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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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Health Essentials

All Ages

Our enhanced wellness and disinfection guidelines

Life Essentials® At Home

Infant to School Age

Bring Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials Curriculum Into Your Home

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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

2-Year-Olds

Exploring My World

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

Preschool

3-Year-Olds

I Can Do It

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

Pre-Kindergarten

4-Year-Olds

Ready, Set, Go

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

Kindergarten

5-Year-Olds

On My Way

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

Summer Camp

Ages 2 to 12

CampVentures®

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 health and safety

Nothing matters more than your child's health, safety and security. That's why every Kiddie Academy follows our strict health and disinfection guidelines called Health Essentials, has a restricted-entry system and a thoroughly vetted staff trained in first aid, CPR and emergency drills.

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Hear from our parents

We love the teachers!!!
Kelly B., Darien

The best!
Valentina T., Darien

Staff and teachers are very responsive.
William W., Darien

The caring teachers and administrators who take great care of my child and make KA a community.
Justin S., Darien

The teachers are great
Ken S., Darien

The kids love it there! We have no complaints
Rick N., Darien

Classroom style environment with well thought out and executed curriculums
Jake P., Darien

Teachers are great and Ben loves to go there. Billing improved a ton with the new system which was my only complaint in the past.
Brian N., Darien

Very nice and organized staff!
Terry H., Darien

I feel like they take good care of my son. I like the curriculum that they have for their classes.
Heather S., 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.