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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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Preschool Open House

Preschool Open House 9:30-11:30 am AND 4:30-6:30 pm Come visit our Academy, meet our teachers and learn more about our amazing Life Essentials curriculum. Kiddie Academy offers Preschool, Pre-K and…

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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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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

At five years old, 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 2 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 safety

Nothing matters more than your child's safety and security. That's why every Kiddie Academy has a restricted-entry system and a thoroughly vetted staff trained in first aid, CPR and emergency drills.

Hear from our parents

Recently moved our child to Kiddie Academy. Love the center, and how responsive the staff is to our child's needs, and providing feedback on areas/opportunities for academic and emotional growth.
Marisa L., Gurnee

I like the structure of the class rooms, the daily updates I receive on what my child is learning, the pictures along with the updates so I can visually see how engaged and happy my child is.
Jennifer H., Gurnee

All the educational services and modern facility.
Beauty K., Gurnee

The support they give the children at all times.
Grisel H., Gurnee

Teachers are very dedicated loving and passionate about their work and their children.
Azuree K., Gurnee

My kids love spending the day there and there's great communication from staff about what they are learning every day.
Katie M., Gurnee

Kids enjoy coming to this place! They are given enough attention to make them comfortable.
Shesadri S., Gurnee

Very responsive. Accommodating. Fun and educational activities. Happy kids.
Amanda H., Gurnee

Flexible hours
Beauty K., Gurnee

The teachers are educators, but first and foremost they care about the kids. I know that my children are not just being taught, they are being loved.
Melissa W., Gurnee

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Kiddie Academy of Gurnee

Welcome tips and insights to the family:

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.