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Kiddie Academy of Wilmington

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We are located right off of Market Street in the Ogden/Porter's Neck area.

Every day your child's imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum—Kiddie Academy of Wilmington empowers and celebrates all of it.

Our Life Essentials® learning approach and curriculum encourages children to explore and progress in their own way, and at their own pace. At Kiddie Academy of Wilmington, your child will grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Our highly trained teachers are there every step of the way to guide, nurture and cultivate your child's development.

We realize the tremendous level of trust you place in a childcare provider. You want your child to thrive in an environment that's as clean, safe and nurturing as your home. Kiddie Academy is more than daycare. We set the standards for safety, education and trust. Just ask the Kiddie Academy parents of Wilmington, NC — they are our best references.

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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Health Essentials

All Ages

Our enhanced wellness and disinfection guidelines

Infant Care

6 weeks to 12 months

New Beginnings

Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.

Toddler Care

13 to 24 months

Discovering Me

Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.

Early Preschool


Exploring My World

At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.



I Can Do It

At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.



Ready, Set, Go

At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.



On My Way

At five years old, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.

School Age

Ages 5 to 12

Creative Explorers

School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.

Summer Camp

Ages 2 to 12


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.

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Why Wilmington families and Kiddie Academy find each other

Our approach to early education is to capture the momentum of curiosity and involve parents in every minute of it. That includes you.

Life Essentials®

Guided by our well-rounded philosophy and curriculum, our highly trained teachers help develop what's unique in every child—nurturing imagination, fostering creativity and preparing them for school and for life.

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Community-based care

We believe every Kiddie Academy should feel like an extension of family. Take a look inside our Academy to see what makes us the perfect place for your child.

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Our commitment to health and safety

Nothing matters more than your child's health, safety and security. That's why every Kiddie Academy follows our strict health and disinfection guidelines called Health Essentials, has a restricted-entry system and a thoroughly vetted staff trained in first aid, CPR and emergency drills.

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Hear from our parents

I love Kiddie Academy! Everyone is so attentive and responsive when I have questions. The facilities are top notch and the food they provide is incredible! I couldn't be happier with the staff and curriculum. Thank you for everything!
Ellie I., Wilmington

The staff and teachers are very understanding and knowledgable. They help your kid to grow and learn in the most productive way, you will be surprise how much they learn every day. And special thanks to them for keeping the daycare safe and open during the pandemic. We are so grateful.
Ellie E., Wilmington

Best preschool to me and our son. He absolutely love it there. The teachers and front desk staff is just wonderful, and they are very helpful and friendly. Definitely recommend this preschool.
Zdenka Brown P., Wilmington

Alex has been attending Kiddie Academy since he was 6 months old. He will turn three this month. He has grown exponentially in his time there. He learned his colors, letters, and learned to count earlier than I could have imagined. I cannot thank the staff enough for not only educating my son, but truly…
Sarah H., Wilmington

My kids are learning so much, and have a blast! I also love the full service aspect with meals and cups. As busy working parents, it's a HUGE saver of time and frankly, I wish I got to eat what they were most days.
Ali G., Wilmington

The variety of things that are worked on with the kids
Lyna M., Wilmington

It’s a Saturday and my 5 year old is begging to go to to kiddie academy. I love kiddie Academy so much, they are safe, professional and make it so fun for the kids. My son is going into kindergarten in a few weeks and I know he will be so sad. We will miss…
Addy P., Wilmington

The staff and teachers awesome. Its clean and have a wonderful background. And they are inviting a soccer coach to teach the children soccer.
Zdenka Brown P., Wilmington

We love Kiddie Academy so much. Such a wonderful group of teachers. Both of my boys thrived there.
Addy P., Wilmington

Quality fun healthy childcare
Nancy Z., Wilmington

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Parenting Essentials®

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.