay. He just switched to a new class and starting full time this week from 3 days. I love how they have a daily curriculum and activities planned for each day. He’s speaking more now than he ever has! I love being sent photos/ videos…
Alexa V., Wading River

Everything, my sons teachers and the director and ladies up front are amazing. My son is so happy and has learned so much. The staff at the front desk are always so helpful. Highly recommend
Brittney J., Wading River

The attention to detail is on point
Faith G., Wading River

Always 10 out of 10! The staff, presentation, organization, the program itself, just everything about this place is amazing! I wouldnt go anywhere else!!
Shannon M., Wading River

EVERYTHING! The staff truly treated each of my children as if they were part of their family. They embrace each child's quirks and guides them to be their best version of themselves.
Jessica S., Wading River

My daughter has learned so much more at Kiddy Academy than any other daycare.
Jeanette B., Wading River

We sincerely appreciate the care and attention teachers and director are paying to the kids. Big congrats on the clear communication on anything happening. Thank you for taking the time to listen to the parents' concerns when any and answer our questions. That makes us feel good about sending our kid to daycare without worries.
Nathalie B., Wading River

The teachers xoxoxo they are the best team ever
Christina St N., Wading River

Everything! Kind, caring, trustworthy and smart teachers and staff that go above and beyond every day for the children. The building is clean, bright and fun, organized and safe. I never worry about my children being there and I know it's making their childhood better. They learn so much academically and socially and learn how…
Andrew B., Wading River

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