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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

2-Year-Olds

Exploring My World

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

Preschool

3-Year-Olds

I Can Do It

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

Pre-Kindergarten

4-Year-Olds

Ready, Set, Go

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

Kindergarten

5-Year-Olds

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

CampVentures®

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

The facility is child centered, very well organized, clean and a friendly place. My grandson comes home happy everyday and talks about school all the time.
Ann G., Gurnee

Literally everything. Their patience, their understanding, their compassion and commitment to the children, how fast my daughter is learning and singing her songs is amazing! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!
Taniya C., Gurnee

The teachers are amazing and take great care od our kids
Jenny M., Gurnee

The staff there truly care about each child there!
Brittany C., Gurnee

In love with everyone here. The atmosphere has made my son such a good person, learning, growing, and becoming his truest best self.
Josie C., Gurnee

Staff is very nice
Ariana R., Gurnee

The hands on activities, the songs my kids come home and sing me because they learned it at school. The pictures they take of my kids and how it is so appreciated. The way my kids leave everyday with a smile on their face.
Sarah W., Gurnee

I’m very satisfied with the quality of professional service the staff provides. The cleanliness and keeping safety first is very important to me as a parent for my child and the staff far exceeds my expectation. Thanks for everything
Asma A., Gurnee

Everything.
Lupe D., Gurnee

Kiddie Academy provides exceptional care and teaches the children many life skills. My husband and I really appreciate the curriculum that is in place as well as the sense of community that is felt as soon as we walk into the building. The faculty members all seem to really care about every child and they…
Mia S., 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.