A child care learning center that will exceed your expectations.
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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 West Milford, NJ — 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.
The owners, George and Jill Malanga have been a part of the Kiddie Academy family for over 13 years. They started the business when they started looking for care for their own chidlren, and were disappointed with the choices available. Then they came across Kiddie Academy and knew this is where not only their children, but they too belonged. Mr. Malanga has his Masters Degree in Education and has taught for over 25 years. Mrs. Malanga has a strong business background which includes overseeing many NutriSystem locations. Combined, the pairs knowledge of education and business have led to great success.The Malanga's believe in the importance of being on-site owners, working hand in hand with the schools administration to maintain a high level of standards. Mr. Malanga oversees the West Milford school which opened in 2004 while Mrs. Malanga oversees the the Sparta school.Pictured above is our Owner/Director George Malanga entertaining the children at our annual holiday sing a long.
Ms. Judy, has been with Kiddie Academy since our doors opened in 2005. She began working with our Toddlers as the Lead Teacher in the Pelican Class, and then the Lead Teacher in the Parrot Class. The children loved Ms. Judy's Circle Time, and the parents loved all of the creative projects that were sent home. Everday was full of exciting new things in Ms. Judy's classroom. Ms. Judy became the Administrative Assistant in 2007. Her smile greats parents every morning as they drop off their children and she will be more than happy to take anyone on a tour of our facilities. Ms. Tara joined Kiddie Academy in 2006. When she began, she worked as an Assistant with our Infants in the Stork Class. Parents always felt comfortable leaving their newborns with her as she loved and nurtured each baby as if they were her own. She then became the Lead Teacher in the Pelican class with our Toddlers. All of the children had a great time singing songs and spending their days with her. Ms. Tara became the Assistant Director in 2007. Ms. Tara ensures that both State and Corporate guidelines are followed. Feel free to see Ms. Tara anytime if you have any questions.
Our staff loves to come to work every day because they love children! All of our staff go through a rigerous background check and are approved by the State of New Jersey. Being First Aid and CPR trained as well constant training and certifications are a requirement of Kiddie Academy of West Milford. Here is all of our staff at our Family BBQ.
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2009 Brand Champion Award Winner The award recognizes those franchisees who have taken a lead role in supporting and building the Kiddie Academy brand through communications and interactions with their own team. In addition, honorees have actively coached and mentored their staff in the area of customer service.
2009 Academy Achievement Award Winner 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.
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