At Kidding Around we provide high quality childcare in a developmentally appropriate environment to meet the initial needs of your child. We strive to provide rich, unforgettable childhood experiences and make every effort to be parent friendly, inviting you the parent to be the primary caregiver as we assist you in the success of your child's growth and learning.

Our educators have extensive training in the early childhood field. They are dedicated, inspiring, loving, patient and committed to reinforcing your child's learning and development everyday. They strive to provide an ideal setting to grow and learn at each child's individual stage. Activities or fieldtrips that keep your child's mind and body active like baseball, football, soccer and basketball are also integrated into our daily routine.

Our high quality, positive, interactive play and our nurturing, healthy, safe environments are top priority in each of our classrooms.

Our Directors and School History

Welcome to Kidding Around Child Development Center! My name is Tammy LaRue and along with my husband, Ramon, we are the proud owners of Kidding Around, Kidding Around 2 and Kidding Around Blue Springs. We are on site owners with a heart for children. We have combined our past experiences of my 15 years in child care and Ramon's 25 years in business management, to provide our community with a place where children can have a home away from home. We have created Kidding Around to serve two primary goals for the city of Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, and its surrounding communities. Kidding Around provides a fun and safe environment in which children can experience emotional, physical, and social growth. We also provide a learning environment for children to grow intellectually. Our curriculum focuses on the following areas: math, science, language arts, social skills, art, music, computers, and Spanish. We also offer physical fitness activities that include sports like baseball and soccer as a part of our daily routines. Kidding Around can make a positive difference in your child's life. Our warm, loving teachers provide individualized attention and instruction and consistent structure and routine that children crave. We offer care from 6:30 am to 6 pm Monday thru Friday. We serve children ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Our flexible scheduling is ideal for parents who work full-time or only part-time as well as the non-working parent who is looking for their child to build on their skills through group instruction. We are easily accessible for all of Blue Springs and Lee's Summit residents as well as those traveling on the surrounding highways. Kidding Around is located off of Hwy 50 and 3rd St, next to Jumpin Catfish close to I-470 and Hwy 350. Kidding Around 2 is located on the east side of Lee's Summit on Hwy 291, across from Wal-Mart and Office Max. Kidding Around - Blue Springs is located on NW State Route 7 just across from Lunar Bowl. We look forward to meeting you and showing you our schools. Stop by and visit anytime...maybe even stay awhile.