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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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Infant Care

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

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.

Hear from our parents

Thorough curriculum!
Brittaney M., Wading River

Consistent quality care
Michelle C., Wading River

I tell everyone I know how much I love you all! Could not have chosen a better place for my daughter. Sad for the day when she has to move on and go to her actual school district.
Melissa G., Wading River

Amazing staff and administration. Always welcoming!
Heather H., Wading River

I love the school based educational programs. The dedication and hardwork put into every detail of every aspect shows how much everyone there love, care and nourish our children. As a parent who has had 3 children attend since babies and toddlers, I couldnt ask for a better place. I know when my children are…
Shannon M., Wading River

Super attentive and responsive to all questions and concerns. You're always treated like family
Lauren M., Wading River

The teachers take care of the kids like they are their own
Katy P., Wading River

Kiddie Academy is the equivalent to having a family member that has an educational background watching your child daily! They are the best!
Colleen H., Wading River

My twins have been with kiddie academy since they were around 2 years old. I wouldn't send my twins to any other day care! My kids love going there before and after elementary school. The relationships they have formed with all the teachers is a rare find. On my kids way out of school they…
Samantha P., Wading River

The staff is always attentive and thorough, always very caring with the children. The school is always offering new and fun opportunities for the children to aid in their learning and making it fun!!
Faith G., Wading River

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