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Teresa Loughrey, known as Ms Tress, is the owner and director of Kiddie Kampus. She is a long time resident of Cedar grove. Tress holds a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been affiliated with Kiddie Kampus since it was established in February 1989. She became co-owner in 1995 and full owner in 2018. Tress teaches the pre-k class with children aged 3-5 years. Tress is passionate about teaching and caring for the “whole” child, meeting all their academic, emotional and physical needs. She views her job as an honor, entrusted by you, the parent, to love, care and educate your child. She feels privileged to help prepare your child and set the foundation for their educational future.



Melinda Gregory is the Head teacher of Kiddie Kampus Child Care Center. She presently cares for the infants but has taught all ages from 3 months to 6 years old. Melinda has her Bachelor’s Degree in English, with a certification in Elementary Education as well as a degree as a Registered Nurse. She has worked in an Elementary School in Woodland Park as a basic skills teacher for grades K-4. She has been with Kiddie Kampus since October 2007. Melinda”s passion for caring and teaching children is extremely apparent in her daily love and care of the infants in her class.



Here are some quick facts about our dedicated teachers assistants:

  • New Jersey certified/approved early childhood instructors
  • In-service workshops
  • Out source staff training
  • Individual enrichment to maintain professional standards
  • Excellent staff child ratios
  • 6 months – 14 years experience

 To learn more about our childcare center, please contact us today.