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  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
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  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility

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  • Ms. Emily, Academy Director

    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, Academy Director

    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. Rae, Assistant Director-Academy Support Coordinator

    Rae has been in Early Childhood Education since 2019, starting out as an assistant Infant Teacher. Rae holds an Associates degree in general...   Read More

    Ms. Rae, Assistant Director-Academy Support Coordinator

    Rae has been in Early Childhood Education since 2019, starting out as an assistant Infant Teacher. Rae holds an Associates degree in general studies and is currently finishing up her bachelors degree in communications at Maryville University. She loves to travel, run, and shop! “Those things you learn without joy you will forget easily”

  • Chef T.J, Food Service Manager

    Mr. TJ has been cooking at Kiddie Academy of Chesterfield since August 2020. He holds his ServSafe Manager certificate.

    Chef T.J, Food Service Manager

    Mr. TJ has been cooking at Kiddie Academy of Chesterfield since August 2020. He holds his ServSafe Manager certificate.

  • 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. 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. 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!

  • 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

  • Mrs. Leah, Instructional Coach

    Leah has been teaching with Kiddie Academy since June 2020. She began as a lead preschool teacher before becoming an assistant director...   Read More

    Mrs. Leah, Instructional Coach

    Leah has been teaching with Kiddie Academy since June 2020. She began as a lead preschool teacher before becoming an assistant director in our Chesterfield location. Today she serves as an Instructional Coach for all three academies where she is the chess instructor for the JK program, maintains and grows usage of our educational technology and provides teaching/training to our team on several aspects of curriculum delivery.  In 2019, she graduated Cum Laude from Maryville University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.   “Children are not things to be molded but are people to be unfolded.” ~ Jess Lair

  • 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.

  • 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.

Hear from our parents

I feel like my child is continuous learning and doing new fun activities. He gets the perfect balance of outside/fun time and learning time. Our teacher is absolutely incredible!
Jordan M., Chesterfield

KA is great, my 2.5 year old is excited everyday to go to school. Teachers are friendly, kind and get to know your child.
Ashley B., Chesterfield

It is heartwarming to me to see my children so excited to go to school every day. I know their teachers genuinely care about them and have connections with them.
Kathryn W., Chesterfield

We love that our child has the ability to grow, play and learn all while having structure and balance with new themes each week and age appropriate lessons. We know he is happy and taken care of while there which gives us great piece of mind but the things he comes home and tells us…
Jenny S., Chesterfield

Excellent teachers and stability with personnel. Very friendly staff and I see good progress on my kid's development. It is more expensive than other institutions in the area, but we are happy at Kiddie of Chesterfield.
Betsabe M., Chesterfield

The teachers are great!
Cate L., Chesterfield

Great staff. Great programs. Great facilities.
Henry O., Chesterfield

Engaging teachers and curriculum,
Remi M., Chesterfield

Love how much is taught throughout the day no matter how young our daughter is!
Samantha E., Chesterfield

We absolutely love sending our little guy to Kiddie Academy. He is met with people who care, structure and learns so much. We love the diversity in his day of what he gets to do; from music to coloring, reading, outside play time, to a new theme every week of focus. Every day we ask…
Jenny S., Chesterfield

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