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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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Yale Study Finds Childcare Settings are Not at a Higher Risk of Spreading COVID-19

  A team of researchers from Yale University published the results of the first large-scale study of the child care workforce during COVID-19. The Yale team compared COVID-19 rates in…

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Kiddie Academy of Des Peres Brings Home Teacher of The Year Award

Local teacher, Robyn Hicks, of Kiddie Academy of Des Peres recently received the Teacher of the Year award at Kiddie Academy’s Annual Conference, held virtually last month, where hundreds of…

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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.



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 2 to 12


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 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 positivity and atmosphere are fantastic!
Steven C., Des Peres

KA is amazing. I have watched both of my daughters grow so much in their education and social / emotional skills during their time at KA. Their pre-K program in particular is very impressive. KA and their incredible staff of teachers have more than exceeded my expectations in preparing my daughter for Kindergarten. The entire…
Melissa S., Des Peres

Like how you all have handled the pandemic.
Beth H., Des Peres

The staff at Kiddie Academy is so friendly and you can see how much they love taking care of the kids. My husband and I never have to worry about the care our son is receiving. Our little guy is so happy while he is there and has learned so much. We couldn’t be happier!
Rachel D., Des Peres

Kiddie Academy has provided great educational environment for my daughter. They are constantly learning through play and building the skills needed at their age. I can see growth in my daughter since she as been there and she just loves her teachers. Ms Mel is a rockstar! You could not ask for a better school…
Cory B., Des Peres

Thoughtful and caring approach to learning. Great Ideas to make for special events and a fun environment for our kiddos
Tim V., Des Peres

The teachers are great. They handled the pandemic well by staying open for parents who needed child care.
Anthony C., Des Peres

Love the teachers and the curriculum. Our kids are so happy there !
Sweta K., Des Peres

We love Jen and Rita - and Owen does too! Their communication is wonderful - they go above and beyond by sending out a separate monthly email (outside the normal communication channels) with the things our kiddos are working on, which has helped us in working on those same skills/milestones at home. Owen loves his…
Kelly S., Des Peres

Nikki T., 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.