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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

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.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Ages 5 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

Great activities and learning opportunities for kids! Good variety of healthy foods for breakfast and lunch. And a staff that really cares!
Rebecca S., Wilmington

I Love the KA staff... we have come a long way since we started there. It is pricier than others but I also understand you pay for what you get. $310 a week is a LOT of money and that is the only reason I gave a 9. Love KA though
Eryn J., Wilmington

We love the outside time that the children get, and the hands-on gardening. We love that (unlike some schools we've been with) KA does not follow the local public school district calendar, such that the kids take weeks of vacation each year (Thanksgiving week, Spring Break, Inservice Days, etc), and the parents are paying for…
Adam B., Wilmington

Everything, we love the teachers, the directors, the curriculum, the activities. This is the best facility in Wilmington hands down! We are so grateful for Kiddie Academy.
Stephanie B., Wilmington

I absolutely love the pre-k program. Woodley is ready for kindergarten and is even ahead of grade level ! Ms. Kayla is the best
Maribeth J., Wilmington

I like that the teachers are so involved with the kids.
Christina A., Wilmington

I feel like the teachers genuinely love my kids which is so important to me. I love the weekly themes and the activities. Having a splashpad is such an added bonus. I appreciate the camera access so I can always check in and see how the kids are doing. Love the fresh food they get…
Casie G., Wilmington

Friendly, welcoming, safe environment. Transparent curriculum and daily updates.
Grace D., Wilmington

Multiple areas that the school explores with the kids that go above and beyond for teaching. Not only are the kids learning valuable lessons to get them ready for Elementary school, but also incorporating lessons such as gardening and making different types of food is so nice to see.
Samantha T., Wilmington

The professionalism.
Thomas N., Wilmington

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