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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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Play Day

October 29, 2022 starting at 10:00 am

Join us for Play 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…

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How A Maker Space Can Shape Your Child’s Future Success

Children are natural creators -- they’re born ready to make things, sometimes out of unconventional parts. A maker space is designed to tap into this natural curiosity and allow kids…

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The Age of Connectivity: Why Children Thrive in an Emotionally Connected Classroom

Humans are built for connection. It’s hardwired in our DNA, as important to our survival as food, water, and shelter.  Our social and emotional well-being are nurtured through making 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

We love Kyla and Mikayla - they’ve taken such good care of our kiddo and have helped ease his transition into being a big brother by offering a supportive and nurturing, structured environment at school! I loved that Kyla sent out a survey/questionnaire at the beginning of the school year to get to know the…
Kelly S., Des Peres

All of the teachers that interact with Ginny care for as if she was their own. I have seen a good bit of development in skills since she has attended KA, especially with self feeding.
Lauren D., Des Peres

The teachers are wonderful! I love how much they care for my daughter and I love the curriculum that’s implemented each day, even down to the infant room.
Jamie E., Des Peres

Cannot express how grateful we are for KA and their amazing staff. Our daughter has speech delays as well as some social/emotional difficulties but every staff member knows her, loves her and has helped our family in so many ways. Her therapist with First Steps were able to come into the building and work with…
Julie C., Des Peres

Even with changing rooms at the start of the new year, our kiddos are happy and excited. They were nervous at drop-off on day 1, then so excited to show us their new rooms by pick-up time. The KA team made such a smooth transition and helped them feel safe and happy. Thank you!
Cathrine M., Des Peres

Kiddie Academy is full of smiling faces that greet us every single day! My son loves going to school there and says how much fun it is! The staff is amazing and I have felt so comfortable sending my child there!
Emily N., Des Peres

All the teachers are so sweet and accommodating! Ms. Alex made the transition from infant to toddler room so seamless! She brings the best energy every day! Our son LOVES going to school each and every day!
Elizabeth B., Des Peres

So many skilled and caring providers, great activities
Alex S., Des Peres

Ana and Jaye have been wonderful with our little guy and with answering all of our (my) many questions about potty training! We are so grateful for you!
Kelly S., Des Peres

KADP is probably the best decision for our daughter. Its amazing to see how happy she feels at school with her teachers and friends. We are blessed to have KADP since our daughter is allergic to a lot of food items and her diet is specially prepared to look and taste like her friends but…
*Soumya* M., Des Peres

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