About Us

We Are Different Than The Rest.

Messy Monkeys is a unique , privately-owned, boutique-style brand of childcare centers that first opened over 15 years ago in Southern California. In 2020 the company changed coasts and relocated to the Charleston South Carolina area where we have grown - and still continue to grow - to this day.

We opened our newest center just this past year.

We have our sights set on several future locations for expansion in order to serve more families in the surrounding Charleston areas! Community focused, we participate in local events such as the Junior League Diaper Drive, Daniel Island Duck Race, Charleston Christmas Parade and the James Island Holiday Light Show.

Our Mission

Messy Monkeys Childcare Center provides a safe, comfortable, nurturing environment where children are encouraged to be curious – to play, to learn, to share and to grow - all under gentle guidance and loving attention while they are away from the care of their own parents. 

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Home – The ‘Story’

At Messy Monkeys, we know that as a parent you’ve got a lot of boxes to check when making a decision about childcare for the most important little people in your life. Maybe this is your first time trusting someone else with your baby. Maybe you have been disappointed with a prior childcare experience.

We get you. And... we’ve got you. 

You’re looking for a clean, bright, stimulating space that brings your child joy and offers them a place to learn and grow. You’re looking for a staff of caregivers who genuinely recognize, love and nurture your child while in their care. You’re looking for a safe space you can trust and feel good about leaving your child. You’re looking for a reliable center that offers consistent quality care all day, every day... without exception.

You’re looking for us.

An Added Bonus

Not only do we execute a whole-child, school wide curriculum plan which we supplement with visits from local community organizations such as Live 5 News, The South Carolina Aquarium and Charleston County Fire Departments & Police Departments. We also offer voluntary participation in extracurricular programs such as children’s soccer and yoga classes. Each day we provide two balanced snacks in the morning and afternoon as well as diapers/pull ups and wipes until the potty-training process is complete, all included in the cost of tuition! Less to remember... less to forget!

Our promise to you is that your family is our number one priority and we want to earn a five-star rating from you by making the childcare experience seamless and inclusive as possible giving you back both your time and peace of mind.

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Leadership Team

KimbraLee DeSantis


Wanda Pointer


Linda Polia

Assistant director

Shonta Smith

Assistant Director

Courtney Wragg


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