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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

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

All the activities for the kids and the education they provide
Marcela G., Gurnee

Our daughter’s teachers this year have been very communicative and friendly. We have noticed that she enjoys going to school more, and is happier! The curriculum seems great; our daughter is telling us things she has learned all the time.
Brenden G., Gurnee

So far we are very impressed. I am amazed at all the enrichment activities they do with the infants. The staff are friendly and engaging. The facility is clean and the other parents are friendly. I know we made the best choice for Aaliyah
Jami R., Gurnee

They have an awesome team. Full of lively environment for the kids and team always open to hearing to any feedback/concern from parents. My 2-year toddler loves his day out here.
Debasish D., Gurnee

I have been very happy with Kiddie Academy. The organization and teachers are very organized and communicative. In addition, special love and care was shown to our son while he was struggling with the transition back to school. I will forever be grateful for this! Thank you!
Lindsay P., Gurnee

The teachers know my child's name and activities my child enjoys at day care. The information in the app is complete and varied so we know what our child participated in during the day. We appreciate there are lots of opportunities to learn using different senses and the teachers have curricular goals to try to…
Jennifer K., Gurnee

I love everything about Kiddie Academy! From the childcare we came from is just so different compared to this amazing place, we just love being apart of the Kiddie Academy family! I would definitely recommend anyone who wants such an professional and great place to send their children too! Working there has made me more…
Adriana A., Gurnee

The staff is pleasant and attentive. My child really enjoys her time at school, she gets to participate in various activities daily. I was so excited about the petting zoo and Saturday reading activity!
Waukesha R., Gurnee

The administration and teachers are great - very supportive and patient with our daughter
Shahid B., Gurnee

My daughter is in the school age program and has had a wonderful experience since she has been at Kiddie Academy of Gurnee. She has built positive relationships with her teachers and classmates. The teachers are very informative about special events and happenings within the academy. She has enjoyed her time with Kiddie Academy and…
Danielle B., Gurnee

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