It's like a family here. I always feel confident that my kids are loved and cared for and I feel like I can talk to the staff about anything and they'll be helpful and caring. It makes me feel like I'm leaving my kids with a friend or family member for the day.
There are no words to express the gratitude that I have for this learning center -- From top to bottom. The owner and director are extremely involved in keeping parents updated on what is going on with each child. The experience is personalized in that the parent(s) can be as involved as they want/need to be.
The teachers are top-notch and also very receptive to parental involvement in the learning process.
As an involved parent, I find it refreshing that they were willing to challenge my children at the same level we do at home. My son has been reading since age 4, and is now proficiently reading first and second grade level books -- about to start Kindergarten at age 5 (He will be returning to Kiddie Academy for their summer program which offers fun experiences and learning opportunities throughout the "off months"). My daughter can identify, write, and "make the sound" of each letter of the alphabet, can count to 100 and should be reading simple phrases by the end of the year -- at age 3. So needless to say, this is not a "daycare" this is a learning facility focused on preparing your children for formal schooling.
Combine this with the fun curriculum, exposure to computers, and active play, you really can't go wrong.
If I've said it once, I've said it 1000 times: the worst thing about Kiddie Academy is trying to get my kids to come home with me at the end of the day.
Everyone (Teachers, Lauren and KJ) is so in-tune with my child's individual needs. Since she was 3 months old, my daughter has loved attending Kiddie Academy and has loved all of her teachers. I see her flourish more everyday and know that Kiddie Academy plays a large role in her continued educational, social and emotional growth.