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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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Play Day

October 15, 2022 starting at 10:00 am

Join us for Play Day! This event has great games and fun activities for your kids while supporting a great cause in our community. The event is free and open to…

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We're Open to all Our Families!

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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

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David H., Gurnee

I appreciate that everyone knows my child's name. It demonstrates the level of attention and care my child receives, even if her typical teachers are not available. I also appreciate the cautiousness of my child's teachers during covid when my child was not yet eligible for a vaccine.
Jennifer K., Gurnee

Kiddie Academy feels like a second home for my family. My daughter has continued to learn and prosper through our years here.
Arionna M., Gurnee

Absolutely adore how everyone is so friendly and welcoming and sincere. It feels like home outside of home for all and the little one. Truly the best environment for him.
Josie C., Gurnee

Literally everything! Not one thing I can even complain or gripe about. I recommend your facility to everyone!
Taniya C., Gurnee

The staff is awesome, our daughter is learning so much..I know she is safe the facility is clean. We couldn't ask for a better place.
Jami R., Gurnee

I love the variety of activities for my kids. They love the outdoor space and equipment. My kids are never bored and always well cared for. Every one worked so hard to help maintain my daughter's special diet requirements, even when she wasn't super cooperative.
Mary Ann P., Gurnee

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

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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.

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Join Us for Play Day for a Cause!

Join us October 15th at 10:00am for Play Day for a Cause!


Play Day for a Cause is a great way to observe the Season of Giving while your children enjoy an amazing day of developmentally appropriate games and activities. Donations are appreciated, but not required to attend.


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