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Infants have individual personalities. We help bring them to light.
Toddlers are extremely active. We keep them actively learning.
At two years old, children need to explore. We give them every opportunity.
At three years old, children discover and create. We encourage them to do it all.
At four years old, children are preparing for school. We get them ready to go.
Between ages 4 and 5, children are about to take on the world. We give them the tools to do it.
School-age children are curious about the world. We help them decipher it.
Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:
Mrs. Tosi Ufodike, Executive Director
Mrs. Tosi has been serving as Academy Executive Director since March of 2020. She has 20+ years of experience wearing several hats... Read More
Mrs. Tosi has been serving as Academy Executive Director since March of 2020. She has 20+ years of experience wearing several hats within the world of Childcare and Entrepreneurship. Mrs. Tosi is teacher qualified, director qualified, first aid and cpr certified. She is a wife, mom to two girls, & dog mom. She is an Author, Mentor, and Childcare Expert.
Ms. Ala Mohammed, Academy Director
Ms. Ala Mohammed is our Academy Director. She is teacher qualified, director qualified, first aid and cpr certified and has over 10+... Read More
Ms. Ala Mohammed is our Academy Director. She is teacher qualified, director qualified, first aid and cpr certified and has over 10+ years of childcare experience. Her previous experience spans over 10+ years including roles of teacher assistant, teacher, and director of admissions. She is an Illinois native, currently residing in Gurnee. To conclude, her favorite quote: "One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world." by M. Yousafzai. Please welcome her to our Kiddie Academy family.
“Everyone is so friendly and good communication is consistent! ”
Cori M., Hawthorn Woods
“Great teachers! ”
Sade G., Hawthorn Woods
“My son likes going to school and is well cared for. ”
Melissa J., Hawthorn Woods
“I like how clean and up to date the facility is, and I like the people that work there. I feel like my son is safe and well-cared for. ”
Kate B., Hawthorn Woods
“I like the available hours, the meal choices and the daily activities for our children. ”
Kelly C., Hawthorn Woods
“Pleasing your customers and their children is very important to you. It is very noticeable! ”
Thomas B., Hawthorn Woods
“I like that I get a detailed account of my child’s day, and I can check in during the day! I also like seeing the activities the kids are doing in class! ”
Kera S., Hawthorn Woods
“Amazing teachers in the infant room and love the front office staff, so friendly and always helpful! ”
Grant M., Hawthorn Woods
“That the children are engaged in learning ”
Gillian G., Hawthorn Woods
“Very caring staff, excellent curriculum. Keeps the kids learning and very busy all day! ”
Julie H., Hawthorn Woods
Contact us to learn more about what makes Kiddie Academy stand out among educational child care providers. A member of our team will contact you.
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.
01/23/23Parents Share What Matters in Recent Survey