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A little about our Academy

Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:

  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility

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  • Mrs. Leah, Assistant Director/Academy Support Coordinator

    Leah has been with Kiddie Academy of Chesterfield since June 2020 and holds a Bachelor's in Education. 

    Mrs. Leah, Assistant Director/Academy Support Coordinator

    Leah has been with Kiddie Academy of Chesterfield since June 2020 and holds a Bachelor's in Education. 

  • Ms. Gina, Director of Operations

    Gina started teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis in November 2014 & holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Education....   Read More

    Ms. Gina, Director of Operations

    Gina started teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis in November 2014 & holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Education. "Every child is "GIFTED"; they just unwrap their packages at different times."

  • Ms. Nikki, Assistant Director/Preschool Supervisor

    Ms. Nikki has been serving Kiddie Academy families since October 2019 & holds a BS in Early Childhood Education & MA in...   Read More

    Ms. Nikki, Assistant Director/Preschool Supervisor

    Ms. Nikki has been serving Kiddie Academy families since October 2019 & holds a BS in Early Childhood Education & MA in Special Education. "Everyday in a hundred small ways our children ask "Do you see me? Do you hear me? Do I matter?" Their behavior often reflects our response." L.R.Knost

  • Ms. Emily, Assistant Director/Infant & Toddler Supervisor

    Ms. Emily has been teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since January 2015 & holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology...   Read More

    Ms. Emily, Assistant Director/Infant & Toddler Supervisor

    Ms. Emily has been teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since January 2015 & holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology & a Child Development Associate. "A person's a person, no matter how small." Dr. Seuss

  • Ms. Melissa, Food Service Management Supervisor

    Ms. Melissa has been cooking at Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since February 2016 & holds her Missouri ServSafe Manager Certificate. "One...   Read More

    Ms. Melissa, Food Service Management Supervisor

    Ms. Melissa has been cooking at Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since February 2016 & holds her Missouri ServSafe Manager Certificate. "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." - Virginia Woolf

  • Ms. Elayne, Director of Education

    Ms. Elayne has been with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since February 2014 & has 30+ years of experience wearing several hats...   Read More

    Ms. Elayne, Director of Education

    Ms. Elayne has been with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since February 2014 & has 30+ years of experience wearing several hats within the world of Early Childhood Education. Elayne won Kiddie Academy's National Director of the Year Award in 2016!

  • Michayla Payne, Corporate Administrative Specialist

    Michayla has been with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since June 2021 & holds an associates in business administration. "The child is...   Read More

    Michayla Payne, Corporate Administrative Specialist

    Michayla has been with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since June 2021 & holds an associates in business administration. "The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” -Maria Montessori

  • Yuree Jeong, Recruiting Manager

    Yuree has been recruiting for Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since May 2021. Yuree has been in the education industry for over...   Read More

    Yuree Jeong, Recruiting Manager

    Yuree has been recruiting for Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since May 2021. Yuree has been in the education industry for over 15 years between the US and Korea. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” -Albert Einstein

  • Laura Eads, Operating Partner

    Laura loves observing the activities, interaction and learning of young children. Their curious minds and robust spirits are a joy to nurture....   Read More

    Laura Eads, Operating Partner

    Laura loves observing the activities, interaction and learning of young children. Their curious minds and robust spirits are a joy to nurture. She especially enjoys a delightful conversation over the meaning of a favorite book or the virtues of growing a garden.Her personal experience with a structured and educationally-based pre-school and the positive experience that process created for her family, is something she wants to duplicate at Kiddie Academy. “The opportunity to impact young children with the resources of the Life Essentials program is very exciting to me.” As a working parent, she understands the level of responsibility the academy has to provide a nurturing environment to our families’ most precious assets. She will work hard to meet the whole family’s needs and will build relationships that last well beyond the preschool years.Laura has participated with PTO boards and programs throughout her children’s education. She has taught religious education at the elementary school level and helped create a weekly faith program for families.Laura has worked in professional and leadership training and human resources for more than 20 years, ten of which were with Tom at Keller Laboratories. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of Colorado and resides in Wildwood. She is married and has two adult children.

  • Tom Keller, Managing Partner

    Tom is a father and grandfather who knows what it’s like to have a little hand reach for his, and loves to...   Read More

    Tom Keller, Managing Partner

    Tom is a father and grandfather who knows what it’s like to have a little hand reach for his, and loves to hear the inquisitive questions asked by young children. He has been asked on many occasions why he has chosen to go into the child care business. His response is “because early childhood education is where children begin developing their foundation for how they will live as lifelong learners.” Professionally, Mr. Keller was CEO and President of Keller Laboratories, Inc., a dental laboratory group with offices and manufacturing in Missouri and four surrounding states. He is a firm believer in continuing education through professional leadership and personal development. A University of Kentucky graduate, Mr. Keller has participated in numerous leadership development programs and has been invited to speak at professional conferences. He lives in West St. Louis County with his wife, Marsha. They have two children and five grandchildren.

Hear from our parents

The excellent childcare especially the Junior Kingarden program because my daughter learns something new everyday
Kaitlin Cook O., Chesterfield

Seems comprehensive and enriching
Lydia O., Chesterfield

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Mojgan K., Chesterfield

We can’t say enough good things about this place! The teachers and staff are amazing. We walk in every day with big smiles and hugs. Thank you for taking care of my children and making sure they are always safe.
Allyson F., Chesterfield

The time and care spent on our kids and the process in place to allow our kids to be successful in their education and development.
Brian T., Chesterfield

I enjoy seeing the love and care that teachers provide to my daughter while attending Kiddie Academy... everything from ensuring that she is well fed, actively engaged in activities, and even soothed to sleep on her more difficult days when she is not able to self soothe. One feature that has been especially impressive are…
Nikki A., Chesterfield

I love the teachers and the programming. I feel like my son is well cared for and He is learning a lot. The watch me grow program also helps give me comfort knowing I can check in on him.
Alicia C., Chesterfield

Absolutely everything!
Margarita M., Chesterfield

My son come homes everyday excited to tell me what he learned and my daughter has improved with her language.
Samantha M., Chesterfield

The staff is friendly. The facility is very clean.
Jamie H., Chesterfield

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