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Founded in 2011, Grace Kids Academy is a childcare center formed with the intent to help the needs of families in North Philadelphia while providing a secure, nurturing, and educational environment for children; a place for children to bloom into responsible, considerate and contributing members of society. Grace Kids Academy wants all children to have the opportunity to grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually by playing, exploring, and learning with others in a fun, safe and healthy environment.

Grace Kids Academy has the mission to develop the whole child by providing high quality, affordable care and early childhood education services in the Philadelphia area.  It is an inclusive, collaborative community, embracing diversity by actively welcoming families and staff members of different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, including interracial families.


As a dual-language program, we welcome families who speak English as well as those who speak languages other than English (we serve many families who speak one or more of the many languages including Spanish, Arabic, Chinese dialects). We serve families of various compositions represented in today’s society, including families with lesbian, gay, and transgendered parents; blended families (when parents have children from previous relationships); and single-parent, two-parent, foster, adoptive, and grandparent-headed families. Our program serves families of all economic levels, including parents in training and on public assistance, working parents eligible for government subsidies, as well as those who pay the full private fee.


As an organization, we support children and families by advocating for:

  • educational excellence and high-quality educational experiences focused on the diverse needs of children and families of all economic and cultural backgrounds.

  • training excellence for teachers and administrators.

  • support for building an infrastructure of government, corporate and community resources that supports the full cost of quality education services that relieves the burden on families

Melissa Delgado



Grace Kids Start 

  • 2015

Education Credentials

  • Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education


Melissa believes that all kids deserve to have a safe educational environment to learn and grow in and strives every day to provide a place that makes an impact in the life of every child that comes through Grace Kids Academy.

Oliva Rojas

Assistant Director

Our Team


Grace Kids Start 

  • 2016

Education Credentials

  • Bachelors in Child Psychology


Oliva believes that there is a great impact that caregivers can have in children during their earliest years that lasts way into adulthood. She strives to be an advocate for children's education and family supports. 

Our Offerings

Grace Kids Academy offers child daycare and educational services with guidance from a curriculum that uses current research and knowledge about high-quality early childhood programs for children from infant age to preschool age.

Our Mission
  • Develop the whole child by providing high quality, affordable care and early childhood education services in the Philadelphia area. 

  • Encourage the total development of each child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.

  • Recognize that each child is an individual; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed.

  • Provide a strong foundation for their academic future. 

  • Teach concepts to children that they can carry with them as they move on to elementary years.

  • Demonstrate to each child that they are loved.

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