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Kiddie Academy of Park Ridge

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Every day your child's imagination grows and their curiosity gathers momentum—Kiddie Academy of Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge, 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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STEM Adventures

July 31, 2021 @ 12:00

Join Kiddie Academy for STEM Adventures! This free and fun-filled event lets you and your children participate in activities that show how we make learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math exciting and enjoyable for all ages! Please register to reserve your spot!

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Re-opening on May 4th

We’ve learned that there are many Essential Workers in our community in need of care for their children. Some have temporary arrangements coming to an end, changing circumstances, or may…

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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

Life Essentials® At Home

Infant to School Age

Bring Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials Curriculum Into Your Home

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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

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 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 Park Ridge 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

Everyone is very friendly and outgoing. They are very personable and keep you updated with your kids.
Jennifer B., Park Ridge

The teachers are warm and friendly and the activities for the kids are very creative as well as educational.
Michelle L., Park Ridge

I love how interactive and thoughtful everyone is. The staff is friendly and genuinely cares about the kids and their families.
Lauran A., Park Ridge

Our son has been going to the kiddie academy for 2 and half years. We love them! He loves his teachers, all the art activities, yummy foods, gym, and outdoor playground. He has been learning a lot and telling us all about it. The teachers and staff members are all wonderful. We are so grateful…
Maki M., Park Ridge

Amazing teachers, staff and communication!
Jessica D., Park Ridge

Teachers and staff are fantastic!
Kathy M., Park Ridge

Terrific staff and they’re doing a great job with our son!
Chris O., Park Ridge

KA has great communications between parents and educators. All their staff are friendly, helpful and informative. We appreciate all the special events held and the ongoing activities within the classroom that challenge and help our children grow!
Effie L., Park Ridge

We've loved having Maeve at Kiddie Academy! Sarah, Jenny, and the whole staff are amazing and give their all everyday to make Maeve feel their love and care! We feel like Maeve is learning a lot and has a wealth of fun and stimulating activities to do every day. She also always talks about all…
James C., Park Ridge

I love everything about them from the education my son gets to the care that they give and show to him every day to everything else that follows I’m very pleased with how they work !
Ramona V., Park Ridge

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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.