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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

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

Between ages 4 and 5, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.

Summer Camp

Ages 5 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

The facility is very nice, clean & well equipped. The teachers are the best; so sweet & caring. And the curriculum is great! Our 3 year old has learned so much in the last month!
Kelly G., Darien

Learning through activities, good food and teachers are very nice.
Shruti K., Darien

Staff is great, our girls had an amazing experience.
Matt G., Darien

I like the curriculum that is used, the interaction my son gets with other students, the variety of food he gets served, the communication that we get from his teachers, and the projects that they work on.
Heather S., Darien

Very friendly and loving staff. kids are encouraged and motivated to learn through new method that kids welcome.
Maher E., Darien

Love the facility, staff and weekly themes! They follow a great curriculum
Michele C., Darien

Teachers are solid
Anuj K., Darien

Our girls have been at Kiddie Academy Darien for a few years, and the teachers have been fantastic at every age. They have gained confidence socially and curriculum has been great for them!
Matt G., Darien

The facility, curriculum, and teachers
Jake P., Darien

I love how personable the teachers and staff are. They know my son so well and make him feel so special
Kelly B., Darien

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