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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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Storytime Live!

August 7, 2021 @ 10:00

Join Kiddie Academy for Storytime LIVE! This free and fun-filled event brings favorite stories and characters to life to the delight of children of all ages. Come and share the magic of literature with your children at Storytime LIVE! Please register to reserve your spot!

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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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Kiddie Academy of Des Peres Brings Home Teacher of The Year Award

Local teacher, Robyn Hicks, of Kiddie Academy of Des Peres recently received the Teacher of the Year award at Kiddie Academy’s Annual Conference, held virtually last month, where hundreds of…

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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

I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks for the great work you guys do with the social and emotional well being of these sweet kiddos! My girls are so good at identifying their feelings (good or bad) and my newly 2 year old loves to empathize with the movie Luca, when “Luca…
Katie L., Des Peres

Wonderful teachers!!
Sweta K., Des Peres

We absolutely love Kiddie Academy and cannot say enough great things! We continue to be amazed by the curriculum and activities that they do each and every day. I cannot imagine the time and energy each teacher spends on the lesson plans to make them the best of the best. Ms. Alex, Ms. Malena and…
Lauren H., Des Peres

I love knowing my child is getting a great education that is prepping her for kindergarten as well as building a great foundation for future learning. I love hearing from my daughter how much she loves her friends and teachers. We are thankful for Ms. Mel, Ms. Kyla and Ms. Candace! You all are so…
Cory B., Des Peres

We love that we are able to feel safe dropping off our son each morning! He loves his teacher Ms. Maggie and has made the transition for being a new mom in daycare as easy as it could be!
Kathryn J., Des Peres

We love that our child is exposed to a wide variety of activities at a very young age.
Trista J., Des Peres

We 100% love the staff so kind to my child and such fun activities that come along that my son have enjoyed truly incredible experience with kiddie acedemy!! We 100% think this school is perfect as a pre-school.
Neftalin F., Des Peres

Excellent teachers. Amazing curriculum.
Leslie M., Des Peres

The staff at Kiddie Academy are amazing. They took such good care of my son and he is so happy to go! We are so impressed by how much he has learned and how much he enjoys it.
Rachel D., Des Peres

Kiddie Academy has been the best decision we have ever made for both of our children! There is no better feeling than knowing our children are in the best possible learning and loving environment while we are at work. We actually made the mistake of switching to a closer daycare when we moved. We knew…
Melissa H., Des Peres

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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.

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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

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Join us for Storytime Live

Join us on Saturday, August 7th at 10am for Storytime LIVE! This free and fun-filled event brings favorite stories and characters to life.

This event is FREE and for children of all ages.

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