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Your School: La Petite Academy of Bloomington, IL

La Petite Academy of Bloomington

1607 N. Hershey
Bloomington, IL 61704
877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to our wonderful La Petite Academy in Bloomington, IL! We offer premium child care services for children ages six weeks to 12 years through our infant care, preschool and school-age programs. We are staffed by dedicated teachers who possess the skills and passion to help children reach their fullest potential.

This La Petite Academy was established in 1995 and provides Bloomington-Normal and the surrounding area with first-rate early childhood education.

Call us to schedule a tour of our facility and see why La Petite Academy is considered the leading education-driven daycare in Bloomington, IL.

Our Programs

Learn About Electives

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:

Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Literacy

Discover Our Montessori Classroom

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.

Meet Our Staff

Renee Lafontaine, Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership & Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR, First Aid & AED Certified and 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.

Meet Our Staff

Louise Pihlman, Assistant Director

Education: A.A. (General Studies), pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in ECE with a minor in Small Business Management

Certifications: CPR, First Aid & 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 more closely with staff, parents, and children in order to ensure a love of lifelong learning!

Meet Our Staff

Laura Duvendack, Team Lead

Education: B.S. in Recreation & Park Administration

Certifications: CPR, First Aid & 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!

Visit Us Today

Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at La Petite Academy.


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Local School Phone Number: 309.662.2237309.662.2237 License #: 173724-08