May 23, 2018

Kiddie Academy® Coming Soon to Edina

National child care learning company to open first location in Minnesota

Edina, MN (May 23, 2018)Kiddie Academy®, leading national provider of comprehensive education-based child care programs, is coming soon to the Edina area. The child care provider operates more than 200 locations across 27 states, and this will be the first location in Minnesota.

“In our extensive search to find care for our own two children, we identified a need in the Twin Cities area for child care that exceeds the demands of today’s educational and environmental challenges,” states Robert Blanton who, along with his wife Erin, owns Kiddie Academy of Edina. “Emotional and social development, physical exercise, health and wellness, and clean food selection are all important elements of a child’s development, and we’re proud to have integrated all of these into our nationally accredited education-based curriculum here in Edina.”

The 19,000-square-foot academy, located at 7711 Computer Avenue in Edina, will have 13 classrooms and will be licensed to serve children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. A state of the art 5,000-square-foot indoor playground and alternative learning space, combined with three outdoor playgrounds and soccer field support the Blantons’ goal to nurture children through creative, cognitive and physical play. The Blantons selected this location because of its proximity to major employers, such as Best Buy, UnitedHealth Group, Mall of America and many more. “We know there are a lot of working parents coming to the area each day, and we wanted to provide them with a convenient and quality resource for child care. With our open-door policy, we’ll encourage parents to come visit their children on their lunch breaks,” said Blanton. “We’ll also offer parent’s the opportunity to connect with the classroom through personalized in-app messages and live streaming.”

Erin, a marketing professional and mother of two, shares: “We’re ready to continue this next chapter of our life and share our passion for child education. This is a really exciting time for us and we look forward to assisting local children in developing the confidence and self-esteem necessary they need to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”

Kiddie Academy, founded in 1981, began with the idea to combine learning with child care, and made a commitment to be a leader in the industry. Kiddie Academy’s comprehensive education-based child care program is structured to respond to the increasing demand for child care. The Edina location utilizes a curriculum created to promote each child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth. According to Blanton, the programs emphasize continuous, open communication between teachers and parents concerning each child’s development.

“We invite children to embark on the Kiddie Academy journey that will enable them to learn and grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually,” Blanton added.

For more information about the new Kiddie Academy location in Edina, please contact Robert Blanton at 952-777-7980 or email

About Kiddie Academy®
Since 1981, Kiddie Academy® has been a leader in education-based child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs. Kiddie Academy’s proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques help prepare children for life. Kiddie Academy is using the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit

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