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CPC Kids' Academy





CPC Kids' Academy provides

Flexible Preschool and School-age Programs

The CPC Kids' Academy offers the following School Year programs:


  • Little Learners, Preschool, and Pre-K programs including Full Day for 5 hours or more, Half Day for up to 5 hours, and Part Day from 8:30am - 11:30am. more info >>


  • Before and After School Care for Kindergarten students at Prospect and Walker schools. Bus service is provided to Walker School. more info >>


  • Before and After School Care for 1st grade—12 year old students at Prospect and Walker Schools. Bus service is provided to Walker Schools. more info>>

...and a Summer Camp!

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For more information, contact Jane Hudgins, CPC Kids' Academy Program Director,

at or (630) 654-4014

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New this year... We are NAEYC Accredited! 

What does that mean??

  • The Kids' Academy underwent a vigorous comprehensive process of internal self-study and continuous quality improvement and was visited and approved by by NAEYC for accreditation.

  • NAEYC promotes high-quality learning by connecting practice, policy, and research

  • Our high-quality program will provide a safe and nurturing environment while promoting healthy development for young children. NAEYC-Accredited programs demonstrate their quality by meeting the 10 NAEYC Early Learning Program Standards, which are research-based best practices for young children’s development and learning.

Visit this NAEYC Accreditation flyer to learn more about what this means for your child!


Little Learners, Preschool, and Pre-K Program

Our early learning program includes classes for

  • Little Learners - 30 months by Sept. 1st to 3 years old & fully potty trained

  • Preschool - 3 years old by Sept. 1st to 4 years old & fully potty trained

  • Pre-K - 4 years old by Sept. 1st to 5 years old

All early learning classes offer the following options:

Full Day ~ up to 10 hours 

Half Day ~ 8:30am - 2:30pm  

Part Day ~ 8:30am - 11:30am   

We provide up to 3 snacks per day and lunch for all children in attendance during meal times 

The early learning program is staffed by highly qualified, experienced teachers who meet or exceed the state educational requirements.  Our researched based curriculum will engage the children through hands-on learning center activities and is designed to meet their individual emotional, social and cognitive needs.  Our philosophy is that children learn best through play in a developmentally appropriate, engaging and nurturing environment. 

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Before and After School Program


The before and after school program is open to children from Prospect and Walker schools and includes full or part time enrollment options. Bus service is provided to Walker school.

The school age program is staffed by experienced, highly qualified teachers who meet or exceed DCFS licensing standards. Our nurturing teachers plan a variety of inspiring learning activities and provide a safe, comfortable and enriching environment for the children.  After school activities may include dedicated homework time, indoor or outdoor large motor activities, arts, science, cooking, yoga, board games, crafts, and/or quiet reading time, to name a few.  Activities vary throughout the week to encourage interest and participation. A daily healthy snack is included. 

Kindergarten before and after school care is available and includes a hot lunch that meets state nutritional guidelines.  

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Summer Camp 2024
June 4-Aug 9

There are still openings in the CPC Kids' Academy Summer Camp Trail Blazers group (entering 1st - 5th Grade in the fall).

​Summer Camp is available at the CPC Kids' Academy!  Fun weekly themes, sports, arts & crafts, and field trips, science fun, and games are just a few of the exciting offerings included in our summer camp program.

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Priority registration is given to current families and runs through January 15th. Beginning January 15th, prospective families may submit applications for enrollment consideration. Upon approval, a non-refundable registration payment is due in order to guarantee your child's spot.

Due to classroom capacities some families may be notified that they have been placed on a wait list until space becomes available.

For more information, contact Jane Hudgins CPC Kids' Academy Program Director, at or (630) 654-4014


To apply, print and complete the CPC Kids' Academy Application for enrollment and mail it along with the application fee to the Academy. Applications are also available at the church office. 

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