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Fax: 224-281-4136

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We believe children need constructive play activities to foster development. Welcome to The Ivy Academy of Early Learning, Inc. where we provide special attention to your children 6 weeks to 12 years of age, by focusing on a child’s need for love and affection, in a nurturing, educational environment. Our goal is to provide quality early childhood education and related services, while striving to empower young children through family-friendly support and education. We are a constructive play center concentrating on academics; however, educational activities are achieved by making learning fun.

Dependable Service. Quality Care.

The Ivy Academy of Early Learning, Inc. is a new child development center serving Elgin in Cook and Kane counties. We are more than just a day care - we are a family center. We are dedicated to fulfilling the needs of the family, and providing the highest standard of care for the child. We endeavor to fulfill that mission each day and year by providing resources and information to teachers, families and the community regarding early childhood issues. Forming meaningful collaborations with teachers, families, community and other interested agencies. Becoming advocates for our young children and their families. We do this by not only exceeding the Department of Children and Family Services minimum requirements, but by currently endeavoring to obtain the highest level of accreditation from the Quality Rating System (QRS).

Caring Classrooms. Encouraging Environments.
Each age group has special developmental needs that need to be met in order for the children to reach their full potential. That is why The Ivy Academy of Early Learning, Inc. has specialized classrooms for children of certain ages. Each classroom's curriculum is designed to stimulate the interest of the children, develop the skills necessary for their age group, and also give them an opportunity to interact with children their own age. Attached is an overview of each classroom's curriculum and the skills that are developed in their classroom.

Special Services
• Registered Nurse on staff as a consultant, making monitoring visits (weekly for the first six months, then monthly thereafter) and providing "in service" training when needed.
• Nutritional breakfast, lunch and snacks
• Child’s clothing washed on premises when soiled.
• Special attention paid to children who have experienced the loss of a family member, pet or other emotionally upsetting event
• Qualified Teachers (Early Childhood Education Degreed and/or Master Level)

Special Activities *only factory sealed /store bought products can be brought into the center.
• Winter Holiday Party for the children and families
• Halloween Party
• Thanksgiving Dinner (Day Before)
• Bithday Celebrations
• Visits from firemen and policemen         
• Visits from the Elgin Library

We Provide
• Large Classroom Environment                  
• A clean comfortable environment                   
• Low Ratios (Less children/More Teachers)     
• Reasonable Rates
• Cognitive Development though; Language Centers - Educational Games and Videos - Science/Math Centers - Creative Activities (Musical and Material)
• Large Outdoor Fenced in Playground, divided for age appropriate play

The Ivy Academy of Early Learning, Inc. is special for many reasons, mainly because we are a non-profit, private, family owned and operated center interested in the individual needs and development of “our community” of children.  Please join us, and give your child an opportunity to experience our safe, healthy and happy, loving care. Feel free to contact our Program Director at any time during our operation hours of 6am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday at 224-281-4979; if need be, you may contact our Executive Director, Amy Hitchinson at Our fax number is 224-281-4136

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