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A little about our Academy

Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:

  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility

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  • Anu Saini, Academy Owner

    I strongly believe that it is important for young children to receive early education that can focus on all areas of their...   Read More

    Anu Saini, Academy Owner

    I strongly believe that it is important for young children to receive early education that can focus on all areas of their developmental growth. During our search for business, we decided to go with Kiddie Academy because it possesses all the qualities that we were looking for with caring teachers, a fun atmosphere and strong curriculum. I want it to continue my passion for young learners. We decided to open our second location in Grayslake to the community, as we continue to inspire young minds. My husband and I have two wonderful boys, and we love to meet new people. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and watching web series/ movies in my free time.

  • Danielle Bentivegna, Academy Director

    Danielle has been in childcare for the past 18 years and has served as a Teacher, Program Specialist, Assistant Director and Director....   Read More

    Danielle Bentivegna, Academy Director

    Danielle has been in childcare for the past 18 years and has served as a Teacher, Program Specialist, Assistant Director and Director. Danielle has her B.A. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Science from Southern Illinois University and spent time teaching in the public school system for a few years before coming back to Early Childhood Education full time. Beginning at a young age, she always knew she wanted to be an educator and work with children. She volunteered during her recess time in the primary classrooms when she was in elementary school and began babysitting at the age of 14. That love of helping to nurture children is what brought her to Kiddie Academy. Danielle lives in Lindenhurst, Illinois with her husband of 14 years and 2 children: Isabella (12) and Jackson (2). When she is not at the academy, she loves spending time with her family and crafting. “I am excited to have the opportunity to share my passion and enthusiasm of learning. I love watching the children develop new skills each day. I am here to help support your children and love them as my own. I look forward to getting to know you and your family. Thank you for entrusting Kiddie Academy of Grayslake to be a part of your family!”

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I really feel good about our decision to send Raygan to Kiddie Academy. I enjoy that when I drop her off/pick her up she is happy and excited, especially when she sees her teachers and baby friends. I like that there are fun event days through the month and I look forward to as she…
Valerie A., Grayslake

We love how happy our daughter is when we drop her off and pick her up! The daily pictures we get shows how involved and caring the teachers and staff are. Our daughter is learning and changing so much since she started going there!
Angela W., Grayslake

We love the staff at Kiddie Academy! Our favorite part of each day is sitting with our 20 month old and showing her the photos that her teachers uploaded in the app, and hearing her tell us about her day and her friends. We have the highest level of trust in how they care for…
Mary M., Grayslake

Everyone is very kind and attentive. You can really tell they do their absolute best for the children, they’re genuine and educational care is what I like the most!
Dominque E., Grayslake

Very hands on! I love that the teachers share pictures at the end of day and tell when she had a diaper change and what she ate!
Lauren S., Grayslake

Everyone that we've interacted with has been so wonderful! Our daughter loves all of her teachers and has really opened up to new people since she's started going to Kiddie Academy. We can't wait to see how much more she's going to learn in the future!
Gina G., Grayslake

I like that my child is learning things and building on that knowledge. Examples include, using sign language to communicate, being read to alot, hearing/practicing music. I also love all the pictures and videos I get each day and the app makes it super easy to communicate. Only wish is that the app would refresh…
Valerie A., Grayslake

Very clean, friendly stuff. I love the communication, and daily report about my child.
Anna Z., Grayslake

We love how well you care for our children! We feel comfortable and confident with them in your care, they get lots of great educational activities. Some of the snacks seem high in sugar and processed (cookies, nilla wafers etc). We’d like to see more veggie snacks
Mary M., Grayslake

The team at Kiddie Academy of Grayslake is extremely kind, caring, and fun. My 1 year old son goes straight to them at drop off and at pick up, is not usually in a hurry to grab mom when they’re holding him. He is obviously very comfortable with the staff and secure. Kiddie Academy is…
Kristen Del V., Grayslake

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