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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 We Are Staying Safe and Healthy

Highlights of the ways we are working to stay safe and healthy

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Focus on the Health & Safety of our Community

Our daily processes a have changed for the common good. This crisis has redefined what daily operations in child care will look like moving forward. There is a new level…

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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.

Advanced VPK


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

We LOVE the toddler unit on bugs right now. It has made Jack so attentive to ants, ladybugs, spiders, and bees outside our house and on trips to the park. Probably the best part of our day is picking him up from KA, and hearing all about his adventures and the different bugs he saw…
Cathrine M., Des Peres

Peace of mind that my son is well cared for, safe, and learning through play. These teachers are honestly the best around. I am so grateful for all they do.
Jennifer L., Des Peres

You all are doing a great job managing the change! Ben has been very happy with his new class, and he's happy to get back into the classroom this week.
Matt M., Des Peres

Curriculum and teachers
Justin C., Des Peres

The foster child development in an team oriented, diversity driven environment
Pedro R., Des Peres

Starting at a new place in the middle of covid was scary for our whole family, but we feel the staff went out of their way to welcome us and help alleviate our concerns. Our child is greeted happily by staff members every day and we love the updates and photos we receive. Our child…
Jodie F., Des Peres

Understand what parents need and looking for
Apple V., Des Peres

KADP is taking many steps to ensure the safety of their students and staff during this challenging time. They truly care about their students. Ms Christi is a great teacher.
Kristi L., Des Peres

The KA Staff is wonderful. They communicate openly and it feels like a big family. All the teachers are very friendly and my girls love going to school every day. The staff is taking extra precautions during the pandemic to help everyone stay safe, and their new processes could not be more efficient. We love…
Melissa S., Des Peres

I like the way you have a educating children that have been enrolled in kiddie academy you guys and your teachers have a strategy of how to educate children the correct way in a very efficient manner David Flores has been enrolled one year so far and his made so much progress in such as…
Neftalin F., 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.