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Lakefront Children's Academy:
Lakefront Children's Academy is a full-service, private, educational academy for children ages two through to six years. We are conveniently located in the New East Side neighborhood in the center of Chicago, close to Millennium Park and the heart of Chicago's downtown loop. Lakefront Children's Academy offers an enhanced curriculum and solid educational programs. Our academic programs feature computer readiness, foreign language, math & reading readiness, science, library, music, art, cultural appreciation & physical education classes. 95% of our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten graduates who apply for are accepted to private, gifted and classical schools.

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Education Programs:
Our curriculum consists of a sequence of directed activities designed to help children understand certain physical, emotional, and intellectual principles. Our academic programs for ages 2-6 years are geared toward stimulating the development of skills and communication, providing a growing awareness of sizes, shapes, and colors, cultivating manipulative skills and increasing physical development.

Within a safe environment each child will be stimulated to explore, make choices and develop age appropriate skills which will include a collective balance of active and quiet activities.

- Academics / Activities
:  Reading Readiness,  Math Readinesss,  Art, Earthworks Science Program,  Practical Life, Musikgarten Music Lessons, Computer Readiness, Language, Piano, Physical Education, Field Trips & Hot Meals.

* Jellybeans (Approximate ages 2-3.5 yrs):
Short group activities are planned daily for this age group. Their attention spans are short and we do not want to discourage them. We prefer to build upon their interests and share the joy of uncovering the mechanics of everyday life. Your child will be surrounded with meaningful language to enhance each new experience, experiment with newly acquired abilities and discover that they can make things happen. This increased awareness occurs while the children are enjoying water play, toy riding, shape sorting, block building, kitchen and dramatic play, art, circle time and many other activities.

* Worker Ants (Approximate ages 3.5-4.5 yrs)
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At this age, children begin to develop special friendships. They will learn to interact with their peers, rather than near their peers. Group activities are extended and academic introduction will begin to take place. Activities are modified according to each child's creativity and self expression. This age group will continue to enjoy many of the same activities as the Jellybeans and build upon the skills they learned in that classroom.   

* Dolphins (Approximate ages 4.5-6 yrs):
Pre-kindergarten preparation, as well as kindergarten academics are emphasized at this age level. The teachers prepare lessons plans geared toward readiness skills and self-expression. The following areas are promoted: reading and math readiness, art, science, social studies, computer readiness, language studies and practical life.

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Summer Camp program:  This is held for 9 weeks every summer and is open to children ages 2-8 years old.

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Ballet Chicago
Courses / Programs
Located in the heart of Downtown Chicago, Ballet Chicago is an internationally recognized professional track school of ballet that offers classes and programs throughout the year. Acceptance into the student and professional divisions is by audition only.

Ballet Chicago offers a boot camp, children's theme camps, junior intensives, and professional level summer and advanced intensives.

Ballet Chicago believes every aspiring artist deserves the opportunity to explore his or her full potential, and strives to make classical ballet training accessible to all talented students who have the desire to dance.

Ballet Chicago is dedicated to rigorous technical training in a culture that fosters personal growth and by teaching impeccable technique as well as fundamental life skills, their students go on to find success in dance and life.
Year-Round & Summer Ballet Programs for Children & Adults:

Children's Theme Camp (ages 4-6)
- Duration: 1 week

Junior Intensive (ages 7-12)
- Duration: 1-3 weeks

Ballet Chicago Boot Camp:
- Duration: 1 week

Summer Course:
- Duration: 5 weeks, ages 11 and up

Advanced Intensive Class:
- Duration: 2-weeks
Jolly Fun House Playschool, Chicago
Courses / Programs
Jolly Fun House Playschools cater for kids ages 6 weeks to 5 years through our Infant program, Toddler / Two Years program, Preschool / Pre-Kindergarten program, and more. We have three locations in Cook County, Illinois (Chicago City, Norridge and Prospect Heights). Our facility in Chicago enjoys a central location serving Irving Park, Albany Park, Avondale, Hermosa and Belmont communities. Our students achieve great results. Strong academic performance on standardized tests, on average, place our students in the top percentiles nationally.

Since 1942, the JFH Educational Academy has provided the highest standard of care and educational opportunity for children from infants through to preschool and the early grades. At JFH, our past, present and future commitment is to provide the highest standard of care and education that has been the hallmark of this family-owned and operated business.

