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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Champaign, IL! La Petite Academy offers the best Infant Care and Private Preschool in the area. Our facility is NECPA-accredited and holds a Silver Circle of Quality in Illinois' ExceleRate program.
We have an updated school-age classroom including tablets with apps to create art, music and videos, an Xbox One with Kinect, tripods for moviemaking and more!
Our staff is trained in early childhood education and nearly all teachers hold a degree in education. Each staff member is CPR and first aid certified. They stay current with monthly training sessions and ongoing training opportunities offered by the state.
Call us to schedule to schedule a tour - or schedule online! We'd love to have you join the La Petite Family!!
Our first priority is creating a secure environment where infants both are safe and feel safe. In our Infants classroom, we provide toys and materials that allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their natural curiosity. This makes the classroom both nurturing and stimulating.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:
Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
Our School-Age classroom is a perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, where children become thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:
Wondering how you can keep your child’s learning going strong at home? Now you can adapt our personalized curriculum approach to fun activities you can do together.
Education: M.Ed. University of Illinois; B.A. University of Illinois
Certifications: Illinois Director Credential, Level 1; Illinois ECE Credential Level 5; Illinois Type 04 Teaching Certification
I have been the academy director of La Petite in Champaign since 2009. I am also the mother of four children who are enrolled at La Petite! Having my children in my center with me has been the driving force of my success here in Champaign.
Certifications: Illinois ECE Level 2 Credential
I have been with La Petite since 2015 and have been assistant director since 2016.