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

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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.



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


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

We cannot say enough great things about KA! This past month we had our 2nd child start and it has made me realize how truly lucky we are. Having a baby in childcare everyday is so hard, but Ms. Maggie and Room 2 have been amazing. Ms. Maggie is always quick to respond, posts the…
Lauren H., Des Peres

The teachers and staff are incredible! Engaging curriculum, fun activities and character essentials - love everything about KADP!
Leslie M., Des Peres

Compassionate care
Ekaterina G., Des Peres

The enthusiastic and invested teachers! Our son is leaning and growing so much and having a blast while doing it!
Katie L., Des Peres

We see our son making strides and developing new skills thanks to his learning environment and teachers at Kiddie Academy. He has started to explore more thanks to the routines established!
Cora P., Des Peres

We love each and every one of Owen’s teachers and all of the staff at KA. We love the personalized care that Owen receives and the dedication towards meeting our needs as a family. Momo spent 30 minutes on the phone with me when we tried to potty train and I could not be more…
Kelly S., Des Peres

We are so thankful for all the kiddie academy teachers and staff. My daughter has loved every teacher she has had. I know that Ms Katelyn and Ms Sara are always going above and beyond to make each day a great experience for the kids. You can’t ask for a better school!
Cory B., Des Peres

Everyone is so personable and you can tell they genuinely enjoy spending the day with all of the kids and helping them learn!
Maggie L., Des Peres

Kiddie Academy has been an amazing partner in our daughter's education. We chose a different route for child care prior to coming to Kiddie Academy. We've found that the education, experience, and overall generally caring that the entire Academy has for our child is unmatched. Our daughter has progressed leaps and bounds since being at…
Kathleen G., Des Peres

Ms. Magda is the GOAT. Love Watch Me Grow and the reviews of each day.
Alex S., Des Peres

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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.