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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

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00

Come join us for STEM Adventures! This free community event invites children and their parents to Kiddie Academy to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through age-appropriate and fun activities. This event is FREE and open to everyone — bring a friend or two. No skills required. Please RSVP to reserve your…

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Morning Routines That Work

Read here about tips on making the morning drop off easier

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Character Essentials --Feelings

Learn more about ways to address feelings with your young child

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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


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

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


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

The entire staff from administrators to teachers is wonderful. They truly care about our girls and we love having them at KA!
Melissa S., Des Peres

We feel like the teachers at Kiddie Academy are an extension of our family. We have great open communications with them. I trust that they understand our goals for our child and work along with us to help them reach those goals.
Homer P., Des Peres

The teachers and other staff are very professional and helpful. The teachers are engaged with the children and want them to succeed.
Laura T., Des Peres

The education and care that the KA staff provides is second to none!
Matt M., Des Peres

As a parent, one of the greatest joys is knowing your kids are safe and happy at school. We now have 2 little ones in KA - a toddler and an infant. Our son is excited to see his friends and teachers each day; he even asks for them at home! And our daughter gives…
Cathrine M., Des Peres

We cannot say enough great things about Kiddie Academy. They truly are the top of the line Academy. They invest in getting to know you as a family and your children. We have seen Brooklynns knowledge and language grow drastically in the first 6 months. Ms. Jenna, Ms. Laura, Ms. Patty and Ms. Lindsay have…
Lauren H., Des Peres

Caring staff that connects with our son and us. Really like the picture and video services as well.
Dan R., Des Peres

The variety of the things they are learning
Anne M., Des Peres

Ms Julie of course! She has been with us from the beginning and we can’t put into words how comforting it is to know she is/has been with each of our daughters over the years. Countless hugs and lots of lessons we are so grateful for.
Katie L., Des Peres

Good teachers. Good food. Good curriculum.
Anthony C., 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.