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A little about our Academy

Each Academy is a little different. Here's what makes us unique:

  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility

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  • 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 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 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, Academy Director

    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.  

Hear from our parents

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

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