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KC's Academy of Early Childhood Education, Chicago:
For quality preschool, kindergarten, and infant / toddler programs, KC’s Academy of Early Childhood Education is the premier choice on the North Side of Chicago in Cook County. We are situated blocks from the Lakefront, conveniently located to serve our neighbors in Wrigleyville, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Uptown. We are committed to education and providing excellent child care for your little ones.

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At KC’s Academy of Early Childhood Education, we accept and embrace the fact that children construct their learning through playful interaction with objects, activities and people in their environment. We believe that these interactions result in your child’s acquisition of knowledge within their social, emotional, physical and cognitive developmental areas. This can positively influence the development of a strong educational foundation.

Education Programs:

Photo of Preschool / Child Care Center in Chicago, IllinoisEducation programs for children ages 2-6 years:
- Infant program
- Toddler program
- Preschool program
- Kindergarten program
- After School program

What We Offer:
* Opening hours are between 6:30 am - 6:30 pm.
* Low child / teacher ratio.
* Play and create in a safe, healthy, home-like environment.
* Bilingual program: Introduction to the English & Spanish languages with reading readiness.
* Music for Little Mozarts with piano.
* Mozart Math (learning math through music).
* Building a strong science foundation.
* Computer programs with an emphasis on education through play.
* Stretch and Grow fitness program.
* Healthy snack and lunch menus

Teaching Method:

To meet the needs of your child/children our teachers assess the developmental level of each child using the 3-M method for observing the children interaction with materials:

1. Manipulation
2. Mastery
3. Meaning

This method is based on the research of cognitive psychologists Jean Piaget, and also speaks to the findings of famous Italian Educator Reggio Emilio. We at KC’s find this to be an invaluable method for determining a child’s level of involvement with materials and activities. This method is important for planning and arranging self-directed learning environments that give your child/children an opportunity to interact with materials appropriate to his/her own age and stage of development.

Caring Environment:

We have provided a classroom environment that allows your child/children to:

1. Perceive which activities are available.
2. Make their own choices of activities to pursue.
3. Become deeply involve in their own learning.

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Address: W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois , USA
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Penny Lane School, Chicago
Courses / Programs
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Penny Lane plays a major role in guiding children's development and providing them with experiences that nurture their social, cognitive and physical abilities. We want your child to feel secure and independent, to move from one activity to another as easily and confidently as possible.

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Early Childhood Education Day Care Programs:

- Infants program: Ages 6 weeks to 15 months
- Toddlers program: Ages 15 months to 2 years
- Two Year Olds program: Ages 2 - 3 years
- Preschool program: Ages 3 - 4 years
- Pre-kindergarten program: Ages 4 - 5 years
- Kindergarten program: Ages 5 - 6 years (Must be 5 yearrs by September 1st)

Additionally:
- Before / After School program: Ages 5 - 12 years
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Adirondack Learning Academy
Courses / Programs
• Enroll in an accredited online homeschool course from Adirondack Learning Academy (ALA), and give your child or teenager the opportunity to benefit from quality online education from the comfort of their own home in Illinois and throughout the U.S

• We deliver comprehensive, NCAA-approved study-at-home academic programs to kindergarten, elementary school, middle school & high school students. 

• A homeschool diploma is awarded to high school seniors on successful completion of the program, and an official transcript that states that they have completed the requirements for graduation in their state.

• We provide anytime online access to our online courses. Tailored to appeal to today’s web-savvy kids, this makes studying convenient for all schedules.

• Our staff is skilled at easing the transition from high school to college. We have experience in what it takes to get you accepted at the college of your choice.

ALA is accredited by the National Independent Study Accreditation Council (NISAC) and approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Online K-12 Homeschool Programs:
For kindergarten, elementary school, middle school & high school students

• Core courses, electives & and career-technical courses
• College entrance assistance
• Advanced Placement (AP) classes
• Individualized curriculum with each student assigned a personal learning coach
• Programs for students with special needs

A homeschool diploma is awarded to high school seniors on successful completion of the program
Creative Scholars Preschool, Chicago
Courses / Programs
Creative Scholars Preschool is located in the heart of Chicago, Cook County, near Lincolnwood and Irving Park, with easy access to Freeway 90 and 94. At Creative Scholars Preschool, we strive to build a strong foundation for your child’s love of education. With a focus on early literacy development, we promote developmentally appropriate possibilities that enable us to discover the gifts each child possesses. We offer parents a central homely location and provide our children with a safe, engaging, collaborative and creative place to learn.

Our world is ever changing. At Creative Scholars, we have a responsibility to foster an atmosphere of caring, respect and understanding of one another and our world. We are committed to working together; parents, teachers, and child to ensure a high quality program for all of our students.
- Preschool Programs with full-day and half-day options.

- Visual arts, music, drama and foreign languages play an importnat role in our curriculum.

- Summer Enrichment Program also available.
Elmhurst Academy
Courses / Programs
Elmhurst Academy of Early Learning is located in Elmhurst in DuPage County, Illinois, approximately 17 miles west of downtown Chicago. We provide professional child care services for ages 3 months through to first grade.

Elmhurst Academy of Early Learning is accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Accreditation Commission (NAC). Elmhurst Academy is the only school in Illinois to hold all three of these prestigious honors.

Elmhurst Academy of Early Learning believes that successful experiences early in life lead to a successful future. We assist our students in realizing their potential by promoting academic achievement, character development, self-reliance, self-confidence and independent thought.
Education Programs:

- Infant Program

- Toddler Program

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- Preschool Program

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St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School, Chicago
Courses / Programs
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This includes a creative hands-on art program and access to a resource room with accelerated reading and math. After school programs such as athletics, band, art club and performing arts are offered to enhance the curriculum. Through the ongoing collaboration of the administrator, educators, parents, clergy and parish, we fulfill our commitment to academic excellence.

Our overall student population consists of 40 Caucasian, 46 Hispanic, 89 African American and 3 others. We cater for families from Blue Island, Calumet Park, Morgan Park, Merrionette Park, Robbins, Dixmoor, Riverdale and surrounding communities.
- Pre-kindergarten program
- Kindergarten program
- Elementary School program
- Middle School through to Grade 8 program

Additionally:
- Gifted Education Curriculum
- Talented and Gifted Program with art, accelerating reading and math
- After school program including athletics, band, art club and performing arts
St. Cornelius Catholic School, Chicago
Courses / Programs
St. Cornelius School in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois is dedicated to providing children an excellent education rooted in the Catholic Christian tradition through our preschool and elementary / middle school programs through Grade 8. By our focus on education driven by faith, students learn and act with integrity and kindness. Our goal is to educate children to become dedicated and productive people in our world. The St. Cornelius learning program is geared to meet the needs of today and the demands of tomorrow.

Cornelius School is an integral part of the St. Cornelius Parish and community at large. In conjunction with the evangelizing mission of the church and parish, St. Cornelius School is called to teach the message of Jesus in a Catholic context. Our unique role is to instill in the children the future responsibility of becoming loving adult disciples of Jesus.
Catholic Educational Programs from Preschool through Grade 8:

- Catholic Preschool program: Classes for 3 and 4 year old children
- Catholic Elementary & Middle School program (Grades K-8)
- We also offer an extended day option until 6:00 pm
- Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

St. Cornelius is dedicated to providing an education for the student inside and outside of the classroom.