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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
  • American Sign Language classes weekly
  • Same Director since opening our doors in 2002
  • School-age Beforecare & Aftercare for SWR & Riverhead schools
  • Secure entrance & 16 camera surveillance system
  • Splash Pad Park

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  • Ms. Alexa, Ms. Faith, Ms. Jennie, Ms. Jenn, Ms. Desire & Ms. Daisy, Our Academic Team!

    Ms. Alexa, Ms. Faith, Ms. Jennie, Ms. Jenn, Ms. Desire & Ms. Daisy, Our Academic Team!

  • Ms. Ashley "Office Admin & Nursery School Teacher", Ms. Cheryl "Assistant Director", Ms. Christina "Owner & Director", Ms. Alexis "Office Admin & Nursery School Teacher", Our Administrative Team

    Ms. Ashley "Office Admin & Nursery School Teacher", Ms. Cheryl "Assistant Director", Ms. Christina "Owner & Director", Ms. Alexis "Office Admin & Nursery School Teacher", Our Administrative Team

  • Ms. Cyarah, Ms. Sam, Ms. Katy & Ms. Terri, Pre-K Program Specialists

    Ms. Cyarah, Ms. Sam, Ms. Katy & Ms. Terri, Pre-K Program Specialists

  • Ms. Kristi, Ms. Erika, Ms. Meghan, Ms. Wendy, Ms. Krissy, Mr. Kenny, Ms. Vanessa, Ms. Crystal, Ms. Bri & Ms. Katie, Our Academic Team!

    Ms. Kristi, Ms. Erika, Ms. Meghan, Ms. Wendy, Ms. Krissy, Mr. Kenny, Ms. Vanessa, Ms. Crystal, Ms. Bri & Ms. Katie, Our Academic Team!

  • The St. Nicholas' - Ms. Christina, Mr. Bobby & Gianni, Proud Owners

    Hi, my name is Christina St. Nicholas and I started my journey with Kiddie Academy International in September 1998. I applied for...   Read More

    The St. Nicholas' - Ms. Christina, Mr. Bobby & Gianni, Proud Owners

    Hi, my name is Christina St. Nicholas and I started my journey with Kiddie Academy International in September 1998. I applied for a part-time position while I was completing dual degrees at St. Joseph's College in Elementary Education Kindergarten through 6th grade and human relations. I immediately fell in love with the close contact I had with helping and nurturing the children, as well as communicating and guiding parents through child development. It was at this time I realized being a part of the Kiddie Academy family was where I wanted to be. 1999 was a huge turning point in my life. July 4th 1999, I married my husband and September 1999 I was offered a full-time Pre-K teacher position for Kiddie Academy. It was during that school year that I fell in love with all that Kiddie Academy and its curriculum had to offer children and families. In January 2002, I knew that there was so much more I could give Kiddie Academy families and began my search for director positions of new schools in the area. In September 2002, that dream came true and I was blessed to be part of the grand opening of Kiddie Academy of Wading River as its Director. 20 years after this journey began, the opportunity to not just be Kiddie Academy's Director, but the owner and director of my school, staff and students fell upon me. Although I have always owned this school with all of my heart and soul, I knew fate was allowing me to not only keep my school on its 20 year path, but bring it to even newer and better levels as well. Supported by my husband, son, family, friends and all of my Kiddie Academy parents and staff, I instantly jumped at the opportunity. Now as Owner and Director, I can not only secure Kiddie Academy's past but start my "no limits" journey for all who walk through my doors. My promise is to always be on staff, active, present and available for all the parents, students and teachers. I not only want to ensure the highest level of childcare and education, but want to be sure everyone is treated like family. Looking forward to the day your family can become part of ours!   

  • Miss Ashley & Miss Tori, Our Academic Team!

    Miss Ashley & Miss Tori, Our Academic Team!

