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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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STEM Adventures

April 1, 2023 starting at 10:00 am

Join Kiddie Academy for STEM Adventures This free and fun-filled event lets you and your children participate in activities that show how we make learning about Science, Technology, Engineering 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

Ms. Bea in the 3-year old room is amazing. Every week, the classroom is transformed into a different, wonderous place - a rain forest, a farm, even outer space! Our daughter, Robin, comes home every day bursting with stories and excitement for new things she has learned. And, even as parents, we look forward to…
Cathrine M., Des Peres

We love our daughters teacher and we think she learns a lot while playing with new friends.
Sarah P., Des Peres

We love Kiddie Academy! Ms. Katie has made our daughter’s transition to a new room a very positive one. She is patient and kind and very inclusive. Ginny is excited to go to school in the morning. Yay for no tears at drop off!
Lauren D., Des Peres

We absolutely love Kiddie Academy! All of the staff have such a positive attitude and exhibit empathy and care. When our daughter has been home sick the teachers and administrative team have reached out just to check on her and send their well wishes. I feel that they always try to go above and beyond…
Deborah H., Des Peres

How involved and invested each teacher is with the children. Making sure to include everyone and helps the kids learn new things and improving their skills.
Christina H., Des Peres

Dropping off your baby at daycare for the first time is tough (no matter if it’s your first or second time), but Jalisa is the SWEETEST - not only to Xander but to all the babies in her care. She has made the transition easy. I especially love the pictures she sends throughout the day!…
Kelly S., Des Peres

Momo is amazing! She treats our kids with love and respect.
Shannon B., Des Peres

The most enthusiastic and friendly teachers! We love kiddie academy!
Stacy D., Des Peres

We are truly blessed to have Kiddie Academy to take care of our daughter. Her teacher Miss Alex takes excellent care and is always open to our questions and even makes time to meet us whenever needed. Our daughter is allergic to most of the allergens and KA’s food service manager has taken utmost care…
*Soumya* M., Des Peres

The teachers are so caring and loving to the children! We love Mr. Chris and Miss Destiny!
Elizabeth B., Des Peres

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Kiddie Academy of Des Peres

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.

Join Us for STEM Adventures!

Join us on Saturday, April 1 at 10am for our STEM Adventures event!

You and your children can participate in activities that show how we make learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fun, relevant and exciting!


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