KANSAS CITY, Mo — A Kansas City couple is continuing their mission to make quality child care accessible to every parent who needs it.
After starting KD Academy, formerly named The Kiddie Depot Learning Center, 16 years ago in Penny Dale-McCant’s home, Penny and her husband Myron McCant opened their fourth location on Prospect Avenue Saturday morning.
“It was just something about the kids I loved. I didn’t have a lot of them — I didn’t want a lot of children of my own. But I just wanted to love on other people’s kids,” Dale-McCant said. “I told my husband we gotta do something — we gotta do something.
“There’s too many families just left out here without good quality childcare. And so that was the whole reasoning behind this — we’re just trying to help as many families as we can.”
The new 10,000 square feet, 24/7 facility will be state-of-the-art with award-winning literacy and STEM-based programs. At the focal point will be a saltwater aquarium foyer and a multipurpose lab for STEM and coding.