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Kiddie Academy of Gurnee

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We are conveniently located less than a mile from I-94 across from Great Wolf Lodge. The closest intersection is Grand Avenue and Dilley's Road.


Every day your child's imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum—Nationally accreditated Kiddie Academy of Gurnee 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 Gurnee, 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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April 5, 2024 starting at 5:00 pm

Join Kiddie Academy for STEM Adventures You and your children can participate in fun activities that show how we make learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math relevant and exciting!…

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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Infant Care

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.



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

Summer Camp

Ages 5 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 Gurnee 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.

Hear from our parents

I really enjoy the teachers in the Starfish room and how much they genuinely care for my child. Thank you.
Joahnna S., Gurnee

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Hamid G., Gurnee

Kiddie Academy of Gurnee is amazing. The teachers are loving, caring and very attentive to kids. They know each kid my the name and great them with open hugs. Teachers in my sons' group: Ms. Natalia and Ms. Lisie are absolutely amazing. Thanks to Ms. Natalia my son learnt so many new words and she…
Galyna T., Gurnee

The teachers are great! You can tell they truly enjoy the kids they work with! The curriculum is hit or miss for us since the baby is so young but I think once she gets older it will be more impactful.
Dana T., Gurnee

My son is exposed to activities, art projects and toys he wouldn't get at home.
Malerie W., Gurnee

I love how everyone there cares and loves your child as much as you do! I feel safe to leave my daughter there and she learns so much! I have notice a 100% difference in my childs growth and personality since I have enrolled her a year ago. The teachers, assistants, chefs and other staff…
Gail A., Gurnee

Miss Christine is absolutely wonderful. The kids love her. The parents love her.
Kasondra Van T., Gurnee

I would absolutely recommend Kiddie Academy to others and have already been doing so to all those I work with and prospective new hires/gains who are new to the area. I love the staff and how they treat my son, Alec. Great care is put into all facets of Kiddie Academy from cleanliness and hygienic…
Rashawn L., Gurnee

Great teachers. Miss Natalia and Miss Jackie are fantastic
Drew M., Gurnee

Great teachers, love the program variety. We know Aaliyah is safe learning and happy
Jami R., Gurnee

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