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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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Field Day

November 6, 2021 @ 10:00

Join us for Field Day! This event has great games and fun activities for your kids while supporting a great cause in our community. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated, but not required to attend. Find your participating Kiddie Academy and register to attend!

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Join us for Field Day on November 6!

  Kiddie Academy of Des Peres invites you to be our guest for our national Field Day event! Saturday, November 610:00 am - 12:00 pmFaust Park in Chesterfield(at the pavilion…

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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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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Health Essentials

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

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.

Kindergarten

5-Year-Olds

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 5 to 12

CampVentures®

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

Great communication with parents. Safe and clean environment. Friendly and attentive staff. Robust curriculum / activities.
Jacklyn B., Des Peres

Friendly staff
Maggie M., Des Peres

Activities, teachers, location and the ability to watch my child during the day at school. We love it!
Erika R., Des Peres

KA provides excellent child care. We have been so happy with KA Des Peres. The teachers are wonderful, they are reliable and throughout the pandemic they have remained safe and transparent.
Julie C., Des Peres

The staff and kids are always so personable and lively, seems like everyday is a great day at KA!
Steven C., Des Peres

The facilities and wonderful staff and teachers
Bethel M., Des Peres

We have loved the excellent communication from Owen’s teachers, transparency from leadership throughout the pandemic, and care that Owen has received. It’s so clear how much all of Owen’s teachers care about him and how well they know him and nurture his growth!
Kelly S., Des Peres

Ms. Mel and Ms.Katelyn provide such a great environment to allow for my kiddo to grow and learn. She looks forward to going every day to see her teachers and friends. You could don’t ask for a better place. We are thankful to have great teachers! They are awesome!
Cory B., Des Peres

Jack has grown so much in the last year with Ms. Alex. He looks forward to going to school in the morning and comes home excited to tell us about his day! Love the partnership that Ms. Alex provides to us
Margaret K., Des Peres

We love having Jack in room 11! His confidence has exploded over the past year. He looks forward to learning every day, and is so full of stories of his adventures at pick-up. He especially enjoys teaching us his new yoga “moves” every day. ❤️
Cathrine M., Des Peres

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Parenting Essentials®

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Join us for Field Day!

Join us on Saturday, November 6th at 10am at Faust Park for Field Day benefiting St. Louis Area Foodbank!

Field Day at Faust Park is a great way to observe the Season of Giving while your kids enjoy an amazing day of developmentally appropriate games and activities. Donations are appreciated, but not required to attend.

Register today!