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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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Focus on the Health & Safety of our Community

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How to Talk to Children About Coronavirus

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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 safety

Nothing matters more than your child's safety and security. That's why every Kiddie Academy has a restricted-entry system and a thoroughly vetted staff trained in first aid, CPR and emergency drills.

Hear from our parents

Attentive to parent concerns
Sreenivasa D., Des Peres

A + facility & curriculum with A+++ staff!
Kristi S., Des Peres

My kids are learning everyday. Their vocabulary is above their age level and love going to school everyday.
Anne M., Des Peres

I think you all have handled the covid 19 crisis wonderfully. Since we desperately needed child care during this, greatly appreciated you all staying open for essential workers.
Beth H., Des Peres

I cannot say enough about the love and care you all have shown during these crazy times. We already were so grateful for all the amazing things our teachers have done for us but to see the entire Kiddie Academy team come together to guide us at home in order to create a less stressful…
Katie L., Des Peres

Personalized care to parent preferences. Aptitude and friendliness of teaching staff and admin office.
Bryan F., Des Peres

I love the teachers, they are truly interested in the well being of each child. They are dedicated to what they do, and it shows!
Heather Y., Des Peres

You guys are always striving to do the right thing. It's really hard right now in these uncertain and difficult times, but I want you all to know that you're doing great. Keep the communication going and keep up with the Zoom calls that are at the individual classroom level. The Zoom calls with reading,…
Matt M., Des Peres

Kiddie Academy goes above and beyond to address each child's needs. They make learning fun and exciting, addressing all areas of learning. During these challenging times (COVID-19), Kiddie Academy's teacher and staff have gone above and beyond to include the KA Community in learning and socialization even for the children that are at home. They…
Kristina B., Des Peres

You are open during the quarantine. This is so important for our family.
Anthony C., Des Peres

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