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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 A Maker Space Can Shape Your Child’s Future Success

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The Age of Connectivity: Why Children Thrive in an Emotionally Connected Classroom

Humans are built for connection. It’s hardwired in our DNA, as important to our survival as food, water, and shelter.  Our social and emotional well-being are nurtured through making and…

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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

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.

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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 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

Extremely friendly and enthusiastic teachers, very clean facilities, wonderful activities for children, healthy meals.
Stacy D., Des Peres

All of it! The teachers really get to know my son and fill us in every day. The activities they do always look fun! Most importantly my son wants to come to school every day. We are all VERY happy!
Emily H., Des Peres

We love KA! Every day, our kiddos come home excited about something new they’ve learned.
Cathrine M., Des Peres

Graham moved into Ms Momo’s class & we have seen him grow so much in these past few months! He is always excited in the morning to visit “momo” and every time we pick him up she gives us a full download of how he did that day! We feel so lucky that our little…
Kathryn J., Des Peres

My kids are always happy when I pick them up!
Shannon M., Des Peres

My son has attended KADP for over a year now. My husband and I are so happy with how he has developed verbally, social, and more from his care at this school. The teachers are all very caring and kind. I appreciate how each teacher has open communication regarding my son’s care. As a mom,…
Tarah C., Des Peres

We are very happy with Kiddie Academy. Everyone knows our daughter's name and is very welcoming and helpful with anything we need. We absolutely love Ms. Maggie and Mrs. Courtney! They both do such a great job with Caroline and show lots of love, care, and concern.
Deborah H., Des Peres

We appreciate that our daughter not only gets to play all day but is also taught things like sign language and independent feeding skills.
Lauren D., Des Peres

I am so grateful for Mr. Ty lately! His presence and consistency has been so helpful to that classroom. In addition his attitude is wonderful and refreshing. Lastly when he has had to help with behavioral issues he does it in a professional way that's beneficial to all. He's also great with all the kids…
Kelly M., Des Peres

We love Kyla and Mikayla - they’ve taken such good care of our kiddo and have helped ease his transition into being a big brother by offering a supportive and nurturing, structured environment at school! I loved that Kyla sent out a survey/questionnaire at the beginning of the school year to get to know the…
Kelly S., Des Peres

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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.