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Kiddie Academy of Downtown Columbus

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We are located directly behind the LeVeque Garage and next to COTA Administrative building

Every day your child's imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum—Kiddie Academy of Downtown Columbus 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 Downtown Columbus, 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.

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April 26, 2024 starting at 5:00 pm

Join Kiddie Academy for STEM Adventures You and your children can participate in fun activities that show how we make learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math relevant and exciting!…

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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Infant Care

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 Downtown Columbus 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.

Hear from our parents

My daughter, myself and my husband all love Kiddie Academy! She loves playing with her friends and has a blast everyday. She loves her teacher, Ms. Mya, and has grown so close to everyone at Kiddie Academy!
Stephanie K., Downtown Columbus

I love how you make my daughter feel special, she’s always so happy when she sees she’s going to school.
Kaeshel V., Downtown Columbus

Kiddie Academy had been incredible for my toddler daughter. She has been going since she was around 5 months old. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. The daily updates as well as end of day email is also fantastic. Ms. Michelle not only teaches my daughter English, but she is also learning Spanish. All…
Sean A., Downtown Columbus

I love our teachers and Ms. Laura is amazing!
Allison W., Downtown Columbus

Safe, great friendly staff, location is great for the working parents. Also… my kid loves it. She wants to go to school, she wants to see her friends and teachers. That speaks a lot when your kid feels loved and cared for.
Rachel B., Downtown Columbus

I like that daily activities are tied to developmental milestones. It seems like there is a good balance of subject matter and physical activity.
Meg B., Downtown Columbus

KA Downtown is a wonderful place to send your child. They have caring professionals who always go above and beyond for my child.
Caroline D., Downtown Columbus

I love kiddie academy. The teachers are so nice. Ms Michelle is the best and my daughter loves her like family. Ms Alison also does an amazing job as director. ❤️
Tia A., Downtown Columbus

The teachers are great, my child is learing alot, the amoint of attention they give to kids and parents. The management is always there to answer any questions and to help with anything.
Natalia I., Downtown Columbus

I like how personalized the classroom is and that all the teachers now Mya by name. They provide a good mix of guided activities and free play.
Abby M., Downtown Columbus

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Join us for STEM Adventures!

On April 26th at 5 PM see how we make learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math relevant and exciting!

This fun event is FREE and open to everyone, so bring a friend or two and explore the world of STEM with us!

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