13 Twin Cities area Locations

Imagine The Possibilities 

Enrolling Infants-12 Years

Childcare for Infants to 12 Years

  naeyc accredited

Helping your child explore the possibilities.

So Much More Than Child Care

Creative Kids Academy provides a nurturing environment with creativity and academics in mind.

Caring, Certified Staff

Who your child spends the day with matters. All of our staff members are not only trained and certified to provide a warm and educational environement, they love kids. For them, this is more than just a job.

Children are our passion.

Creative Kids Academy is dedicated to ensuring the best educational and child care practices. Each of our centers is committed to the social, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional development of your child in a safe, clean, and welcoming space.

Creative Kids Academy takes immense pride in what we do.  Children are our passion.  Nine of our locations are accredited through NAEYC.  Eleven of our locations also have the highest rating through MN Parent Aware at 4 stars.

Come Tour Our New Maplewood Center

Come Tour Our New Maplewood Center

We are thrilled that our Maplewood Center will be opening soon! We invite you come tour the center at our Open House on Wed, June 29th from 4-7pm. the address is: 2617 Duluth Street, Maplewood, MN 55109.

If you’re interested in enrollment, click here. If you’re interested in employment opportunities, click here.

COVID-19: Safety Matters

At Creative Kids Academy, our key priorities are the health, safety and well-being of our families andstaff. We closely follow the recommendations provide by Minnesota Department of Health and followthe Licensing Rule 3 guidelines set by Department of Human Services....

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Proud to be honored

Early Learning Accredited

4-Star Rated

We Use

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so you can always connect to your child’s classroom

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Notes from Parents:

Ariel O. – Orono

“They have created a great experience for parents. I always feel informed, appreciate all the work that goes into finding a great staff, the summer events are so exciting and add such a special touch to childhood in the summer. Not to mention the ever changing world of COVID. Truly appreciate all the work they put into Orono!”

Felicia L. – Mounds View

“My kids have been attending CKA for 2 years now and absolutely love it! I was a SAHM prior to having my kids start daycare so deciding to place my kids in daycare while I went back to work was a hard decision for me. I met with the director and she was very welcoming and accommodating. My oldest who is now 5, has learned to identify most, if not all letters and numbers, and was able to write her name all before starting Kindergarten. All thanks to the wonderful teachers at CKA! My youngest is now following in the same footsteps!! CKA Mounds view has a great set of teachers and I am pleased to have chosen this center for my children. Thank you, CKA!”

The Korf Family – Minnetonka

“We have been a CKA family for almost 10 years (3 kiddos). Lindsey and Shaina are great and have been a consistent face for us. We appreciate all their hard work for both the staff, children and their families.  The last year or two have not been easy, but they show up daily with a smile on their face ready to help, in whatever capacity is needed. Thank you!!”

Kristina M. – Maple Grove

“As a parent, there is nothing more heartwarming than seeing people love on your children when they need it the most. Having a safe space for our daughter to spend her days among friends and stable, caring adults made the difference for our family. She has maintained her spitfire attitude and continues to thrive. The leadership team have continually set the tone for their team navigating Covid with grace and always putting the kids first. I am so happy that we made the choice to return to CKA with my youngest. I could not have done the past year without your team!”

Sonya K. – Lexington

“The teachers and staff are genuinely so friendly and amazing. This daycare is very well-run. We’ve had no issues and would recommend for parents looking for a daycare your child will learn and grow at. Kids have so much fun learning and playing here. They are also very accommodating and take food allergies very seriously. Thanks CKA!”

Brittany C. – Elk River

“Love this daycare! We transitioned our son To Creative Kids Academy after being very unhappy with our previous center. Since starting Creative Kids Academy our son is thriving!! We love the activities they do with our son, the feeding schedule and how they helped up with his transition to table food before 12 months! Would highly recommend this place to anyone!”

Lisa T. – Centerville

“We are beyond grateful for the care our kids have received at CKA Centerville over the years! We truly feel the awesome leaders and the amazing teachers truly care for the kids and we feel so lucky to have had our kids be taught and nurtured here. Their programming is always varied and done well, along with time outside, and lots of joy is involved in each day! CKA Centerville is a family and we are so happy to be a part of it.”

Deven R. -Apple Valley

“Our oldest started as an infant at CKA and is now in the preschool room and our youngest is in the toddler room! We’ve had nothing but EXCELLENT care, parent/teacher conversations, and experiences at CKA. Their programs are so fun and the teachers are the BEST you’ll find! Our kids are thriving and we couldn’t love CKA anymore than we do!!”

Tia D.

“I would like to THANK YOU ALL for being there for my baby…Gino. My child is with you 5 days a week, for 8 hrs each day. I must say the education he is receiving at a young age from CKA is incredible. Gino comes home everyday with a new skill. It makes me so happy that it makes me cry. You ALL are very much appreciated. I can’t thank you all enough!!! 

“So, to make a long story short, again, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for teaching my child the things I don’t have time for, for hours. You all are beyond AWESOME.”