K.D. Academy closely follows CDC guidance, as well as state and local regulations, to maintain a safe, healthy child care environment.
Tour Dates & Times
Tuesday & Thursday
8:30am-11:00am or 3:30pm-6:00pm
2141 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127
Call 816-216-1401 to schedule your tour today!
KD Academy Early Learning Center, formerly known as “The Kiddie Depot” opened its doors August 2005 as a home-based childcare facility, serving children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. August 2012, The Kiddie Depot scaled the business model into a 3000 square feet commercial facility and within the 3rd quarter of the same year was operating at maximum capacity. Shortly thereafter, the business saw new opportunities as the market demanded extended hours of service. Understanding the glaring need for quality service, we decided to meet the need and begin to provide service around the clock for working parents regardless of the work schedule. Today we pride ourselves on being Kansas City’s 24hr/7day fully functioning childcare facility.
As a service, KD Academy has consistently offered families a unique home away from home experience. Our endeavor for children is strongly based on educational achievement and the development of well-rounded social skills.
Our state-of-the-art facility is not only child-friendly, safe, and loving but also fun and full of constant adventure. Our philosophy of teaching children is to encourage them to become “World Wise” by introducing them to science, math, literacy, physical education, through a hands-on play-based framework for learning. Our program has remained unique because we are constantly being inspired by the children and the needs of the community. Our core values have been and continue to be Love, Education, and Nutrition.
At KD Academy, we want your child and your family to look into the window of there imagination and be Inspired. Our desire is for your child to build social skills, connections and relationships that will write their story. Their stories will forever remain a part of our story and our purpose, with each individual being important and bringing strength to the group because he or she collectively fulfills a part of the overall landscape and the fabric of our society.
Diversity and Inclusion is essential to the sustainability of our business model along with the landscape of our community. As our community transforms thru economic and social development it is critically important that the services we provide, the staff we employ, and the parents we serve are reflective of the fabric of our city.
Diversity incorporates all the elements that make individuals perform at peak levels. Studies show the greater the diversity in the workforce the greater the production, profitability, and value creation. With the evolving landscape of our city, we as the owners and staff welcome people of all ethnicities, social and economic backgrounds. Diversity Equity and Inclusion will bring forth the best of us all!
OUR VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE
KD INFANT CARE PROGRAM
Early childhood education and development is critically important in the initial stages of a child’s life. At KD Academy, our teachers and staff help facilitate this period of learning, and that is what separates us from traditional childcare facilities.
KD TODDLER CARE PROGRAM
At KD Academy, we build on the momentum of your toddler’s learning and natural curiosity to help them learn at their own pace. We also begin the process of table time, introducing the toddlers to a structured environment. This in turn assists the transition for the learning environment when advancing to the 2-year-old classroom.
KD TWO-YEAR-OLD CARE
While your 2-year-old is at our Academy, he/she will experience the next level of a structured learning environment. These children will become engaged with understanding learning principles. This is also the class where children will be introduced to potty training.
KD THREE-YEAR-OLD & FOUR-YEAR-OLD CARE
At KD Academy, we nurture your 3-year-old’s creativity and put your 3-year-old’s natural sense of wonder to work, teaching them about reading, math, people, and our environment through hands-on activities.
Our program enables learning experiences where your 4-year-old’s creativity can thrive in an environment that encourages curiosity, exploration, self-identity, and forming respectful relationships.
KD FIVE-YEAR-OLD CARE
Our program enables learning experiences where your 5-year-old’s creativity can thrive in an environment that encourages curiosity, exploration, self-identity, and forming respectful relationships.
MYRON & PENNY MCCANT
About Our Owners
Myron and Penny McCant are the proud owners of KD Academy Early Learning Center, LLC located in the urban core of Kansas City, MO. This husband and wife team have expanded into the commercial market of childcare from a home-based facility in August 2012. The owners have 27 combined years of experience and demonstrated a successful presence in the childcare industry and a robust contribution to the local ecosystem. Philosophically, they believe the value of a relationship with parents, is the root of long term relationships in the childcare industry. We have an uncompromising love for all children, understanding they are the pillars of our future.
TESTIMONIALS & ENDORSEMENTS
KD Academy is convenient, affordable and welcoming. My son is shy, but he has opened up more since attending KD Academy. If you're looking for childcare, don't look at the location or the building, look at the people who are inside because I think they're doing a great job overall.
Wonderful staff. Very good day/night care. My niece & nephew love KD Academy. I’m so thankful for them.
KD Academy is a professional and diverse learning center. I don't feel like my child is just a number for them and my son always comes home with new skills. I love that I can send my son to KD Academy each day and feel comfortable, knowing I do not need to worry about him or his safety.
I've known Mrs. Penny for years and don’t have one complaint. Keep up the good work!
The Kiddie Depot Daycare LLC is one of the best daycares in Kansas City. The birth of my first grandchild, A’Nyia is how it became in existence. My Grandaughter’s Grandmother, Ms Penny Dale (now Mrs Penny McCant) did not want anyone to care for our first grandchild, so she decided to go after her dream and open up her own daycare. With her following her passion, the Kiddie Depot Daycare has continuously grown year after year. The daycare provides the children we care for a lot of love ❤️, educational tools to prepare our kids for kindergarten, and ole fashion motherly attention. I’m so grateful to this daycare because now I’ve had a total of four grandchildren who have grown up and through Kiddie Depot Daycare.
WE ARE HERE FOR OUR FAMILIES
24 HOUR CHILD CARE
KD Academy prides itself on being recognized as Kansas City’s complete, 24hr/7day service for childcare. We are here for parents regardless of their work schedule demands. In addition, we have built collaborative partnerships with local employers so that they may offer childcare as a part of their hiring package for the second shift and overnight employees
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL
Because of our 24hr services, this allows for an extensive before and after school program. This service is catered to students 6-12yrs of age. Before Care: This program allows parents to leave the older siblings at our facility in the mornings where we provide breakfast before transportation arrives to take them to their school. After Care: Arriving back to the center following school, the students are fed a full meal and are engaged with our staff to complete homework or assist as teacher aids with the students of the facility.
WE ARE BLESSED WITH GREAT PEOPLE
Our business began in August 2012 and we are proud to announce we still employee our original 5 employees, therefore our turnover rate is minimal. Today we have a combined total of 23 and look to hire more employees soon.
LOVE. EDUCATION. NUTRITION
We understand the importance of a well-balanced meal within our facility. Our children are fed well, its often referred to as “Thanksgiving four times per week,” with Friday being our fun day consisting of chicken strips, pizza and alike. No fried foods are prepared here!
WHAT MOTIVATES US
Love. Education. Nutrition.