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Kiddie Academy of Darien

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Every day your child's imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum—Kiddie Academy of Darien empowers and celebrates all of it.

Our Life Essentials® learning approach and curriculum encourages children to explore and progress in their own way, and at their own pace. At the nationally accredited Kiddie Academy of Darien, your child will grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Our highly trained teachers are there every step of the way to guide, nurture and cultivate your child's development.

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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Infant Care

6 weeks to 12 months

New Beginnings

Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.

Toddler Care

13 to 24 months

Discovering Me

Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.

Early Preschool


Exploring My World

At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.



I Can Do It

At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.



Ready, Set, Go

At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.



On My Way

At five years old, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.

School Age

Ages 5 to 12

Creative Explorers

School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.

Summer Camp

Ages 2 to 12


All day adventures. All summer long.®

We aim to make your child's summer as educational as it is fun, through themed events, activities and trips.

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Why Darien families and Kiddie Academy find each other

Our approach to early education is to capture the momentum of curiosity and involve parents in every minute of it. That includes you.

Life Essentials®

Guided by our well-rounded philosophy and curriculum, our highly trained teachers help develop what's unique in every child—nurturing imagination, fostering creativity and preparing them for school and for life.

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Community-based care

We believe every Kiddie Academy should feel like an extension of family. Take a look inside our Academy to see what makes us the perfect place for your child.

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Our commitment to safety

Nothing matters more than your child's safety and security. That's why every Kiddie Academy has a restricted-entry system and a thoroughly vetted staff trained in first aid, CPR and emergency drills.

Hear from our parents

The teachers are always helpful when it comes to my shy son. They do everything they can to make him feel comfortable with being in a school setting.
Nantida K., Darien

The staff seem to really care for the babies/kids
Mary M., Darien

Excellent school ; Excellent people
Sabri C., Darien

Clean facilities and teachers that care!
Stanley T., Darien

All the teachers are wonderful with the children and assisting the parents. They always go the extra mile to help and be good to our kids.
Ross G., Darien

How every teacher is nice and patient with the kids that attend Kiddie Academy. My granddaughter has learn a lot since she attend Kiddie Academy back in August 2017 and she still goes there.
Lakesha S., Darien

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Dirash E., Darien

What has been great is that Kiddie Academy offers so much for the kiddos, and yet still manages to curate each day to my child's needs. Ms. Ashley and Ms. Kendrah have been AMAZING with my shy guy, and he has slowly been making progress. I could not ask for more. I am so glad…
Nantida K., Darien

We appreciate the professionalism in the center, staff & day to day interactions we have. We feel confidant our children are in great hands and they come home expressing their love for school. Some of the perks we love as parents are a full breakfast, evening snacks and a convenient pick up of 6:15 p.m.…
Laura H., Darien

- communication is consistent - I trust the teachers and they are all easy to interact with - the app keeps us updated regularly throughout the day so there is never any worry about my child - they are constantly doing activities to improve his development
Brittany M., Darien

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Kiddie Academy of Darien

Welcome tips and insights to the family:

Parenting Essentials®

The learning doesn't stop for parents, either. That’s why we created an information resource with helpful tips on everything from enriching our STEM program at home to introducing lifelong healthy eating and fitness habits.