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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

My child learns something new every day.
Jeanette B., Wading River

Kiddie Academy of Wading River prepares children for school better than any other places out there. Elementary school teachers immediately knew my kids attended KA because they were so well prepared for kindergarten. I could not have asked for a better place.
Heather M., Wading River

Kiddie Academy of Wading River is comprised of the most caring, loving teachers and staff. My son’s best interest is Always top priority. My son has learned so much and is beyond prepared for kindergarten next year.
Karri-Lynn D., Wading River

Everything!
Ashley Z., Wading River

Cant say enough good things! Love love love them! Highly recommended to any & everyone!!
Shannon M., Wading River

Teachers are great! My son loves it
Lisa J., Wading River

Like family!
Melissa H., Wading River

Kiddie Academy of Wading River is a great and loving place for my 4 year old son. Teacher and Administrators are loving and caring and my son is thriving there. Thank you!
Jorge N., Wading River

Everything. Our kids are learning so much.
Stephanie S., Wading River

Hands on learning and lots of social interaction
Katie R., Wading River

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