Kid zoo opened doors in 1984 with the objective of providing a safe, loving and educational environment where children learn to socialize and grow while having fun. Today, that objective is still being met.

Offering full-time and after school programs for ages 6 weeks up to 12 years old, Kid zoo is still operated by a former Charlotte-Mecklenburg school teacher and employees are considered through referrals only. Daily activities and lessons based on age are developed and continually reinvented to keep children engaged and entertained. Indoor facilities are outfitted with separate rooms for different age groups with varieties of activity stations and toys as well as a full kitchen where nutritious meals are prepared daily. Outdoor gated areas with turf grass and sun shelter are equipped with jungle gyms and toys that promote physical activity.

Kid zoo stands out from the rest with proven satisfaction from both parents and children.


Our main entry points are based on two programs, each building upon the other. Early child development ages six weeks to three years and Pre-kindergarten ages four and five.

Openings in these programs are solely based on attrition and candidates may be contacted for an interview and tour on a rolling basis throughout the year if spaces become available.



"Kid zoo is more than just a day care, it's extended family. Your child only goes through childhood once and I have to say my daughter is having a memorable one by being part of Kid Zoo. I trust them with her happiness as well as her development."

- Kristie Klaus, Parent

"I have two boys and really felt like I was taking my kids to family when I took them to Kid zoo. As they got older they did not want to leave at the end of the day."

- Dawn Tomsic, Parent

"When I drop my children off in the mornings, they immediately hug the morning staff and are welcomed with open arms. I can tell they genuinely care about my children and I feel blessed to be a part of the Kid Zoo family."

- Maria Jennings, Parent

"Kid zoo was a great place to grow up. I loved my time there so much, I cannot imagine spending it anywhere else."

- Avery Thomas, Former Student and Employee