All About Kids Learning Academy is a learning center that values your kids’ future and development through our prime day care and preschool programs. We want them to be the best that they can be, that is why we take full responsibility in ensuring the well being and development of your kids. With our knowledge based curriculum, your kids will be exposed to various learning aspects that will develop and nurture their talents. See Less
Our programs are as diverse as our children. We offer a rich curriculum of activities and experiences that incorporate science, art, music and technology. Our teachers work with children to foster curiosity and creativity to prepare them for a lifetime of learning.
Our infant program uses a multi-sensory approach to guide your infant’s early learning experience toward a lifelong love of learning. Our trained teachers spend lots of time meeting the basic needs of each infant to develop the emotional attachment needed for children to feel safe.
Just like our infants, our toddlers (age 15 months-23 months) learn from multi-sensory experiences. The name toddler is derived from "to toddle", which means to walk unsteadily, like a child of this age. So our toddlers’s classrooms are spacious to accommodate physical development growth.
Our two year olds are at a stage that is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer plenty of books, building blocks, and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in our early preschool also begin to follow a daily schedule and learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Our THREE years old children are all about expression. Preschoolers really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. They come to school eager to learn and begin to take responsibility for their learning. This age group starts to construct knowledge not only through exploration and observation, but also through reflection and implementation of their daily plan.
Pre-K is that all-important year before Kindergarten. Our FOUR year old follow a daily schedule that is consistent and designed to meet the needs of young children. The day begins with morning circle where they review alphabets, count, review the weather, days of the week that quickly develops into learning with a purpose started through play.
All About Kids Learning Academy, Inc. offers before-school care and after-school care with an emphasis on safety, homework and academic assistance for 5 to 12-year-olds. Both programs provide safe and engaging environments that complement the school day by promoting learning and improving student outcomes.
Our teachers are well trained and qualified in early childhood education with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, they continuously go through professional development to improve their teaching skills and learn about new teaching methods.
Many of the parents of our students are members of different hobby groups. These groups help broaden our knowledge and experience in various fields. They also provide an excellent opportunity to meet new people who share similar interests.
We have various programs for the community. We provide an after school program that is open to community members who live near our school. We also participate in events such as neighborhood garage sales and other community activities.
My name is Tess Jackson, M.Ed. and I am the CEO/Founder of All About Kids Learning Academy, Inc. I began this early learning program out of need for quality childcare for my oldest daughter, Breanna. I was fresh out of graduate school when my husband and I welcomed Breanna into this world. We were so excited for her to be exposed to a quality early learning program. However, what we did not realize, at the time, was that on teacher’s salaries, we could not afford the quality care that we expected and desired. So, being led by God, we converted the entire first floor of our southwest side home in Chicago into a home daycare. We named our home daycare, All About Kids. Our main goals were to create a learning environment that was fun and inviting, use a curriculum that would prepare children for kindergarten and engage parents so they would become life-long advocates for their children’s education. Within five years, of operating a success program, we saved enough to purchase our first commercial property, a 5,000 square foot space. Five years later we expanded our facility and opened an infant and toddler program. Shortly after, we acquired another center and named it Lakeshore Learning Academy. Within three years of that acquisition, we acquired another daycare, Love N Learn Academy as well as expand again our first location at All About Kids Learning Academy. Since we began in 1998, we have provide early childhood services for more than two thousand families and cared for more two thousand and seven hundred and fifty children. It has been our ministry. Much of our success comes from God. He has blessed this business with His vision, wonderful and compassionate teachers and administrators, parents and students. We are a family of learners. We understand the important job that we have been blessed with from God, to provide the best early learning experiences for all of our children, empower our parents, engage with the community and provide the best working environment for our staff.
Tess M. Jackson, M. Ed.
502-516 East 75th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60619
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm