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Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.
Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.
At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.
At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.
At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
Maggie Martin, Academy Director
Maggie attended Illinois State University where she received a B.S. in Politics and Government with a focus on Public Service. After graduating and... Read More
Maggie attended Illinois State University where she received a B.S. in Politics and Government with a focus on Public Service. After graduating and entering the work force she realized her passion was working with children. Maggie then attended Oakton Community College to pursue her dream of being an Early Childhood Educator. Maggie graduated with honors and began her teaching journey. Maggie has worked as a nature preschool teacher, 2’s teacher, parent and tot teacher, and administrative assistant in her previous roles at a local park district. In April of 2021, Maggie became the Academy Director of Glenview. She enjoys watching our students grow, learn and explore each day.
Maria Miller, Assistant Director
Maria was born in Santigo, Chile. She was adopted at the age of 5 from an American family living in the suburbs... Read More
Maria was born in Santigo, Chile. She was adopted at the age of 5 from an American family living in the suburbs or Chicago. Maria moved with her new family to Skokie, IL and this is where she was raised. It was there that she began to realize her passion for children. In high school, she began to take her love for children more seriously. She started taking classes and soon realized that it would be her career. She received her associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She then went on to get her bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from National Louis University. The study of child development is her passion, the study of behavior is an interest of hers. Maria recently completed the directors training through Kiddie Academy. She also took an administration class focusing on early childhood. She is planning to continue her education. Maria has been in the early childhood field for over 20 years. She hopes to be in the field for 20 plus years more. For now, Maria enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and two children. She enjoys reading, art projects and puzzles.
Kierstin Moddelmog, Ph. D, Education Coordinator
Kierstin attended the University of Colorado Denver where she earned her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. More recently, she attended the... Read More
Kierstin attended the University of Colorado Denver where she earned her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. More recently, she attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where she earned her PhD in Special Education. Kierstin appreciates that each child and family is unique and enjoys collaborating with families and teachers to support children as they grow and thrive inside and outside the classroom. In her spare time, she loves traveling, exploring new restaurants and cuisines, and attending sporting events of any kind. She is excited to work here with the children, families, and teachers at Kiddie Academy of Glenview.
Jamie Urban, M. Ed, Regional Director
Ms. Jamie has over 20 years of experience working in the field of Early Childhood Education in a wide variety of settings... Read More
Ms. Jamie has over 20 years of experience working in the field of Early Childhood Education in a wide variety of settings and age groups. She has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Administration from National Louis University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Benedictine University. Jamie joined Kiddie Academy in 2015 as the Assistant Director of the Carpentersville Academy, where she guided her team through NAEYC Accreditation and earning the ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality. In 2017, Jamie researched and authored three successful Requests for Proposal to the Illinois State Board of Education resulting in the Carpentersville Academy becoming 1 of 6 centers selected state-wide to be awarded funding to implement a center-based Preschool For All and Preschool For All Expansion Program. She was then promoted to Director of Curriculum where she led the PFA/PFAE programs which helped to bring high-quality preschool curriculum and resources to underserved and low-income families in the surrounding community. In 2021, Jamie accepted the position of Regional Director of the Carpentersville, Glenview, and Park Ridge Academies. Jamie truly loves being able to share her expertise, support, coach, mentor, and train the staff and Administrative Teams of each academy.
“We came over from Kensington School (Glenview). We have been impressed with the seriousness of the curriculum and the quality of food our children receive. Our son made the transition without major issue, which we attribute not only to him, but also the welcoming environment and the teachers in his class. We are very pleased. ”
Steven V., Glenview
“I love the age specific curriculum for each classroom and the meals provided. We also appreciate the frequent daily pictures and videos posted to the app every day. ”
Ernest O., Glenview
“Pros: I have no doubt my child is safe, cared for, and has a fun time at school Suggestions: Fill out the calendar that is in the newsletter. My husband and I don't use Facebook so it's great there is a group but for regular updates, we rely on Tadpoles / the Newsletter. Make a… ”
Sarah H., Glenview
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Jill O., Glenview
“My husband & I really like how passionate & caring the teachers are at Kiddie Academy. We feel very comfortable & confident sending our daughters there. We also like the playground outside & the inside gym. Both are good so our daughters can run around & do some activity. ”
Kari V., Glenview
“I love KA ”
Khishignaran B., Glenview
“Wonderful teachers that are knowledgeable, experienced while also being very loving and committed to the children! ”
Yusra C., Glenview
“Teachers give individual attention to every child. ”
Szilvia S., Glenview
“Teachers genuinely seem to enjoy their job and are very dedicated. ”
Sherry D., Glenview
“Professional, kind and loving to our child. Also love the food service. ”
Meghan D., Glenview
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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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