5 years old

Our kindergarten class size is small, allowing us to deliver an intimate setting. This enables your child to grow and develop in a more relaxed environment.

More than any other grade, kindergarten is all about the children. It is the first experience for your child in the organized world of elementary education where they will be part of a school with hundreds of children at different grade levels.

Young students enter kindergarten with a wide span of skills, experiences, and needs. The beginning of the year will be a combination of preschool and elementary education. Some children come ready to read while others are just learning the marvels of books; some come able to write while others are developing the coordination to manoeuver a pencil. No matter where your child stands, he will be in good hands in The Ivy Academy of Early Learning Inc.

It is important to remember that your child will develop in his or her own time and expectations must be individualized to meet their level, building a solid base for future learning experiences. Your child has the ability to succeed given the right opportunities. Our kindergarten program allows your child to still be a youngster and expand his or her physical, academic, and social abilities through play and appropriate activities. Not all learning takes place with a paper and pencil, it can take place anywhere! Learning by play teaches academic skills, how to effectively & adequately interact with classmates, and how to collaborate and respect others, among many other achievements.

Our kindergarten curriculum is tied to the Illinois Early Learning Standards, ensuring activities and expectations that are appropriate for the capabilities of young students. A great kindergarten classroom meets the needs of its diverse student population and develops the foundation for future learning experiences. We proudly collaborate with our local school district in their “Give Me Five for Learning” program, as well as several other agencies in our area. We vow to offer your child the greatest opportunity to achieve his or her best in all aspects of their development!

We strive to meet the expectations of your family, and pride ourselves in our ability to find the right combination of tools to assist your child in the ever growing process of learning. Please always feel welcome to “sit in” on your child’s class, or ask for an appointment with the teacher at any time!

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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