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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:
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 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 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 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 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.
“I love the teachers and the curriculum. My son is so smart!! I also love how clean it is. ”
Marilou S., Wilmington South Campus
“Easy and open to speak to teachers and staff. Clean facility and like the structure - especially naps! Kids seem to really love their teachers and look happy! Would definitely recommend. Also love the webcam to check in, especially in the beginning! ”
Sarah C., Wilmington South Campus
“Clean facilities, fantastic staff, great communication, mobile app with updates and camera camera and extracurricular activities ”
Rebecca L., Wilmington South Campus
“great learning environment for my child, clean, and not a lot of staff turnover ”
April D., Wilmington South Campus
“Great teachers that truly care about my son and provide lots of one-on-one attention and love! ”
Allyson A., Wilmington South Campus
“The genuine care the teachers give my daughter. ”
Kristyn P., Wilmington South Campus
“We love the facility, nutrition options, staff, activities, and ability to see our sweet girl while working ”
Rebecca L., Wilmington South Campus
“Everything! The teachers, the activities, the schedule. ”
Karen R., Wilmington South Campus
“Love the photos every day! Keep em coming :) ”
Caroline H., Wilmington South Campus
“We love the camera access, food provided and SWEET teachers. Very organized. In my opinion, the only area for improvement would be smaller class sizes - but I also understand there is a cost/benefit relationship where smaller classes might mean higher tuition or worse, poorly paid teachers and most likely high teacher turnover. All in… ”
Natalie B., Wilmington South Campus
Contact us to learn more about what makes Kiddie Academy stand out among educational child care providers. A member of our team will contact you.
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