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Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.
Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.
At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.
At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.
At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.
Between ages 4 and 5, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.
School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.
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.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
Randi Schmitz, Owner
Randi lives in Grimes with her husband Grant and their children Ellie, 4 and Lincoln, 2. They are originally from a small... Read More
Randi lives in Grimes with her husband Grant and their children Ellie, 4 and Lincoln, 2. They are originally from a small town in Iowa but spent some time living in Omaha after college. In 2018 they made the move back to Iowa. Randi has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Western Governors University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. Randi has always enjoyed working with children. While living in Omaha Randi worked as an assistant teacher, teacher, and director in child care. Her passion for great childcare and education is what started the journey with Kiddie Academy. Having two young children of her own, she understands how difficult the decision can be to select the right child care and hopes that she can help parents feel more at ease when they choose Kiddie Academy of Urbandale.
“It's very clean. They integrate technology without removing kids' opportunities for play and activity. They are creative about solutioning. They seek positive reinforcement and redirection instead of shame. ”
Stephanie K., Urbandale
“Transitioning to kiddie academy has led to our child being happier, more easygoing and generally more interested in learning. It's been a great move so far. ”
Jordan N., Urbandale
“Kiddie academy is filled with a staff that really does care about your child. This all starts with the ownership who are always accessible and working with the children. This place really is one of the best places in town. ”
Mikel (Bryn) S., Urbandale
“Transparency, make kids feel valued and parents feel entrusting. ”
Claire W., Urbandale
“Love the teachers and atmosphere and our daughter loves the place ”
Heather N., Urbandale
Contact us to learn more about what makes Kiddie Academy stand out among educational child care providers. A member of our team will contact you.
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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