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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.
At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.
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:
Javier and Maggie Rojas, Owners
Javier and Maggie Rojas- Owners. My husband Javier and I are the owners of Kiddie Academy of Wiregrass Ranch. Javier is an... Read More
Javier and Maggie Rojas- Owners. My husband Javier and I are the owners of Kiddie Academy of Wiregrass Ranch. Javier is an anesthesiologist and works for a recognized hospital system in the Tampa Bay area. His kindness, care, love, and dedication to others, especially for patients, has given him a position of recognition, respect, and admiration from his colleagues and patients. I have a degree in Clinical Psychology, but my real passion has always been working with children. My philosophy has always been that the foundation built early in life, prepares children for future academic and personal success. We are the proud parents of Gabriel, Carolina, and Isabella. Our goal as parents has always been to provide the best education for our children and a loving place they can still call home. I enjoyed raising my kids, and I made sure they understood that commitment and dedication to education is the secret ingredient to success. We look forward to instilling these values in the children at Kiddie Academy of Wiregrass Ranch and partnering with parents to provide their children with a safe and nurturing environment where they can grow healthy and happy. We are so excited to be the first ones to bring Kiddie Academy to the area and its strong curriculum: Life Essentials, designed to suit each stage of child development, from infancy to preschool, and up to the age of 12. Our goal is that our families can feel confident every step of the way, from the initial visit to the first day of school and every day after that. We hire staff that shares our philosophy and creates an enduring relationship with families. We want your most precious gifts to feel at home while learning, socializing, and playing. Choosing the right childcare facility is a serious decision, and we want to thank you in advance for the opportunity to take care of your sweet little ones. The Rojas Family.
Kristine Smith, Director
Hi! My name is Kristine Smith. I am proud to be the director of Kiddie Academy. I have been in the childcare... Read More
Hi! My name is Kristine Smith. I am proud to be the director of Kiddie Academy. I have been in the childcare field for over 14 years. I fell in love with the childcare field in high school. My passion is make a difference and impact you and your child's life. I feel the most important qualities in childcare are education, being safe and healthy. I have classroom experience as well as and leadership experience. I have opened three different childcare facilities. I have a CDA, director credential and a VPK endorsement I look foward to getting to know each and everyone of you through the early childhood experience. I grew up in the sunny city Tampa Florida. I have a three year old son. His name is James. James attends Kiddie Academy. I also dog named Chopper. Chopper is a Boston Terrier. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, backyard cookouts, boating and going to the beach. Communication is highly important to me. There is no silly question or request. If you are ever in need of anything I would like you to be comfortable with just coming to me for answers and suggestions.
Traci Morley, Assistant Director
Hi, my name is Traci Morley. I am proud to be the Assistant Director at Kiddie Academy. I have been in childcare... Read More
Hi, my name is Traci Morley. I am proud to be the Assistant Director at Kiddie Academy. I have been in childcare for 30 years. I interned and then worked as a part-time preschool teacher at Moffitt’s Child Development Center from 1992 until I graduated college in 1994. I graduated from the University of South Florida with an Early Childhood Degree and added a Gifted Endorsement to my Teaching Certification. I was hired out of my internship and taught grades K-2 for four years in the Hillsborough County Public School System. I taught Third Grade for one year at Corpus Christi Catholic School, then took 6 years off to be a stay-at-home mom. In 2005, I earned a VPK endorsement and began teaching at Family of Christ Christian School, where I taught one year of VPK and 13 years of First Grade. I am currently in my 2nd year of teaching VPK at Kiddie Academy of Wiregrass Ranch. I have been married to my husband, Tom, since 1998. I am the proud mom of two college-age daughters. I enjoy the beach, farmer’s markets, and family game nights. My all-time favorite thing to do is travel with my family. I’ve enjoyed our memorable trips to Grand Cayman, Barbados, and Grand Turk the most!
Christie Rodriguez, Curriculum Coordinator
Hola! My name is Christie. I am so proud and excited to be the Curriculum Coordinator at Kiddie Academy of Wiregrass Ranch. ... Read More
Hola! My name is Christie. I am so proud and excited to be the Curriculum Coordinator at Kiddie Academy of Wiregrass Ranch. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. In 2015, I moved to the United States. I am a wife and a mother. My daughter's name is Leena. I like to go to places, make digital art, and take photos during my free time. In 2014, I got my Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences. I worked with groups of all ages from Infant through Fourth grade. My Kiddie Academy goals are to be a role model to the Teachers, impact the children's lives with fun and meaningful activities, and establish excellent communication with the parents.
Deborah Munoz, Administration Assistant
My name is Deborah Munoz, and I am so happy to be part of the staff at Kiddie Academy of Wiregrass Ranch.... Read More
My name is Deborah Munoz, and I am so happy to be part of the staff at Kiddie Academy of Wiregrass Ranch. I am originally from New York and graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a major in Psychology. I was a police officer with the New York City Police Department before moving to Tampa in 2005. I am married and am the proud mother of two children – a daughter who is 18 years old and a son who is 15 years old. I am so excited to work with your children and be a part of their continued growth.
“The clean and welcoming environment- we are always greeted with smiles which is a great way to start and end our day! ”
Natalie H., Wiregrass Ranch
“The clean environment, the delicious food, the welcoming crew, the convenience schedule, the learning activities, the play ground area, the teachers and the price :) ”
Caroline S., Wiregrass Ranch
“Excellent staff. They value every child. Communication is great. ”
Michael S., Wiregrass Ranch
“My daughter loves going to school everyday. She is learning new things all the time! The teachers and staff are really sweet! ”
Christie R., Wiregrass Ranch
“There is so much love here and everyone cares about not only your child that attends but their family as well ! Always filled with friendly faces . ”
Jilian H., Wiregrass Ranch
Faith C., Wiregrass Ranch
“Great school !!! Very clean and teachers seem to be very happy there . We love it ”
Grace E., Wiregrass Ranch
“I love how much compassion the teachers have for our children. I love the weekly themes and the different events that go on throughout the year. It’s clean, communication is great! My daughter LOVES going to kiddie academy and lights up every morning we arrive. ”
Adriann 'Alli' T., Wiregrass Ranch
“Dedicated learn plans at all age groups ”
Erie M., Wiregrass Ranch
“I feel like my child is learning a lot and having fun at the same time. ”
Nicole T., Wiregrass Ranch
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