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Look inside our Academy

Learning happens everywhere. Start at Kiddie Academy of Watchung Square.

Every day your child's imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum—Kiddie Academy of Watchung Square 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 Watchung Square, 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.

Kiddie Academy of Watchung Square is close to Watchung, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Westfield, Warren, Green Brook, and Mountainside. The center is conveniently located next to Route 22 West, just 0.5 mile from Watchung Square Mall.


Kiddie Academy Opens in Watchung Square

The Kiddie Academy of Watchung Square is officially open and enrolling with a capacity for 214 children. The gorgeous 16,620 square-foot building includes a 3,300 square-foot dedicated multi-purpose room where…

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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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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

At five years old, 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

Ages 2 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 Watchung Square 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 safety

Nothing matters more than your child's safety and security. That's why every Kiddie Academy has a restricted-entry system and a thoroughly vetted staff trained in first aid, CPR and emergency drills.

Hear from our parents

I love
Marisela R., Watchung Square

The teachers really love the students and treats them all like their own children
Ayana L., Watchung Square

Mr. Amiel is one of the best teachers my daughter had. I hope he stays with Kiddie Academy for a long time because he made a difference in my daughter's learning. I was so impressed at my daughter's preK graduation!!
Hipatia H., Watchung Square

I like that Amir is actually learning how to use the bathroom
Saeed A., Watchung Square

My daughter is 4 months old ,and so far she is doing great :)
Randall T., Watchung Square

It nice and convenient for working parents
Melicia L., Watchung Square

Daily report email and photos, safe and secure environment, friendly and knowledgeable staff, parent’s night out.
Jessica B., Watchung Square

Es excelente
Marisela R., Watchung Square

The school is amazing, the staff is wonderful my daughter has grown so much. The school opens her mind up to so many new things and cultures I couldn’t of asked for a better school to put my daughter in. Definitely a place parents should enroll their child in.
Ayana L., Watchung Square

I love Kiddie Academy drop in services. Often times I can't predict when school is closed for a snow day, or staff development day, but when I am stressed about child care for that day, Kiddie Academy has been very reliable. There is a great value to having a program that is safe, nurturing, and…
Theresa M., Watchung Square

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Welcome tips and insights to the family:

Parenting Essentials®

The learning doesn't stop for parents, either. That’s why we created an information resource with helpful tips on everything from enriching our STEM program at home to introducing lifelong healthy eating and fitness habits.

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