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Welcome to La Petite Academy located in Bloomington, IL! La Petite Academy offers excellent Infant Care and Private Preschool in the area. Our facility is NAEYC-accredited and holds a Gold Circle of Quality in Illinois' ExceleRate program.
The health and safety of your child is our highest concern -- in addition to rigorous cleaning procedures, we are currently offering lobby drop-off and pick-up while limiting visitors into our building. We require masks for everyone entering the building. Temperature checks and health screenings are done upon arrival and throughout the day as well. We have partnered with local nurses in the area to help monitor our handwashing and the environment to make sure we have the best and safest care in the area!
All of our staff members are CPR/First Aid/AED trained and we have an AED located in our hallway in case of an emergency.
We are excited to offer the newest technology app, brightwheel which sends real-time updates about your child’s day and each room has live cameras which parents can sign up for using the WatchMeGrow app and view a live glimpse of their child’s day.
We are so excited to offer a Prep Lab for our School-Aged children to help them maintain the vital skills that they need to keep sharp and ready for school when it resumes in the fall, whether in person or online classes. The Prep Lab is a school-age specific program integrating fun and academics in a grade specific atmosphere -- we're here for you this fall regardless if you need part-time or full-time care.
Call us to schedule a tour today - or schedule online! We'd love to have you join the La Petite Family!!
Starting at the front door, our already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. The well-being of your child is our top priority, now, and always.
For an additional fee, go beyond regular classroom learning experiences with our enhanced series of fun, interactive enrichment programs exploring a variety of activities. We offer:
Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
In this classroom, your child will make discoveries and think independently, as we prepare them for the future. The authentic Montessori curriculum enables children to learn in their own way, at their own pace, through the practical application of sensory-based and self-directed activities. Our certified Montessori teacher spends significant time with each child, helping them discover unique talents and interests. Plus, a full complement of Montessori equipment offers tangible, hands-on learning opportunities to develop children’s skills and senses.
This mixed-aged classroom (for 3- to 6-year-olds) also helps children to develop social skills and challenges them to learn to work together—while being mindful of the best interests of others.
Ask your school director for additional details.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership; Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
Certifications: CPR, First Aid and AED Certified, Food Service Sanitation, Illinois Director Credential
I have a passion for children's education and love being a part of a child's growth and development at every age level. In my role as director, I take pride in building a strong sense of community both inside and outside the school while partnering with parents and teachers to ensure lifelong learning.
Education: A.A. (General Studies); Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Small Business Management (in Progress)
Certifications: CPR, First Aid and AED Certified, ECE Credential, Infant/Toddler Credential and Food Handlers Certificate
I've always had a passion for working with children. During my time at La Petite, I have worked with all age groups, from infants to school age. My experiences made me realize that I wanted to work closely with staff, parents, and children in order to ensure a love of lifelong learning!
Education: B.S. in Recreation &andPark Administration
Certifications: CPR, First Aid and AED Certified, ECE Level 1 Credential, Food Handlers Certificate
I have worked at La Petite Academy since 2013! I am passionate about the success of all children, but I specifically work with our school-age children. My children are also enrolled at La Petite and love it here just like me!