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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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  • One School, One Team, Making a Difference, Team KA

    One School, One Team, Making a Difference, Team KA

  • Miss Allison and Miss Laila, Infant Program Specialists

    Miss Allison and Miss Laila, Infant Program Specialists

  • Miss Lexi, Miss Karen and Miss Michele, Infant Program Specialists

    Miss Lexi, Miss Karen and Miss Michele, Infant Program Specialists

  • Miss Brenna and Miss Katt, Toddler Specialists

    Miss Brenna and Miss Katt, Toddler Specialists

  • Miss Nicole and Miss Rebecca, Nursery School Specialists

    Miss Nicole and Miss Rebecca, Nursery School Specialists

  • Miss Laura, Miss Ashely and Miss Heather, Nursery School Specialists

    Miss Laura, Miss Ashely and Miss Heather, Nursery School Specialists

  • Miss Lois and Miss Kathleen, Preschool Program Specialists

    Miss Lois and Miss Kathleen, Preschool Program Specialists

  • Miss Amy and Miss Krissy, Preschool Program Specialists

    Miss Amy and Miss Krissy, Preschool Program Specialists

  • Miss Wendy, Miss Meghan, Miss Claudia, Miss Diane, Preschool Program Specialists

    Miss Wendy, Miss Meghan, Miss Claudia, Miss Diane, Preschool Program Specialists

  • Mr. Matt, Miss Daisy, Miss Katy and Miss Summer, Our Pre-K Program Specialists

    Mr. Matt, Miss Daisy, Miss Katy and Miss Summer, Our Pre-K Program Specialists

  • Miss Cheryl, Miss Chris and Miss Alexis, Kiddie Academy of Wading River's Office Administrative Team

    Miss Cheryl, Miss Chris and Miss Alexis, Kiddie Academy of Wading River's Office Administrative 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!   

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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