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Kiddie Academy of Chicago-Lincoln Square

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We are located on North Lincoln Avenue next to McDonald's and Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

Every day your child's imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum—Kiddie Academy of Chicago-Lincoln Square empowers and celebrates all of it.

Our Life Essentials® learning approach and curriculum encourages children to explore and progress in their own way, and at their own pace. At Kiddie Academy of Chicago-Lincoln Square, your child will grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Our highly trained teachers are there every step of the way to guide, nurture and cultivate your child's development.

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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Distance Learning Lab

5 year olds

Facilitated Remote Kindergarten

We take the pressure off of you and guide your Kindergarten student through remote learning, safely in small learning cohorts.

Health Essentials

All Ages

Our enhanced wellness and disinfection guidelines

Life Essentials® At Home

Infant to School Age

Bring Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials Curriculum Into Your Home

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Infant Care

6 weeks to 12 months

New Beginnings

Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.

Toddler Care

13 to 24 months

Discovering Me

Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.

Early Preschool


Exploring My World

At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.



I Can Do It

At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.



Ready, Set, Go

At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.

Part Time Pre-K

4 and 5-Year-Olds

Ready, Set, Go

At four and five years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.



On My Way

Between ages 4 and 5, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.

School Age

Ages 5 to 12

Creative Explorers

School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.

Summer Camp

Ages 2 to 12


All day adventures. All summer long.®

We aim to make your child's summer as educational as it is fun, through themed events, activities and trips.

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Why Chicago-Lincoln Square families and Kiddie Academy find each other

Our approach to early education is to capture the momentum of curiosity and involve parents in every minute of it. That includes you.

Life Essentials®

Guided by our well-rounded philosophy and curriculum, our highly trained teachers help develop what's unique in every child—nurturing imagination, fostering creativity and preparing them for school and for life.

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Community-based care

We believe every Kiddie Academy should feel like an extension of family. Take a look inside our Academy to see what makes us the perfect place for your child.

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Our commitment to health and safety

Nothing matters more than your child's health, safety and security. That's why every Kiddie Academy follows our strict health and disinfection guidelines called Health Essentials, has a restricted-entry system and a thoroughly vetted staff trained in first aid, CPR and emergency drills.

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Hear from our parents

Maria, administrator, is fantastic - super helpful and always finds solutions to our problems. Teachers are great too. Everyone is very caring.
Katerina O., Chicago-Lincoln Square

The staff and teachers at Kiddie Academy are amazing. They truly care about the kids and provide a safe and welcoming environment. We feel very comfortable leaving our kid there everyday and know he will have a fun and educational day. We love the daily video and picture updates and staff and teachers are always…
Tony F., Chicago-Lincoln Square

The teachers are our number favorite aspect of KA. They are very caring and make a strong effort to know our child well. Ms. LaToya is also incredible and resilient!
Laura M., Chicago-Lincoln Square

The staff is amazing, it is clear they truly care about the children. Everyone is extremely professional and I feel 100% comfortable leaving my child in your care. You are also very accommodating with dietary restrictions which is appreciated. The kids also seem to learn a lot throughout the day.
Stefanie E., Chicago-Lincoln Square

All of the managerial staff is very friendly and approachable about questions and concerns. They make it very easy to work with them
Scott R., Chicago-Lincoln Square

Great communication, organized, and attentive to my child. The teachers and staff are warm and friendly, my daughter loves going to school everyday.
Sandy D., Chicago-Lincoln Square

The staff is amazing. Always friendly, personal and willing to go the extra mile for our child. We feel blessed to have such great care for our child as she continues to grow.
Brian M., Chicago-Lincoln Square

Everything! The teachers are amazing, the food is great, the curriculum is appropriately challenging and fun!
Joanna D., Chicago-Lincoln Square

Chelcea J., Chicago-Lincoln Square

I like how there is an actual curriculum for my 2-year-old. It is great that he has an opportunity to be active with other children but the educational aspect is important and we can see that he is benefitting.
Marcus T., Chicago-Lincoln Square

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Kiddie Academy of Chicago-Lincoln Square

Welcome tips and insights to the family:

Parenting Essentials®

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.

New! Distance Learning Lab for Kindergarteners

Facilitated Remote Kindergarten

We take the pressure off of you and guide your student through their remote learning. Our Kindergarten Distance Learning Lab is a teacher-facilitated way to ease the stress of remote learning for your 5-year old. 

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