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Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.
Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.
At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.
At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.
At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.
Between ages 4 and 5, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.
School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
One School, One Team, Making a Difference, Team KA
Miss Allison and Miss Laila, Infant Program Specialists
Miss Lexi, Miss Karen and Miss Michele, Infant Program Specialists
Miss Brenna and Miss Katt, Toddler Specialists
Miss Nicole and Miss Rebecca, Nursery School Specialists
Miss Laura, Miss Ashely and Miss Heather, Nursery School Specialists
Miss Lois and Miss Kathleen, Preschool Program Specialists
Miss Amy and Miss Krissy, 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
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
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!
“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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