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La Petite Academy of Bloomington

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Welcome to Our School

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.

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’re committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.

Call us to schedule a tour today, we'd love to have you join the La Petite family!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
I would like to commend the staff on being resilient. I have noticed many changes whether big or small but the center as a whole continues to work together and move forward to ensure the children and parents receive the best service. Thank you all :)
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Very pleased with the school… Love the teachers.
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My son has been attending LaPetite in Bloomington for a little over a year and I'm extremely satisfied with the care he's been receiving. His teachers are warm and personable. I can tell my son loves his teachers and enjoys his time with fellow students. Seeing him interact with the other students has been such a pleasure.
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My child has attended La Petite Academy for over a year. I love the teachers interaction with my chikd and the entire staff. They let me leave her there at peace knowing she will be cared for in a nurturing and special way. I want my child to contniue here as long as possible she is learning and thriving everyday through the easy and difficult stages at her age. Thank you all for what you do.
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Our Programs


It’s the ultimate summer experience! It will be a wonderful season, filled with friendship, playtime, discovery, field trips, delicious food, and more. Experience the wonder of summer.

Explore Our Summer Camp

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:

Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Open a window to your child's day.

SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

Learn More

We welcome Illinois Child Care Assistance Program families.

Schedule a tour to learn more.

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

Louise Pihlman, Director

Education: A.A. (General Studies); Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR, First Aid and AED Certified, ECE Credential, Infant/Toddler Credential and Food Manager Certification

Hi! I'm the director here at the La Petite in Bloomington! I began my career here in 2014 as a lead teacher and became director in 2021. 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. I love working closely with the children and families to create a meaningful early learning experience! My child is also enrolled here and loves to learn and grow with her friends and teachers!

Meet Our Staff

Mickaela Atkins, Assistant Director

Education: A.A. in Early Childhood Education; Bachelors in University Studies

Certifications: CPR, First Aid and AED Certified and Food Manager Certification

I have been in childcare for over four years now, and it is my passion! It is incredibly important to me to make your child feel safe, secure, and welcomed. I'm excited to work with families of different backgrounds and cultures, and make flourishing partnerships with them.

Meet Our Staff

Anna Wood, Admin Assistant

Education: A.A in Arts; Bachelors in Art History

Certifications: CPR, First Aid and AED Certified; Food Handler's Certification

I have been with LPA for just over five years and I love caring for the children in our community. Beginning as a Lead Teacher in 2018, I have truly enjoyed being a big part in so many children's growth and development, and seeing all of the new things that they learn as they grow. I have recently transitioned to management and I work hard to create lasting relationships with families and creating a warm and welcoming environment for the children as well as for the parents.

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Ashley Crutcher, Team Lead

Education: High School Diploma, Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR, First Aid, and AED certified; Food Handler's Certification

I have been with La Petite for three months now and I love caring for children. I began caring for children in high school for the BACC Program, and have also worked at three other early childhood centers. Early childhood education has always been my passion. I love working with children!

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