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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
  • All-inclusive rate includes extra curricular activities
  • Live stream feed
  • Multipurpose room; additional play areas
  • On-site chef that prepares farm to preschool meals
  • Splash pad

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  • Carly Nunalee, Owner, Chief Executive Officer

    Carly graduated as a distinguished student from the College of Charleston where she received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She has...   Read More

    Carly Nunalee, Owner, Chief Executive Officer

    Carly graduated as a distinguished student from the College of Charleston where she received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She has served as a public and private school teacher, a school administrator, and an education consultant. Her children attend our sister school, Kiddie Academy of Wilmington.

  • Ken Batchelor, Owner, Chief Business Officer

    Ken has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for many years, but has always been very interested in education. Now, having started Etoile...   Read More

    Ken Batchelor, Owner, Chief Business Officer

    Ken has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for many years, but has always been very interested in education. Now, having started Etoile Learning Development with his wife, Jill, and daughter Carly, he is looking forward to realizing his dream of educational childcare with the new Kiddie Academy.

  • Jill Batchelor, Owner, Chief Operations Officer

    Jill grew up in South-East London and studied 3-dimensional art and design at the School of Arts, Charing Cross, London In 1991,...   Read More

    Jill Batchelor, Owner, Chief Operations Officer

    Jill grew up in South-East London and studied 3-dimensional art and design at the School of Arts, Charing Cross, London In 1991, Jill and her family relocated to Chapel Hill, NC. She provided various Creative Services for GlaxoSmithKline, BlueCross BlueShield, Insight Productions and UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School for Executive Education. Jill has been married to her husband Ken for 42 years, has 3 grown children and 5 gorgeous grandchildren.

  • Beth Womer, Director

    Beth has been working with children since 2004 as a teacher, program coordinator and administrator. She has received her Master's in Business...   Read More

    Beth Womer, Director

    Beth has been working with children since 2004 as a teacher, program coordinator and administrator. She has received her Master's in Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education.

Hear from our parents

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Molly T., Wilmington South Campus

I love how dedicated they are to each child's development and the freedom to learn through play. I'm also grateful for their professional yet caring communication.
Regina B., Wilmington South Campus

Friendly, professional, clean and caring
Michelle C., Wilmington South Campus

Kiddie academy is wonderful! Our daughter looks forward to daycare activities and fun. The staff work well as a team and truly love the kids. We appreciate all that you do to keep our kids safe with COVID.
Jennifer B., Wilmington South Campus

The best care and early education my kids have received!
Jamie W., Wilmington South Campus

I like that your whole team seems to know my child on a personal level. The staff know her preferences, play on her strengths, and encourage her to try new things. The teachers are very professional and the leadership is organized.
Rachel H., Wilmington South Campus

We love Kiddie Academy! I love how clean the facility is (it doesn't smell like a usual daycare when you walk in). I love that the toys aren't all character themed and instead inspire creativity and imagination. The teachers are always warm and friendly and I feel that they genuinely care about my son. The…
Candace S., Wilmington South Campus

The teachers and staff are amazing and very accommodating to my child’s specific needs.
Haley F., Wilmington South Campus

I enjoy how my son is learning so much! He is so smart!! I love how he communicates verbal and non- verbal.
Marilou S., Wilmington South Campus

Their compassion, structure and safety for all of the children in attendance.
Sondra C., Wilmington South Campus

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