American Kidz Academy - Elite Urban Education®

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Elite Urban Education®
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Chicago Preschool Programs

Exploring the World at a Chicago Preschool

AKA offers your early learner an environment in which they can be successful. At our American KidZ Academy® Chicago preschools children are presented with numerous developmentally appropriate materials. Educated teachers and the specialized AKA Elite Curriculum help preschool children flourish academically and socially. Our Chicago preschooler’s posses the natural desire to learn, American KidZ Academy creates an environment where they build educational foundations and enhance their love of learning! Our preschools in Chicago exceed all the Illinois Early Learning Standards set forth by the IL Department of Education. These essential standards are why AKA is the leader in the field of Early Education. At our American KidZ Academy®  preschools in Chicago we prepare your child for their future and the world around them.


Chicago PRESCHOOL Elite Urban Education® Curriculum:

Assembly Time:
Community awareness, Self-help skills, Social and Emotional Development

Daily Assembly, or group time, offers your chicago preschooler a rich experiences with the purpose of building their educational foundation as well as sharpening their social skills.  At our preschools in Chicago, participation in group Assembly develops literacy and language skills, introduce math concepts, expand social and emotional development, and much much more! Assembly is a special time when teachers help children learn manners and patience. This is a fun and engaging time during which your child learns the importance of being part of a group.  AKA Assembly helps your child navigate their community and world as socially responsible individuals. Daily Assembly incudes calendar, weather, letters and number, songs, stories, and much more.

Learning Time:
Math, Science, Literacy

Chicago Preschooler's are naturally inquisitive. Learning Time at AKA, is the time when educational activities are presented in a manner that excite and engage your child. Your child does not feel pressured to learn, on the contrary, they seek out learning because it is offered and presented in a manner children relate to and understand.  During Learning time children are allowed to work individually, in small group, or large group.  Children are free to choose their work but encouraged and challenged by the teachers based on their indivudual skills. Your child will amaze you with their knowledge of math, science, literacy and more. 

Motor Time:
Movement and physical well-being


Helping your chicago preschooler lead a healthy life-style is a key component to the Elite curriculum.  At AKA we take an active approach to help preschooler's develop their fine and gross motor skills. Your preschooler will graduate to a more skilled level of  early writing.  AKA teachers understand the importance and impact early opportunities to write are for a young child.  We know how independent your preschooler wants to become!  Using the Elite Curriculum, teachers plan opportunities to engage preschoolers in gross motor activities everyday. Running, riding bikes, balancing, jumping and even Yoga are among the activities encouraged during gross motor time. Our large indoor play space makes this possible year-round, and our proximity to neighborhood parks and Lincoln Park Zoo Chicag encourages children to spend time outdoors, exploring the wonders of the city!

Creative Expression Time:
Music, Art, Sensory

Preschooler's of Chicago are independent and inquisitive! Self expression through art, music and sensory exploration help preschool children gain a sense of accomplishment.  The AKA environment is full of choices and numerous experiences that help your preschooler feel proud! Creative expression helps preschooler build a sense and understanding of their world and urban environment in which they live. Many messy fun activities are planned so that preschooler's can express themselves and their unique  personalities.  Crayons, paint, markers or even safety-scissors are among the materials they use frequently!

Parent Connections:
Building strong families


Creating a community and building strong relationships with and among families is extremely important at American KidZ Academy®. Our AKA Elite Curriculum is designed to support this important partnership. Each week preschool teachers plan opportunities to link your child’s learning at school to their experiences and learning at home.