Life Essentials is the philosophy that guides what we do at Kiddie Academy every day. It begins with the natural curiosity present in every child. By focusing on elements fundamental to a child’s growth – character education, STEM-infused technology and health and fitness experiences – we nurture and build upon inquisitiveness, creating momentum for learning that doesn’t stop once the child leaves our classroom.
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Our standards-based curriculum is created by seasoned educators to suit each stage of child development. It consists of a comprehensive collection of activities designed to meet the needs of every child in our care.
As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, computer literacy has become as essential as reading and writing. We use the latest technology to make learning engaging and fun, reinforcing lessons learned throughout the day.
We teach children to make healthy food, fitness and hygiene choices. Nutritious meals, large motor skill activities that promote cardiovascular health and outdoor playground time are part of each day at Kiddie Academy. Resources like our Parenting Essentials newsletter share and reinforce healthy lessons learned in the classroom with the family.
It’s crucial for children to learn the values that will help them develop into well-rounded citizens. Character Essentials uses character education to derive learning from each interaction. From the playground to the classroom, we take every opportunity to teach your child important character-building cornerstones, including respect, sharing, manners, friendship and compassion.
Learning happens every day and in unexpected ways. Learn how our Life Essentials philosophy and curriculum empowers teachers to be creative and parents to be involved, fostering an environment that makes learning fun and impactful.
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Children learn with their whole bodies, exploring their surroundings freely, communicating about what they’re learning and discovering how to relate to others.
Teachers build materials and experiences around individual learning rates and styles—nurturing each child’s growth and development.
We will go above and beyond the standards required by law to ensure that our facilities and practices safeguard the health of our children and staff.
Teachers encourage children to challenge themselves through supportive language.
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills are required to excel in our increasingly automated and globally interdependent world. That’s why we make STEM an essential part of our Life Essentials curriculum.
Each Kiddie Academy classroom features an array of age-appropriate learning centers or focal points to help children establish routine, encourage discovery and reinforce skills.
We meet or exceed all state infant, toddler and preschool standards when it comes to composing our developmental milestones.
Our behavior management policy emphasizes respect for self, others, the immediate environment and the community. This helps children feel more secure and confident in the world around them.
Our Music & More program teaches fine motor developmental skills and nurtures creativity.
We put all of our attention and technology into ensuring the highest level of safety and security in every Kiddie Academy location.
We serve the communities of Algonquin, West Dundee, Sleepy Hollow, Huntley, Gilberts and Pingree Grove.
The learning doesn't stop for parents, either. That’s why we created an information resource with helpful tips on everything from enriching our STEM program at home to introducing lifelong healthy eating and fitness habits.
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