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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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Local educational child care facility Kiddie Academy of Wilmington recently received the Life Essentials® Character Essentials Award at Kiddie Academy’s Annual Conference, held virtually last month, where hundreds of franchisees…

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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Health Essentials

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

Between ages 4 and 5, 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

My kids are learning so much and love it there!
Lynn B., Wilmington

Facility and staff are awesome. It’s clean and the team there are always so welcoming, friendly, kind and caring for the children. There were 22 kids in my son’s class one afternoon which just seemed way too many for the space. Location on Market isn’t ideal, turning left against traffic is a nightmare.
Jon W., Wilmington

We were pretty hesitant to put our 15 month old in daycare. All the regular concerns. From the first virtual tour, through each interaction and communication, we have felt confident we made the right choice. Each day we see our daughter develop more comfort in new surroundings and with new people. Her teachers (Diane and…
Jen K., Wilmington

Our son love everything about this school. And the staff is so friendly and so kind. We can't ask for better.
Zdenka Brown P., Wilmington

Individualized care
Felisha W., Wilmington

Professional - Energetic - Positive - Great Learning Environment
William J., Wilmington

The staff and teachers are wonderful and truly care about our kids.
Samantha T., Wilmington

The staff! I love how my son wants to go there everyday.
Holly B., Wilmington

I appreciate that I feel listened to when I have concerns. The teachers are loving and do wonderful activities with the kids. I love the weekly themes! Our daughter has learned so much
Casie G., Wilmington

Cameras and the nice people! A business like this is all about the staff being positive and up beat and your staff is awesome
Casey R., Wilmington

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Welcome tips and insights to the family:

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.