“Love through Respect is our first concern for our precious children!” - Dr. Mary Sears

Welcome to Mary Sears Children’s Academy– Founded in 1964

If you’re looking for one of the top daycares and top preschools that provides high quality education, positive guidance and loving child care for toddlers, infants, and children up to 12 years old, look no further than Mary Sears Children's Academy. Each of our four locations feature a variety of educational programs and engaging playgrounds. We offer a clean, safe, and nurturing environment - accomplished through a variety of educational programs including: before and after school programs, preschool, kindergarten, and summer camp. We have locations in Joliet, IL, Manteno, IL, Orland Park, IL, Franklin Park, IL and Lockport, IL for your convenience. Stop by any of our locations to get enrolled today.

The Mary Sears Philosophy of Education

Our goal is to meet the total needs of young children with high quality child care, education, and guidance. It is extremely important that we create a warm, loving environment so we can instill in our young children a love for learning. The purpose of Mary Sears Children’s Academy is to meet the total needs of your child emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually, through love and understanding.

Dedicated to High Quality Child Care

Mary Sears, is a proud mother of seven children with a Doctorate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development. As a mother, she recognized the lack of high quality child care, education, and positive guidance in daycare and preschool programs for infants and toddlers. So In 1964, Mary Sears set out to create the top daycare and top preschool facility in the area, thus blooming the Mary Sears Children's Academy that exists today.