American Kidz Academy - Elite Urban Education®

American Kidz Academy
Elite Urban Education®
Best preschool program

American Kidz Academy
best early education program

American Kidz Academy®
Elite Urban Education®

American Kidz Academy®
Raise your child in the city
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Preschool Programs

Exploring the World at a Preschool

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


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 rich experiences with the purpose of building their educational foundation as well as sharpening their social skills. At our preschool program, participation in Group Assembly develops literacy and language skills, introduces math concepts, expands 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 numbers, songs, stories, and more.

Learning Time:
Math, Science, Literacy

Preschoolers are naturally inquisitive. Learning Time at AKA, is the time when educational activities are presented in a manner that excites and engages your child. Your child does not feel pressured to learn, on the contrary, he seeks 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 other fundamental subjects. 

Motor Time:
Movement and Physical well-being


Helping your preschooler lead a healthy lifestyle is a key component to the Elite curriculum. At AKA we take an active approach to help preschoolers develop their fine and gross motor skills. Your preschooler will graduate to a more skilled level of early writing because his fine motor skills are more developed than his peers'. 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 every day. Running, riding bikes, balancing, jumping, and even yoga are among the activities encouraged during gross motor time. Our outdoor programs and solutions make play possible year-round, and proximity to neighborhood parks and zoos encourages children to spend time outdoors exploring the wonders of the city!

Creative Expression Time:
Music, Art, Sensory Skills

Preschoolers 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 preschoolers build a sense of and understanding of their world and the urban environment in which they live. Many messy, fun activities are planned so that preschoolers can express themselves and their unique personalities.  Crayons, paint, markers,  and 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.