Informational Highlights


At 10th Street Children’s Academy, children will develop cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically within a safe and caring environment. Parents play an essential role in the learning process and can expect to form close relationships with teachers and staff at 10th Street Children’s Academy. Teachers are facilitators of learning by providing various experiences within the classroom. Activities are designed to be inviting and encourage exploration and self-learning.


Weekly or Monthly

*We do not offer part time rates, however you are able to use the service for as few hours as you wish.

Real-Time Security Video

All classrooms and play areas are equipped with real-time security cameras.
Parents are able to request camera access for their child’s classroom.
Parents can have peace of mind seeing that their child is receiving the highest quality care, as well as, knowing our facility is fully secure and all activity is monitored. Our cameras offer transparency of what services and care our staff provide to children attending our center. This system also allows our teachers and staff to review video and use for future development and training.

HighScope Curriculum

10th Street Children’s Academy uses the HighScope curriculum from infancy through preschool. HighScope encourages children to develop understanding of the world through active involvement with the learning environment. A major aspect of the curriculum is the ability for children to make their own choices while receiving support from teachers. Through active learning and free-choice children develop problem-solving skills.

HighScope aligns with the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. The active-learning approach helps all ages meet appropriate developmental milestones and supports children as they prepare for kindergarten and future academic success.

Conscious Discipline®

Conscious Discipline® is a comprehensive classroom management program and a social-emotional curriculum. It is based on current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices. Conscious Discipline® has been specifically designed to make changes in the lives of adults first. The adults, in turn, change the lives of children.

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What our families are saying about 10th Street

Proud Parent

Mother of 3 year old

"My daughter and I read a book the other night and afterwards she said "Mommy, did you know that the author writes the words and the illustrator draws the pictures in the book? Ms. L taught us that." I was blown away!
I wanted to post a review and let you, your staff, and the world know how impressed we are with our daughter's educational progression while with 10th Street Children's Academy!
Thank you all and keep up the great work!"

Proud Parent

Mother to infant

"We love 10TH Street Academy so much! It was hard at first letting him go, but the teachers and staff made it so easy knowing our child was in good hands. S/O to Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Lynette, and Ms. C for their wonderful care! My son always has a smile on his face!"