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Your School: La Petite Academy of Cedar Rapids, IA

La Petite Academy of Cedar Rapids

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Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years

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Supporting Our Community

Now Scheduling Virtual Tours

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Did you know you may qualify for new child care benefits? Get the details about the 2021 stimulus package and how it can benefit working families.


Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy in Cedar Rapids, IA where we offer your child a bright beginning! My name is Kristy and I am the Academy Director. I have worked in early childhood education for more than 20 years.

As a leader in early childhood education and care, La Petite Academy has developed a unique set of curricula for Infants all the way up to Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten students. These curricula help children to develop critical-thinking skills and intellectual curiosity for success in kindergarten and beyond!

Our school participates in the Iowa Quality Rating System to demostrate our commitment to child development. We serve children ages six weeks to 12 years old and bus to Nixon Elementary School. Our teachers have a multitude of combined education and experience in the field and participate in training throughout the year to continue develop themselves to provide the highest quality of care a child can receive. We have several teachers with us for over 15 years and several more with their credentials and associates degrees in early childhood education.

Currently we are implementing multiple precautions to protect our families from the spread of COVID19. Masks are required by staff and parents, mandatory temperature checks are done on all children and staff at time of entering the building and surface cleanings are done multiple times throughout the day with DHS recommended cleaning products. We are currently limiting parents to the front area of the building and using our camera technology to conduct tours for new families.

We are excited to announce that this fall we will be live streaming through WatchMeGrow. Parents will be able to watch activities is real-time, anywhere on their computer, phone or tablet with secured access for additional peace of mind.

Please call us today to schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy in Cedar Rapids, IA. We love the opportunity to care for you loved ones.

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
I've loved this school. They have helped my child grow so much and worked with us to make sure he is growing to be a good child.
We have loved our experience with La Petite. We can tell our daughter has grown her social skills and educational skills since starting to attend
This Facility is absolutely amazing. My kids love coming in and going to school. They race me in the door everyday. The Director is amazing and the teachers my kids have are beyond wonderful. I'm so happy I will never have to look for a new daycare again. My oldest has special needs and they work amazing with him and make him so comfortable. I recommend this place over and over again.
We love the staff and teachers in the infant room! They go above and beyond for the kids!
A great school! The teachers are involved and interested in being there for the kids. The director is engaging and helpful and caring. I love bringing my child here as I know he will ne cared for, engaged, and loved!
I love this school. I know my son is being well taken care of and the teachers have his best interest at heart.

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, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Kristy Conway, Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Applied Behavior Science and Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: Trauma Informed Care, Creative Expressions and Trauma, Adult/Infant CPR/First Aid, Mandated Reporter

For 20 years I have taught and worked with young children and my passion for early childhood education never fades away. I love to see children learn and explore their environment. They never cease to amaze me with their natural curiosity and eagerness to explore. As a pioneer of high quality childcare, I continue to increase my knowledge of child development by participating in groups such as WECA and NAEYC to stay up date in the ever changing field of education.

Meet Our Staff

Stephane Earle, Team Lead

Education: CDA in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Mandated Reporter

I have been with Learning Care Group for almost 20 years and are privileged to work with a corporation that has the lead in educating young children through individualized assessments and scientifically backed curriculum. I've shared a million smiles with thousands of children that have benefited from our program, including my own.

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