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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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Storytime LIVE!

July 16, 2022 starting at 10:00 am

Join Kiddie Academy for Storytime LIVE! This free and fun-filled event brings favorite stories and characters to life to the delight of children of all ages. Come and share the…

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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

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

My child loves going to school and telling us what he did when he comes home
Jeremy W., Darien

What I like about the educational child care service is the learning environment. Young children start at a young age explorational learning, learning as a group and working independently. The staff and teachers have put in the effort to allow each child to learn at thier own pace with lots of encouragement and support. The…
Aasiyah B., Darien

The staff and the ability to check in with my child’s teacher throughout the day.
Shannon N., Darien

We love Kiddie Academy and can't say enough about this center. Great place for your children to learn and grow! Great staff! Loving and caring.
Branislava S., Darien

The teachers really care about my child. I feel that she is safe there and growing so much.
Nikki G., Darien

Since starting at kiddie academy my children have blossomed! It's a wonderful environment with a great and caring staff. I love seeing my kids participating in all different kinds of activities.
Patrick C., Darien

Very responsive, caring, and attentive to my child’s needs. The teachers are always available via chat in the app. The app does a great job of keeping parents informed with updates, a message board, and photos/daily reports of my child’s day. The front desk staff and management are friendly and always a phone call away.…
Bridget A., Darien

Super impressed by the variety of educational activities our son participates in each day, and seeing his progress through pictures and video on the app!
Kelley F., Darien

Very kind and attentive administration and teachers! Care is personalized and my children have always felt happy and secure to be there!
Jennifer E., Darien

I like the improvements my chid is having under your care. I like how clean the facility is.
Melissa C., Darien

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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.

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06/14/22

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Join us for Storytime LIVE!

Join us on Saturday, July 16th at 10am for our Storytime LIVE!

Kids of all ages love this free and fun-filled event that brings favorite stories and characters to life. This event is FREE and open to everyone!

 

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