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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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  • Ms. Elayne, Academy Director

    Ms. Elayne has been serving as Academy Director at Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since February 2014 & has 30+ years of...   Read More

    Ms. Elayne, Academy Director

    Ms. Elayne has been serving as Academy Director at 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!

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

    Lindsay has been teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since March 2019 & holds a Child Development Associate. "The mediocre teacher...   Read More

    Ms. Lindsay, Assistant Director/Infant & Toddler Supervisor

    Lindsay has been teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since March 2019 & holds a Child Development Associate. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward

  • Ms. Nikki, Assistant Director/Academy Support Coordinator

    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/Academy Support Coordinator

    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, Unit Lead

    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, Unit Lead

    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. Dawn, Food Service Manager

    Ms. Dawn has been cooking at Kiddie Academy of Chesterfield since November 2020. She holds a BS in Physical Education & her...   Read More

    Ms. Dawn, Food Service Manager

    Ms. Dawn has been cooking at Kiddie Academy of Chesterfield since November 2020. She holds a BS in Physical Education & her 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

  • 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

We love the facility and entire staff at Kiddie Academy. We know that Adriana is not only learning and well cared for, but each staff member really cares about her. There’s nowhere else we would feel more comfortable entrusting our sweet girl.
Suzanne M., Chesterfield

Good. clean. safe
Apple V., Chesterfield

Everyone here is attentive and professional. I always feel confident that my child’s best interest is prioritized.
Paige R., Chesterfield

The parental involvement, transparency with lesson plans, menus, events at school and the level of education (not just daycare) is incredible! The administrators and teachers (especially Ms Leah, Sara and Emily) make this school a family during school and afterwards!
Brooke E., Chesterfield

Everything! From the teachers to the nutritional menu, to what they learn; it’s all planned to perfection
Sara W., Chesterfield

I love the daily reports we receive and that there is constant communication between the teachers/staff and the parents. Everyone is super friendly and excited to see us everyday. The variety of activities that the kids do each day is great. We love all of the special events that are planned throughout the year as…
Natalie N., Chesterfield

Speaking for us only, the open communication is the foundation of their approach between the parents and the leadership team. The email notifications of events happening & projects planned is great. But the best is the email updates throughout the day of our child’s activities, with pictures, is always great to receive! Also, the ability…
James C., Chesterfield

Love love love this school! My boys have learned so much since starting there. The school is always clean and my boys are always safe. They love their teachers and friends. You will not be disappointed with this school. 10 stars!
Allyson F., Chesterfield

The care that they provide for our child who does not speak English as a first language.
Ken M., Chesterfield

We are so happy with our son's experience at Kiddie Academy. He loves attending school and we've seen his development flourish thanks to his amazing teachers.
Jennifer S., Chesterfield

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