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.

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

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Notes from Parents:

Tess A:

Creative Kids Academy has been our home away from home for 4+ years! The teachers and staff have laid a solid foundation for my daughter that I am forever grateful for – whether it be social, emotional, or educational – they have been an integral part of shaping who she is today and will be in the years to come. 

She has personally enjoyed the yoga and dancercise classes, as well as the special summer activities. Almost daily she comes home singing a new song or telling me about something new she learned at school that day. 

We have had a wonderful experience at CKA. Keep up the great work!! 

Mr. Hudson:

“We couldn’t be happier. The staff and teachers are AMAZING. The facility is fun, engaging and well kept. Corporate has been good too. They have an absolutely insane amount of resources for the children. To name a few our son has participated in Karate, Yoga, Music Class, park trips, seasonal activities, Santa visits, sign language and so much more. The kids are happy here. But again, the staff is the best. I feel our teachers have always treated our son with nothing but respect, care and dedication.

Our son is now 5 and starting Kindergarten. He is leagues ahead of where he needs to be thanks in a large part to the wonderful staff and education he has received from CKA. Beyond being ahead in academic standards, he is well socialized and has developed a lot of emotional maturity. Our daughter is now 1 and just transitioned to the emerging toddler room and we continue to have the absolute best experience at CKA Orono. We cannot say enough about the wonderful staff at this location and really appreciate the well structured and thought out curriculum CKA provides to start our kids on a path of maximized potential.”

Maggie S:

“Both our kids go to CKA Orono, one in Toddlers and one about to start Pre-K. They’ve been there since they were each about 4 months old, and we are so happy to have found a place we can trust with the care of our children. Parent Aware ratings and NAEYC accreditation were very important to us in finding care that was trusted. We are grateful for everything CKA has done throughout COVID and despite everything our kids are having their best summer yet!”

Zachary K:

“Our daughter started at CKA Orono as a 4 month old (now 10 mo.) – and as a first time parent, we’ve been nothing but impressed with the experience so far. Everything from the COVID policies, sanitizing – to the genuine interest the staff shows in our daughter’s well-being. Each and every day we drop her off, she has a big smile for anyone at the door.

As parents, we toured 4 different options, and we would highly recommend checking out CKA Orono if you’re looking at childcare on the West side of town that ‘crosses off the boxes’.”

Jessica R:

“We are newer to CKA and could not recommend them enough. Our daughter is currently enrolled in their infant program at their Orono location. All of the teachers and staff are amazing! The center itself is very warm and inviting. It gives me such peace of mind knowing she is getting such great care while we are at work. I love how they have a curriculum, and the amount of different activities they do in a day, The app is so nice to be able to see the different things she is participating in through out the day.”

The Griffin Family:

“It takes a special kind of person with a very big heart to work in early education. Very few of us could do what you do so well. And we were so lucky to have these awesome people leading the way at CKA Orono! It’s never easy, but these last few years especially have taken their toll on all of us. I can’t imagine the challenges you’ve faced. But you did it all with grace and positivity and our children thrived while in your care.

Our time with you is ending soon, but you will never be forgotten. Morgan is kind, capable, and ready for anything and it’s because of your leadership, your team, the support you give and the example you set.”

Ariel O:

“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!”

Danielle L:

“Friendly staff. My child has been going here for over a year and she loves it. She adores her teachers and all the fun things they do inside of the classroom as well as in the community with special events. She can write her first and last name and I have loved watching her grow into the Pre-K class. She has made many friends and adores all the staff. I would recommend this center to anyone I trust!”

Alicia T:

“Our family has been very pleased with the curriculum and extra events/activities that are offered thru the year at CKA. Our oldest daughter began kindergarten this year and we felt that CKA prepared her well for a successful start and transition to school age. Our youngest is also enjoying preschool and we look forward to watching her grow as well. Thank you CKA!”

Sysko B:

“I have my 3 kids in this child care, and I feel like it is a great place for anyone. I have a 5 month old infant, a 3 year old pre-schooler and a school ager. They all love it and I feel like it is a great place for us being a latin family. They treat everyone equally and with lots of love. Also i get alomg very well with the directors and they are very loving to all children my kids love them very much.”