Scully Construction turns office space into a modern learning environment for Kiddie Academy of White Plains

North White Plains, NY:

After several months of construction, the new Kiddie Academy of White Plains recently opened at 222 Bloomingdale Road in White Plains.

Kiddie Academy of White Plains is the newest location in the Kiddie Academy network of approximately 280 franchises across the United States. Owners Leah Tomberlin and Ricardo McDonald are local residents and entrepreneurs who saw the need for the Kiddie Academy approach in their local community. They have hired a staff of professional educators who have been fully immersed in the Kiddie Academy philosophy and teaching approach that has made the company one of the top ten franchises according to Forbes magazine.

Kiddie Academy of White Plains officially opened its doors last month after several months of renovating and transforming the former traditional office space into a unique educational and learning environment that reflects the Kiddie Academy philosophy of Life Essentials. By focusing on character education, STEM-infused technology and health and fitness experiences, Kiddie Academy creates momentum for learning that propels a child’s inquisitiveness in life.

Tomberlin and McDonald chose the 14,000 square foot space at 222 Bloomingdale Road because of its central location in the city of White Plains and the willingness of building owner Celestial Group to work with them on the transformation of the traditional office space into a unique learning environment for children, complete with outdoor playground. “We are thrilled to open the newest Kiddie Academy location here in White Plains” said Leah Tomberlin co-owner, “And the space has been transformed in a way that has exceeded our expectations and that of our families.”

Scully Construction was hired by Celestial Group to work with architect Stefano Cardarelli and his Cardarelli Design Group, to transform the traditional office space into a space to accommodate infants, toddlers, and pre-school. The changes ranged from new bathrooms designed for young children, to specialized learning environments, to kitchen areas to prepare freshly prepared hot meals, to an outdoor playground and changes to the parking lot to facilitate safe drop-off and pick-up without encountering other vehicles associated with the building.

Cardarelli Design Group and Scully Construction also worked closed with JMC Site Development Consultants and the City of White Plains Building Department and Department of Public Works, to ensure the new Kiddie Academy of White Plains space met or exceeded all required building codes and requirements for an educational facility in White Plains.

Scully Construction also recently helped the YMCA Central Northern Westchester renovate several floors of St. John the Evangelist school in White Plains to accommodate several of its childcare programs after the YMCA building on Mamaroneck Avenue was sold. Scully Construction also works with several educational institutions in Westchester including Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains and EF Academy in Tarrytown and Thornwood, NY. To learn more about Scully Construction, go to our website at

Based in White Plains, Scully Construction LLC, is a leading provider of general contracting and construction management services in the New York metro region. Since the company was established in 1972, the company has earned the reputation for striving to ensure the success of its clients. As partner Jim Scully notes: “We treat our clients and business partners with the utmost honesty, respect and professionalism. No other company builds quality, integrity, and commitment into every project, for every client, the way we do.”