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545 Hiawatha Drive, Elgin IL 60120

Welcome to The Ivy Academy

Where your child will experience positive development through constructive play activities

The school provides specialized attention to your child (6 weeks to 12 years of age) in a nurturing, educational environment.

Our goal

Philosophy & Mission

Our mission is to provide quality early childhood education and related services while striving to empower young children through family-friendly support and schooling. The goal is for your child to reach his or her fullest potential in a creative, engaging, and profound way.

The Ivy Academy is a constructive play center concentrating on academics through fun and age-appropriate educational activities.

Encouraging Classrooms

Nurturing Environments
The Ivy Academy of Early Learning Inc. has specialized classrooms for each age group: infant, toddler, preschool, pre IV & pre V, kindergarten, and school age. All classrooms meet the particular developmental needs of each peer group.

Every classroom curriculum is designed to stimulate your child’s interest, help develop the skills necessary for their age group and give them countless opportunities to interact with other children in a safe, encouraging environment.

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Our Team

Qualified Teaching Professionals
Meet our team of qualified teaching professionals who work together to build and maintain trusting and respectful relationships with both children and families.
Professional Teachers 90%
Artists 85%
Psychologists 97%
April Slater
April Slater
April Slater
Co-Director / Curriculum Director
Karina Cortez
Karina Cortez
Karina Cortez
Teacher/ Office Assistant

The Ivy Academy Offers You

  • Large and spacious classrooms
  • A clean, caring, and comfortable environment
  • Low ratios (Fewer children, more teachers
  • Reasonable rates
  • Progressive cognitive development for your child through Language Centers-Educational Games and Videos-Science/Math Centers-Creative Activities (Musical & Material)
  • A large and age-divided outdoor fenced playground for your child

Exclusive Services

  • Qualified Teachers (Early Childhood Education Degree and/or Master Level)
  • Nutritional breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Registered nurse on staff as a consultant, making monitoring visits (weekly for the first six months, monthly thereafter) and providing “in service” training when needed
  • Specialized attention for children who have experienced an emotionally upsetting event, like loss of a family member or pet
  • All soiled clothing is washed on premises

Special Activities

  • Winter Holiday Party for the children and families
  • Halloween Party
  • Thanksgiving Dinner (the day Before)
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Visits from firemen and policemen
  • Visits from the local library

what parents say

Testimonials About The Ivy Academy

When we found The Ivy Academy from the beginning we liked the treatment that Ms. Amy gave us. Our daughter Betsy is special care, she felt comfortable with the teachers and the atmosphere there in the nursery. Our other son Damian has been here since the age of 6 here he learned many things from numbers, letters, and colors. This has served him a lot in his development. My wife Erika and I are very pleased to have them here at The Ivy Academy of Early Learning Inc.

Moya Rodriguez Family

Moya Rodriguez Family

You and your team have created an AMAZING place that will have a lasting impact on children’s lives, families, and our community. What an incredible heart you have!

Jeanette Mihalec

As every mother would, I definitely was looking for a school that I could rely on. Trusting your child in someone else’s hands isn’t easy, however Little birdies proved that I can be calm about my kid’s wellbeing and education. Thank you so much!

Deanna Moore


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545 Hiawatha Drive, Elgin
IL 60120