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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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How We Are Staying Safe and Healthy

Highlights of the ways we are working to stay safe and healthy

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Focus on the Health & Safety of our Community

Our daily processes a have changed for the common good. This crisis has redefined what daily operations in child care will look like moving forward. There is a new level…

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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 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

Excellent care, excellent teachers. These are crazy times and kiddy Academy has been the calm in the midst of a storm. My kids love school and are learning so much!!
Anne M., Des Peres

You've all managed to provide a great balance of education, attention, and safety during this crazy time. Keep it up!
Matt M., Des Peres

Very professional and friendly. Thanks guys
Apple V., Des Peres

I love that their is an actual curriculum instead of it being play based.
Laura D., Des Peres

It works and it’s fun for the kids. Milo has learned so much in the few short weeks he has been there.
Jennifer S., Des Peres

All the staff is very approachable and willing to help in any way they can and truly care about all of the kiddos.
Angie C., Des Peres

Caring and friendly teachers, good curriculum
Sweta K., Des Peres

The individual care and attention paid to the children is outstanding.
Matt M., Des Peres

Kiddie Academy is amazing for our daughter! First and foremost the safety of everyone is important and they continue to improve the check in process during COVID. The education and activities that are provided daily really do exceed my expectations and we continue to see growth from our daughter everyday.
Lauren H., Des Peres

We love so many things about KA. This month, we are most excited about CampVentures. Our kids love splash days and the special activities they get to share with their friends.
Cathrine M., 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.

Full Day Kindergarten Starts August 24

Prepare your kindergartner for first grade with our accredited curriculum taught fully in person for the entire 2020-21 school year. We emphasizes academics, build independence skills, and give children a safe, in-person first-year foundation for success in elementary school. 


Chesterfield Kindergarten

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