Explore our history

Community Begins Here®

Making the most of every learning moment, from day one.

We’ve been shaping, fueling and nurturing children’s natural curiosity since we opened our first Academy almost 40 years ago. We’re driven—through our passion for early childhood education, community commitment and Life Essentials® philosophy—to prepare children for school and for life. We’re here to educate and encourage your child to do more and be more—not just while they’re with us, but outside the classroom.


We believe curiosity and learning generate their own momentum, and we’re dedicated to developing what’s unique in every child we care for.


Learn more about our history as an educational child care leader

Why Kiddie Academy


In nearly 40 years of operation, our franchises have acquired numerous awards, earning distinction for the excellence of their curriculum, steady growth and community engagement.


Throughout our history, we’ve provided the nurturing and guidance necessary to inspire the uniquely curious energy and eagerness to learn of hundreds of thousands of children.


We continue to perfect and build on how we prepare children for school and for life. We share it with more families and communities every year, in hundreds of Kiddie Academy locations across the country.

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Our education experts

Connected from care to curriculum

The education experts who make up our corporate leadership use their diversity of curriculum and care experience as a vital resource for the onsite owners and children of every single Kiddie Academy.

Meet our leadership team.


Setting high standards for ourselves

In addition to incorporating feedback from teachers, directors, Franchisees and the Curriculum Advisory Board, each independently owned and operated Kiddie Academy is encouraged to secure accreditation from one or more nationally recognized organizations.

Explore our accreditations.

Want to join our team?

Learn about the rewards of working in a collaborative culture that shapes children’s lives and has a lasting impact on your community.

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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.