A child care learning center that will exceed your expectations.
Visit our academy, meet our staff, see our classrooms and play on our playgrounds. We provide care that focuses on days filled with learning and fun, the key ingredients of our Life Essentials® educational philosophy. The smiles you’ll see on our children’s faces will delight you. The words from our children’s parents will impress you.
We realize the tremendous level of trust you place in a childcare provider. You want your child to thrive in an environment that's as clean, safe and nurturing as your home. Kiddie Academy is more than daycare. We set the standards for safety, education and trust. Just ask the Kiddie Academy parents of Bel Air, MD—they are our best references.
Looking for a fun & educational summer camp experience for your child this year? Kiddie Academy has the answer, with our all-new Camp Adventure program! Designed for children up to age 12, the Camp Adventure curriculum is built upon a series of themes designed to inspire your child to explore, create, interact and stay active during the summer months… Read More
In addition to lovely flowers, April showers can also produce bored children who'd rather be at the playground than stuck inside. To help busy parents faced with the dreaded "I'm bored" complaint, our Kiddie Academy education team has compiled a list of fun rainy day activities. As a bonus, each idea also has an educational component… Read More
Earth Day (April 22, 2013) is the perfect opportunity to reinforce lessons about our environment. As working parents, we can sometimes get overwhelmed with all the things we need to do for our children each day. As a result, planning eco-friendly activities at home may just fall off the list. What's a busy parent to do to recognize Earth Day?… Read More
You loved it, you bought it and you're storing it. But do you still need it? That's the essential question when it's time for Spring Cleaning… Read More
We have a winner in Kiddie Academy's "The Moment I Knew…" Photo Contest. Following two months of gathering entries, and thousands of votes, the judging committee chose a photo of a child demonstrating self-reliance as the winner of the Facebook® photo contest. The photo depicts Jackson Barker learning to swim. As the first place winner, the family will receive a free year of Kiddie Academy tuition, valued at up to $10,000… Read More
Your local Kiddie Academy offers ongoing training and a professional environment, all in addition to giving you the opportunity to be surrounded by happy, eager children. At Kiddie Academy, you can truly make a difference to children and their families.
As a parent, one of the most important choices you make is choosing the best care for your child when you can't be there. Our goal is to provide the best environment for your child between home and school—balancing education and valuable social skills.
We welcome you to schedule a visit with your local Kiddie Academy to see for yourself how our Life Essentials® curriculum delivers the best experience for your child, and why Community Begins Here.®
Our commitment to the care, education and safety of your children is reflected in our team. We hire teachers and assistants who are well versed in the best practices of early childhood education. Each member of our team nurtures each child in her care in a safe, supportive learning environment. Team members receive ongoing training to continue their education and are evaluated throughout the year. Our team excels at stimulating children to learn and preparing them for future education. Our team is devoted to making each day fun and educational. Their dedication makes all the difference for your children.
Hi! My name is Janene Lamon and I am your Academy Director. I have been with Kiddie Academy since January 6, 2003. This is my third Kiddie Academy, as I was previously the Director for our Golden Ring and Riverside locations. I have been at Bel Air Kiddie Academy since December 2005 and it is here where I hope to stay. I have my Associate\'s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor\'s Degree in Organizational Management. I have been in the ECE industry for 22 years and a Director for 14 of those years. I have had the pleasure of working with a variety of age groups before becoming a Director. I enjoy what I do, as it allows me the opportunity to get to know all the families as their children begin their education at our academy.I hope that we can get to know you too! We work hard to create an educational environment where children learn the meaning of community. Please feel free to stop by or call our academy for a tour or to join our community!
Hello, My name is Bridget Gallion and I am the Assistant Director. I began employment with the company in August of 2005 at our Riverside location. I transferred to the Bel Air location in January 2006 as a Senior Staff Teacher in our three year old room. I was promoted to Assistant director in July 2006. I graduated from Bel Air High School in 1998 where I took many child care courses and was a member of the Future Teachers of America. After I graduated, I received my Associate\'s Degree from Harford Community College. I also attended Bluefield College in Virginia.You can find me filling in for a teacher, cooking, driving the van, teaching Ballet or in the office. I will be glad to set aside a few minutes to tell you about the wonderful program that we offer here at Bel Air Kiddie Academy. I invite you to stop in or call to find out more information about what we offer.
If Janene and Bridget are out of the building, the academy has two supervisors that are properly trained to handle any question or situation. Kerry Cloud (left) is our AM Supervisor and ensures the smooth operation of the academy in the AM. Kerry has been with the company since August 13, 2004. She is attending Harford Community College and is currently a Senior Staff Teacher in our three year old room. Naomi Sappington (right) is our PM Supervisor and is available in the afternoon to assist parents in any way needed. She has been with Kiddie Academy since October 6, 2008. She is currently a Senior Staff Teacher in the four year old room and has many years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field.
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2011 Academy Achievement Award
This award is given to the Kiddie Academy locations that have been recognized by the community (local, state or national) for excellence in the field of Early Childhood Education.
2011 Best Practices Award - Multiple Category Winner!
Recipients of Best Practice Awards are recognized for their ongoing dedication to providing superb experiences to the families enrolled at Kiddie Academy. Kiddie Academy of Bel Air received the Best Practice Award for Teamwork, Curriculum and Innovation/Technology.
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