Viera Children's Academy Building

Our Story

Setting the standard for Early Education in Viera.

Viera Children's Academy holds the distinction of being the first Preschool and Daycare in Viera. Florence and Devon Hunter's vision was to open Viera Children's Academy to set the standard for early education in a growing community. Viera started with just a few homes and businesses to becoming the hub of Brevard County and home to the county courthouse, Brevard County Schoolboard and Viera Hospital. The picture above was taken before opening the doors to welcome our first children.

In March 2019 Wajiha & Irfan Khan became the new owners of Viera Children's Academy. Wajiha's spirit, innovation and in-depth knowledge of early childhood education has taken VCA to the highest levels of quality care and education for all our VCA children. Born and raised in Canada, Wajiha has had the privilege to live and work internationally and learn the true meaning of quality childcare.

Wajiha is a result driven administrator with a track record of successfully developing many organizations across multiple industries. She truly believes in training the right people for the right positions and runs her program by putting her “Aces in their Places”. Not everyone is built with the capability to effectively teach and nurture young children. Wajiha has been successful in recognizing the right gems for her school and providing them with the best training possible to do their jobs. At Viera, she is focused on building a trusting partnership with parents and staff regarding the health, safety, and development of our young children. She believes in making sure her staff are equipped with all the necessary tools they need to do their job at the highest levels.

Wajiha’s purpose in children’s education is to allow every child to become an independent and creative thinker. She leads a team of 40+ teachers in delivering the highest quality curriculum. As a mother of five high functioning young adults, Wajiha brings a passion for providing care that nurtures social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.


VCA will grow and gain greater visibility and a higher level of recognition as a childcare leader in the Viera community. We will gain trust by listening to the needs and requests of our parents, our clients and the community. We strive to set new standards for Viera Children's Academy by only offering the highest quality products, technology, facilities and staff which will take VCA forward for years to come.

School Event

VCA Events

The staff, parents and children always look forward to the events that VCA hosts throughout the year. The events are designed to have fun while also learning. VCA believes children should also learn about their community and becoming involved in community causes and events. Parent particiapation is what helps make these events a great success.
  • VPK Dance
  • Graduation
  • Grandparents Day
  • Trike-a-Thon for St. Jude's
  • Kid's Heart Challenge for the American Heart Association
  • Talk to the Animals
  • Multicultural Feast
  • Christmas Around the Academy
  • Community Helpers

Please email or call if you are interesting in volunteering to help with any event!


Ms Wajiha Khan
Ms Wajiha Khan
Executive Director

Bachelors Degree with Honors in Business Administration from University of Toronto

National Administrators Credential

20+ Years of Multinational Business Ownership & Development

8 years of Early Childhood Education & Administration Experience

Joined VCA in March 2019

Whitney Wiseman
Ms Whitney Wiseman

Bachelor's Degree in Communicative Disorders from University of Central Florida

Florida Director Credential 14 Years in Early Childhood Education

Joined Viera Children's Academy in August 2010

Bonita Payton
Ms Bonita Payton
VPK Director

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from University of Central Florida

Director Credential

8 Years in Early Childhood Education

Joined Viera Children's Academy in February 2016

Teacher Qualifications

At VCA, Teachers are carefully screened and selected. Our Teachers hold Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degrees in early childhood education. The staff meets, and in most cases exceeds, Brevard County Licensing Regulations.

As an accredited center, our Lead Teachers must have, at minimum, a Florida Childcare Professional Credential (formerly known as the CDA). Our Teacher Assistants and Teacher Aides must have completed the forty-five clock hours mandated courses given through the Department of Children and Families. All staff members must have at least two years of experience in early childhood education. The staff of Viera Children’s Academy must complete a level II background screening, FDLE clearance, and a five-year reference check.

  • First Aid/CPR training
  • Child Development Associate credential
  • A.A. or B.A. in Education with Early Childhood courses for lead teachers
  • State required background screening and 40 hour training