    Hi, my name is Christina St. Nicholas and I started my journey with Kiddie Academy International in September 1998. I applied for a part-time position while I was completing dual degrees at St. Joseph's College in Elementary Education Kindergarten through 6th grade and human relations. I immediately fell in love with the close contact I had with helping and nurturing the children, as well as communicating and guiding parents through child development. It was at this time I realized being a part of the Kiddie Academy family was where I wanted to be. 1999 was a huge turning point in my life. July 4th 1999, I married my husband and September 1999 I was offered a full-time Pre-K teacher position for Kiddie Academy. It was during that school year that I fell in love with all that Kiddie Academy and its curriculum had to offer children and families. In January 2002, I knew that there was so much more I could give Kiddie Academy families and began my search for director positions of new schools in the area. In September 2002, that dream came true and I was blessed to be part of the grand opening of Kiddie Academy of Wading River as its Director. 20 years after this journey began, the opportunity to not just be Kiddie Academy's Director, but the owner and director of my school, staff and students fell upon me. Although I have always owned this school with all of my heart and soul, I knew fate was allowing me to not only keep my school on its 20 year path, but bring it to even newer and better levels as well. Supported by my husband, son, family, friends and all of my Kiddie Academy parents and staff, I instantly jumped at the opportunity. Now as Owner and Director, I can not only secure Kiddie Academy's past but start my "no limits" journey for all who walk through my doors. My promise is to always be on staff, active, present and available for all the parents, students and teachers. I not only want to ensure the highest level of childcare and education, but want to be sure everyone is treated like family. Looking forward to the day your family can become part of ours!   

  • Miss Heather & Miss Rebecca, Toddler Specialists

    Miss Heather & Miss Rebecca, Toddler Specialists

    Hi, my name is Christina St. Nicholas and I started my journey with Kiddie Academy International in September 1998. I applied for a part-time position while I was completing dual degrees at St. Joseph's College in Elementary Education Kindergarten through 6th grade and human relations. I immediately fell in love with the close contact I had with helping and nurturing the children, as well as communicating and guiding parents through child development. It was at this time I realized being a part of the Kiddie Academy family was where I wanted to be. 1999 was a huge turning point in my life. July 4th 1999, I married my husband and September 1999 I was offered a full-time Pre-K teacher position for Kiddie Academy. It was during that school year that I fell in love with all that Kiddie Academy and its curriculum had to offer children and families. In January 2002, I knew that there was so much more I could give Kiddie Academy families and began my search for director positions of new schools in the area. In September 2002, that dream came true and I was blessed to be part of the grand opening of Kiddie Academy of Wading River as its Director. 20 years after this journey began, the opportunity to not just be Kiddie Academy's Director, but the owner and director of my school, staff and students fell upon me. Although I have always owned this school with all of my heart and soul, I knew fate was allowing me to not only keep my school on its 20 year path, but bring it to even newer and better levels as well. Supported by my husband, son, family, friends and all of my Kiddie Academy parents and staff, I instantly jumped at the opportunity. Now as Owner and Director, I can not only secure Kiddie Academy's past but start my "no limits" journey for all who walk through my doors. My promise is to always be on staff, active, present and available for all the parents, students and teachers. I not only want to ensure the highest level of childcare and education, but want to be sure everyone is treated like family. Looking forward to the day your family can become part of ours!   

Hear from our parents

Everyone at Kiddie Academy is wonderful. The kids are so happy there and learn so much. Miss Christina is an amazing leader and treats everyone like family.
Stephanie S., Wading River

Miss. Faith and Miss. Jennie are exceptional with the kids. My Daughter loves her Teachers and Friends. We are going to miss them a lot.
Luz V., Wading River

So happy to have my daughter with such an amazing group of people! She has learned SO much from KA and loves all of her teachers so much! It’s so reassuring to be able to go to work and know she is in great hands!
Melissa G., Wading River

The children learn. It’s not a babysitter who does nothing
Jeanette B., Wading River

The teachers show so much care and patience with the students, my son has been coming here since he was only 4 months old and is now entering his preschool program, he loves his teachers and classmates and learns so much, it's always a good feeling when your child comes home and talks about how…
Faith G., Wading River

Such a great place to create memories
Daisy S., Wading River

Exceptional staff who takes great care of our children! We love seeing the photos of our kids to know that they are safe and sound. Our kids have a great time every day they are there and have learned so much!
Ashley S., Wading River

My childrens academic level has gotten so much better being at kiddie academy vs their old day care. They are so smart! All the teachers are fantastic and care so much about their students! We love kiddie academy
Samantha P., Wading River

Each and every teacher is hands on, thoughtful and kind.
Katie R., Wading River

We love you guys
Lateneice T., Wading River

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