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A little about our Academy

Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:

  • NAEYC Accredited
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Cooking class, Music & More, soccer and chess academy
  • Monthly Kid's Night Out available
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility
  • Webcams in every classroom and on the playgrounds

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  • Mrs. Lindsay, Assistant Director/ Curriculum Coordinator

    Lindsay has been teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since March 2019 & holds a Child Development Associate. "The mediocre teacher...   Read More

    Mrs. Lindsay, Assistant Director/ Curriculum Coordinator

    Lindsay has been teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since March 2019 & holds a Child Development Associate. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward  

  • Ms. Chassidy, Academy Director

    Chassidy started teaching with Kiddie Academy of Des Peres in January 2018 & holds an Associate's degree in General Studies. "Every child...   Read More

    Ms. Chassidy, Academy Director

    Chassidy started teaching with Kiddie Academy of Des Peres in January 2018 & holds an Associate's degree in General Studies. "Every child in your classroom is someone's whole world!"

  • Ms. Gina, Operations Director

    Gina started teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis in November 2014 & holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Education....   Read More

    Ms. Gina, Operations Director

    Gina started teaching with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis in November 2014 & holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Education. "Every child is "GIFTED"; they just unwrap their packages at different times."

  • Ms. Jody, Unit Lead

    Ms. Jody has worked for Kiddie Academy of O’Fallon since February of 2015. She holds a BA in Early Childhood and Elementary Education...   Read More

    Ms. Jody, Unit Lead

    Ms. Jody has worked for Kiddie Academy of O’Fallon since February of 2015. She holds a BA in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Southeast Missouri State University-

  • Ms. Taylor, Assistant Director/Academy Support Coordinator

    Taylor has been with Kiddie Academy since July of 2021. She started lead teacher in our explorative two-year-old program. She holds a Bachelor of...   Read More

    Ms. Taylor, Assistant Director/Academy Support Coordinator

    Taylor has been with Kiddie Academy since July of 2021. She started lead teacher in our explorative two-year-old program. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Southeast Missouri State University.   “Children reinvent your world for you”-Susan Sarandon

  • Ms. Tori, Unit Lead

    Tori has been teaching with Kiddie Academy of O'Fallon since July 2016 & holds a Child Development Associate. "Education is the most...   Read More

    Ms. Tori, Unit Lead

    Tori has been teaching with Kiddie Academy of O'Fallon since July 2016 & holds a Child Development Associate. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela

  • Ms. Melissa, Food Service Management Supervisor

    Ms. Melissa has been cooking at Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since February 2016 & holds her Missouri ServSafe Manager Certificate. "One...   Read More

    Ms. Melissa, Food Service Management Supervisor

    Ms. Melissa has been cooking at Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since February 2016 & holds her Missouri ServSafe Manager Certificate. "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." - Virginia Woolf

  • Ms. Elayne, Director of Education

    Ms. Elayne has been with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since February 2014 & has 30+ years of experience wearing several hats...   Read More

    Ms. Elayne, Director of Education

    Ms. Elayne has been with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since February 2014 & has 30+ years of experience wearing several hats within the world of Early Childhood Education. Elayne won Kiddie Academy's National Director of the Year Award in 2016!

  • Michayla Payne, Corporate Administrative Specialist

    Michayla has been with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since June 2021.  "The child is both a hope and a promise for...   Read More

    Michayla Payne, Corporate Administrative Specialist

    Michayla has been with Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since June 2021.  "The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” -Maria Montessori

  • Yuree Jeong, Recruiting Manager

    Yuree has been recruiting for Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since May 2021. Yuree has been in the education industry for over...   Read More

    Yuree Jeong, Recruiting Manager

    Yuree has been recruiting for Kiddie Academy of St. Louis since May 2021. Yuree has been in the education industry for over 15 years between the US and Korea. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” -Albert Einstein

  • Laura Eads, Operating Partner

    Laura loves observing the activities, interaction and learning of young children. Their curious minds and robust spirits are a joy to nurture....   Read More

    Laura Eads, Operating Partner

    Laura loves observing the activities, interaction and learning of young children. Their curious minds and robust spirits are a joy to nurture. She especially enjoys a delightful conversation over the meaning of a favorite book or the virtues of growing a garden. Her personal experience with a structured and educationally-based pre-school and the positive experience that process created for her family, is something she wants to duplicate at Kiddie Academy. “The opportunity to impact young children with the resources of the Life Essentials program is very exciting to me.” As a working parent, she understands the level of responsibility the academy has to provide a nurturing environment to our families’ most precious assets. She will work hard to meet the whole family’s needs and will build relationships that last well beyond the preschool years. Laura has participated with PTO boards and programs throughout her children’s education. She has taught religious education at the elementary school level and helped create a weekly faith program for families. Laura has worked in professional and leadership training and human resources for more than 20 years, ten of which were with Tom at Keller Laboratories. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of Colorado and resides in Wildwood. She is married and has two adult children.   

  • Tom Keller, Managing Partner

    Tom is a father and grandfather who knows what it’s like to have a little hand reach for his, and loves to...   Read More

    Tom Keller, Managing Partner

    Tom is a father and grandfather who knows what it’s like to have a little hand reach for his, and loves to hear the inquisitive questions asked by young children. He has been asked on many occasions why he has chosen to go into the child care business. His response is “because early childhood education is where children begin developing their foundation for how they will live as lifelong learners.” Professionally, Mr. Keller was CEO and President of Keller Laboratories, Inc., a dental laboratory group with offices and manufacturing in Missouri and four surrounding states. He is a firm believer in continuing education through professional leadership and personal development. A University of Kentucky graduate, Mr. Keller has participated in numerous leadership development programs and has been invited to speak at professional conferences. He lives in West St. Louis County with his wife, Marsha. They have two children and five grandchildren. 

Hear from our parents

The teachers, staff, and curriculum are outstanding. All students participate in all extracurriculars. The food is well-planned and nutritious. My kids are very happy here and I'm happy to send them.
Sneha L., O'Fallon

I love the teachers at Kiddie Academy and how accomodating they are.
Rachana S., O'Fallon

Prompt on responses, engaging kids in a good way.
Venkata (MJ) T., O'Fallon

I love that my son and my daughter are well cared for every day. My son knows all the toddler teachers and trusts them to take care of him and teach him. He is really starting to sprout language and it is exciting to be able to communicate more with him at home. I loved…
Jody M., O'Fallon

It has been a great experience from enrollment to Bodhi growing, learning and enjoying his days. We can’t thank his teachers enough for the care and attention they give.
Jennifer B., O'Fallon

We absolutely adore the staff in the infant program!!! The teachers do a phenomenal job at keeping you informed of how your child's day went especially when you've informed them of tough nights/mornings. Those daily updates are greatly appreciated and help us gage how well our little one has adjusted to school. She has learned…
Taylor B., O'Fallon

The teachers are wonderful and caring!
Rachana S., O'Fallon

I have a Toddler and a Junior Kindergartener that attend KAO. Recently my Toddler broke his leg and had a cast up to his thigh.I can’t thank all of the teachers in the Toddler program, but especially Ms. Emily and Ms. Briee, enough for all the help and support they gave him while he was…
Tori A., O'Fallon

We have loved all the teachers our 2 kiddos have had. The education program is amazing even for the infants
Gina J., O'Fallon

Our daughter has been at Kiddie Academy since she was 9 months old going on 3.5 years old. We absolutely love it there! Camera access, photos throughout the day, and a daily report at the end of the day. The staff and teachers have always been very friendly and kind to us. We are going…
Kelly R., O'Fallon

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