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Kiddie Academy of Des Peres

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We are located just 1/4 mile West of the intersection of I-270 and Manchester.

Every day your child's imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum—Kiddie Academy of Des Peres 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 Kiddie Academy of Des Peres, 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.

We help St. Louis companies create an even better employee experience with child care benefits through a partnership with Kiddie Academy. Learn more about workplace sponsored childcare benefits with Kiddie Academy.

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How to Talk to Children About Coronavirus

As public conversations and media coverage continue to surround us about the health threats of coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s natural for some children to feel anxious or fearful. We’re sharing some…

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We’re Invested in Staying Healthy at School

Children under 6 years old have a high degree of close social contact, more than any other age group. And, our littlest learners use their hands and mouths to explore…

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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

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 Des Peres 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

Comprehensive approach to childcare and education that nurtures the whole child. Curriculum introduces new concepts in a way that is fun and engaging for the children, and feels as much like play as it does learning.
Ann A., Des Peres

Staff communication and daily updates are great to stay on top of what’s going at school!
Bryan F., Des Peres

That you work with each child 1 on 1
Cat P., Des Peres

The teachers. The food. The hours. The proximity to home.
Anthony C., Des Peres

We love how Kiddie Academy guides our son with his developmental growth at school and also the tips they give for us at home. For example, the teachers have let us know when it was time for one less nap and when it was time for solid foods. Things that may have taken more time…
Dan R., Des Peres

Exceptional service
Vineet S., Des Peres

My son loves his teachers and the curriculum. He feels challenged and is engaged because of the high quality education and superb teaching staff!
Matt M., Des Peres

We always feel that Andre is happy and well cared for at school. He looks forward to his day!
Paula A., Des Peres

Love the tadpoles app with pictures and daily activities listed.
Beth H., Des Peres

Exceptional facility with the friendliest teachers and staff. They truly treat every child like their own and have amazing educational curriculum.
Megan K., Des Peres

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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.