Small Stride Academy 2 year old class


Quality & Affordable Childcare

Small Stride Academy knows the importance of providing an educational and safe environment for children that simultaneously fits with the schedule of hard working families. We have:

Convenient hours for hardworking families

Affordable tuition and we accept of CCAP

Spanish language instruction

Healthy and delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and snack

CPR certified educators with backgrounds in early childhood education

Preparation for Kindergarten and gifted/classical school testing

Fun and educational field trips

Before & After School Care

Weekly rate for before & after care which includes transportation for ages 5 - 12 years old.

Full-Time Childcare

Weekly rate for full-time childcare from ages 2 years old to 5 years old

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register my child?

Download our application packet here and return the completed packet in person to:

Small Stride Academy

10317 S. Western Ave

Chicago, IL 60643

(773) 239 – 0040

How much is tuition?

Our affordable flat-rate tuition is perfect for families of all incomes. Childcare tuition is a flat rate of $190. This fee is subject to a yearly increase. Notice will be provided prior to all tuition increases.

We also accept payments from CCAP. Click here to see if you qualify and to apply for tuition assistance. 

Before & after care tuition is $145 per week and includes transportation to and from school.

Do you accept payments from the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)?

What are your hours of operation?

We are open Monday – Friday from 6am – 6:30pm. We are also open during school breaks (winter, spring, summer) and on most school holidays. Download our calendar.

Can I schedule a tour?

Yes! We’d love to show you around! Call us at (773) 239 – 0040 to schedule a tour.

My child has allergies. Can you accommodate that?

Yes! We take allergies very seriously and have a food preparation protocols to protect little ones with allergies.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash and check payments only.

We are going on vacation for a week. Do I still need to pay tuition?

Your tuition payments secure your child’s spot in our daycare center, thus tuition is still required even if your child does not attend for the week.

All families are allowed one week of vacation without having to pay tuition. In order to use this week, you child must not attend school for the entire week. 

Are there fees for late pick-ups?

Yes. Fees for late pick ups are as follows:

  • 6:31pm – 6:45pm – $35
  • 6:46pm – 7:00pm – $55
  • 7:01pm – 7:15pm – $80
  • 7:16pm – 7:30pm – $105

My child's birthday is coming up. Can I send treats?

Of course! We love a good party! All treats must be individually packaged/wrapped and peanut free.

Please check with your child’s teacher first before sending birthday treats so that we can make sure that the treats are free of potential allergens.