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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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Empowering at every age: our learning programs

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Infant Care

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

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 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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Curriculum and the expertise of the staff
Christa C., Park Ridge

I love the teachers, the activities, the level of communication, and honestly, EVERYTHING!!!
Cassandra L., Park Ridge

Helping my child grow and develop
Simona P., Park Ridge

The administration has always been responsive to the needs of our child and supportive during times of transition. Our child has enjoyed developmentally appropriate curricula and has social emotional growth during his time at Kiddie Academy. The environment is caring and nurturing. I would definitely recommend our Kiddie Academy to prospective parents.
Eduardo C., Park Ridge

It all starts from the top in my opinion. Sarah Pusateri is amazing at fostering a caring community of teachers and does an incredible job of communicating what is happening at Kiddie Academy in Park Ridge. She's one of the first people you see when walking in and knowing that she's there makes us feel…
Shahan M., Park Ridge

My son is really starting to learn and enjoy school. It definitely took a while, but he loves his teachers which I think makes a huge difference. Everyone is very nice and attentive at this school.
Ashley H., Park Ridge

We've been very happy with Kiddie Academy under the leadership of Ms. Sarah!
Kaitlin B., Park Ridge

The energy of the staff and how they make my son feel about school. The teachers have been very patient, not only with my son but also with us as parents. My son says he loves his teachers and that alone is the best reassurance that he is in caring hands. The facilities in general…
Laura A., Park Ridge

The teachers and staff are all wonderful!
Gabriella G., Park Ridge

The staff is wonderful! They know kid by name and always a join to talk to.
Jennifer B., Park Ridge

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