La Petite Academy History

A Leader in Educational Child Care

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As one of the nation’s largest educational daycare companies, La Petite Academy Inc. operates over 500 schools across the country.

We offer a range of educational and care programs for children of all ages — from infants to school-age children who come to the Academy before and after school. Few organizations offer the same perspective and insight that we’ve achieved. Only through years of commitment has La Petite Academy become recognized for its innovation, leadership and reputation for excellence in early education.

Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, each of our schools is licensed by the state where it operates. Each adheres to the highest standards of safety, security, cleanliness, teaching and loving care.

La Petite Academy was established in 1968, with the purchase of seven university-sponsored schools. A pioneer in education-based care, La Petite Academy formulated the Journey® Curriculum, which sets the standard for early childhood education.

As we have grown, we’ve developed significant resources, such as our own Education Department to set programs and curriculums, as well as top training and professional development for our teachers. Each Academy operates the way any good neighborhood business does. We know our community and we understand how best to serve the parents and children who live there.

In 2007, we became part of the Learning Care Group family. Learning Care Group is one of the largest providers of early childhood care and educational services in the United States.

La Petite Academy is an equal opportunity provider.

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