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  • Haleigh Wade, Assistant Director

    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 Schmitz, Owner

    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.

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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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