Choo Choo
Into Hands-On Adventures
A Home-Like Feel With Engaging
Early Learning Experiences

Preschool & Childcare Center Serving Chicago, IL

Welcome to ChooChoo Chicago Academy, a labor of love by Mrs.Mia. Originally from Serbia, Mia pursued her education in the U.S., where her passion for childcare flourished. She initially entered the art world after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Entrepreneurship and Art History at the City University of New York. However, her true calling quickly became evident – working with children.
Mrs. Mia’s journey continued in Chicago, where she and her husband Goran established ChooChoo Chicago as an in-home family childcare. Accompanied by 15+ years of childcare experience in various settings, Mia uses her reliable and reputable expertise in Art History and Studio Arts to enrich children’s lives. Dedicated to ongoing learning, she holds credentials in Early Childhood Education, Infant Toddler Care, and Illinois Directorship.
As a mother of three, Mia knows how important a nurturing environment is. She directs ChooChoo Chicago Academy, providing a home-like feel for early development. With her team, Mrs. Mia welcomes families to a community where everyone feels valued, and children thrive in a loving, supportive environment.

Nurturing Education In A Family-Owned Environment

Discover an educational setting that mirrors the warmth of home. Guided by a family-owned team, expert teachers prioritize affection, cuddles, and personalized attention. Your child experiences a secure, comfortable space, fostering learning and growth alongside their peers.
Nurturing Education In A Family-Owned Environment
Core Values Prioritizing Happiness & Community

Core Values Prioritizing Happiness & Community

Built on strong family values, our close-knit, community-focused environment guarantees a personal touch, fostering special connections among families, teachers, and local neighborhoods. We prioritize the happiness and well-being of children, providing an enriching space for them to enjoy the wonders of childhood exploration and play for as long as possible.

Mission

“Our mission is to create a close-knit community where families and teachers recognize the significance of a small neighborhood center. We aim to build a collaborative environment where each member actively contributes to and values the shared experience of our close community.”

All Aboard For A Thrilling & Captivating Learning Experience!

Our Programs

Infants

6 weeks to 15 months

Toddlers

15 months to 24 months

Junior Preschoolers

2 year olds

Preschoolers

3 to 6 years

Summer Camp

18 months to 6 years

Our Programs

Infants

Cabooses
6 weeks to 15 months

Toddlers

Boxcars
15 months to 24 months

Junior Preschoolers

Hoppers
2 year olds

Preschoolers

Locomotives
3 to 6 years

Summer Camp

18 months to 6 years