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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. Kristin, Assistant Director/Academy Support Coordinator

    Ms. Kristin has been teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since July 2016 & holds a CDA. "Education is not filling...   Read More

    Ms. Kristin, Assistant Director/Academy Support Coordinator

    Ms. Kristin has been teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since July 2016 & holds a CDA. "Education is not filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." William Butler Yeats

  • 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/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, 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. Victoria, Food Service Manager

    Ms. Victoria has been cooking at Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since December 2019 holds an AA in Culinary Arts.

    Ms. Victoria, Food Service Manager

    Ms. Victoria has been cooking at Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since December 2019 holds an AA in Culinary Arts.

  • Ms. Michelle, Kiddie Academy of St. Louis Corporate Support Coordinator

    Michelle started teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis in April 2014 & holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Studies...   Read More

    Ms. Michelle, Kiddie Academy of St. Louis Corporate Support Coordinator

    Michelle started teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis in April 2014 & holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Studies - Child Development & Associate of Arts in Child Care & Guidance. “There are two gifts we should give our children; one is roots, and the other is wings”.

  • 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.

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We greatly appreciate how the staff takes such great care of our son. They clearly care about him and he's so happy when he's there. He's excited to go to school in the morning and we love how often they update us on how he's doing throughout the day. We also love the variety of…
Abby T., Chesterfield

All of the teachers and staff have a special way of showing my child’s development and well being is important to them. They go above and beyond to show our family matters.
Jennifer S., Chesterfield

Kiddie Academy staff are very attentive, easy to reach, and helpful.
Angela R., Chesterfield

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