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  • 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 Schmitz, Owner

    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.

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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

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