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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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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Health Essentials

All Ages

Our enhanced wellness and disinfection guidelines

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

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.

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Hear from our parents

Very personable, super nice staff super clean building overall nice facility
Angela T., Gurnee

All of the directors know my son and participate in/organize fun activities and events for all of the kids. The teachers have positive and helpful feedback about my sons learning and behaviors, they all treat him with kindness. He loves going to Kiddie Academy and playing with his teachers and classmates. The communication from the…
Sara D., Gurnee

I love how involved the whole staff is, from the owner, to the directors, to the teachers. My child was always so excited to go to daycare and she learned so much here, both in education and life skills. The structure and lesson plans are great, I love how we receive a end of day…
Kaylynn F., Gurnee

The teacher to student ratio, the attention to details, every teacher knows the names of all the children in the building, if there are specifics needs your child requires they accomplish those tasks. Great school, faculty and staff!!
Brittany S., Gurnee

Everyone is amazing! Sammy and I love it here! ❤️ -Ashley Serrano
Ashley S., Gurnee

I love this place so much - and more importantly, my kids love this place so much!! The staff is so friendly and caring, and my children are learning a lot - not just academics, but how to be a good citizen and a good friend. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Kiddie Academy.…
Emily H., Gurnee

The employees are very caring and attentive. My daughter loves going there any chance she could.
Caleb R., Gurnee

I love everything about Kiddie Academy from the minute you walk in you feel so welcomed, as a parent I love seeing my children learning everyday, going into their classroom knowing they feel safe, comfortable in their environment and are loved. As a employee, I love going into work knowing I’m appreciated and working with…
Adriana A., Gurnee

I love that we’re all Figuring out how to help my child, working together, not kicking a difficult child out and not giving up on him. I’m so grateful for kiddie academy. My little one is in counseling and is continuing to get the help he needs. A learning progress, but the communication between parent…
Katelin R., Gurnee

I am in love with the faculty for the love they show endlessly to my son every time they see him. Such a joy and such good energy to be in. I wished I found them sooner!
Josie C., Gurnee

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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.