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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.
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.
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.Learn More
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
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.
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.