Jolly Fun House Playschool is accredited by the National Childcare Association (NCCA) and National Early Childhood Program Accreditation Commission (NECPA).
- Infant Program
- Toddler Program / Two Years Program
- Preschool Program / Pre-Kindergarten Program
- Kindergarten Program
- Before and After School Programs

- All of our programs include Reading and Language Arts, Social Studies, Spanish (grade school), Computer Access and Training and Science Experiments (4 year-olds through grade 6).

- Activities include art, music and sports in our large gymnasium.

- We also offer Day Camps and Holiday Vacation Play Clubs.
Penny Lane School, Chicago
Courses / Programs
Penny Lane has two quality schools located in the Chicago Ridge and Oaklawn neighborhoods, south-west of downtown Chicago in Cook County, IL. Penny Lane is a privately owned and DCFS licensed facility that offers various educational and child care options. We provide early childhood education serving families throughout Woodlawn, Englewoood, Evergereen Park, South Shore and South Chicago.

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.

We follow the same schedule day after day. A picture schedule helps children feel secure because they know what comes next. After a few months, children are amazingly independent. They tell us what they are supposed to do next! Our early childhood education curriculum includes Spanish, Computers, Music and Movement, Rhythm instruments and a P.E curriculum. Come join the fun and let the learning begin.
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
- Summer Day Camps: All ages
Kids Connection Preschool
Courses / Programs
Kids Connection Preschool, located in Joliet in Will and Kendall Counties, Illinois (40 miles south-west of Chicago), is a Preschool offering education programs to children ages 3, 4 and 5 years. Classes are structured with the same age groupings as the public school classes. The activities and materials of the classes are geared toward the interests and abilities of children their age.

Care is taken to avoid pressure, but time for individual growth is provided through free play choices, small group activities and one-on-one attention. As children feel love and acceptance, they will learn.
3 year old classes:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays
- 9:00-11:30 a.m.
- 9:15-11:45 a.m.
- 12:30-3:00 p.m.

4 year old classes:
- Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays
- 9:00-11:30 a.m.
- 9:15-11:45 a.m.
- 12:30-3:00 p.m.
- Tuesday and Thursdays
- 12:45-3:15 p.m.
Joliet Catholic Academy
Courses / Programs
Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA) is a co-educational Catholic college preparatory high school located in Joliet in Will and Kendall Counties, Illinois, approximately 40 miles south-west of Chicago. We are co-sponsored by the Joliet Franciscan Sisters and the Carmelites of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. Academic excellence is one of the hallmarks of Joliet Catholic Academy; students are well prepared to attend the college of their choice after moving through our education programs.

Our diverse curriculum helps students to achieve their maximum intellectual potential, through three academic programs: College Prep, Upper College Prep and Honors / Accelerated. Each year, we have a 100% graduation rate. With an enrollment over 750 and a student-teacher ratio of 16:1, personal and individualized attention is afforded to students.

JCA has graduated over 21,000 alumni in the US and abroad. Professional excellence is a hallmark on all levels with over 50% of the faculty holding a Master's degree and beyond.

JCA is recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education, accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges, and a member of the East Suburban Catholic Conference.
Academic Programs:

- College Prep program
- Upper College Prep program
- Advanced Placement & Honors / Accelerated program
- Learning Resource program

- Honors Program: The intent of the Honors Program is to challenge academically gifted and talented students and provide them with a rigorous program to meet their needs.

- Advanced Placement & Honors / Accelerated Program: Courses are offered in English IV, U.S. Government, Calculus, Biology, European History, U.S. History, and Chemistry.
Child's Play Touring Theatre
Courses / Programs
Child's Play Touring Theatre, based in Chicago, Illinois, is a private touring theatre company offering workshops, residencies, after school programs, and summer camps across the USA. Child's Play Touring Theatre travels all over the country performing stories and poems written by children. Our mission is to share, encourage and validate the creativity of children by performing original works of theatre, music, and dance adapted from literature written by young authors.

Through performances, workshops and intensive residencies, Child's Play is a touring company that has reached an audience of over 4.2 million children, teachers and parents in 38 states. We see arts as an educational tool with lifelong benefits and teach not only in the schools, but at our studio and our summer camps. Child's Play Touring Theatre is a not-for-profit organization.
- Young Author workshops
- Artists-In-Residence programs
- The Writing Our World workshop
- After school programs
- Summer camps
- Performances
- Teen classes
- Sunday “FunDay” classes