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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.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
Haleigh Wade, Assistant Director
Randi Schmitz, Owner
Randi lives in Grimes with her husband Grant and their children Ellie, Lincoln, and Ryleigh. They are originally from a small town... Read More
Randi lives in Grimes with her husband Grant and their children Ellie, Lincoln, and Ryleigh. 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 three 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.
“I like the daily reports that outline learning objectives and activities. ”
Kati M., Urbandale
“Everything!! The flexibility, the quality of care and the curriculum set out to adapt to kids growing needs and development. The staff is friendly and supportive! I just appreciate you all so much! ”
Brittany H., Urbandale
“Variety, exploring weekly themes ”
Bree M., Urbandale
“The top child care center I have experienced. Wonderful and friendly staff. Great and fantastic culture. ”
Sheetal P., Urbandale
“Im glad I have somewhere that I know will care & love my child! My daughter loves it here, & is always talking about how much she loves her teachers. Management is amazing, they are very kind & attentive. ”
Monica G., Urbandale
“Great, clean facility with caring and friendly staff. Curriculum is engaging and teaching my kids a ton in a fun, developmentally appropriate way! Lots of fun extra activities also! ”
Nicole L., Urbandale
“- Staff: caring, trustworthy, good communicators, transparent - Curriculum: structured, explorative, provides routine, entertaining - Facilities: nice, clean, great outdoor area ”
Cameron C., Urbandale
“The teachers are involved in the kids daily activities and interact with them every day. They work on learning new skills, which is so helpful for a busy mom! ”
Shelley S., Urbandale
Nathan T., Urbandale
“Structured educational plan and feedback on how each child is doing on the development check points during conferences. ”
Mark M., Urbandale
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