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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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The Preschool Classroom: A Tour Through a World Designed for Learning

Welcome to the magical world of preschool! šŸŒŸ As you step into this room of endless possibilities, you might wonder, why every nook and cranny is how it is. Let's…

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Accelerated Success at Kiddie Academy: Heading to Kindergarten at Second-Grade Levels

We pride ourselves on equipping young minds for a brilliant future. Recent assessments revealed a remarkable achievement: all of our students are more than ready for kindergarten success, and those…

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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

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

2-Year-Olds

Exploring My World

At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.

Preschool

3-Year-Olds

I Can Do It

At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.

Pre-Kindergarten

4-Year-Olds

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 childā€”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

My son is happy to go there everyday and has learned so much.
Alan B., Des Peres

Small class size
Gloria S., Des Peres

Our children are coming home each day with new skills and it really shows how much the curriculum helps them develop
Kathleen G., Des Peres

I love that there is a curriculum and the teachers work on milestones with the kids.
Alyssa M., Des Peres

We are so fortunate to have the entire staff of KA as part of our ā€œvillageā€. The effort that goes into lessons, events, and even day-to-day activities shows how much they care. Anna, Maggie, and Evelyn have been particularly amazing with our youngest and offer to go above and beyond if I ever have questions/concerns.…
Kelly S., Des Peres

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Gloria S., Des Peres

The staff really seems to care about the children and provide a safe and fun environment
Nicole M., Des Peres

I like that there is a curriculum of sorts. Working towards development is great!
Alyssa M., Des Peres

Kiddie Academy is like an extension of family. We love you guys!
Cathrine M., Des Peres

How much my children learn and love all the teachers!
Jennifer S., Des Peres

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